Saturday, 16 August 2014

Minimising your holiday makeup bag..

Collect Minis
Not only are mini products super cute, they save you so much suitcase space! Such samples are really easy to collect year round, so a holiday is the perfect time to use them up! You can either collect samples online for free or find them in places such as beauty boxes or magazines. Often when a new product is launched you can find samples online, for example a few months ago I got this Maybelline foundation sample free by signing up on the brands website. Brands will often reward their followers too, and I got this MAC primer sample free online for liking their Facebook page! Some good ways to keep in the know about free samples are following pages like student money saver, or 10 ways to make money as a student without working on twitter or facebook. 

If you're a beauty box or magazine fanatic you'll probably find you have a few minis lying around too! I'm always writing about magazine freebies and I've collected my fair share goodies through buying magazines! Its also worth considering that you can buy mini products too, for example benefit offers little sets with mini products in such as this good time gals one (£15.00) and sites such as latest in beauty allow you to buy mini products in their build your own beauty box section.
Multitasking Beauty products
It's not only mini products which will save you space in your suitcase! Multitasking products will save you money too! Some well known multitasking products include cream blush as lipstick and Bronzer as eyeshadow. Although you get bonus points if you can find a mini multitasking products such as this Mini benefit cha cha tint!

It's also worth reading up about your favourite beauty products too, I was recently reading about my favourite CC cream on the Boots website when I discovered it could be used under the eyes as a concealer too.. result!
Make use of palettes or gift sets
If your half as lazy as me at packing, this could be the idea for you! The right palette can really save you room in your make up bag, as well as time picking products! A palette I would really recommend if you're going away is this Stila one, which I reviewed here. In the palette you get 5 different shades, which can be used in a range of different ways. In effect you get 4 different blush and lip shades along with one highlighter making taking this tin along so much easier than taking all of those individual products! If you're really stick for space it's also worth noting that you could even fit a few products into the space under the black plastic!

Make up gift sets are one of my favourite cheat ways to pack, with a set such as Benefits The bronze of Champions, reviewed here, You literally have your whole face picked out for you minus a few base products with minimal effort on your part!

So there you have it, the three ways I use to minimise my holiday makeup bag.  How do you minimise yours?

14 comments:

  1. Great tips! I always end up packing loads of minis!,

    Beth

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    1. Thanks lovely, and me too! I think they're a lovely way to try a new product too :) xx

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  2. Thanks for the tips :) It's always hard to pack light haha

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    1. I know, I always want to bring everything!xx

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  3. Good advice! I go on holiday next week and finding it so hard to decide which products to take! Definitely going to be taking lots of minis though :)

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    1. Minis are the way to go! means there's room for lots more :) xx

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  4. Lovely tips, i always end up packing far too much makeup and i never end up using all the things i bring!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. Pretty much the story of my life, I need to learn to take my own advise haha x

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  5. I always, always overpack. Granted the last few times have been for conventions (where I needed day & party & sfx & character makeup) or home when I might be doing looks for the blog, but I'm sure I packed too much for California a couple of years ago. I love your tips, I'm making a list of them for my holiday this year! I never seem to get lucky with facebook/website samples though, I think I see them too late :(

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    1. I hope they are of some kinda of help! And I just always stalk money saving pages on facebook haha, It seems to have worked xx

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  6. I'm pretty sure I should have read this while packing! I took wayyy too much stuff with me!!

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    1. I think we're all guilty of doing this! xx

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  7. good advice! I always just find I have to limit myself to one item like I decide I will need 4 blushers lol xxxx

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    1. This is why palettes are handy :P xx

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