How to make your Makeup last All Day while Travelling

how to makeup last long

I think every time I travel, I learn a thing or two about skin care and makeup. Mainly because there are limitations and you have to do the best of what’s available to you. Also, these tips can be used by anyone who is looking to make their makeup last for hours and hours. Tested and tried many times by me and I can’t wait to share. πŸ™‚

The only and the only trick to make your makeup lats is – LAYERING. Long staying, waterproof etc products are fabulous but they also wear off when you have to go hours without touchups or you are moving in different climate conditions. I layered my products like pro and my makeup used to look fresh even after long tiring days of endless walkings and sight seeings.

Face Makeup : I forgot to show the sponge but I picked up a makeup sponge by Barbara Hofmann and it was brilliant. Beauty Blender and Real Techniques sponges are brilliant as well. So the layering was something like this :

Primer –>a layer of foundation applied with damp beauty sponge–> let it set for a few seconds–> another layer applied with a beauty sponge –> cream blush–> set it all with powder.

And trust me, nothing gets cakey or heavy because you are actually using thin layers of products and blending them all out on your skin. If done right, it would all end up looking like your skin. You may go heavy or light depending on how you want the coverage of your foundation on your skin.


Concealer : Corrector (to get rid of dark undertones) – > concealer (to add light to your under eyes) > set everything with loose / compact powdertip-to-makeup-makeup-last-long

Blush : I doubledΒ my lipsticks as cream blushes and used powder blush on top. πŸ˜€ So I didn’t have to carry cream + powder blushes , plus layeringΒ prevented my blushes from fading or getting patchy.Β D84A0820

Eyes : This I always do at home as well since I do a lot of cat-eye eyeliner.

Draw a rough line on your upper lash line with pencil liner and then go over it with a liquid eyeliner. If you wear kajal, smudge it a little using a pencil brush and some brown eyeshadow. This would prevent your liners from smudging or fading.

I used two mascaras- one for lengthening and one for volumizing because I have no patience to use false lashes. So use two mascaras. πŸ˜€

For lips : Always use lip pencil-> apply a layer of lipstick-> pat it with tissue and then apply another layer. And try to get rid of flakes on your lips with a tooth brush + vaseline or a sugar lip

Now the makeup breakdown of all the looks I did. πŸ™‚

The base makeup was the same for all the looks :

For Eyes :

Look 1: Used Tom ford Lipstick in Flame for lips and Cheeks. For Cheeks I also used Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in PeachΒ 



Look 2 :


Used Burberry Lipstick in Military Red for lips and Cheeks. Dolce Gabbana Blush in Rose. Also Used Burberry Lip Pencil In Brick Red.


Look 3 : Berry Tones

Used Gucci Lip Pencil in Imperial Red for lips and Cheeks. Guerlain Liquid Lipstick in Orgueil (Review coming soon :))



Look 4 : Everyday Natural

everyday natural makeup

Used MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl, Tom Ford Lipstick Casablanca, Dolce Gabbana Blush in Rose


Look 5 : Warm Browns


Used : Guerlain Lip Pencil in Feve Tonka 43, Guerlain Lipstick in Gaetane 16 for cheeks as well.


Hope you found the tips useful. Next time you dont have to worry about your makeup not lasting long. πŸ™‚

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Airplane Makeup Tips
What To Pack in a Travel Makeup Bag
How to Keep your Makeup Brushes Clean while Travelling


47 thoughts on “How to make your Makeup last All Day while Travelling

  1. I literally spend more than 15 mins on this post. Thanks for sharing your secrets to looking fresh. I will try to incorporate them in my makeup routine too. I love mascaras but always use just one, will try to add a second one too. All your looks are gorgeous but I love berry one the most. Thanks for giving so many eye candies in a day. πŸ™‚

  2. Rati , I love those tips ? the eye one I always do it for my office and it stays all day long ? the others I have never tried but I will surely try them out . ?? you keep looking stunning all the time ?

  3. Woah!! This post is rocking indeed. Rati di you look perfect.Look 4 is my favourite. Indeed you are our desi diva. πŸ™‚

  4. Brilliant tips Rati. I don’t like Browns generally, but you have aroused a desire in me to try it out. u look so polished in the brown mood, my favorite of the lot.

  5. Rati, you are looking absolutely gorgeous in all the looks. You have created variation and carried it off with panache! Stunning. N look forward to the review on the Guerlian lippy.

    I just came back from a trip. I was so hoping to buy the Burberry Lippy. But unfortunately, there was no Burberry in retail or in Duty free! That doesn’t mean, I didn’t shop!! ? But Military Red is going to give me sleepless notes for some more time! Off late, I’ve started using lip pencils and picked a few from MAC. But when im in a hurry – which is very often, That the step I surely skip!

    1. thank you K. haha!! Mine has come off from the bottom unfortunately so I use it with a lip brush but i still love it! πŸ˜€ Unfortunately I also didnt come across a burberry counter this time around.. or may be i dint search hard enough. It is never at the airports. I hope they promote their makeup more. It’s is sheer brilliance.

      I picked up that girly lipstick your reviewed. Love it! πŸ™‚

      hope you had a good trip. πŸ™‚

  6. you look mesmerizing in all the pictures Rati and my favorites are last and second last. Not sure when i am going to learn the art of makeup πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. I’m like omg! omg! after reading ur post πŸ˜›
    You are looking fantabulously gorgeous Rati di :-* I loved ur sweet smile in the Look1 πŸ™‚
    I’m eyeing on ur hair color πŸ˜› natural black, mujhe bhi chahiye πŸ˜‰

  8. Loved all your pics from the trip, and these tips are so useful! I always try to make sure the foundation I wear looks like skin, else it becomes all cakey or meltey. I love how you do your eyes too πŸ™‚

  9. You look gorgeous rati. I used to be confused about matching the right shade of lippy with the colour of my outfit. This posts covers everything. I can now easily use all the shades of the lippies that I was hoarding since I started reading IMBB. You are an inspiration. Keep up the good work

  10. wow apt timing of ur post rati <3 I was searching for something like this for our upcoming trip to las vegas, inspired by u n travel posts we r also keeping spirits hight this time πŸ™‚ n ur post will reallly help me to look gud all the time πŸ™‚
    M not sure if I wud luke like duva as u luk in all ur posts say touchwood to u but hope so it will make me luk gud in pics πŸ™‚ haha πŸ˜‰
    Brilliant post with perfect timing for me (y)

    1. woahh! lad vegas. I cant wait to see the photos already neetu. :)) you look good all the time as it is!! and i have seen your travel photos as well. You look quite a stunenr yourself. :)) thanks a ton and have a supper fab trip to all three of you. :-*

  11. Wow brown never looked this good πŸ™‚ you know I generally steer away from browns but I think I should give it a try πŸ˜€ thanks for motivating me dear πŸ™‚

    You know what is the best thing about you, never have any issue sharing all kinds of little tidbits with readers. That is a great quality. You are so helpful πŸ™‚ and you look gorgeous in all looks β™₯β™₯β™₯

    Way to go dear πŸ™‚ be blessed always

    Lots of love,

    1. Give it a try san. You might end up liking it. I picked up a lot of browns this time. Just kinda got biased towards them. πŸ™‚

      That’s what I started iMBB for share all the little i know. I am happy that i still love doing all this. :))

      looooads of love. :-*

  12. This is a much needed post .. I always wonder how you able to maintain your makeup so perfectly.. Now I have the answers thanks Rati di πŸ™‚ You are best πŸ™‚

  13. That’s a wonderful post from someone who is a frequent traveller and looks awesome in all her travel posts. Will be so helpful for many. Lovely post Rati…

      1. Let me do it again πŸ˜›
        I was like omg! omg! after reading your post πŸ˜› You r looking fantabulously gorgeous Rati di πŸ™‚ Loved your sweet smile in the Look1..
        U seriously hv got awesome jet black hair.. me too want that.. anny tips πŸ˜‰

  14. Thank you so much for the post Rati dii.. I was very much in need of this.

    About the eye makeup, can gel liners not be made long lasting? I wear only gel liners but they fade after a while. I wish something could be done for it!

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