How to Pack Makeup and Skin Care for Travel



I thought my lip scrub would be the last post from the travel skin care and makeup series. But Dharani asked if I could show how I pack my makeup and skin care for travels. I hadn’t unpacked as yet. So I clicked some quick photos. Hope you like it. and I would love to know how you pack your makeup and skin care stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’d tell you about the bags first :

  • The pink soft vanity bag was sent by Maybelline some time back. I think you can get hold of it as a ‘gift with purchase’ schemes.Neha also had one. ๐Ÿ˜€
  • The neon yellow was again sent by someone.. not sure who. ๐Ÿ™
  • And the little pink pouch is from They did these pouches in June.

The neon yellow pouch is quite spacious and big so it hold all my skincare that you have seen HERE.ย 



This vellvette pouch I used for carrying nuts and a few eatables for me. It was the perfect size for the small packs of dry fruits and peanuts.



This pink vanity pouch is the main bag that holds all my makeup. It is amazingly built and very spacious.



In the top zip I slide in cotton pads, band aids, safety pins, hair pins and medicines.



And this is the main compartment.


This is all I carried .

  • Urban Decay Naked Palette : umm I didn’t make much use of it plus I don’t like that it is so bulky to travel with. I think I’d pick up a palette of 4 from MAC. It was a bad move but since it could fit in my kit I didn’t mind it much.
  • My MAC Blush Paletteย ย : used it a lot.
  • A razor for emergency
  • Stila tinted moisturizer
  • Colorbar nail paint remover.
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner
  • Bobbi brown Corrector
  • 2 Eye pencils – Chambor teal and a chocolate brown from Bobbi brown. Also was carrying Maybelline Colossal Kajal.
  • A Pencil Sharpener.
  • 7 Lipsticks and Nail Paints that you have seen HERE
  • Safety Pins
  • Hair Pins
  • Eyelash curler
  • Filer ( very important)
  • A small comb for back combing. Not required but I still carry it.
  • A lip balm and perfume atomizer, which were in my hand bag. Not part of the kit.



I like to carry these mini pouches with me. They not only keep everything neatly packed but also are easy to pack. Plus I don’t go mad hunting for stuff in the suitcase when I unpack on the trip.

Hope this helps. ๐Ÿ™‚ So share your tips and tricks as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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43 thoughts on “How to Pack Makeup and Skin Care for Travel

  1. Wooooowww this was really helpful *drool* *drool* *clap* i loved that neon yellow bag… its looks sooo stylish *preen* *preen* *pompom* i carry the make-up and skincare in almost a similar way *hifive* *hifive* same pinch *hifive* two diff bags one for skin care and one for make-up *pompom* and a few shampoo conditioner pouches too *happy dance*

      1. Super convenient … *hifive* imagine we pack everything in one bag and everytime we have to dig in just to find one lippie lol *hihi*

  2. Pretty neat stuff. I have the same maybelline one in red. I wasnt quite sure what to use the top zip for. Bandaids and safety pins is a good thing to keep there so thanks *puchhi* . I loved your idea of carrying a small bag for dry fruits. Btw, i have those flat cotton pads and i bought them thinking it was for removing makeup but apparently its for applying creams and lotions. :). I also wanted to add that i like the pouch ones which have those separate compartment thingies for cleansers and maybe some basic jewelry.

      1. Delhi was very so so. Gurgaon actually since that’s where I was. Was kind of busy with work the entire time so the only shopping I did was in the airport on my way back from Haldirams. Couldn’t resist the dry peta and the Mathris :). I loved the food in the office and the guesthouse..such a typically Delhi swaad types. Would love to go back and explore more but maybe Delhi and not Gurgaon since I heard GGN is full of malls. I love the street shopping.

        1. ahhh!! I can imagine. Hope you make a trip soon to delhi!!! :)) haldirams is my weakness.. especially their dry moong dal.:D I cant stop until i finish the packet *headbang* *headbang*

          1. oh too *waaa* junk food na!!!!. I feel your pain.. rofl ..the weather was lovely, company was wonderful, had a very chatty car driver so I had a good time waise. ๐Ÿ™‚ looking forward to coming back. really thrilled to see your Srinagar pics. Fantastic really. good time to go now before it got even colder I guess.

            1. oh those cotton pads na I bought from some medical store when I went to visit a relative at the hospital. there also I shopped..imagine!! rofl rofl rofl jahan dukaan dekhi bas I had to get in..:) and when I got it home it said for creams and lotions. maybe the ones I have are slightly different..look similar

            2. thank you. I have a few more pics to post tomorrow. quite excited about that *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* and nothing like home swet home. take good rest before embarking on the next journey *puchhi* *puchhi*

  3. Hi Rati, even Charles & Keith had the make-up bag in their 2013 summer collections. I got one of it, very nice lot of space + it has one little pouch to keep your spects, post -it notes, pens, passport…so on. I m quite liking it, i carry it wen i travels.

    one more thing it is in black color, so people who dont like neons want to go with basic colors, then i would say “must buy”

  4. *woot* I wanna these cute lil bags. Where we can get these. *cry* I never spotted these pouches wid cosmetic.. *headbang* ur idea of carrying skin care in one pouch n make up in another sounds perfect.. *oye balle*
    Now I’ll also keep skin care stuff n lipsticks separately. I have bigger VIP vanity case, that sense wedding shopping result.. *headbang* I seriously need these cutie pouches. I hate that suitcase vanity kit.. *nonono*

    1. Neetu, I think you would toh find these at so many places in us. Do you have target there? I think you’d get these may be in the stationery section or the makeup section only!!! Not sure just suggestions. :)) THank you :))

  5. Even I carry 3 pouches usually. 1 for makeup, 1 for skincare, shampoo sachets etc and the 3rd one for chunky jewellery, clips, pins, clutchers and the like! Its so convenient that way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I want tht Neon wala bag and maybelline wala… *waiting* *waiting*
    Whenever I travel, I also carry my cosmetics in one pouch and haircare and body care in another.
    easy to carry tht way… ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I also carry in a pouch but all in one, from now on will keep separate bags and really never thought about bandaid or hairpins. will add them thanks for this lovely post Rati

      1. yeah separate ones are easier to manage. and I know the pain of that hard vanity box… have one at home and it is useless *hunterwali* *hunterwali*

      1. ya,they are small,but i take 3-4 of them ๐Ÿ™‚ and i dont take as much as you na ๐Ÿ˜›
        wil get a pouch now *jogging*

  8. Evn i carry small pouches.. Bt in a lil diff way.. I carry all d things we need during shower in 1.. So it includes facewash shampoo conditioner toothpaste etc in one kit.. Other has all makeup i need,, n i carry my nail paints ,, thinner cotton balls n makeup remover alag se, In my side travel bag (so that i may not need to open whole suitcase aftr tired day) !!!! Also i carry a small pouch fr d cute cute hair pins fr my daughter,, plus a nail cutter n earbuds r must fr me ( as i hv little kidz)

  9. omg….seriously di…you are the best….ultimate woman for me ๐Ÿ™‚ *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *happy dance* *happy dance*

    i cant thank enough…… *jai ho* *jai ho* *jai ho*

    thank u thank u thank u so much…ur truly a doll….an amazing inspiration. you made my day:) *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

    1. that’s the sweetest thing anyone has ever done to me ๐Ÿ™‚ i thought it was not possible to love and cherish imbb and you more…you proved that wrong today ๐Ÿ™‚ its possible *puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi*

      1. and i am simply *drool* *drool* *drool* on your collection di….eye shadow palettes are the worst for me…:( keeps breaking or spreading all over. and love those pouches…neon is so in now and i have a neon blue right now to pack yay *happydance* *happydance*

  10. Rati…you are like the best-est best friend any girl can ever hope for!!!
    love you so very much for all these lovely travel posts the past few days,super helpful these are going to be,thanks a ton ๐Ÿ™‚

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