Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mindful Wanderlust.
Traveling long-term is not always glamourous, and it most certainly does not always feel glamourous. I have always loved makeup and how it can transform someone into a glam girl, or just brighten up the skin, and give you a fresh polished look in no time.
I have been a makeup artist for more than 10 years, but now only do it part-time back home. However, I still love every chance I get to play around. While backpacking may not be the best time to wear a full face of makeup (I didn’t even at home) it’s important to take care of your skin while on the road, and it’s always nice to feel a little different on some evenings from all those sweaty makeup-free days.
I bring very little with me on the road, but what I do bring goes a long way.
So, what do you need to go from backpacker meh to backpacker glam?
STILA KAJAL EYELINER
This eyeliner is so soft and easy to work with. It gives a nice sharp black line, or a soft smokey eye. I love it. $18
BIBO ILLUMINATING BRONZER
I’m a big fan of this bronzer as it has a range of color, from the deepest mauve to the palest pink. It is great for bronzing and highlighting. I even use it as eyeshadow. It has a really smooth texture and looks flawless on the skin. $25
GABRIEL MASCARA (black)
Just a good old reliable cruelty free black mascara. No clumping. $15
THE BODY SHOP’S SEAWEED MATTIFYING DAY CREAM
This day cream is a wonderful, light, and non-greasy face cream. Perfect for travel. $16 And, speaking of which …
THE BODY SHOP-SEAWEED DEEP CLEANSING FACIAL WASH
Luckily I have never had any problems with my skin, even as a teenager. I really don’t like applying too many products on my face. The way I look at it is, your skin is living and breathing, the less chemicals used, the better. This cleanser is mild, smells fresh, and does the job. $13
NYX PURE RED MATT LIPSTICK
I LOVE red lipstick. It is classic, and glamourous, and I will be wearing into my old grey years. It can brighten up your face with a dab on the lips and even the cheeks. This brand glides on smoothly, stays put, and the price is right! $6