Have you ever been in a situation where you have the chance for a sudden trip, but you don’t have enough time to pack? Packing is exhausting as it is, especially when it comes to beauty products, not to mention when you have to be prepared in a few hours. That is why we have created a list of the basic items you will need.



Regardless of where you travel, and what time of the year, make it your habit to wear sunscreen with you. This is not only protection from the summer sun but also during winter when you can also get sunburns. Make sure you know how to use it, and that you apply enough. Use it even if your makeup and moisturizers have SPF.



A mandatory part of your skincare routine, especially when traveling, should be a moisturizer. This is one product you should choose depending on the weather. For dry, and cold climate, get a richer moisturizer that will keep your skin hydrated and protected. For summer travel, and hot months, use a lighter one, perhaps a gel structure, that will give your skin enough space to breathe, while also keeping it hydrated. A tip you should follow is to not try new products while traveling, in case they turn out to be bad for your skin. Rather see how they feel a bit before you go on vacation.

Basic makeup products

Moisturizers Basic makeup products

It is pretty difficult to pack all the makeup you have, no matter how much you want to. And we have all been in a situation where we bring so much makeup, but end up using only a few products. Well, those few products are all that you need.

Australian women have perfected the art of using one product for multiple purposes, so if you happen to travel there, and you forgot something, you can order high-quality makeup online in Australia and be sure you have everything that you need. You will need a foundation of your choice, a bronzer, blush, mascara, and a lipstick, or lip balm. You can use the blush as an eyeshadow as well. Lanolips is a product they swear by, and you can use it on your lips, as a highlighter on your cheeks, and even on your cuticles.

Another makeup product you shouldn’t forget is eyebrow pencil because with just that and a bit of foundation, you can achieve a natural and effortless, yet beautiful look.

Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is a product you can use for more than one thing. Aside from helping your hair look fresh and clean, after a few days of not washing it, it’s a good product for when you want to make loose, beach waves, or any hairstyle with a lot of volume. If you are flying, you can’t bring it, but don’t forget to buy it once you get there, because it will significantly ease and shorten your getting ready time. And your hair will always look amazing. Make sure you get the right one for your hair color because you don’t want to have white residue on your head.

Mists and spray serums

Mists and spray serums

When traveling, you should make sure all your products give an instant effect and are easy and comfortable to use. One such product is a refreshing mist or a spray serum. This is a product that can tighten your skin, refresh your face during long walks or days at the beach, and even set your makeup. Choose the ones that have an added effect of a glow because they will make your skin look even fresher and more radiant. Get a travel size bottle and carry it with you for instant refreshment. A good trick you can try is spraying it on your makeup sponge and applying your foundation with it. It will set the foundation, make it last longer, and it will give you a natural look.


When you are supposed to pack for a last-minute getaway, think about the basic products that also have multiple purposes. That way, you will cover all the aspects of skincare and makeup, without having to bring so many products. And you can always use our guide as a checklist, and go by it.

Guest Author Bio:

Sophia Smith is Australian-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and natural beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.

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