Some people have made it into an art form. Amy from Cafe Makeup has streamlined her travel baggie to the barest essentials. I can only admire the elegance, and promptly have a panic attack just thinking of it, because I can't deal. I just can't. Recently I had to pack for international travel, which means a long flight and a clear plastic baggie stuffed to its gills:
The mission is to arrive at my destination looking human and happy, and to avoid plane hair and plane face. I've always made a point to hydrate and replenish, which means applying serums and masks several times throughout the course of the eleven hour flight. You can see my baggie from a year and a half ago. It's basically the same, even if some products have changed according to which travel size and samples I have on hand.
The basic idea is simple: clean and refresh with micellar water and and some facial spray. This time both are by Caudelie because a while ago I bought a travel set and the size is right. Then treat and hydrate: ReVive serums are among the best you can find, and their sample size is perfect. I also apply an eye cream (La Roche-Posay) and seal everything with DR Jart+ Sleep Mask, which is still one of my top products (decanted into a small round jar). Extra pampering comes from By Terry Baume de Rose (sample size) and L'Occitane shea butter hand cream (travel size, I think this one was a press sample). Before landing I refresh and apply the Sisley Express Flower Gel Mask (press samples) and hope for the best.
Makeup before landing is still simple and focused on a dewy fresh look: liquid concealer (Armani), cream eye shadow that comes with a built-in applicator(Rouge Bunny Rouge), Mascara (Lancome Hypnose Star), NARS Multiple (413 BLKR), and either a lipstick or a gloss ( a girl needs her options).
One final touch: before landing I refresh my perfume, so I already packed a purse spray of Champagne de Bois by Sonoma Scent Studio.
What's in your baggie?