Trim Down Your Makeup Kit For Travel With These Tips | Clozette

Having a lot of makeup choices is only fun when it's neatly organised in your dresser, but unfortunately, we don't have that much liberty when we're travelling. Because of all the airport restrictions on liquids, plus the luggage weight limit, trimming down our makeup kits can be a bit tricky.

But since we've already let you in on secrets as to how you can pack your perfumes for travelling, we decided to go all the way and give you tips on how you can get that travel MOTD on point without the added hassle.


Stick with the basics

Travelling is all about exploring and staying outdoors for most of the day and there may be little to no time to touch up at all. Go for a simple and fresh look that won't feel too heavy or sticky on your skin. A little bit of powder, concealer, and a swipe of lipstick can do the trick!
The reds and the nudes

If you can't decide which lippie you should bring on a trip, stick with one red lipstick and one nude. These shades are easy to work with, especially if you want a day-to-night transformation. And if you're not to iffy about this sort of thing, these lippies can also be used as emergency eyeshadows, blushers, or even contour.

The magic of sample sizes

You know all those moments when we get overly enthusiastic about makeup and because we end up taking home a haul, the store gives us free complimentary samples? Save them up for travelling! You get the same flawless finish the full-sized version delivers, minus the baggage bulk!

Get a travel-size makeup kit

Packing all of your clothes and other necessities first can help you measure how much space your luggage can still accommodate. Easily fit your makeup kit into the bunch by having a travel-ready bag that has it's own place in your luggage. 

Don't overthink it

The important thing about travelling is having fun. Stick to the necessities and don't worry about the rest. You really don't need to bring your entire collection with you on the trip. Whatever MOTD you come up with while travelling, always remember that a great smile completes that picture perfect glow!


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We select the beauty products we buy based on our needs. The amount of time and effort that we put into researching and reading reviews online about our favourite products, not to mention the money that we spend can be considered a real investment. And no matter how much we try, sometimes the beauty product we get still doesn't live up to its promises. 

Thankfully, Sample Room has been helping us out in testing products for free so that we'll get the most out of our future purchases. Changing the way of free sampling in the Philippines since 2012, Sample Room is committed to helping you find your perfect match when it comes to skincare, cosmetics, and other beauty and wellness domains by trying the product before buying it.

To celebrate their three year mark, Sample Room invited members of the media, partner bloggers, and VIP members to a day of fun and beauty. Read on to find out more about our favourite moments from the event.


Boho-chic vibe

Guests were treated to a boho-chic themed getaway,  filled with fun activities and de-stressing atmosphere. Completing the aesthetic are the guests' amazing beauty and fashion looks that goes along with the theme, leveling up the event experience.

A common love for all things beauty

With its huge online community of beauty experts, beauty junkies, and fellow consumers, Sample Room doesn’t only let you choose which free products to try, it also provides real and honest details about the product through customer reviews. 

Surprises in store

Sample Room also announced that this is just the beginning of what they have in store for their community. From summer getaways and makeup sessions to spa parties, beauty blogger get-togethers, and other lifestyle activities, Sample Room promises to hold future events that will help make every woman knowledgeable and empowered while adding more beauty picks to add to their haul.

Great beauty haul

Last but not the least, everyone who attended the event received this super cute Sample Room care kit filled with great goodies from the event partners. 


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Who really has the time to completely change up their makeup look in the middle of the day? Changing up your outfit is easy, but freshening and updating your MOTD can take a little bit of time and extra effort.

Inspired by Clinique and Zara Larsson's Play With Pop music video, changing up our makeup looks is now easier than ever!

So if you want to learn how to easily take your MOTD from day-to-night, keep scrolling below for our tips and tricks!


Who is it for: Bold, edgy women

(photo from CrystalPhuong)

Want to make a statement with your MOTD? Then you’re just the right person to rock a loud and bright makeup look. If you’re a fearless, confident, and passionate person, then a bold lip and eye will suit you – it will encapsulate your personality, and proudly show it off!

How to rock the look: Wing and swipe it

If you’re wearing a ‘no makeup’ makeup look, then that’s perfect because you already have the right base to work with!

Start off this edgy and classic look by wiping off your current lippie with a makeup wipe, and applying a light lip balm to hydrate your lips. To prevent the lip colour from bleeding, take a red lip liner, like Clinique’s Quickliner For Lips Intense in Intense Passion and trace your lips, making sure to emphasise that cupid’s bow! Next, swipe on Clinique’s Lip Pop in Cherry Pop for that bold and bright pop of red – make sure to blot so that it sets and doesn’t go anywhere.

To complete your nighttime look, draw some fierce wings on your eyes and make them pop by layering on Clinique’s Lash Power Lengthening Mascara for that jet-black finish!

Perfect for: Cocktails, dinners, and dates

(photo from Vanessaxlim)

An MOTD that consists of a red lip and bold lashes is just the right look for cocktail gatherings, family dinners, and dates. But, because it’s a classic look and makeup has no rules, you can rock this in the daytime too and have all eyes on you!