Are you a makeup artist who travels frequently? Traveling with makeup can be fun, but it is also really easy to make a mistake. You can end up bringing all your favorite products or all the wrong ones.

Many of us in the makeup industry are freelance, go to trade shows, home service, or outdoor events. So if you are a makeup artist one of the best parts about your job is being able to travel with your work. However for most people traveling isn’t always about fun and excitement, it also means transporting your own makeup kit. In this article, we will give you the best makeup artist tips for making traveling easy. These tips will help you along the way.

Think Before You Pack: Don't take any more than you think you'll need.

Now that you have confirmed your schedule to your client, it’s time to think about what you’re going to pack and whether or not it will actually be useful. You might be wondering how something as simple as packing for a trip could possibly need further analysis – especially if you’re only visiting one location and bringing everything you need for that. While this may seem true at a glance, when taken into more depth, you’ll realize that there are many more things to consider when putting together your makeup artist travel kit.
First, you need to consider who the client is. Second, what kind of makeup look they want. And lastly, what environment or event you’ll be working in.

Prepare a checklist

One of the challenges for any makeup artist is fitting all their tools and materials into a bag that’s small enough to carry and large enough to hold everything they need. That’s why it’s important to create your checklist of everything you will need on that day so that you can make sure you have everything before getting in a car. You also need to take an inventory for all your makeup tools so that if something goes missing or replaced, you have proof that you carry that thing.

Keep your makeup kit clean and organized

Whether you are a professional makeup artist or makeup enthusiast, one of the most important things that might help you is to pack your makeup kit in a proper way. Proper organization of your makeup kit is important if you don’t want to lose or damage your expensive cosmetics. When we’re on the road, it’s hard to stay organized. But we should always make an effort to maintain a clean and professional appearance when we’re at work. If you fail to keep your makeup kit clean and organized you could be risking bacteria in your products which could lead to spreading to your client’s skin.

Back up your charging cables and tools

When we go on a trip, we usually aim to have everything we may possibly need. However, as makeup artists and hairstylists, a lot of our tools are electronic, which means powering them might be an issue. 

First of all, make sure you have enough cables of all sorts before going on a trip. You should also bring extra cables in case you break one. It is important to carry or have back-up of the equipment and tools we use as makeup artists.

Pack smart

Packing smart for your next trip is something you should definitely do. This is to ensure that you have everything you need for your makeup service plus you have enough space for all your makeup tools. It is important to properly organize your bag or luggage especially when you carry liquid materials so that it will not spoil. You should also consider which luggage you should use, depending on the tools you need for your event. In this way, you can have an easy time packing for your next makeup artist trip.

Traveling with your makeup kit doesn’t have to be a challenge. There is no reason to feel stressful or worried when traveling with makeup. It’s something that can be easy with the right information and the right attitude. With just a little planning, you will be able to pack your own travel makeup kit with ease. This will help you avoid feeling frustrated about traveling with your work. Not only that, but it will also help you stay organized and ready to go at a moment’s notice.

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