The Ultimate Vacation Beauty Packing Checklist

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The Ultimate Vacation Beauty Packing Checklist

Summer is in the air and for many, it’s time for a much-needed vacation! I’m gearing up for a week-long trip to the beach soon so packing has definitely been on my mind. If you’re anything like me, packing takes forever and it’s hard not to forget something.

And if you’re beauty-obsessed, there are so many things you’ll need for your trip to make sure your makeup is always on point during your getaway. I like to make sure I don’t take everything, but just my favorites and essentials that I’ll need while I’m away.

I am addicted to making lists. And that is not an understatement! Without them, I end up being so disorganized and forgetful (well, more than I already am) so I decided to make the ultimate vacation beauty packing checklist to help make sure nothing gets left behind!

Before we dive into the list, it’s important to know if you are flying — make sure you are following the regulations for what you can take with you on your flight! I’m traveling by car so I will not be taking these rules into consideration for my list below. So make sure you do your homework. You do not want to end up having to throw out that expensive foundation or your favorite perfume. Yikes!

The Ultimate Vacation Beauty Packing Checklist

Now onto the list:


First are the basics! These are definite must-haves on my list. And since I’m headed to the beach, sunscreen is so so SO important so don’t forget yours! You can pack a BB cream or foundation that has SPF in it. My favorite one right now is the Purlisse BB Tinted Moisturizer that I recently received in my Ipsy Bag!

  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Face wash
  • Lip balm
  • Clarisonic
  • Makeup remover
  • Cotton rounds


  • Hair curler/straightener
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair Brush
  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair ties
  • Hairspray
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair Oil


  • Primer
  • Concealer
  • Foundation
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Highlighter
  • Setting Spray
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • Eyeshadow
  • Setting powder


  • Body wash
  • Perfume
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Aloe vera

Tools & Accessories

  • Makeup brushes
  • Tweezers
  • Lash curler
  • Lint roller
  • Jewelry

Personal Hygiene

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Floss
  • Glasses/sunglasses
  • Contacts, contact lens case & solution
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • First aid kit or medications

And that’s everything on my list! Since I won’t be gone too long, I’m packing up all my things in my favorite Victoria’s Secret PINK Duffle bag. I look forward to vacation all year long so I love looking and feeling my best when it comes to traveling. This list can make the dreaded packing part of your travels SO much easier. Depending on your needs you can take all of these on your summer trip or if some of these are not essentials for you, simply pick and choose exactly what you’ll need and leave the rest at home!

The Ultimate Vacation Beauty Packing Checklist

And guess what?

If you love this list, good news: you can have it! I’ve created a super awesome printable version of this checklist so you can check off the items as you pack! How sweet is that?!

To download it, simply enter your information in the box below. Then you’ll receive an email to my FREE Resource Library where you can download the checklist and have access to a bunch of other printable goodies as well!


What are some must-have’s for your packing checklist?

The Ultimate Vacation Beauty Packing Checklist

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