It is time to write about travel size beauties, are they worst the money or not? Comment below what you think!
Recently I am in love with travelsizes, these are so great to try to experiment an expensive product. They are cuties, little and cost less. Of course people can say the value size and the original sizes more worst the price… it is true in certain cases, if you can use all the products up before its expire?
So what do I mean under the expiry of beauty stuffs? On the cans you can see the periode-after-opening symbol, which means for the opening for how long time you can use the products, like usually:
- Liquid face products: (Foundations/ concealers, blush):12-18 months
- Liquid eyes products (liner, mascara): 3-6 months
- Lipsticks, lip gloss: 12-24 months
- Powders (bronzer, blush, eyeshadow ect.): 18 -36 months
So yeah, you might change your whole collections in every 3 years, because keeping old products can expose us to harmful toxins and cause serious health problems (specially the eyes). So you really have to protect and take care of them.
Shelf life is also important, usually the cosmetics can be stored for 3 years. So I would really suggest to check out all your cosmetics using the batch code, which is normal on the side or button of your products. Also it is great to check them at store (if you can).
So for me using up a full size of powder like blush or highlighter is nearly impossible, that is why I would rather buy their travel or mini size powder, might be more expensive per unit, but what is expensive means- if I can not use it up that is totally not worst the money. Like my heartbreaking by the very expensive Chanel powder is a one which I will never ever use up (30g) due to its size and being non CF is on sale now. Or products which you do not use that often, like blue eye liner mini size is enough. + they are also easier to travel with:).
While the skincare and cleanser products are totally the oposite, normal size like 250 – 400 ml are the best, for a face cream is the 50 ml (enough for a half year).
Just some of my recommendations on Travel Size products:
- Hourglass: Ambient Lightning Blush, Bronzer and Powder; Veil Powder
- Urban Decay: Primer Portion
- Tarte: Blushes
- Becca: Highlighter
- Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara Waterproof
- Natasha Denona: Mini Eyeshadow palettes
- Drunk Elephant: Minis