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How We Pack A Month’s Worth of Makeup Into A Single Box

Cleansing the box is key, but before that, you need that one box that seems to be able to hold everything and the kitchen sink. Lucky for you, we've found it.
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If you ever find yourself on a month-long trip, you will know how precious luggage space is. Just one item less could make all the difference. So, when fashion month came around, we had to do some major planning. But we did it, and into a. single. box. Yeah, you read that right.

Well, technically not just any box. A vanity case with different slots and a good enough height is key to mastering this art form. Our favourite one is this soft makeup box from Muji. It’s flexible enough to be squashed into your luggage, but will hold its shape and not destroy your precious brushes. It also comes in different sizes to accommodate different makeup collections. Trust us when we say that ALL of us at the the Team KULALA HQ – and our moms, seriously – use it.

While the box is an important factor, it’s really what’s on the inside that counts.

To start things off, lay out your essentials. Your foundation, setting powder and spray, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, primer.

Then, add the fancier stuff. A glitter palette, a second highlighter or maybe even three other lipsticks, but don’t overthink it. Chances are you won’t be using all of it.

Whatever doesn’t fit in the box shouldn’t go with you. (Like that 60-shade gigantic palette you won’t end up fully utilising.) You should have enough options to play around with different day or night looks. (Check out our Best of Beauty series for travel-friendly options.)

With a little bit of makeup Tetris and hopefully avoid sacrificing products, you’ll find yourself left with the kit you’ll need to survive a month on. Even if it’s a three or four day trip, this is the kit we’re grabbing with us.

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