We're thrilled to present the following post from our guest writer, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Mally Beauty , Mally Roncal.
Did you manage to snag your eight hours of sleep last night? No? Well, all you mamas, wives, and working women out there, let me tell you — you're definitely in good company! Just like you, I know how tough it is to get the requisite amount of shut-eye, considering our jam-packed schedules can include a fair amount of jet-setting too. Whether I'm traveling to Fashion Week in New York or making a QVC appearance on the other side of the pond, it can be a real challenge to look refreshed and polished while on the go.
So, how do you get that wide-awake, cool, calm, and collected look when you’re feeling anything but? Read on, my fellow jet-setters, to find out how to fake it 'til you make it.
Always carry on! Lost luggage is no urban myth, and you don't want to be stranded without your primping essentials, so carry on whatever makeup staples you can.
Travel Wise With Travel Size
I always bring a travel-size moisturizer and hand sanitizer with me wherever I go, as well as Q-Tips and a pouch of makeup removing wipes. Get travel-sized versions of everything so you can tote it all onto the plane with you.
There are so many chic cosmetic case options out there, too. I love my On the Go Travel Bag  ($25), which features a pocket to store compacts, a zipped section for brushes, and so much space for your lip glosses, eyeliner, mascara, and more.
Keep It Simple
Simplify, simplify, simplify. Put together a beauty bag filled with your beautifying essentials — and only the essentials. Sure, it would be nice to go through every step of your beauty routine when you're traveling, but you'll be sorry when you're lugging every last shade of liner and shadow with you from airport to airport.
Back to the Basics
It's important to narrow down your cosmetics collection to the key items that will get you looking gorgeous with the least amount of fuss. The Mally Pro Beauty Tips & Tricks 8-Piece Color collection  ($66) includes eight of my must-haves (powder, brow gel, blush, mascara, eyeliner, shadow stick, lip pen, and a double-ended blush brush) which are guaranteed to help you achieve your most beautiful look ever, wherever you are.