The weather is getting warmer and it's time to start planning those summer getaways! The only downside? Packing. I am the worst packer in history, especially when it comes to beauty products. I can never break it down to just the essentials. I mean, how am I supposed to decide?!

But with several weekend trips planned in the future, I decided to scour the internet for ways to make my makeup and hair products more travel friendly--and luckily, I found some genius ideas!

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These tips will not only help you save major space, but will also ensure you don't have to deal with any broken compacts or spilled shampoo. Check out five genius ways to make your beauty products travel-proof below!

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Protect blush and shadow containers

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Every girl has been there--you open your bag only to find that your previously perfect powder eyeshadow and blush has somehow broken and crumbled all over the rest of your stuff. It's the worst! Make it travel-proof by stuffing cotton pads into the case before packing!


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Turn cotton swabs into an on-the-go cosmetic kit

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Instead of bringing ALL of your favorite eyeshadows, lipglosses, and such, dab a bit of your favorites to the end of cotton swabs and stash them in a plastic bag in your purse. It'll make applying a breeze and save a ton of room!


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Use a contact case as storage

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Have any extra contact cases lying around? Use them as storage for your cream concealers or lipglosses!

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Use solid conditioner

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I tend to use a lot of shampoo and conditioner so using those travel-sized bottles never cuts it for me. Instead, try packing a solid shampoo and conditioner (like this one by Lush) that won't get all over your things, but takes up less space than the liquid stuff in a bottle.


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Pack makeup brushes in eyeglass cases

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If you don't have a brush holder or don't want to carry a bulky makeup, store your essential brushes in an eyeglass or sunglass case. It'll save space and you won't have to dig through your bag to look for them.