TEN MUST-HAVE TRAVEL-SIZE BEAUTY ESSENTIALS
Now that we’ve covered all of the super stylish luggage that you’ll need for your next summertime getaway and effective packing techniques, it’s time to start talking about what you’ll need to pack. No, not clothes – the other essentials: beauty products!
Traveling really can do a number on your skin and your appearance if you’re not being proactive and taking care of it ahead of time. Between the dry air on planes, the lack of sleep and the overall stress of getting from Point A to Point B, you can easily fall into the trap of unhealthy skin and a dull appearance. Getting your hands on the perfect travel-sized beauty and skincare companions to take with you on any adventure is the perfect way to keep peace of mind (and appearance) while on-the-go. And, after all – travel-size products are just so gosh darn cute!
Here are our top ten picks for must-have beauty products to take with you on your travels.
THE PERFECT FACE SERUM
Let’s get started with the basics – skincare. When on the go, you can’t neglect your super important 10-step skincare routine. Rather, you can simply downsize it to the basics. And our favorite pick? Definitely Drunk Elephants Babyfacial. This product cleanses the skin and leaves it feeling super soft after each and every use.
THE DETOXIFYING MASK
After spending all day on a plane or in a car, your skin will be in desperate need of a quick refresh. Pop on Origins’ Clear Improvements mask for 15 minutes while kicking back in your hotel room for an instant skin restoration. Not only does it help reduce the size of pores and redness, but also it helps to brighten skin tone, too.
THE UNDER-EYE SAVIOR
The worst part about traveling? Definitely those inevitable undereye bags that appear out of nowhere, no matter how much rest you got before you left or while you were traveling. Enter the Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels – a favorite of celebrities and influencers alike, these babies are the perfect easy must-have to throw on to help depuff and brighten the undereye area once you’ve (finally!) reached your destination.
THE SKIN REFRESHER
Need a quick pick-me-up while on the go? Then you definitely must get your hands on one of Mario Badescu’s travel-size facial sprays. These babies are the perfect way to add much-needed moisture back to the skin when it’s feeling dry, sticky or just gross in general. Our favorite pick is the Rose Water spray, although we’d definitely take the Aloe one, too. Actually, just bring us one of each please.
THE LUSH CLEANSER
You know that feeling you get after traveling where you just want to take a long, hot shower and scrub everything away (stress included)? The Tatcha Pure One-Step Camellia Cleansing Oil is the perfect way to help you really get there. This lush oil is perfect for wiping away makeup, dirt and oil with ease, leaving your skin feeling super soft and moisturized after.
THE DRY-SKIN REVITALIZER
Now on to the next irritating part about traveling – the dry itchy skin. Whether you’ve just spent six hours on an airplane or laid out at the beach for too long, dried out skin can quickly become uncomfortable and annoying. That’s why we always pack the mini-size of the Sol de Janiero Bum Bum Cream. This bad boy has a super delicious tropical vanilla scent and leaves your skin feeling insanely soft.
THE SUMMERTIME HAIR FIX
One of the most-neglected beauty needs while traveling is absolutely your hair. While your dry skin can be notably uncomfortable, we often don’t notice how dry and damaged our hair can get while on-the-go. Adding the mini MOROCCANOIL treatment to our bags is our favorite way of combatting this problem – this baby adds so much moisture and shine back to your hair after just a single use! It’s perfect for guaranteeing a great hair day, anywhere you’re headed.
THE MUST-HAVE TRAVEL PALETTE
Trying to pick just one eyeshadow palette to take with you while traveling can feel like an impossible undertaking. But, thanks to Natasha Denona, it might just be a little bit easier than we thought. Her new Mini Sunset Eyeshadow Palette is absolutely perfect for throwing in your bag while traveling, with a gorgeous range of mattes and shimmers that are perfect for making a variety of looks from super soft to brazen and bold.
THE PERFECT EYE-OPENING MASCARA
Taking a peek in the mirror in the airport can quickly become the stuff of nightmares, especially after an early morning flight. One of the quickest ways to look bright-eyed and awake (other than actually getting the totally impossible recommended 8-hours of sleep) is to throw on a little mascara. And our favorite pick for lush lashes on the go? Definitely the KUSH mascara from Milk Makeup. This baby has cannabinoid oil built into the formula for soft lashes that last all day, especially if you opt for the new waterproof formula.
THE SUMMERY SETTING SPRAY
When it comes to makeup setting sprays, nothing beats Urban Decay. And for our travel-size collection, we’re totally grabbing one of their new Summer Solstice scented All Nighter Setting Sprays. Not only does this baby pack a long-lasting punch that can help your makeup hang on through any travel and other shenanigans, but also it has a super amazing summery scent, too!
What travel-size beauty products will you be packing for your next summer getaway? Any that we missed in our list? Let us know in the comments below!