14 Must-Have Beauty Products For Traveling
Just because you’re headed on vacation or yet another work trip doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice any part of your daily beauty regimen. These 14 space- and time-saving beauty products will make no matter where you travel to feel like home.
Batiste Dry Shampoo, $5.99
When you’re traveling, either you don’t have time or you don’t want to waste time worrying about your hair. Batiste Dry Shampoo will help your style last longer between washes, while adding plenty of volume and texture. Use it at the end of a long plane ride to give your do a refreshing boost.
To buy: Target, $5.99
Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer, $6
No matter which mode of transportation you are using, it’s likely you’ll be in a small space with lots of people, which is a breeding ground for illness. These Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy PocketBac Hand Sanitizers are a necessity for traveling. Not only are they TSA approved, but they also kill 99.9% of germs, moisturize using aloe & vitamin E, and boost your mood with each use!
To buy: Bath & Body Works, $6
MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Concealer Stick, $20
This MAC Concealer Stick is ideal for your next getaway. It’s chubby, twist-up container is easy to stow in your purse or carry-on, and the mess-free application doesn’t require you to pack a brush. You’ll save even more room while still looking flawless.
To buy: Macy’s, $20
Mac Look In A Box Face Kit, $49.50
Just because you’re leaving home doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your usual put-together look. Compacts and compact mirrors are the way to go when venturing throughout the world. Save room with Mac’s Look In A Box Face Kit to easily take your makeup from day to night.
To buy: MAC Cosmetics, $49.50
NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick, $11.99
Leave your contour brush at home. Flawlessly sculpt your features while taking up minimal space in your makeup bag with the NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick. The dual-ended highlight and contour stick adds depth and definition in one tiny package.
To buy: Bed Bath & Beyond, $11.99
Dove Advanced Care Deodorant, $1.10
A ten-hour plane ride doesn’t mean people will give you a free pass to bad hygiene. Slick this deodorant on before and during your flight for maximum freshness through even the most grueling legs of your journey.
To buy: Walmart, $1.10
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, $4.97
Being on the road or in the air means you aren’t always going to have access to a sink and a washcloth. Neutrogena face wipes are the perfect way to remove a long day’s makeup while cleaning your skin. Never take for granted the feeling of a refreshed face!
To buy: Walmart, $4.97
Flower Design Steel Rose Gold Hair Tie Bracelet, $45
Be fashionable and functional with the original bracelet hair tie. This hair tie bracelet from Maria Shireen makes it easy to always have a hair tie on hand (or wrist!).
To buy: Maria Shireen, $45
The Stripper To Go – Nail Polish Remover Mitts, $12
Don’t let your manicure suffer just because you’re a few state lines away from home. Deborah Lippmann The Stripper To Go – Nail Polish Remover Mitts are a one-swipe nail polish remover conveniently packaged in individual mitts. The travel-friendly packages will help ensure your nails are on point for your entire trip when you’re too busy for touch-ups.
To buy: Sephora, $12
Sun Control Mineral Stick for Sun-Sensitive Areas, $28
Since you’re already a pro at applying SPF every single day, it will come as no surprise that it’s just as important to prevent sun damage while traveling, too. Avoid lotion bottle explosions and easily pass through TSA checkpoints with this sunscreen stick by Clarins.
To buy: Bergdorf Goodman, $28
Ralph Lauren Tender Romance Eau de Parfum Rollerball, $26
Pro tip: Avoid packing your favorite glass bottle of perfume at all costs. Just trust us on this one. Not only will you avoid a potentially hazardous and potent mess, but the care you’ll have to take to pack it in the first place is a pain too. Take advantage of a less expensive rollerball perfume option like this one from Ralph Lauren instead. We promise you’ll thank us later.
To buy: Macy’s, $26
Pinch Minimergency Kit, $18
When it comes to traveling, you can never be too prepared. Make sure you’re ready for any situation with this Pinch Minimergency kit from Sephora. It includes 17 essentials, such as stain remover, lip balm, breath drops, double-sided tape strips, pain reliever, a mending kit, bandages, a tampon, and so much more. You’ll walk with even more confidence knowing you have this kit handy.
To buy: Sephora, $18
Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water, $9
Even just a few hours of travel can leave your skin looking dehydrated. Give your face a boost with Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water. The fine mist soothes dull skin and calms any blotchy redness from your trip in minutes.
To buy: Amazon, $9
Compressed Towel Tablets, $4.99
Never go without one of home’s best conveniences again. These travel-friendly cotton fiber compressed pills from Prospector Co. expand on contact with water to form a dish towel-size rag. Use them to freshen up during a long flight, or to wipe away old makeup when you’re on the go.
To buy: Prospector Co., $4.99