Whether you’re planning a beach side retreat, a European holiday or yet another business trip, we all need to bring our favorite beauty products on the go. But how can you turn your cluttered makeup bag into a TSA-friendly carry-on? It’s easy once you know a few tricks and must-have items.
1. Travel-Size Moisturizer
Amazing products do come in small packages! Avoid dry skin from stuffy airplanes and late nights out by making sure a travel-size moisturizer is always in your carry-on.
2. Stick Contour Kit
Bet you thought you couldn’t contour on the go. Well, think again! Instead of going over your liquid limit with creamy products, pack this petite contour kit that does the job in half the size.
3. Long-Lasting Eyeliner
Going from daytime sightseeing to nighttime barhopping requires a beauty look that lasts. Be sure to bring smudge-proof liner for beautiful eyes from sun up to way after sun down.
4. Bronzer Powder
Whether you’ll be catching some rays on your trip or not, a gorgeous glow is crucial for all those vacay Instagrams. Touch up your natural looking tan with a few swipes of matte bronzing powder.
5. Rollerball Fragrances
The oft-forgotten travel fragrance is a must-have on your packing list. Rollerballs make it easy to pack two scents — one for day and one for night, perhaps?
6. Nude Lip Gloss
You wouldn’t even think of traveling without lip gloss, right? But, instead of clogging your makeup bag with loads of colors, a classic nude is all you need.
7. Colorful Lip Liners
Colorful liners are the compact way to rock fun lip shades on your trip. You can easily stuff two, three or more of your favorite pencil-sized tints in your carry-on. Pro tip: Swipe on a layer of nude lip gloss for a shiny effect.
8. Makeup Remover Cloths
Now that we know what you’re putting on, we have to take it all off. Instead of packing your entire cleansing kit, just toss a few travel-friendly towelettes into your bag.
Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizing lotion; Smashbox contour stick trio; tarte tarteist clay paint liner; Benefit Hoola matte bronzing powder; Kate Spade New York Live Colorfully rollerball; Prada Candy rollerball; tarte tarteist lip crayon; Benefit Rockateur lip gloss; Burt’s Bees facial cleansing towelettes.