Packing for a vacation can be a tough task, especially if you’re stressing over what makeup and beauty products you should bring along for the trip. If you’re anything like most women, your makeup/beauty bag is probably the heaviest thing in your luggage. Although it’s not practical to bring 5 eyeshadow palettes and 4 bottles of polish, you don’t have to completely ditch all the products you’ve come to rely on. Whether you’re planning to fly or drive, you can save a lot of space with these travel-friendly beauty product essentials.
Carry-On Travel Pack
If you have a few beauty products that you just can’t bear to part ways with, store them in TSA-approved 3-1-1 travel bottles. As you may know, when flying, each person is allowed one clear, 1-quart plastic bag containing clear plastic bottles/containers that each hold no more than 3.4 ounces of liquid. Many companies sell these travel packs and you can find them everywhere from Amazon.Com and Target, to your local grocery and dollar store.
Samples and Pocket Packs
If you’re planning a short trip, a few samples and pocket packs may be enough to get by. If you purchase makeup and beauty products often, chances are you probably already have tons of samples of your favorite products lying around. Taking those can save you a lot of space without compromising on products.
If you’re a fan of Bliss beauty products, or willing to give them a try, this set is perfect for traveling by plane or car. The TSA-approved set includes a convenient 1-ounce each of the Bliss Lemon+Sage Supershine Shampoo, Bliss Lemon+Sage Conditioning Rinse, Bliss Lemon+Sage Soapy Suds Liquid Soap, Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, Bliss Lemon+Sage Body Butter, and a 1.8 oz Bliss Lemon+Sage Body Bar. ($28)
Sephora Favorites – Meet Your Match
If one lip and nail color isn’t enough to get you through your vacation, you’ll love this mini set, which includes two lip glosses, one lip tint, and three nail lacquers — in six popular, coordinating hues. ($25 )
BareMinerals Hello Jetsetter Set
This set doesn’t have everything you may need for a flawless face, but it sure is a good place to start. Includes a 2 oz. Mini Purifying Facial Cleanser, 1 oz. Mini Purely Nourishing Moisturizer for Combination Skin, 0.16 oz. Mini Flawless Definition Mascara in the color Black, and a 0.15 oz. Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in the color Maverick. You also get an adorable carrying bag. ($30 )
Eos Travel Size Everyday Hand Lotion
I’m sure you’re probably familiar with the popular EOS lip balm, but did you know they also make an awesome travel size lotion? The lotion is 1.5 oz. and comes in three scents — original, cucumber, and berry blossom. ($2 In Stores & Online)
H2O Plus Skincare Must-Haves Set
Your skincare routine doesn’t have to suffer just because you’re on the road. This popular five-piece set contains everything you need for clean and clear skin, including a 1.35 oz. Dual Action Eye Makeup Remover, 2 oz. Sea Mineral Facial Scrub, 2 oz. Hydrating Marine Moisture Mask, 2 oz. Marine Cleansing Gel, and 1.7 oz. alcohol-free Marine Toner. ($25)
Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads
These pads are the most convenient, effective way to remove nail polish while traveling. Each thick, felt pad is individually wrapped, and one pad completely removes polish from ten nails. ($4 In Stores & Online)
Olay 4-In-1 Daily Facial Cloths
If you don’t have room to pack a face cleanser, face scrub, face mask, and toner, these gentle clothes are a great alternative. Besides removing makeup, dirt, and oil, they also exfoliate and moisturize skin. Just wet them and they’re ready to go! ($7 In Stores & Online)
e.l.f. Essential Beauty Book Eye Sets
Where else but e.l.f. can you get 6 eyeshadows, 1 eyelid primer, 1 eyeliner pencil, 1 built-in mirror, 1 dual ended applicator, and a step-by-step beauty guide — all in a convenient travel-ready package, for only $5!!! Set comes in 3 different color palettes — natural, smokey, and bronzed. ($5)
Handy Solutions Premium Women’s Travel Kit
Although you won’t find any makeup here, when it comes to travel kits, this one definitely has you covered with just about anything you would need while away from home. Kit includes a 1.7 oz Garnier Fructis Daily Care Shampoo, 1.7 oz Garnier Fructis Daily Care Conditioner, 2 oz. Softsoap Pomegranate & Mango Body Wash, 0.5 oz. Degree Antiperspirant, 0.85 oz. Crest Cavity Protection Toothpaste Tube, Oral Care Travel Toothbrush with Cap, Twin Blade Razor, and a Clear, Round Travel Kit Bag with Zipper. ($10)
What are some of your favorite travel makeup suggestions? Please share them below!