I could totally lie and say I am the type of person who packs in advance so the day before a trip is calm and relaxing….. But let’s get real. When I am packing up for a trip I am always running around like a crazy person and panicking about forgetting something! It’s even harder when I have to pack for my family as well! One thing I have learned to remember is that there are Target’s and Walmart’s where you are going! So if you forget something… it’s going to be OK! That being said, I do like to have a few of my favorite things packed up in advance so I can just grab and go! So here are a list of my 10 must-have beauty products when traveling!
#1 Wet Brush Mini Pop Fold | If you don’t already use a Wet Brush, you need to getcha one ASAP!! Their brushes glide through your hair and brush out tangles without any damage or pain! This cute little thing also folds for perfect traveling and has a mirror on the handle for any on the go touch ups! At less than $10, this is a must-have item for traveling!
#2 Tarte PRO Glow to Go | I know I’m not the only one who gets on a plane looking bomb and then 2 hours later gets off looking like I got hit by a bus… right?? I don’t know what it is about traveling at 30K feet but I always need to make a quick stop to the bathroom to touch up my makeup when I get off a plane because I didn’t want to be THAT GIRL hogging the plane bathroom to do her makeup….(If you do this, please stop. No one likes that person) But this palate changed everything! It’s small enough for you to whip out of your purse and touch up right before getting off the plane! And the best part is the highlight & contour palette delivers the perfect glow for ANY skin tone. The matte contour powder sculpts a look that would make Kim K jealous, while two intense highlighting powders deliver buildable shimmer for a strobing effect. Each long-wear shade can be layered or worn alone for a radiant finish perfect for any occasion!
#3 Origins Rejuvenating Hand treatment | FUN FACT…. I absolutely loathe having dry hands. I keep lotion by my bed because I will literally wake up in the middle of the night if my hands feel dry. (just writing this makes me want to go get some lotion… brb) I know that’s crazy but it’s the truth, yall! This 2.5 oz hand treatment is perfect for your carry on bag and delivers insane hydration that will make everyone on the plane jealous! The best part? This lotion leaves an undetectable barrier on your skin to lock in moisture, even during those dreaded red eye flights!!
#4 Saturday Skin Quench Face Mask | Going on a trip is hard work…. (Haha) in all seriousness though, I travel for work a lot and there is nothing I love more than exploring a new city! But after a long day of work & play, I love coming back to my hotel room and putting my robe on, drinking a glass (or 2…. ok 3) of wine, and throwing on a face mask! And there is nothing my skin craves more, on vacation, than some intense hydration! This mask from Saturday Skin comes in a convenient pouch so you can throw a couple in your travel bag without fear of the dreaded TSA stealing it from you!
#5 Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater | OK OK…. I know I’ve said it like a million times and I’m only halfway down the list! But yall, hydration is KEY when traveling!! This facial spray is the perfect wake up call for your skin after a night of face masks and a few glasses of wine! (ok it was the whole bottle…. But who’s counting!?) It’s infused with herbs and rosewater for a refreshing glow perfect for your tight, uncomfortable hotel skin! (this bottle is 4oz so be sure to throw it in your checked bag or reserve it for road trips!) **Their drying lotion is also the ONLY thing that actually works on stubborn breakouts!**
#6 Detox Dry Shampoo | I go back and forth between this and the Living Proof dry shampoo but they both work WONDERS for my hair! If I’m in a new city I really don’t want to spend all of my time washing and drying my hair in the mornings… I want to sleep in! So this little bottle of magic does the trick for my 1-2 days old hairstyle!!
#7 Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara | I fought this one…. I’m a loyal “They’re Real” wearer so it was hard to switch to something else but y’all, this stuff really is better than anything else for brightening tired eyes in one swipe! I like to throw it in my purse and layer on a second coat before dinner or drinks with coworkers! It also comes in an amazing waterproof formula that I bring on family beach vacations!!
#8 Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes | These are PERFECT for the late nights dancing at the hotel tiki bar with hubby… when you just REALLLLLY don’t want to wash your face but you know you need to cleanse your skin before bed because… your pores don’t care how much fun you had the night before! I love being able to take off my makeup with one of these towelettes on lazy nights, and also having the option to take off my makeup before my nightly skin routine when I have a whole day’s worth of makeup, city air, dirt and oil on my face!
#9 Chanel Coco Mademoiselle | The holy grail of perfume in my opinion! No one wants to smell bad when traveling…. It’s just such a buzz kill! I keep a 1.2oz perfume in my travel case at all time so I know I won’t forget!
#10 Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment | Sugar Sugar how you get so flyyyy! Seriously though, this Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment provides up to 6 hours of intense moisture for your lips! I love it so much because it is SPF 15 which is perfect for trips to the beach or just walking around the city! And it also comes in SO many gorgeous colors! Want to know my favorites?? I’ll tell you anyways because I love them so much… Poppy for the perfect red, Rose and Petal for a pretty pink, and Bloom for an everyday rosey blush color!