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Summer · July 11, 2017

On the Road: Your Ultimate Summer Travel Beauty Packing List


The most important beauty product you will bring no matter where youre going! We recommend bringing two if your luggage allows it. Purchasing on location can often be more expensive and in some cases tricky to find.

Our top picks:
COOLA Mineral Sport SPF 50 Sunscreen Stick. This mess-free sunscreen stick provides up to 80 minutes of water-resistant wear. Bonus: it doesnt count as a liquid in your carry-on!
Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology SPF 50. Broad spectrum coverage (for both face and body) thats oil-free and ideal for everyday wear.

Makeup remover

Long days of exploring also mean lots of opportunities for dirt and grime to build up on your skin. A quick swipe will refresh skin when you're on the go and gives your face cleanser an assist when your skin's ready for a clean slate before bed.

Our top pick:
MAC Cosmetics Wipes - Travel-Size. Infused with Vitamin E to be soothing and hydrating while wiping away makeup and dirt.


Dont rely on the hotel's bar soap to be compatible with your skin type. The last thing you want is a breakout or dry, flaky skin to deal with when youre on vacation.

Our top pick:
Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser 2.5 oz.. A classic cleanser that works for all skin types and helps balance your pH (in a convenient travel size).

Face moisturizer

Look for an all-in-one travel moisturizer that will mitigate the need for multiple hydrating face products (e.g. your serum, face oil, eye cream, and moisturizer) in your bag.

Our top picks:
For dry skin: Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer. It's specially designed to combat the dry air our skin encounters during air travel.
For oily/combination skin: Avne Cleanance Expert. Lightweight and mattifying with ingredients that fight acne and redness.

Eye pads

Skinny enough to pop anywhere in your bag (and not considered a liquid by TSA), hydrating eye pads feel just pampering enough for a long flight or pre-early morning adventures.

Our top pick:
Wilma Schumann Skincare Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads. Plump and depuff your undereyes with 100% pure collagen so no one will know youve gotten zero sleep (read: travel delays or all-nighters spent exploring your new surroundings!).


##All-in-one face mist
Pack one product that can prime, set makeup, and refresh skin mid-day in a single spritz.

Our top pick:
MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+ - Travel Size. Hydrates skin with ingredients like green tea, chamomile, and cucumber while setting makeup so it wont budge.

BB cream or tinted moisturizer

This ideal base product will help fill any gaps in your travel skincare routine and give you light coverage that doesnt feel cakey.

Our top pick:
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20. We cant gush enough about this product: its got light-diffusing minerals to make your skin glowy (not slick), and it soothes and protects skin with ginseng and gingko biloba leaf extract.

Lip and cheek multitasker

A cream color that you can use for both cheeks and lips is ideal for travel. It's easy to apply and reapply on the go, and can be worn sheer for day but is buildable for a more evening-appropriate look. Lucky for you, the monochrome makeup trend is also really chic right now.

Our top pick:
rms beauty lip2cheek. These creamy pigments are all natural and made with coconut oil so they feel awesome on your skin and lips.

Tinted brow gel

A groomed brow is the quickest no-makeup makeup trick in the bookit pulls your look together with minimal other makeup.

Our top pick:
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel. A tinted brow gel that fills in sparse areas with mini fibersit takes 30 seconds to achieve dramatic results.

Eye shadow stick

Shadow sticks are surprisingly versatilethe right shade can work for day and night and even double as a highlighter.

Our top pick:
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick. Its part eye shadow, part liner, and 100% versatile. Plus, no makeup brushes required.


Look for a water-resistant formula that wont smudge or flake while youre out and about.

Our top pick:
ARROW ENDURE Water Resistant Mascara. Water-resistant, sweat proof, vegan, AND paraben-free all in one.

Setting powder

Set your makeup and cut down on t-zone shine with a mattifying, sweat-resistant formula.

Our top pick:
Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45. This translucent formula controls oil and leaves a soft, matte finish. Also, it includes SPF 45 with every swipe so it's perfect for sunscreen reapplication without disturbing your existing makeup.


##Dry shampoo powder
Depending on the length of your trip, you may be able to get away with not washing your hair at all. If thats the case, youll still want a dry shampoo for refreshing and restyling. A TSA-friendly powder is just the ticket.

Our top pick:
Bumble & bumble. Pret--Powder. This invisible powder soaks up oil, adds texture, and gives your roots a little volume boost. For extra restyling, we recommend massaging into roots and using your mini hairdryer to really work the product in.

Mini hairdryer

Depending where youre traveling, this may not be necessary but sometimes hotel dryers just don't have enough wattage to get the job done right.

Our top pick:
amika Mighty Mini Ionic Dryer. This pint-sized dryer is small enough to fit in a carry-on but powerful enough to replace your full-size hairdryer.

Multipurpose oil

A versatile hair and body oil can be used all over as a heat protectant before hairstyling, a split end healer, a lip and cuticle hydrator, as well as a body moisturizer. With limited space for products in your pack, this handy product is a must.

Our top pick:
Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil. Multitasking has never looked so good: This lightweight, fast-absorbing option adds a glow from head to toe. Just spritz on this rose-infused oil anywhere that needs TLC. Plus, a little goes a long way, which means you'll enjoy it long after your vacation.


Alexis Bridenbaugh