Greetings from California! Here are my 10 Must Have Travel Beauty Essentials…I have been traveling more and more lately AND now (thanks to Julia) have it down to a science. One of my biggest things that I do all the time now is ask for akincare samples. Not the kind you get from Sephora, but the kind that are already in sealed blister packs or mini jars/tubes. I save these in my travel size storage (yes, I have that) and whenever I travel, I’m good to go. Carrying smaller sizes like this cuts down on space so I have room for larger items like shampoo or lotion in my 3-1-1 baggie. I have also scoured eBay for these small sizes (especially of luxury brands like Creme de LaMer or ReVive). Believe it or not, people actually sell the deluxe samples they get! I don’t ever spend much, (maybe $20), but it’s a nice way to get a really good deluxe sample of something you are considering as a purchase OR if you just really like it. NOW…back to my beauty essentials. Sephora is truly the leader here with a new area launched right at the checkout called “Beauty on the Fly“. Brands have LINED UP to participate, even making travel sized versions of their best sellers. You can get a TSA approved bag for $4.50 OR buy 3 travel sized goodies and the bag is free. Here are my top 10 picks….
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer A mineral-based, water-resistant primer with SPF 15 that neutralizes the skin, minimizes shine, and creates a smooth, uniform canvas for flawless makeup application. You will essentially waterproof/humidity proof your makeup all summer long with this one. Perfect for travel this little guy slips right into your makeup bag.
Sephora Collection Eye Makeup Remover Swabs Who wants to carry a big bottle or remover when you have these?? Super slim – they fit ANYWHERE and can really get the job done removing all traces of eye makeup (even waterproof!)
Urban Decay Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set Smoky Matte Edition Who wants liner smearing on vacation? UD makes some of the most FABULOUS waterproof eye pencils on the market. These three creamy, blendable, waterproof liners glide on and stay put. Smoke (deepest gray matte), Sabbath (deep navy matte), Perversion (blackest black matte).
Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Want to get every stitch of makeup off and leave your skin soft and smooth? Try a cleansing water. This one from Koh Gen Do is easy and gentle to use for all skin types. Made with mineral-rich hot spring water, it is infused with six essential herbs to protect and nurture skin. White birch sap, harvested only three weeks each spring, adds minerals and Xylitol as it removes makeup, oils, and residue.
Josie Maran Argan Lip & Cheek Color Stick Set Vacation is all about easy….these Lip and cheek stains from Josie Maran are 4 shades of dual purpose color Infused with 100 percent-organic, 100 percent-pure argan oil, you are moisturizing while adding a pretty flush to your lips and cheeks.
Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers Blot off that excess oil and shine with these 100 percent natural abaca leaf and gold flake to absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir Part-toner, part-serum mist of essential oils and plant active ingredients. I use this one the plane and any other time I want a refresh.
Living Proof No Frizz Smoothing & Frizz Fighting Travel Kit I haven’t blown my hair dry ONCE during this trip BUT I my hair is frizz free thanks to Living Proof. This is the ONLY shampoo that keeps the frizzies at bay for me. The scientists at Living Proof discovered the first new anti-frizz solution in over 30 years to do what silicones and oils can’t. No Frizz eliminates frizz by blocking humidity, smooths without weighing hair down, and repels dirt to keep hair cleaner, longer.
Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter Paraben free – thick and rich body cream that absorbs quickly. Great for skin after tanning too…smooths, softens, and hydrates dry skin, without making it feel greasy. Used in over 70,000 bliss spa massages every year worldwide, this superior skin-smoothing formula has gained a huge following making it one of Bliss’ best selling products.
Murad Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++ This sunscreen stick offers SPF 35 AND it doesn’t look white/grey on brown skin. It absorbs SUPER FAST and offers powerful broad spectrum sun and antioxidant protection in a convenient stick that allows it to glide on for easy application on the go.