10 Best Travel-Size Beauty Products
When we travel away from home sweet home, why leave the must-have contents of our beauty cabinets behind? More specialty products than ever are made mini for easy transport. Here’s a collection of some new as well as all-time favorites to throw into that makeup or gym bag. All liquids meet the 3.4-ounce container size limitation for aircraft carry-ons set by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. (Now it’s up to you to fit all these amazing bottles into the one allotted quart-size bag!)
Marc Mena, Celebrity Hairstylist and Senior Stylist at Warren Tricomi, NYC
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray Travel Size
I love this product for achieving voluminous, textured and fuller hair. It’s such a versatile product, you can use this to create sexy waves or soft, messy updos,” says Mena.
Dick Page, Shiseido Artistic Director and Celebrity Makeup Artist
Essence of Beauty Multi-Purpose Cotton Cosmetic Applicators
For perfect eyeliner, Page applies liner heavily and then swipes clean with a Q-tip and eye makeup remover for a sharp line. He suggests these dual-ended swabs for initial application and on-the-go touchups.
Jessie Powers MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist and Educator
Jao Hand Refresher
“This sanitizer is an essential for a makeup artist’s kit and has a pleasant lavender scent instead of something fruity or alcohol smelling,” says Powers.
Mini L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold
“I love this hairspray because it doesn’t leave hairspray flakes when you brush it out. Plus, the purse size is great for travel,” she says.
Kate Duff, Beauty Expert & Frequent Traveler
Somme Institute Mobile Skincare
“Using this 5-step kit has definitely started to reverse some of the sun damage of my youth. It contains a non-drying cleanser, exfoliating pads (cut the pads to get double uses!), a serum, a hydrating moisturizer and the first SPF that doesn’t make me break out,” says Duff.
Carrie Fernow Minchin, Celebrity Hairstylist
Moroccanoil Travel Kit
“This product combo helps achieve an amazing blowout or natural dry on the road and is a must-have to protect hair from UV damage and environmental stress,” says Minchin. “The shampoo and conditioner transform hair to feel soft no matter where you go, and a small amount of the fragrant oil to ends makes undone hair look a little polished without all the fuss of styling!”
$48, in salons. For more info, Moroccanoil.com
Laura Geller, Makeup Artist and Founder of Laura Geller Cosmetics
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – Hydrating
“These portable cleansing towelettes are a safe and gentle remover of dirt and oil—even for the most stubborn makeup,” says Geller.
Sandra Bennett, Beauty Blogger and TV Host
Tarte 100% Pure Maracuja Oil Rollerball
“This product contains just one pure ingredient – Maracuja oil – that benefits the skin in so many ways. It brightens, hydrates, smooths and nourishes. It’s great as a one-step moisturizer for the face, but I also rub it into my cuticles or any other part of my body that needs an anti-aging boost,” says Bennett.
Leslie Marnett, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Sephora Creamy Body Wash Caps
“These new capsules deliver a luxe level of cleansing on-the-go, and one is all you need to lather your entire body and leave you feeling clean and fresh. Plus, I never have to worry about spillage in my carry-on because of the genius snap, crackle, pop construction,” says Marnett.
Remington Detailed Trimmer
“This shaver offers a quick and legitimate method for shaving off unwanted facial hair in five seconds. It’s light and discrete and deserves a permanent spot in your travel bag to deal with those surprise follicles that pop up. Swipe the shaver in gentle downward motions along your upper lip and notice a smoother you,” Marnett says.