The Best Travel-Size Beauty Products
Just because you have to pack light when you’re on the road, doesn’t mean your beauty routine has to suffer. Here, seven tiny products that won’t waste your space or your time.
Weighing in at under a pound and measuring less than six inches, this dryer may be little, but it still packs a punch. Its ionic technology eliminates frizz to keep hair shiny and smooth. Plus, it comes with diffusing and straightening nozzles, as well as a plug adaptor so you can get a great blow-dry abroad.
To buy: $26, sephora.com.
All the makeup essentials you need to look put together after a long-haul flight. This kit includes rich brown eyeliner, dusty rose blush, volumizing mascara, and creamy plum lipstick. The best part? The packaging is half the size of typical makeup, saving ample space in your purse or carry-on.
To buy: $50, stowawaycosmetics.com.
A deep clean without a liquid cleanser? It’s possible. The powder formula mixes with water to create a customized exfoliator that buffs away makeup, grime, and dead skin cells for a brighter complexion. Add more water for a gentler cleanse or use less to create a grainier texture.
To buy: $15, amazon.com.
The key to packing lightly is a multi-purpose product—and this one does it all. Set your makeup, control oil production, and get SPF protection with just one spritz. Thanks to peppermint and rosemary leaf oil, this formula has a refreshing aroma, too.
To buy: $12, supergoop.com.
This luminous foundation is hidden in a compact sponge and dispenses when you press it for a mess-free, travel-friendly application. The lightweight, hydrating formula goes on seamlessly and leaves skin with a dewy finish that helps combat jet lag.
To buy: $38, sephora.com.
Dry shampoo is a traveler’s best friend and, because it’s a powder (read: TSA friendly), this one is a great pick. Unlike aerosols, it uses an air pump to dispense the perfect puff of flower and plant essences into strands to soak up oil and revive limp hair. Apply it to roots and massage.
To buy: $30, nordstrom.com.
These cleansing wipes contain cucumber, green tea, broccoli, and spinach to feed skin with nutrients and antioxidants from the outside in. Use them to wipe away makeup or for a quick refresher after a long flight. The crisp, soothing scent will put you in a spa-like state of mind.
To buy: $6 for 30, target.com.