The Best Beauty Products for Travelers

Beauty Products for Travelers

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While it’s easy to amass a large collection of beauty products at home, when traveling, one needs to be a bit more selective when deciding what to bring. After all, there’s a limited amount of suitcase space (I won’t prioritize my make-up over my clothes, not sure about you!), and there’s those pesky liquid limits. So with those things in mind, I try to purchase travel size beauty products (so I can keep the bottle and refill from a larger more cost-effective product later on), and only bring the essentials!

When I travel, these are the products that make the cut for me:

Best Travel Beauty Products

1. Oil-Absorbing Sheets – Oily skin is a huge problem for me when traveling, and luckily, these sheets soak up any excess oil on my face in a few seconds flat. They come in a package the size of a small business card case, making it super easy to pop into my handbag.

2. Dry Shampoo – Dry shampoo is a lifesaver when traveling. It saves me time in the morning, and as an added benefit, gives my hair a nice volume boost! My favorite dry shampoo is by Klorane, but when money is tight, I opt for this cheaper version!

3. Setting Spray with SPF – Since I try to get up as early as possible to photograph during the natural daylight, SPF is a must for me, as my face is exposed to harmful UV rays for many hours! I love this setting spray which allows me to wear makeup and still protect my face from sunburn!

4. Make-up Remover Wipes – Since liquids are always a pain to deal with when traveling, I opt for facial cleansing wipes which clean my skin and remove my make-up – no liquid needed! I love these wipes so much that I even use them when not traveling :)

5. Nail Polish Remover Pads – If you paint your nails often, you should also think about getting nail polish remover pads, so you don’t have to worry about liquids! These things are a lifesaver for long-term travel!

6. Sephora’s Easy Smoky Eye – Need a dramatic look without bringing eyeshadow and a brush? Grab this two-in-one smokey eye from Sephora for the perfect nighttime look in half the size!

7. Avocado Mask Sheet – While I may go for a fancy mask at home, when traveling it’s easiest to use a peel-away mask sheet that I can toss entirely when done. The Sephora mask sheets come in individual packaging, making them perfect for travel!

8. Tinted Lip Balm – Tinted lip balm is my go-to lip color for keeping my lips hydrated and flush with rosy color at the same time. While I love the matte look, it isn’t as practical when traveling, so tinted lip balm is the answer. It’s also super easy to apply without a mirror, making it the perfect solution for on-the-go lip color. Dior Lip Glow is my favorite.

9. Lip2Cheek Lip & Cheek Color – For a two in one, lip color and blush, try the Lip2Cheek Lip & Cheek Color from Nordstrom or Sephora.

10. Hand Sanitizer – Ok, so maybe this isn’t a beauty product per se, but getting sick while traveling isn’t a great way to stay beautiful. So, travel-size hand sanitizer is a must for me when traveling. Airplanes are some of the germiest places so generous application is best. I travel with Purell. I also keep the small bottle it comes in, and when it runs out, I refill it from a larger bottle at home!

11. Facial Mist – I was always skeptical about facial sprays until a coworker gave me this one as a holiday gift, and since then, I’m sold! A refreshing blast of rosewater is just what I need after a long flight where my skin gets dehydrated. It’s also super convenient to just whip out and spritz. No application process or messy clean-up involved. I recommend a rose water facial mist like this one from Sephora.

What are your favorite travel beauty products you can’t live without when traveling?

June 12, 2018
I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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