10 Travel-Friendly Beauty Essentials You Need To Pack NOW!

There still might be several weeks of April showers ahead, but some of us have summer in sight. And, we know what that means — vacation! Passport? Check. Bikini? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Cosmetic bag that can fit a small child? Uncheck.No matter what your plans are, we can all agree thatparing down the essentials can be a daunting task.

So, how do you determine your beauty must-haves when those bathroom shelves are crammed to the hilt? Attention please, frequent fliers: We’ve inspected the goods to bring you 10 top-notch, TSA-approved travel products. This list is packed with our favorites to save you time and precious space (hello, extra pair of shoes!). We all have baggage, but yours just got lighter!

Eliminate shine and give your skin a glow in one simple swipe. This compact pack of 100 blotting papers fits easily into your makeup bag — saving valuable space.

Mai Couture 2-1 Blotting & Bronzing Papier, $24, available at Nordstrom.


When the luxury of a shower might not be close at hand, this dry shampoo with oat milk will absorb excess oil and give you instant volume.

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $15.45, available at Beauty Bar.


Keep smudging and smearing at bay with a swipe of this waterproof wand. Even in hot and humid conditions, this lengthening formula is sure to stay put. Is it pool time yet?

Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara, $20, available at SpaceNK.


If travel conditions and harsh salt water have left your hair feeling lackluster, this elixir will stimulate your scalp and get those locks looking good again. Massage a few drops onto the scalp and roots before shampooing.

Phyto Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Stimulant, $32, available at 3Floz.


Do layovers and long days of travel have you feeling and looking unrested? Say goodbye to puffiness with a little dab of this rejuvenating and soothing eye cream. Now the only red eye you have to worry about is the one you’re about to board.

Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream, $28.50, available at C.O. Bigelow.


A convenient eye, cheek, and lip color — this time-saving, three-in-one product leaves a sheer tint for a natural look while traveling. The moisture-rich formula easily blends and it’s available in four hues.

Ilia Beauty Multi-Stick, $34, available at Spirit Beauty Lounge.


Sunscreen? Powder? This dual-action powerhouse provides both in an easy to dispense, retractable brush applicator. Its sheer coverage is totally travel appropriate, and it handles unwanted shine — all while protecting you from harmful rays!

Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush, $50, available at Colorescience.


Though you may choose to forgo eyeliner for a lighter look while traveling, this is a great option to have just in case. You can draw a fine line or smudge it for a more dramatic look. And, if you really want to go big, blend across the entire lid for a smokey look.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner, $19, available at Nordstrom.


For wind- and sun-stressed skin, it doesn’t get any better than this rose-scented hand cream by Jurlique. You’ll feel instantly pampered with its soothing feel and calming aromatics.

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream, $25, available at Skin Care Rx.


This nourishing lip balm not only feels great, but protects against the sun while soothing (and preventing) chapped lips. You can apply a layer under your favorite lip color for extra moisture and a softer, more natural look.

Archipelago Botanicals Milk Lip Balm With SPF 15, $6, available at 3Floz.

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