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The Best On-The-Go Beauty Products

Our carry-ons are only so big — but there are some travel beauty products we just can't leave behind. In the interest of saving some much-needed space, we road-tested a handful of our favorites. Here, the ones that made the cut.

NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo
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NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo

We're huge fans of NARS blush/ bronzer duo.  Go for a light and rosy tint or opt for a sexy golden hue. Whichever you choose, it only takes one small black compact to achieve the look. 

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Clarins Pore Perfecting Mattifying Blotting Paper Kit
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Clarins Pore Perfecting Mattifying Blotting Paper Kit

This gold Clarins case combines hemp-oil blotting papers with translucent powder to make for perfect, shine-free skin.

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HOURGLASS Retractable Kabuki Brush
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HOURGLASS Retractable Kabuki Brush

Every Jetsetter needs a compact blush stick, especially one that's easy to keep clean.  This retractable option from HOURGLASS fits the bill.

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HOURGLASS Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
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HOURGLASS Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel

Brow gel has become so part of our beauty routine we just don't feel complete without it. One of our favorites: this clear volumizing version from HOURGLASS.  If you prefer darker shades, the brand has various brown and black hues, just be careful not to overdo it. 

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SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
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SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

In the overabundant land of sheet masks, it's hard to pick--and stick--to just one. But we're partial to the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. The Japanese cult favorite does your skin right by boosting firmness, moisture, and hydration, which is key after a long flight. 

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PAT MCGRATH LABS MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie En Rose Eyeshadow Palette
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PAT MCGRATH LABS MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie En Rose Eyeshadow Palette

This fall is all about bright eye colors. Pat McGrath Labs' palette offers 6 eye-popping shades for day and night. So step outside your eyeshadow comfort zone and go bold. 

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor, Main, color, Simply Smoked (639) MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor
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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor

A matte lip goes a long way.  The MAC Retro line has 15 colors for every type of skin tone and the color lasts longer than any other lipstick we've ever tried. 

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Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield, 1.3 oz
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Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield

You can love the sun, but never forget the power of sunscreen (as if you needed a reminder!). This broad spectrum SPF 5O hydrating shield is seriously impressive: it combines pollution and UVB protection with a DNA enzyme complex to strengthen your skin. The result? A fresh-looking face, and hopefully, fewer wrinkles as we age. 

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T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer
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T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer

How many times have you arrived at a hotel to find a s-tty hairdryer? Well, no more. This folding dryer fits perfectly in a carry-on and is lightweight, but powerful. Plus, it neutralizes static and frizz. 

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TWEEZERMAN Pink Perfection Petite Tweeze Set
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TWEEZERMAN Pink Perfection Petite Tweeze Set

Sometimes you can't fit in a wax before a trip. That's where these guys come in. They work wonders for tiny lip, eyebrow, and chin hairs, plus wherever else you might be noticing strays. 

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Advanced Airbrush Set
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Sephora Collection Advanced Airbrush Set

Ditch your worn-down, free-floating makeup brushes once and for all and get organized with this advanced airbrush compact.  The five-piece, soft-brush set covers all the basics--foundation, blush, eyeshadow--and is perfect for traveling. Just pop the case in your carry-on and go. 

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12. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
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12. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream

This 30% hyaluronic acid moisturizer delivers a serious hydrating boost for up to 72 hours. Your skin will look less dull and dry within minutes, and fine lines will suddenly be less noticeable. 

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Acure Incredibly Clear Cleansing Stick
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Acure Incredibly Clear Cleansing Stick

Don't have an hour to spend on a cleansing routine (who does)?! This all organic stick is quick, easy, and convenient. It uses rosehip oil, sea kelp, and cactus flower to gently exfoliate and decongest pores.

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Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose
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Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose

We love to dab a little color to the lips before any take off and landing. This all-natural lip butter by Greek beauty brand Korres is subtle, smooth, and hydrating.  

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