Best beauty products for travel

19 On-the-Go Beauty Products That Are Perfect for Travelers

Our carry-ons are only so big, but there are some beauty products we just can't leave behind. So, we rounded up the best makeup, skincare, and haircare for the road—mini sizes, multi-functional items, and formulas that are easy to apply on the go. Here, our favorite travel beauty products to buy now.

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Kosas Papaya 1972 Blush and Highlighter Duo

When you have limited space, two-in-one products are always the way to go. This blush-highlighter duo from clean beauty brand Kosas goes on subtly for a natural look but can also be layered for a more glam take. 

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Alleyoop Multi-Tasker 4-in-1 Makeup Brush

Alleyoop's all about creating multifunctional products, and its 4-in-1 makeup brush is the perfect example. On the outside, you've got a blending sponge and powder brush, and then when you twist them off, you'll find brow and eyeshadow brushes underneath.

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Amika Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray Mini

How cute is Amika's mini matte texture spray? In its one-ounce size, it's a shoe-in for our TSA-approved liquid bags.

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Supergoop! CC Cream SPF 35

Supergoop! may be known mostly for its sunscreen, but this product also has you covered when it comes to imperfections and uneven skin tone. The tinted CC cream—complete with 100% mineral SPF 35 UV protection—corrects hyperpigmentation and softens the appearance of fine lines and pores. You can even apply it using your fingers (just be sure to blend!), making it the ultimate on-the-go fix.

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Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules Travel Pack

Designed to be packed in a carry-on, Eve Lom's cleansing oil capsules are a unique solution for in-flight cleansing. To use, you simply twist off the capsule top, and then squeeze the oil into your hands. Massage over your dry face before rinsing with warm water for fresh, hydrated skin. P.S.—the capsules are completely biodegradable. 

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Glossier You Perfume Solid

If your carry-on liquids bag is feeling a little tight, take out your fragrance sprays and rollers. Glossier's solid perfume will give you the same level of fresh scent, and it packs way easier.

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Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara Mini

Toss this mini mascara from Ilia in your purse, and you'll be prepared for touch-ups anytime. The formula is buildable and flake-free, making it simple to reapply as needed.

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Naturopathica AHA Purifying Night Serum

For skincare obsessors, choosing just one serum to bring on vacay sounds like a nightmare. But in our opinion, Naturopathica's AHA Purifying Night Serum is all you need. The formula combines glycolic, salicylic, and hyaluronic acids with aloe vera to clarify and rebalance the skin—definitely a must when combatting travel stress.

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Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow

A complete eyeshadow routine in 10 seconds? You better believe it. Kosas' signature shadow requires no tools—just swipe the wand over your lids, build it up to your desired color, and you'll be left with a crease-free, shimmery, watercolor-like look.

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True Botanicals Vitamin C Booster

Your skin often needs extra attention when you travel—there are so many factors that cause it to freak out, from new climates to dry airplane cabin air. True Botanicals' Vitamin C Booster amps up the effects of your serum by storing the key ingredient in a powder form (all the better for flying!) so that it doesn't lose efficacy. Just dissolve a couple shakes of the booster into a serum, mist, or water, and you'll be left with brighter, firmer skin.

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Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows Eyebrow Gel

If there's one underrated product that makes a huge difference on light-makeup days, it's brow gel. Charlotte Tilbury's has a micro-fine precise brush to keep you from going overboard.

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Rahua Smoothing Hair Balm

Facing frizz and flyaways? Keep Rahua's Smoothing Hair Balm in your purse for hassle-free grooming. It tames strands with Amazonian oils and cocoa seed butter.

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Tarte Travel Size Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Tarte's Tape Shape has been rated America's #1 concealer—one is sold every 12 seconds—and it now comes in a travel-friendly mini size. A little bit goes a long way in covering imperfections and contouring skin.

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Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose

We love to dab some color on our lips before landing. This all-natural lip butter by Greek beauty brand Korres is subtle, smooth, and hydrating.  

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Clarins Pore Perfecting Mattifying Blotting Paper Kit

Blotting papers are a must-have for oily-skinned travelers. This gold Clarins case includes hemp-oil blotting sheets and translucent powder to make for shine-free skin.

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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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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor

A matte lip goes a long way. The MAC Retro line has 12 colors and the pigment lasts longer than any other lipstick we've tried. 

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T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer

How many times have you arrived at a hotel to find a sucky 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

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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