Your Must-Have Carry-On Packing List
From on-trend passport holders to iPhone power banks to no-mess makeup remover, we've rounded up a packing list of 14 must-have essentials to stow in your carry-on—no matter what destination you're bound for next. Don't leave home without 'em!
If you've ever walked barefoot through airport security, you know the importance of having a backup pair of socks in your carry-on. We're loving the eye-catching design on this pair from Juliette Mallet, the Paris-based creative behind popular Etsy shop CoucouSuzette.
Sometimes, a great concealer and cooling eye gel just won't hide the effects of a long-haul flight. In those cases, we like to hide behind a pair of dark, oversized sunglasses like these ones from Illesteva. The brand was launched in 2009 but already has an insane celeb following from the likes of Lena Dunham and Katy Perry.
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There's no hard evidence to suggest that having a bright, colorful passport holder will reduce the chance of leaving behind your passport on a plane. But given just how fetching this Flamingo Holder is, we're willing to hedge our bets.
Not ones to check bags, we're all for maxing out our carry-on allowance. That is where having a spacious, durable backpack proves invaluable. Our go-to: this gorgeous English saddle-inspired rucksack from Madewell. It is as beautiful as it is roomy, and comes with four pockets in which to store valuables.
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Silk Eye Mask
We might travel constantly, but falling soundly asleep on a plane remains a talent that has somehow eluded us. Still, a silk eye mask can go a long way towards canceling out harsh light and other distractions. The adorable option from Olivia von Halle is made from 100% silk and provides complete eye coverage without pinching behind the ears.
An easy way to invest in your health and the environment when you travel is to use a stainless steel water bottle. There are plenty of great options out there, but our personal fave is this Waikiki-inspired pick from S'well. It'll keep your beverage cold for 24 hours and hot for 12, and is non-toxic and non-leaching.
Cheek and Lip Stain
The cold, recycled air of airplanes is a major complexion-killer. Get your glow back by reaching for a multitasking stain like this one from renowned makeup artist Sonia Kashuk. Its gel-balm texture adds a dewy pop of color to your lips and cheeks, making you look instantly refreshed on the go.
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Don't be that person holding people up as you search for your boarding ticket in the bottomless pit of your purse. Instead, sling a small, chic number across your shoulders so that you'll have all your must-haves—passport, wallet, ID—ready at a moment's notice. We're crushing on this mini powder-pink tote from Scottish luxury brand Strathberry.
We've all seen those pics of celebrities donning sheet masks while traveling. But the reality is, economy class and a sopping wet face mask don't exactly mix. We like to reap the benefits of the in-flight beauty phenomenon by opting for a foolproof under-eye mask instead. Our tried-and-trusted favorite is Tatcha's Luminous Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask. It contains Okinawa red algae, honeysuckle, and peony extracts to combat puffiness and dark circles.
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Between engine noise and crying babies, there's no question that a powerful pair of headphones is a travel must. This rose gold pair from electronic accessory brand FRENDS blends style and sound like nothing we've ever seen (or heard!) before. Designed exclusively for women, they're comfortable enough to be worn with earrings thanks to memory foam ear cushions and a leather headband. Plus, each pair comes with removable caps—perfect for customizing your look to what you're wearing.
iPhone Case and Charger
The deficit of electrical outlets in airports is a major problem, one that is not likely to be solved in the immediate future. For the time being, make do with this nifty phone case and charger from Target. The case is slim and durable, and the power bank has a 2000 mAh battery to provide one full charge for your iPhone.
If sleeping in your makeup is the ultimate beauty no-no, sleeping in your makeup on an airplane is practically sinful. Not only does it cause acne, plugged follicles, and a lackluster complexion, it can also lead to eye infections and premature aging. To avoid these unwanted side effects, take your makeup off before a flight with these [t](http://www.sephora.com/the-ultimate-makeup-remover-wipes- P408967? keyword=RMS%20BEAUTY%20The%20Ultimate%20Makeup%20Remover% 20Wipes%20P408967&skuId=1833607&_requestid=524722)ravel-friendly cotton cloths from RMS. They're packed with coconut oil and cleanse and hydrate without stripping sensitive skin.
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