Beauty, Travel

The Very Best Travel Beauty Items for Your Carry-On

We’re often dreaming of jetting off to New York for the weekend, soaking up some sun in Miami, and sipping cocktails by the Seine in Paris. OK, so maybe we’ll be visiting the next town over and not a private island, but either way, I’m definitely taking my favorite beauty products along. I scoured my favorite beauty blogs to find the best of travel-ready beauty products that you can toss right into your carry-on bag without worrying about getting harassed by TSA. PLUS you don’t have to worry about trying to use that tiny little funnel to stuff your favorite conditioner into that infuriatingly small travel sized bottle. Listen, I just don’t have the patience for that nonsense. Do you have any idea how long it takes gravity to pull the weight of a conditioning mask through that funnel? PROTIP skip that tragic afternoon activity and just buy the travel sized version. Here are a few of our favorite finds from mini makeup kits to a darling tiny hair dryer. And before you ask, yes – each product meets the TSA’s 3.4-ounce requirements.


Kopari Organic Coconut Melt

This is the ultimate multiple use travel beauty product. Use this gloriously smelling organic, coconut oil hydrator as a growth treatment hair mask or swipe it on dry spots as an everyday body lotion. Use it as a fresh natural makeup remover or an after sun skin treatment. You can also use it as a non-greasy lip balm alternative and a shave cream. It’s one product that will save you all sorts of room in your luggage for shopping on your vacation.

Buy Now: $34 for 7 oz

Buy Now: $18 for 2 oz


Celavi Essence Facial Face Mask

These skin masks help diminish signs of dark spots, pigmentation, circles, and puffiness all while smelling delish and having a no fuss application process. I’m the kinda girl who’s don’t give AF enough to rock one of these in route while on the plane but maybe you’re like Linds and would prefer to wait until you’re in your hotel robe, either way, these are the perfect ultra thin rescue for dried out plane ravaged skin.

Buy Now: $9.50 for 12 pack


MILK MAKEUP Matcha Toner Mini

Never worry about products spilling in your suitcase again. Milk Makeup produced the world’s first solid toner and its made with green matcha to cleanse and soothe skin, while kombucha and witch hazel tighten pores. It’s the perfect second step for any skincare routine and works double duty as a great refreshing product for sun-kissed skin.

Buy Now: $30


Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

This surf spray is the ultimate in lazy-girl travel beauty. I can’t get enough of this stuff. Just wash and condition your hair, spritz this baby all over, tossel and BAM insta-beach hair. It’s an oil- and salt-infused spray to create soft, sea-tossed waves with a light sheen. It’s literally perfect for your next vacation – it even smells like a beach vacation. Obsessed.

Buy Now: $31 for 4.3 oz

Buy Now: $14 for 1.7 oz


Moroccanoil Hydrating Hair Care Travel Kit

Don’t let travel humidity kill your Instagram photos. Moroccanoil can handle it. This little kit holds all the must-have argan oil-infused hair care products to keep your silky lush locks frizz-free throughout your day. This kit also comes with the original body and hand cream in a TSA approved mini version. PLUS a dry texture spray for long-lasting hold throughout your busy touring days and a heat protecting spray to shield hair from any damage or split ends while you’re on the go. Best of all, the four products all come tucked into an adorable zip pouch.

Buy Now: $22 for 4 piece set


OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray Mini

Okay, we all know celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkin is a hair genius but I had no idea just HOW genius she was until I tried her Texturizing Spray. Long story short, the Kardashian stylist took the best parts of dry shampoo and the best parts of hair spray, mixed them together and built an incredible product that both adds volume and texture AND acts as a dry shampoo to absorb oil and gunk. For those of us with flat fine hair – it’s literally a game changer.

Buy Now: $45 for 4.5 oz

Buy Now: $18 for 1.4 oz


Dermablend Quick-Fix Full Coverage Concealer

You’ve probably seen those videos of people using Dermablend to cover giant dark tattoos and all kinds of skin issues. It’s literally one of the best products on the market. You can swipe this creamy compact concealer on right out of the tube and blend it in easily with your finger, so there’s no need to pack a brush or a beauty blender unless you’re crazy like me and need your entire set everywhere you go.

Buy Now: $26 for .16 oz


Benefit Bronzed ‘N’ Sculpted Kit

This genius kit helps you fake it till you make it until you’re able to build the perfect base tan. Contour your features and get a sunkissed look with this complete mini makeup kit. Sculpt your features with the Hoola Cream-to-Powder Quickie Contour Stick, bronze with Hoola Matte Bronzer, and highlight with the shimmering, rose-gold Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter.

Buy Now: $26


Amika Go-Go Hair Dryer Travel Set

Packing bulky hot styling tools is a pain in the ass. There’s no other way to put it. They take up room in your luggage and they don’t always work if the voltage is off on your international trips. Enter – the Amika Go-Go hair dryer and straightener set. They’re lightweight, compact, powerful, Amika’s Mini Iconic has 1200 watts of ceramic-powered heat and it’s dual voltage, meaning you can plug it in with ease while you’re traveling internationally. You’ll never have to rely on one of those weak hotel hair dryers again.

Buy Now Travel Set: $100

Buy Full-Size Amika Hair Dryer Now: $150

Buy Full-Size Amika Straightener Now: $80


Velo 20 Inch Hair Extensions

I know this may seem a bit extra but hair extensions not only add length but help to add incredible volume. You want to look your best while your on vacation to make those photo pop add some extra volume to your hair without a whole lot of fuss or a crazy amount of application time. The Velo is perfect for those of us who already have a bit of length and just want to add a bit more. Plus, these babies won’t go off in a metal detector.

Buy Now: $260


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