When it comes to packing for a trip, it can be tough to edit down the amount of beauty products to bring along. While you can’t bring all of your lotions, makeup and skincare products, it doesn’t mean you have to settle for the drugstore aisle travel-size selections. We’ve found some TSA-approved essentials that will fit perfectly into your weekender or carry-on suitcase and keep you looking your best this holiday weekend.
First things first — you’ll need a spacious yet travel-friendly case to house all of your goods, and this one is the ideal size with a variety of prints to choose from.
Sonia Kashuk Weekender, $29.99, Target.com
After using a hotel’s not-so-great bar of soap, lather on some of this cream for hydrated skin all day long.
L’OCCITANE Pivoine Flora Beauty Milk, $9, Loccitane.com
If you have to hit a party after getting off a long flight, pack this tiny can of sweet-scented spray for a touch-up.
Oribe Côte d'Azur Hair Refresher, $23, Oribe.com
Whether you’re hitting the beach or taking a road trip, SPF is an absolute must. This Neutrogena one goes on colorless and has SPF 70.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunscreen SPF 70, $9.19, Target.com
Overstuffed makeup bags are bulky — save space using this compact that has a blush and a complementing bronzer for fool-proof application.
Laura Mercier Bronzing Duo, $32, Macys.com
Calm & Cool Skin
The high concentration of ingredients in this gel-like serum fights wrinkles, while it calms and soothes the skin.
Boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence, $48, Sephora.com
Take the Day Off
The makers of this classic and beloved drugstore cleanser have come out with a gentle cloth-version of the formula. They’ll remove makeup and impurities without irritation and leave skin refreshed.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths, $5.99, Walgreens.com
Neutral shadows, blush, bronzer and lip gloss all in the smallest of kits that can fit practically anywhere.
Too Faced Glamour To Go, $11, Toofaced.com
For a luxurious on-the-go experience, treat your eyes and lips to this palm-size compact, which has line-smoothing technology to help you look wide awake after the longest of flights.
La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection À Porter, $150, Laprairie.com
Mini Emergency Kit
No matter what, never leave home without this tiny 17-piece kit. It has everything from hairspray to an emery board.
Pinch Provisions Confection Minimergency Kit, $16, Pinchprovisions.com