Whether you’re heading on vacation with BAE, or making your way out to New Orleans for the 25th Anniversary of ESSENCE Festival with your girls, you’ll need an arsenal of travel-friendly products to keep your hair, skin, and makeup on point.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, the maximum allowance for liquids and creams for carry-on luggage is 3.4 ounces. That doesn’t give you very much to work with.
Luckily, we’ve got 10 travel-sized products and kits so good, you’ll keep using them after your trip is long over — if there’s any left.
ORS Olive Oil Nourishing Sheen Spray
This hair sheen is perfect when you want to preserve your travel style without an overload of products. It makes hair shiny without bogging it down with weight.
Carmindy & Co. Skin Zen Primer
This primer smooths on like a light layer of skin. It’s a cream, not a gel, so skin doesn’t look shiny once you apply foundation and concealer.
UOMA Say What?! Foundation
You might balk at paying $39 for just a couple of ounces of foundation until you use this full coverage soft matte. Skin doesn’t dry out with it, and looks dewy instead of chalky.
Tarte Sugar Rush Shimmertime Body Oil
You’re going to want to get those shoulders shaking once you get that glow with this shimmer oil. It takes your day or night look from basic to bombshell with just a few drops.
Sphynx 3-in-1 Travel Razor
Shave, hydrate, and balm — this 3-in-1 mini travel shaver does it all. If you’ve ever had to shave your legs or underarms in a public restroom, then you understand how clutch this little gem is.
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
Don’t be surprised that this cult skincare brand makes minis. But don’t be fooled either, they have maximum impact just like their larger counterparts, including this brightening cream.
Okay Castor Polished Edges
Who says you can’t keep your edges in check while you travel? If you’re jumping in any carnivals, or hitting up a music fest, you must keep the haters at bay, and your edges ‘gram ready with this on-the-go edge control gel.
Hourglass Double-Ended Complexion Brush
This to-go sized brush might be a splurge, but your complexion will be better for it. It’s great for applying and blending concealer and foundation on vacations, staycations, and workdays.
Eyeko Travel-Sized Lash Alert Mascara
Mascara in a tube is one the best innovations in packaging, like this carry-on Eyeko mascara. You can squeeze that tube to get all the makeup out and get your coins’ worth. It’ll last you past your trip and into your daily routine.
First Aid Beauty FAB Faves To Go Kit
First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream is easily one of the best knees, elbows, and ankles creams on the market. Along with its face cleanser and radiance pads, you can stay fresh-faced and moisturized all day, every day.