Just because you’re traveling the world, doesn’t mean you need to stop your beauty regime. You also don’t have to look jet-lagged while traveling! My skin used to take a toll whenever I would travel. I would return home with a few breakouts. Now that I started bringing all the products below, my skin has been glowing and clearer than ever! Feeling and looking your best is all about packing mindfully. I’ll share with you some of my must have beauty products to travel with and you’ll never want to leave without them!

Traveling with full size products takes up way too much space in your luggage. Not only do you not want to carry all those products around, it will also be less plastic and better for the environment! For some of my products that don’t come in a travel size, I use these refillable bottles. You can also get a perfume travel bottle so that you can smell good wherever without having to worry about your precious perfume bottle breaking in your bag.

Life hack – When I go through Duty Free and I’m waiting for my flight at the airport, I like to go sample perfume. Sometimes they even give you free samples to take with!


Some of my favorite beauty products come in travel sizes already. I buy the big size to keep at home and refill the smaller travel sizes for when I travel. It is best to refill these bottles than to use the shampoo and conditioners that are offered at hotels. Most of the hotel products dry out your hair and make it frizzy! No thank you! The Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner makes your hair feel soft and even gives you a delicious minty smell. Pair your hair washing products with a leave-in product. I have been using “It’s a 10” for years. It repairs any hair damage, protects your hair from future damage, detangles and creates silkiness. If you’re like me and don’t wash your hair everyday (if you do, stop! It’s not good for your hair), I use a dry shampoo for those days that we have an early flight or if I start getting greasy hair by the end of the day. My go-to dry shampoo is the Dry Bar Dry Shampoo. It is the only dry shampoo I’ve ever found that actually keeps your hair not greasy for the whole day. Not to mention, it smells amazing!


For my cleanser, I either bring the Dermologica Special Cleansing Gel or I fill up one of the refillable bottles with the La Roche-Posay Hydrating Cleanser. My skin gets pretty acne-prone especially while traveling but these cleansers are gentle enough to remove any makeup while also not being too harsh. I also use the Aveeno makeup remover wipes. I have tried every makeup wipe you can think of and this one is my absolute fav. It doesn’t have a greasy feel to it after and it does the job! I know it is tempting to not take your makeup off especially during crazy flight schedules but trust me, your skin will thank you. Neutrogena Hydro Boost is a lightweight, fast absorbing moisturizer that fits easily in your bag. For a long flight, put on the H Hazel Eye Gels to reduce puffy eyes. These also help to reduce wrinkles and repair the skin under your eyes.

If I’m going to travel for just a couple weeks, I would only bring my cleanser, moisturizer and makeup remover wipes. For longer trips, I want to ensure that my skin stays nourished so I’ll bring more skincare products. Once a week, I will use a Freeman Face Mask, exfoliate using a Clarisonic brush (only exfoliate once or twice a week as too much exfoliation is bad for your skin), microneedle (to help produce collagen) and vitamin-E oil for after the microneedle. I also swear by Dennis Gross Pads. They’re the most expensive skincare product I have but trust me, they’re worth it! They reduce the appearance of fine lines wrinkles, acne scars and pores. Since they have retinol, you’ll want to make sure you are using a sunscreen every single day otherwise you’re more prone to dark spots. My foundation CC Correcting Cream has 50 SPF in it but for days I don’t want to wear foundation, I use the Obagi Tinted Sunscreen. It blends in evenly with my skin and provides that added protection. I believe that tan days are better days but it is also important to protect your skin so incorporate Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen.


For makeup, I usually bring all my essential makeup products. I use a beauty blender (make sure you always get this wet before applying any makeup) for my CC Correcting Cream Foundation– which is an incredible product. It treats uneven skin tones, protects your skin and provides lightweight coverage all in one. For days I need more coverage, I’ll use the Mac Skinfinish Natural Powder. Concealer is the Tarte Shape. For eyeshadow, I’ll pack one eyeshadow palette usually an Urban Decay palette. My favorite mascara is the Two Faced Better than Sex. For eyeliner, the Loreal Infallible stays on all day. For highlighter I love the Tarteist Pro Glow from Tarte, which lasts forever! I’ve had this pallette for two years now. For blush, I use the Ulta Beauty Peach Pop Palette. For brows, I fill them in with a basic brown shade from DIY Brow Bar. For days where I want to just lightly touch my brows, I’ll use the 3D Browtones from Benefit. I did a complete makeup tutorial on my Instagram. Watch it here.

Helpful Trick – For a quick touch up, my must have is an eyelash curler. The Tweezerman curler is a game changer. If you curl your eyelashes, it automatically gives you the oomph look. For light makeup days just curl your eyelashes, put on a tinted sunscreen and touch up your brows and you’re good to go!

For more travel and carry-on must haves, check out my Ultimate Travel Packing List here.

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