9 products we can’t travel without
These beauty essentials will see you through your trip
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / January 15 2018
Whether you’re going on holiday for just a weekend or an extended period of time (lucky you!), you’re going to need to take some beauty essentials with you. Here are nine of the best travel must-haves that won’t let you down on your trip.
Eve Lom Cleanser
Boosted with detoxifying eucalyptus oil, nourishing cocoa butter and softening chamomile, this solid cleanser melts into a liquid upon contact and can effectively remove makeup without drying normal to dry skin out.
Iantha’s verdict: “I’ve gone through three tubs of this stuff and I just can’t get enough. Not only is it dreamy to use, it also works wonders for keeping my skin looking radiant and healthy while I’m away.”
CHANEL Le Volume de CHANEL Waterproof Mascara
If you’re only going to pack one mascara for your trip, make it the CHANEL Le Volume de CHANEL Waterproof Mascara, which can increase length and volume to bare lashes, and won’t flake upon contact with water.
Iantha’s verdict: “I’m guilty of wearing false lashes most of the time, but I can’t get enough of this waterproof mascara when I’m lounging poolside.”
La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection À Porter
A soothing eye cream in one compartment, and a comforting lip balm in another? We’re sold.
Iantha’s verdict: “I recently took this on a trip and was amazed by its versatility. What also won me over was the mirrored compact, which made it extremely travel-friendly.”
Original Mineral Mini Volume Minerals Kit
Forget adding bulk and weight to your carry-on or suitcase with full-sized products. Instead, travel with these mini-sized shampoos, conditioner and masks from Original Mineral that can detox, boost volume and strengthen all hair types.
Iantha’s verdict: “Just like a fragrance wardrobe, it’s essential to equip yourself with a variety of hair products that cater to your every possible need.”
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
Soothe chapped skin on your face and body with Elizabeth Arden’s famous Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, which works a treat on dry patches, wind burns, dry cuticles and even grazes.
Iantha’s verdict: “This all-in-one product is a no-brainer; you absolutely won’t regret taking this skin-saver with you.”
Smashbox Studio Skin Face Shaping Foundation Stick
Instead of taking both a liquid foundation (which could leak in transit) and a contouring palette with you on holiday, try Smashbox Studio Skin Face Shaping Foundation Stick. It has a medium coverage solid foundation on one side and a darker shade on the other for contouring, and is a dream to blend into skin.
Iantha’s verdict: “I’m always looking for ways to save time, especially when I’m on holidays, which is why this foundation stick got such a workout when I was on summer break. It’s quick, it’s effective… what more could you want from something as easy to use as this?”
Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Pouch
Looking to give your makeup loot a serious overhaul? Look no further than investing in a sturdy makeup bag like a Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Pouch, which is available in a series of colours and textures.
Iantha’s verdict: “Investing in a good-quality makeup bag is worth doing if you’re serious about travelling in style. Plus, it’ll last years (and years and years) making it worth every penny.”
Chloé Eau de Parfum Rollerball
Built from a blend of peony, rose, magnolia, cedar and ambergris and housed in a slim container, the classic Chloé Eau de Parfum is a definite must-have when it comes to packing for a trip away.
Iantha’s verdict: “This scent works for both summer and winter holidays, making it a versatile staple to take with you at all times.”
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask
We can’t get enough of these eye masks as they’re easy to use and incredibly effective at refreshing tired-looking eyes. Its efficacy is driven by Estée Lauder’s signature Advanced Night Repair technology, which can hydrate, soothe and boost luminosity in just 10 minutes.
Iantha’s verdict: “Pop these on during a long-haul flight to keep skin nourished, or pack a couple of these to use when you need them most (like when you’re hungover).”
If you’re looking for more ways to look after your peepers, give these anti-ageing eye creams a go.
Do you have a travel-friendly favourite that you can’t live without on holidays? Let us know in the comments below.
Image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.