12 must-have travel-friendly buys
They’re the perfect size for your carry-on
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / January 06 2017
Take the stress out of packing for a holiday with this guide to the best hair, skin and makeup buys that are travel-friendly, compact, and won’t spill in your bag. Plus, they’re all under the 100mL limit, so they’re perfect to take in your carry-on for international flights. Bon voyage!
R+Co Dry Shampoo Paste
R+Co Dry Shampoo Paste’s no-leak, non-liquid and non-aerosol formula guarantees no spillage, which gets our tick of approval. Massage a small dollop of it into your roots to refresh the area, or add a touch of it to your hair for grit, texture and a light hold instantly.
RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil Roll On
Weary of your bottle of rosehip oil smashing or leaking in your bag? Then add RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil Roll On to cart. Housed in a plastic tube, it can be applied straight onto the face or body to hydrate and promote healthy-looking skin.
Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 & La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light SPF 50+
Add a few drops of Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 to your moisturiser to instantly turn it into an SPF 50+ formula, or pack La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios XL Ultra Light SPF 50+ into your bag for a light sunscreen that works great under foundation (plus, it’s one your other half will be willing to wear, too).
Mecca Cosmetica The Primer Wardrobe
Increase the longevity of your base with Mecca Cosmetica Primer Wardrobe, which includes three travel-sized primers that can hydrate, smooth and illuminate your skin. Rather than pack all three, simply choose the one that best suits your destination (hint: Lit From Within is our tropical destination must-have).
Benefit They're Real! Liner Mini & It Cosmetics Mini Superhero Mascara
Whether it’s an understated line to define the eyes or a more dramatic wing shape to accentuate your look, Benefit’s They’re Real! Liner can do it all. Best of all, the gel formula won’t spill in your bag or dry out easily. Finish your eye makeup with It Cosmetics Mini Superhero Mascara, which can volumise, lengthen and curl in one stroke.
Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes
We love micellar oil formulas, however it’s not always feasible to decant it into smaller travel-friendly containers. Garnier’s new Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes are a great solution, as they’re gentle yet effective in removing hard-to-budge makeup, and won’t leave your face feeling greasy.
Chloe EDP Rollerball
Forget bringing a glass bottle of fragrance on holiday with you; pack a roll-on vial of perfume, such as Chloe EDP Rollerball, instead. Bonus points for their affordable price tag (at just $25!), and design - they’re about the size of a pen, which makes them easy to slip into any carry-on.
Jurlique Calming Blend Aromatherapy Mist
If you’re prone to travel-sickness, then a spritz or two of Jurlique’s Calming Blend Aromatherapy Mist over your face may work in your favour. The soothing lavender and grapefruit pure essential oils can soothe the senses and provide a quick hit of hydration at the same time.
Manicare x We Are Handsome Nail Polish Remover Pads
If you’ve opted for nail polish over gel polish for your holiday, you’ll need to pack Manicare Nail Polish Remover Pads with you. Not only are they small and compact, but they come with wipes that are already soaked with the solution so you don’t need to pack any cotton pads.
Iles Formula Discovery Pack
The Iles Formula Discovery Pack is great for one to two week-long trips. Inside, you’ll find sachets for four sets of sulfate-free shampoo, a repair conditioner and a styling and protective finishing serum, which fits nicely inside your handbag.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.