Amanda Grace
December 06, 2016 6:06 pm
Benefit Cosmetics /

Traveling is tough. Plain and simple. And don’t even think about jet-setting during the holidays because it’s even tougher. There’s loads of parties, family get-togethers, meeting up with old friends, and random events that fill your calendar. You don’t need that kind of stress, especially because we are not fans of breaking out! Let yourself enjoy what really matters this season — making memories!

Whether you’re a laid-back beauty minimalist or a full-faced makeup artist, your style shouldn’t have to suffer on your trip. While adhering to TSA travel standards, we decided to take the guesswork out of the equation by sharing 17 of our favorite travel-friendly products.

If you’re jetting off on planes, trains, or automobiles this holiday season, we have you covered!

Add these travel-ready products to your packing list for a fuss-free beauty routine on-the-go!

KIEHL’S ‘In Flight’ Refreshing Facial Mist, $18

Lord & Taylor

This is so popular that it is often sold out in most department stores. Kiehl’s since 1851 ‘In Flight’ mist is a potent blend of natural oils like rosemary and lavender that will purify and soothe your skin.

NYX Cosmetics Wonder Stick, $11.99

NYX Cosmetics

When attempting to pack light, 2-in-1’s are your best friend. This dual-tipped Wonder Stick from NYX Cosmetics is an awesome combo of both highlight + contour. Available in four different shades, (including a universal one!) this stick is truly wondrous.

Japonesque Solid Brush Cleanser, $20


Just like your face needs cleaning on vacay, so do your makeup brushes! Rather than lug around a bottle of brush shampoo, this nifty balm works like a charm. Wet the tips of each brush, swirl it until it suds, and then rinse it clean.

The Bow N Arrow Look, $20

Kat Von D Beauty

I am ADDICTED to the mini size Ink Liner in Trooper. The half size pen means my hand gets closer to my face for an easier and more precise “Kat” eye. This set also includes the matte nude ‘Bow N Arrow’ — and believe Kat when she says this lipstick is Everlasting. It can survive the longest Red Eye!

Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Towelettes, $3.19


Face wipes are an obvious choice for someone on-the-go, but with so many options it can be hard to find the right product. Yes to Cucumbers comes in a travel-friendly size that will surely pass through TSA! Plus, it’s hypoallergenic and soothing, something your face will thank you for!

Got2b POWDER’ful Volumizing Styling Powder, $5.99


You know the saying “big things come in small packages?” I am certain they are talking about Got2b POWDER’ful. I have been using this game changer for almost a decade. A few sprinkles really does give you the hair height of the model on the box. Use sparingly!

Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment, $24


I have yet to find a product that makes my pout as soft and hydrated as Fresh’s Sugar Lip line. Available in 10 different, perfect tints (or untinted too!), this little treatment will be all you need to keep your lips happy during the holidays.

YSL Touche Eclat, $42

Marie Claire

You can’t put a price on a good night’s rest, but you can definitely buy a luxe item that makes you look like you got your beauty sleep. YSL has unlocked the secret to a fresh face minus the Zzz’s with this handy golden pen, which conceals dark circles.

Beauty on the Fly Makeup Bag, $4.95


Sephora makes carrying our travel size products easier with this TSA approved zipper bag. It’s available for just under $5 in stores and online.

They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara Mini, $12

Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara is now available in mini versions, which means it’s easier than ever to take your favorite product on-the-go!

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette, $25


This palette is a MUST HAVE, even if you aren’t traveling. This is the perfect combo of shimmers and mattes that are crease resistant! This eyeshadow palette, which comes with eight universal hues, covers your bases from creamy beige to mid-tone slate.

OPI Wipe Off Lacquer Nail Wipes, $2.99

Sally Beauty

These acetone-free wipes actually moisturize your nails, and they have a pleasant lavender scent. They are perfect for polish changes mid trip!

K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Mini Lipstick Charms, $39

Charlotte Tilbury

These mini lipsticks from Charlotte Tilbury have stolen our hearts. With light diffusing particles and a special secret blend of waxes, these lipsticks apply smoothly and last all day.

Mask of Magnaminty, $14.95

LUSH Cosmetics

Traveling shouldn’t mean you can’t relax and renew your skin. The Mask of Magnaminty is the one face and body mask from Lush that doesn’t need to be refrigerated, which means it’s the perfect item to toss in your suitcase!

Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette, $39


While traveling, palettes are your friend! They save time, space, and they often include a compact mirror. This Stila eye and cheek set contains five buildable shadows and two blushes. Here’s to mixing up your beauty looks during the holidays.

Wet Brush Squirt, $4.99


The Wet Brush Squirt is a mini version of the full-sized cult beauty fave. With flexible, detangling bristles this comb will leave your hair healthy and smooth.

Benefit Hoola Mini Bronzer, $15


It’s the middle of winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look like you have a sun-kissed glow! This mini bronzer fits in the palm of your hand and it doubles as a contour product in a pinch!

Here is a handy travel guide from TSA for flight requirements regarding beauty products.


Happy Trails! Now what products will you be traveling with?