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Beauty Travel Essentials

By Travel Savvy

Leaving for an overnight getaway or a week-long vacation? Don’t let the limitations of packing lightly stop you from looking your best! Travel Savvy Editors have hand-picked these 8 must-haves to throw in your cosmetics case, so you’ll be selfie-ready at any moment.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer 1

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Skip your foundation, day moisturizer and sunscreen and go for this Laura Mercier multi-tasker. The super portable tube weighs 1.7 ounces, and packs an SPF 20 that will keep you covered from dangerous rays while keeping your face fresh all day. The formula is chock-full of vitamins and antioxidants, and fans report that the cream lasts all day.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer 2

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Cover up those tiny imperfections with just one stroke of the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer wand! The best part about this gem is the compact size--small enough to take up minimal room in the makeup bag and slim enough to slide into an evening travel clutch.

Clean Freak’s Refreshing Dry Shampoo 3

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Clean Freak’s Refreshing Dry Shampoo

Let’s face it, not everyone wants to wash their hair everyday on vacation. Dry shampoo leaves your hair looking voluminous, fresh, and fabulous without a drop of water! Clean Freak’s Refreshing Dry Shampoo will absorb any excess oils and keep you looking blow-out fresh. Plus, you can go right ahead and throw this in your carry-on; this product is liquid free.  

Bobby Brown’s Pot Rouge 4

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Bobby Brown’s Pot Rouge

Powder blushes are so one-dimensional. Travel requires multi-tasking! Cream blushes like Bobby Brown’s Pot Rouge in Powder Pink provide a glow on the cheeks and a barely-there blush for the lips. Plus, you can create a soft pink eyelid look for an even fresher just-out-of-bed all day appearance.

Tweezerman 5

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Never leave home without these award-winning Tweezerman tweezers, recently named “Best of Beauty Award Winner” by Allure for being the go-to tool for all beauty lovers. Known for their precision, accuracy and durability, these tweezers clean up your look with just a few tugs. Plus, you’ll have the perfect tool in your bag for unexpected tasks like removing splinters or untangling necklaces.

Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner 6

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Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner

Don’t ruin a vacation selfie with smudged liner! Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof liquid liner stays in place all day, so you’ll rock your photos. The marker-like pen creates the perfect line from thin to bold effortlessly.

Maybelline’s Falsies Mascara 7

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Maybelline’s Falsies Mascara

Hitting up the hotel bar? Pair your Stila Stay All Day Waterproof liner with Maybelline’s Falsies mascara. Falsies extends lashes and fills in any gaps, giving you the ultimate false lash look. And let’s face it, no one has time to apply fake lashes while on vacation!  

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes 8

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Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

When you’re away from home, always carry towelettes that can remove makeup and a day’s worth of dirt buildup. Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing towelettes leave your skin feeling post-facial fresh with scents of lavender and white tea.

Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Deep Diving Cleansing Gel 9

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Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Deep Diving Cleansing Gel

Whether you hit up the spa on your vacation getaway or not, you still have to wash off the day’s adventure before snuggling up in your comfy hotel bed. Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Deep Diving Cleansing Gel balances and soothes the skin without interrupting the skin’s natural moisture.

Scünci’s Scrunchies 10

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Scünci Scrunchies

Scünci’s scrunchies are essential for those of us with long tresses needing temporary relief from letting loose. Everyone knows that great feeling of coming home and tying your hair in a nice big bun, but on vacation you can do that pretty much everyday, especially if you’re at a hot destination. Traveler’s Side Note: You can use scrunchies for anything you’d use a rubber band for: holding socks together, keeping the jar to your lotion shut, etc. 


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