Beauty Tips September 19, 2014

Travel Beauty Tips & Products

I wish I could bring my whole beauty cabinet with me when I travel. Just like overpacking with clothes, I often overpack with beauty products. Thomas and I are getting ready for a big Europe trip in two weeks and I’m condensing my must-have beauty and skincare products because every ounce counts when you are packing for a long trip. I’ve narrowed it down to just the essentials and picked products that can perform multiple jobs at the same time.

Travel beauty essentials-


Moisturizer– My current favorite moisturizer is Clé de Peau Beauté Gentle Protective Emulsion w/ SPF (also available here). It goes beyond just hydrating, but is gentle on your skin, fights against anti-aging and has spf. It’s pricey for moisturizer, but one bottle lasts 6-8 months.
Cleanser– I’ve been using Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm for a few months now and I love how luxurious it is and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight and dry after cleansing.
Makeup Remover/Toner– I’ve mentioned by love for the Arcona Triad Pads before and I don’t think I’ll ever stop using them. I stock up (two or three) at a time for fear of running out and not having them!
Mask- My body is super sensitive to travel. Planes make me swell up like a balloon- especially my face and feet. I use the Clé de Peau Beauté Illuminating Concentrate Mask right after I land- it works as an at home facial and reduces puffiness, brightens and leaves you looking refreshed.


Primer– Instead of a heavy foundation, I’ll use Laura Mercier ‘Radiance’ Foundation Primer over my moisturizer for a subtle glow and coverage. With a little concealer and blush, I’m good to go for a barley there look.
Concealer (and brightening powder)- Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer completely covers my under eye circles and the brightening powder helps it last all day.
Blush/BronzerLe Metier de Beaute Blushing Bronzer Duet is my favorite combo so I don’t have to carry a separate blush and bronzer with corresponding brushes while traveling.
Mascara– I’ve been a loyal fan of bareMinerals ‘Lash Domination’ (and still am) but my newest mascara obsession is Buxom with the ‘Strong & Long’ Brush. You can pick from seven different brushes depending on what look you want for your eyelashes.
Lip Balm– I’ve been using EOS for years and I love this stuff to keep my lips hydrated and soft. My new favorite is the Visibly Soft Coconut Milk – it’s so yummy (and smells so good!).
Lipgloss– I don’t go anywhere without my Bobbi Brown lipgloss in “Petal”.
Lipstick– I always have lipstick on hand. Chanel Ultrawear Lip Colour in “Deep Rose” is my favorite lip color for fall.
PerfumeGivenchy ‘Dahlia Divin’ is my new favorite scent. I always travel with perfume, that’s why I prefer to buy smaller sizes to fit in my carryon.

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