Pack like a boss on your next vacation while only bringing your beauty essentials.

Not sure what you’ll need? Read on for our 10 best picks for your next getaway. They’re compact, travel well and work great no matter your destination!

Carry-on Size Makeup Bag


Forever 21 Floral Print Makeup Bag forever21.com

If you don’t already have one, get a small makeup bag that fits in your purse or other carry-on. This is our top essential as otherwise it'll get tough (and messy) to pack many of your beauty items!

Foundation with Sun Protection


Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation SPF 42 shiseido.com

This foundation is long-lasting and helps protect your skin from sun damage. The tiny size will also allow you to carry it on the plane in your make-up bag. 

Face Wipes


Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes \ ulta.com

These face wipes travel well. They’re small enough to always have them with you. These are also hypoallergenic and paraben free! Great for removing makeup or a quick scrub after getting off the plan.

Facial Toner


Acure Facial Toner In Balancing Rose and Red Tea acureorganics.com

Toner is a must when you’re traveling as your face is much more likely to need moisture if you’re in a different climate. The compact size of this bottle allows you to carry it on. Plus it’s alcohol-free and smells amazing.

Face Cream with SPF


Oil of Olay All Day Moisture Cream With Sunscreenolay.com

Stay classic with Oil of Olay all-day moisturizing face cream with a built-in SPF. They have a version for sensitive or normal skin. The container will fit in your carry-on and won’t open during travel.

Waterproof Mascara


Maybelline Waterproof Great Lash Mascara maybelline.com

Everyone’s favorite drugstore mascara is available in a waterproof version, need I say more? No matter where you’re trekking to, you’re going to be glad you packed mascara.

Travel Lip Color


Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duosephora.com

It’s hard to pick just one lip color, and now you don’t have to with this pack of contrasting shades. Two hot colors that take up the size of one lipstick? Now you have a color for day, and a bolder one for night.

Blush and Bronzer Combo


Nars Blush/Bronzer Duo in Orgasm and Lagunasephora.com

Your makeup bag may be getting full, but this blush/bronzer combo is a must-have. The shades are extremely flattering for most skin tones. This container should last long enough to get you through your next several vacations.

Travel Color Palette


NYX Waiting For Tonight Compactnyxcosmetics.com

Refuse to pack just a few colors with this handy, compact travel palette. This set is affordable and great for traveling or staying home. It includes lip gloss, eye shadow, blush, concealer and more for day or night. Don’t compromise fun when you’re away from home!

Hair Spray


Bumble And Bumble Surf Spray sephora.com

This is a must-have for any beach getaway. The saltwater-based spray helps adds texture and style to your wind-whipped, salty hair. It fits in your carry-on and we guarantee you’ll want to use it back home too for easy styling.

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