Who doesn’t love a good hack? And there’s no better time to deploy them than while traveling, when space is tight and time is of the essence. To get from desk to OOO faster, try these genius tips to streamline, multi-task, and pack like a pro.
Go mini. Even if your beauty products are within the 3.4oz limit, there’s still no need to lug around the entire bottle for only a few days out of town. Save space—and avoid making airport security any more challenging than it needs to be—by bringing minis of your skin care favorites. Start hoarding travel sizes for just the right amount of product, and an emptier suitcase on return. Or take this as an opportunity to road test something new—head to your favorite beauty counter and snag a purse-full of samples.
Play mixologist. Pool time is not the time for heavy foundation. Streamline your makeup bag and just pack a tube of concealer, like the long-wearing All About Eyes Concealer, to spot conceal travel-induced blemishes and hide any dark undereye circles. If you need a little more coverage, mix your concealer with a gel moisturizer, like Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator, for sheer, hydrating, all-over coverage.
Bronze is the new black. Don’t waste precious vacation time perfecting a multi-layered smoky eye. For a more seasonally appropriate take on nighttime glam, all you need is one does-it-all powder bronzer. First, enhance your naturally sun-kissed complexion by dusting True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer along your cheekbones, nose, jawline, and temples using a large, fluffy brush. Next, sweep the bronzer over your eyelids and use your finger to lightly apply the bronzer along your lower lash line. Finish with a brown eyeliner for a moonlight-ready smoky eye in five minutes flat.
Go solid. Avoid the inevitable suitcase spillage by opting for solid formulas whenever possible. When it comes to makeup remover, look for a solid balm formula like Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm. Swap your liquid cleanser for a bar of Facial Soap. And don’t forget the SPF! A perfectly portable sunscreen stick makes for easy touch ups, no matter where your travels take you.
Smooth operator. Here’s a multi-tasking product you don’t even have to pack: Hair conditioner. It’s a genius swap for shaving cream and is most likely already in your hotel shower. The same moisturizing ingredients that hydrate the hair on your head can also soften the hair on your body to help prep your skin for nick-free shaving.
Don't leave home without a red lipstick. A bold red lipstick can solve (almost) any problem. The right red can instantly brighten up your complexion, make your teeth look whiter, your smile brighter, and grab attention wherever you go. Blot it down with a tissue for a pretty daytime lip stain, or swipe on two coats when you need to glam up your look. It’s the ultimate travel sidekick.