MY TRAVEL BEAUTY MUST-HAVES
#2 BEAUTY SPONGE HOLDER [I got this off of Amazon years ago – back before anyone had come out with an official Beauty Blender holder. I like this one because its a little bit larger so it doesn’t just hold BB sized sponges – it can fit larger ones.]
#3 RIKI CUTIE MIRROR [Use code SWEETESTTHING15 for 15% off your order.]
#4 MINI JADE/QUARTZ ROLLER [I’ve written about these a lot but I LOVE them most when traveling – after a late night of travel or a long day – these are great for de-puffing!]
#5 BEAUTY BLENDER HOLDER [If you are strictly a Beauty Blender user – this is perfect. It’s not firm so it can fit into any bag w/o breaking and it holds all Beauty Blender sizes.
#6 TATCHA SKIN MIST MINI SIZE [I don’t like packing full size bottles so I always keep my travel or mini sizes in a drawer so that when I travel I can just toss these in… they are all under the ounce limit and I’ve never been stopped. I have to travel with this mist because my skin dries out while traveling and this is one of the best products to revive your skin.]
#7 SIMPLE HUMAN TRAVEL MIRROR [This is not just for travel – I use this thing EVERY SINGLE DAY! It’s magnified just a little – so I use it at home to do my brows & my eye shade and also to pluck my brows. It lights up and has a little thing for your finger to go through AND it has a travel case.]
#8 MAC FIX+ MINI [I have 2 of these and I refill them w/my regular large size bottle at home… well John does. I don’t like to buy new bottles of the mini size so I just re-fill every other trip or so. This is a great setting spray but I use it mainly for wetting glitter eye shadows.
#9 BRUSH HOLDER [I don’t have this pink one – but I want it because it snaps on the sides! I currently have the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe one and sometimes if I pack too many brushes I can’t close it all of the way. I love it for at home storage and I do travel w/it but I wish it had a snap.]
#10 TATCHA SILK CANVAS PRIMER MINI [I love this stuff – and can’t go anywhere w/o it! HOWEVER, it is huge in the regular size so I love that they came out w/the mini!]
#11 MAC WIPES MINI SIZED [I also NEVER leave w/o these. Even just for a road trip – I have to have these to wipe my hands off on and to clean anything off. The smell is so good and they are just really great in general!]
#12 TWEEZERMAN BROW SCISSORS / SET [I have a small little pouch in my makeup case where I store my spoolie, tweezers, and scissors. I never travel w/o them and they go through TSA just fine! My brows grow quickly so I basically have to have this set on hand even if its a 2 day trip. It’s all small enough that it doesn’t take up space. I also love having the scissors in case I need to cut a tag off or open something – they always come in handy.]
#13 PINK TWEEZERMAN TWEEZER SET [The pink case is SO good – its great for storing little things in but the mini sized tweezers are amazing! I just pack one pair of those.]
We travel usually 1-2x per month – it is slowing down now that I am further along in this pregnancy but typically I have travel two weeks out of the month. I have kind of streamlined how I pack and what works for me over the years. I think mini or travel sized products can sometimes be a little bit overpriced but I’ve gotten to where I prefer them. They take up less space, I can re-fill at home before I leave & if they are to break I won’t be losing as much product.
One of the top questions I get is about my Louis Vuitton NICE case. I got this about 3 years ago and it’s my Holy Grail travel bag. It fits all my makeup and my brushes! I haven’t found anything better BUT it is pricy and I think if I were going to switch I’d switch to something like THIS w/a hardshell.
Additionally, a lot of people inquire about my Louis Vuitton carry-on – it is the Horizon 55. I purchased this before our Paris trip back when I was pregnant with Luke in 2016. I’ve used this thing like CRAZY and I really do like it a lot. It’s definitely not practical but if you are looking for a designer piece – this is a good piece. I don’t take it on every trip but I take it on about 50% of them. When we travel w/Luke and are staying somewhere more than 2 nights we take larger sized carry-ons since we want to fit more for him.
The things mentioned above have been with me on my trips for 3+ years and I’ve never been stopped at TSA. I’ve never even had them open my makeup bag. I get a lot of people asking about this in fact. Most foundations are around 1 ounce so they are fine as well as they are kept packaged away [inside makeup bag]. Foundations are usually the largest liquid I pack since I take travel sized versions of my setting sprays!