Travel Beauty Essentials

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As Spring inches closer, day-trips, weekend getaways, and full-on vacations may be on your horizon. No matter where I’m going or for how long, there are certain travel beauty essentials I cannot leave my house without. Next time you’re heading out for a trip, relax, use the printable packing list at the end of this post, and go ahead and enjoy yourself!


Travel Beauty Essentials At A Glance


Travel Beauty Essentials – Liquids

While getting ready for a trip I pack my liquids in one bag and everything else in another. If you’re traveling on a plane this is a must. If not, it helps ensure your liquids don’t accidentally leak all over whatever you’ve packed them with. When traveling via plane, try to pack as many solid or powder products as possible to limit what needs to be kept in your clear quart-sized bag.

Here are the products that usually end up in my liquids bag. To be TSA compliant, I always purchase travel size versions of these products that are 3.4 oz or less. In addition to liquids, as mandated by the TSA, I place aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in my clear quart bag as well.

Liquid Travel Beauty Essentials

  • Face Wash
  • Toner
  • Serum
  • Moisturizer
  • Eye Cream
  • Mascara

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Travel Beauty Essentials – Solids + Hair Care

After cramming as much as possible into your liquids bag, the rest of your travel beauty essentials are pretty easy to pack. As I mentioned above, when traveling, try to use as many solid beauty products as you can.

I really like using solid shampoos and conditioners when I’m traveling. Because of their lack of packaging, solid shampoos and conditioners are environmentally friendly and super easy to travel with. Since I don’t yet use solid shampoo and conditioner on a daily basis at home, I do need to order these ahead of time to make sure I have them on hand before leaving for my trip. Now, here’s a complete list of my solid + hair care travel essentials!

Solid Travel Beauty Essentials + Hair Care

  • Makeup Remover Wipes
  • Sunscreen Stick
  • Foundation Stick
  • Concealer Stick
  • Brow Powder/Brow Pencil
  • Eyeshadow Palette/Eyeshadow Sticks
  • Eyeliner Pencil
  • Powder Blush
  • Lipstick
  • Hair Brush
  • Hair Ties
  • Makeup Sponges
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Solid Shampoo and Conditioner

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Travel Beauty Essentials – What To Buy When You Arrive

When you arrive at your destination, head to your hotel gift shop, a big box store or a drugstore to get the products below. I find that these products are too much of a hassle to travel with (especially if you’re flying) and easier to get after you’ve arrived. For efficiency’s sake, you may even be able to get them in the airport if you have a layover!

What To Buy When You Arrive

  • Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Hair Styling Products
    • I’ve yet to find an easy way to travel with hair styling products (hair spray, leave-in conditioner, detangler, etc.). If you have any ideas, please let me know!

Are any of your travel beauty essentials missing from this list? Please let me know in the comments!


Printable Travel Packing List

When packing for your next trip be sure to use this printable travel packing list. Pin it, print it (click the printer icon), share it with a friend! Safe Travels!



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1 Comment

  1. March 7, 2022 / 9:09 am

    Perfect! Thank you taking the time to share your stress free packing formula!

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