No matter what your plans are for summer—whether it’s a two-week trip or a smattering of weekend getaways—there are some essentials you need to have at the ready when you travel. So pack up your favorite swimsuits, along with our six favorite on-the-go beauty items. (Not including sunblock, which should always be in your beauty bag whether you are traveling or not.)
Multipurpose is the magic word when you’re on the go and need to minimize your beauty load. Josie’s Maran pretty, pocket-sized color stick is perfect for both cheeks and lips, adding a natural—yet noticeable—rosy hue. Plus, the Argan oil keeps your pout moisturized and your skin smooth.
Urban Decay’s 24/7 eye pencils definitely do stay put, and that’s a major makeup plus when you’re on the go. This three-liner set includes the brand’s best-selling colors, which provide a nice range of shades: Rockstar (a dark purple shimmer), Zero (a jet-black cream) and Demolition (a deep brown matte).
Packing hair care products, especially during the humid months of summer, can be a daunting task. Alterna’s travel set contains the brand’s Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner, Kendi Pure Treatment Oil, and Anti-Humidity Hair Spray, all packed in a women zip-up bag. It’s all you need to keep your mane smooth and sleek while you’re away.
This limited-edition eye palette—one of Sephora and Pantone’s fabulous collaborative efforts—gives you the full gamut of summer shades to take with you on your trip. You can combine colors for day, night, and all those many moments in between.
In addition to being the best way to easily remove your makeup after a night on the town, Simple’s wipes are also great to use before (or after) your normal cleansing routine. They’re also ideal to have on hand when wiping errant smudges and smears while creating a sexy smoky eye, or for de-sanding your hands at the beach when you want hit the cooler for a yummy summer snack.
It’s something we often forget about when packing for a trip—our brows. Depending on how you maintain them, you may not need everything in this kit. But it’s never a bad idea to have some grooming essentials on hand. You can tweeze, shape, set, highlight—this set contains whatever you (or one of your friends) may need give yourself a quick, traveling touch up.
by Susan Linney
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