The Absolute Essentials: Beauty Bag

Friday, June 1, 2012 5comments No tags Permalink 0

After what feels like a bazillion years, I have travel packing down to bare bones. No matter how long the trip, there are just three things I need when it comes to beauty products. Seriously, nothing feels better than traveling light.

 – Amore Pacific – SPF 15 tinted moisturizer. Comes in four shades – I use #104. Clean, sheer, and light – use in place of foundation. Keep it simple.
 – EltaMD PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer. My dermatologist (an amazing woman) recommended this a year ago when my skin reacted badly to weather changes. It’s oil-free, fragrance-free, and noncomedogenic. Absolutely love it. It’s my go-to face cream for day and night.

evian Facial Spray. I keep a big 400ml bottle at home and have a dozen of the 50ml travel-size sprays tucked into every single bag I own. Functions as a whenever and all-over refresher. Lifesaver on the plane, in hot weather and cool weather.

Curious to know…what goes in everyone’s travel beauty bag? Only the essentials ^_^

  • anonymous
    June 2, 2012

    I'm surprisingly low maintenance when it comes to beauty products and packing in general. The only essential is deodorant (Secret – nothing special) and I used to carry travel-size Bond Street perfumes, but I realize I haven't seen any of my bottles lately…they must be floating around. I also like to bring ear plugs and an eye mask if I remember. I usually have a lipstick and lipgloss (Mac or Chanel). If I'm going to be going out on the trip, I bring my whole makeup bag and contact stuff.

  • Shoko
    June 5, 2012

    I love this post! My travel essentials are Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, Josie Maran argan oil, and Korres lip butter in any of the brighter shades. You're right – there's nothing better than packing light!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    June 5, 2012

    Thanks Shane and Shoko! Always curious about everyone's travel/beauty routine. Will have to check out those travel-size Bond Street perfumes and that Josie Maran argan oil…am secretly a beauty junkie ;)

  • Tamakikat
    June 17, 2012

    Hi there. I'm going to adopt the Evian Spray for my next trip.In my carry-on bag I always have a small pot of Body Shop's Shea Butter (which I use as a moisturizer for my face as well as body), a flannel, Roto mentholatum medicated lip stick (or the like), and Sante FX Neo eye drops.

  • anonymous
    June 27, 2012

    I have a friend and she loves to travel, thanks to this I'll recommend this one to my friend.

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