With summer plans in full swing for the first time in a few years, travel is on the menu! We couldn’t be happier to finally be able to book flights and make plans without the underlying thoughts of cancellations and uncertainty. With flights on the books and your summer months filling up, your beauty routine will need some tweaks to be travel-friendly – and we have everything you need to make sure your beauty routine can come with you, no matter where you are headed. Check out our top recommendations for travel-friendly hair care, skin care, makeup and tools that are both small in size for less security headaches, and multi-tasking so that you can make the most of your precious suitcase space.
Whether you are headed away for the weekend or for a few weeks (lucky you!), LOMA has the perfect travel-sized options. They offer almost their entire collection in 15mL sizes, ideal for a couple days away camping or to visit your bestie – including the LOMA moisturizing treatment and conditioner, their famous Purple shampoo, and the LOMA daily shampoo and conditioner. Headed on a longer trip? Try their 88ML sizes instead which will fit in your carry-on and last your entire trip! All of LOMA is clean and natural so if this is important to you – LOMA is a great choice. Another travel-friendly option is the AG Balance Shampoo and Boost Conditioner. Want to keep your coloured hair looking top notch? Try the AG Sterling Silver collection or Colour Savour collection – both available in travel-sized options. Other brands that carry travel-sizes of their shampoo and conditioners include Authentic Beauty Concept, Neuma and Bed Head.
Want to go the low-waste route? Try the new Bottle None travel kits – these are available in all of their collections for different hair types and come with a shampoo bar, conditioner bar and travel case so you can skip the liquids all together! These are ideal if you are tight on space in your liquids bag.
When it comes to styling products, we know that it can be difficult to downsize your options and only take the essentials. We're with you girl, we love our options – you never know what look you’re going to want to rock on vacay! For this, multi-tasking is the way to go! Try the Pureology Colour Fanatic Spray with 21 amazing benefits, or the ABBA All-in-one spray. Both will minimize the other products you will need to pack as they act as a primer, heat protector, frizz-fighter and more – all in one small, travel-friendly bottle!
Headed somewhere humid? Try the Bed Head Afterparty Smoothing Cream or the AG The Oil to tame those stray strands and keep a polished look no matter what the weather is doing. Not many opportunities to wash your hair? Try the Bed Head Dirty Secret mini dry shampoo to keep your hair looking fresh.
No one likes to shower and then hunt around the hotel room or hostel trying to find a hair dryer, or to finally find one that is so weak it will take you 2 hours to get your hair dry! So skip this headache and bring your own - the GHD Flight Travel Hair Dryer is compact yet powerful – the perfect hair dryer for on-the-go. You won’t ever have to worry about blow dryer availability again, and bonus – it doesn’t take up much space in your suitcase. Plus – it’s compatible with dual-voltage so if you are headed overseas, you won’t have to worry about power adapters!
Another travel necessity is the sleep mask – Zoe Ayla has a silky pink sleep mask that is both adorable and functional. You won’t ever have to worry about bright sunlight pouring into your room after a late night or not being able to get to sleep on the plane. A sleep mask is a MUST if you are travelling to make sure you don’t miss out on any precious ZZZ’s.
We all know that our skin suffers when we travel, whether it’s the cramped, drying flight or a change of environment – skincare is a must to keep your skin happy when you are travelling. We also know that you can’t always take your 10-step beauty routine with you, so here are some recommendations to simplify your skincare routine while keeping the necessities for healthy skin on-hand. The Shiseido Cleansing Sheets are perfect for removing your makeup at the end of a long night, or for a quick in-flight cleanse. A multi-tasking superstar is the Teaology Happy Skin All-in-one Beauty Balm that acts as a mask, moisturizer, exfoliator and more – all in a travel-convenient tube! If you are prone to breakouts, try the Clear Start Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion from Dermalogica – it will keep your skin hydrated while combating the major causes of breakouts so you don’t have to worry about it while you’re exploring and visiting.
We all know that flights can be drying, and if you’re headed somewhere hot and sunny, your lips will suffer if you don’t take care of them throughout your journey – try the Sahajan Lip Karma, the perfect mask/balm hybrid that will keep your pout plump and healthy. Bonus - the formula wont melt and make a mess so is ideal for tropical vacations and 10-km walking days in the city! Speaking of sun – don’t forget to pack sunscreen. Especially if you are headed somewhere warm and plan to spend time in the sun and on the beach, but even if you are headed to the city to explore – the sun rests for no one! Try the Shiseido Clear Sunscreen Stick SPF50+ as a perfect option that is non-liquid and ideal for throwing in your purse or pocket for re-application throughout the day.
We all want to look great in our travel photos, but it can be hard when you have limited space and can’t bring your entire makeup drawer along! The bareMinerals Complexion Rescue is the perfect travel base – it gives light coverage, SPF protection, and doubles as skincare. Top with the bareMinerals Original Pressed Mineral Veil to decrease any oil in the T-zone and mattify for a picture-perfect complexion that doesn’t look heavy. Add a little colour with the perfectly-named Staycation Vibes Bronzer by Buxom, which doubles as the perfect neutral eyeshadow. Want something more fun for your eyes? Try the Buxom Darling Dolly Eyeshadow Pallete that is compact with shades that make it easy to create a classic daytime look as well as a more daring nighttime look. Another option is the Shiseido Kajal Inkartist which can act as an eyeliner or eyeshadow depending on how you apply it, the perfect multi-tasker! Finish your look with the Shiseido Imperiallash Mascaraink Waterproof Mascara – ideal for days at the beach or delightful reunions that might cause a tear or two to fall, at least you won’t have to worry about racoon eyes and streaky smears with this waterproof formula!
No matter where your summer travel plans take you, go prepared and feel your best. Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you need to forego the beauty routine you love, some slight tweaks can make a big difference while ensuring you still feel like a million bucks and look awesome for those travel pics!