26 travel beauty products our staff packs in their carry-ons.
Whether you’re starting out on a month-long European vacation, heading to the beach for a week with friends, or just jetting out of town for a quick weekend getaway, a carefully curated Dopp kit is essential.
Certainly, a rise in name-brand hotel amenities makes the packing process easier, but a woman cannot survive on sample-sized shampoos, conditioners, lotion, and body wash alone. And why would she want to?
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In the spirit of fresh-faced travel, we thought we’d peek inside a few of our staffers' well-stocked cosmetic cases. All road warriors in their own rights, some worship at the altar of the carry-on suitcase, packing light and opting for security-approved packaging, liquid-free, spill-proof formulas, and two-in-one products that pull double duty.
Others in the office buck the TSA's 3-1-1 rule, never leaving home without a full skincare regimen of jetlag-hiding serums, potions, and creams and a makeup artist-worthy collection of camera-ready foundations, eye shadows, and lipsticks. A few editors even sourced their picks for this story abroad or in transit, bringing back beauty secrets from Asia or products developed by a plane-seat neighbor.
Better yet, some of the included items — such as Kiss My Face Moisture Shave — are readily available at your local drugstore, which makes these on-the-go beauty and skincare recommendations both easy-to-find and affordable.
So whether you're a seasoned makeup lover, or are just looking to glam it up on your next romantic vacation, here are Travel + Leisure's favorite beauty products. Consider it your toiletry packing list for trips to come.