Hate packing? Join the club. The only thing we hate more than
packing clothes (an outwardly simple act of folding shirts, pants, socks, etcetera into a suitcase) is having to downsize a comprehensive 10-step beauty routine into something that won't get tossed at airport security. Which serums do we choose? Will our jars of hair masks fit?! Which eyeshadow palette is worthy?!?
Breathe. We've got a solution that makes this process a little less emotionally scarring: Ditch the full-sized products for minis. Not only are they adorably sized, but they leave some space in your makeup bag for even more stuff.
To make it even easier, we rounded up the
bite-size beauty products that'll slide into your carry-on luggage and ensure you look your best, no matter where you're traveling. Feel that stress headache fading already...
No bigger than a pen, this stick concealer brightens the complexion, hides tired skin, and even blurs fine lines, with buildable coverage and a smooth, silky formula.
Stylo-Expert Click Stick, $34.00
Say goodbye to struggling to squeeze your favorite fragrance into your micro-mini bag with Diptyque's solid perfume. Apply the solid wax where you'd normally spray your
eau de parfum and the guy sitting next to you on the plane will hate you approximately 80% less. Diptyque
Philosykos Solid Perfume, $50.00
Buy — PAID — Don't leave home without St. Tropez's Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, an ultra-lightweight transparent formula that gives you a natural glow and hydrates skin. With its tropical scent, one spritz will transport you to paradise and give you an island tan to match. St. Tropez
Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, $30.00
This non-greasy twist-up eye makeup remover has all the benefits of Clinique's cleansing balm in a handbag-friendly stick. If you've gone straight from your desk to the airport and don't particularly enjoy spending hours in the air with a full face of makeup, a quick swipe of this will dissolve even the smokiest of eyes.
Take Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick , $18.50
Famed for their precision, leave no stray hair behind with these Tweezerman stainless steel compact tweezers, which fit perfectly in your travel makeup bag.
Mini Slant Tweezer in Tube, $15.00
This highly pigmented, full-coverage concealer covers all manner of sins. We love wearing it blended on top of foundation to hide dark circles or, when pressed for time, all over the face on its own for a dewy base.
Instant Full Cover Concealer, $30.00
Apply directly to your lids and blend the creamy formula with your fingers for a rich, crease-resistant color payoff.
Caviar Stick Eye Shadow, $29.00
NARS' iconic duo in a travel-size compact — perfect for creating a healthy glow on your way from beach to bar. With an imperceptible finish that's both natural-looking and suits all skin tones, there's nothing not to love.
Blush/Bronzer Duo, $42.00
Enjoy the benefits of Moroccanoil without the full-size bottle weighing your suitcase down. Use as a conditioning, styling, or finishing tool for silky, healthy strands; the transformative formula detangles, boosts shine and leaves hair more manageable. Apply to dry or damp locks.
Moroccanoil Treatment Mini, $15.00
Style and define your arches with Estée Lauder's multipurpose brow tool, which has a pencil, sponge-tip applicator primed with brow powder, and a spoolie brush all in one.
The Brow Multi-Tasker, $29.00
Don't skip out on using
in your skincare routine simply because you're traveling. These pads combine both BHAs and AHAs to restore luminosity, reduce wrinkles, and alleviate redness.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel - Packettes (30 count), $88.00
This slim brush lengthens and defines even the shortest lashes. The key ingredient, pro-vitamin B, promotes growth and prevents breakage while being gloriously water-resistant and smudge-free.
Skinny Brush Mascara, $26.00
Rihanna's newest collection of ultra-slim, matte lipsticks comes in 14 vibrant shades. We love tapping on this burgundy-wine color to create the perfect stained mouth.
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna
Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick, $18.00
Touch up on the go with Clarins' pore-perfecting kit. Mattify shine and remove excess sebum with the blotting paper, then dust over a light layer of the translucent powder to ensure your makeup lasts.
Pore Perfecting Mattifying Blotting Paper Kit, $48.00
Achieve a flawless complexion with this 2-in-1 full coverage foundation and coordinating concealer. Cleverly hidden in the lid, the cream-based concealer is perfect for a 5 o'clock touch-up, and the liquid foundation in the bottom delivers a lightweight, matte finish.
Stay All Day Foundation + Concealer, $40.00
A cult favorite, Caudalie's Beauty Elixir acts as a soothing primer, tightens pores, and provides an instant boost of radiance to dull complexions. Formulated with grape extract, astringent organic mint balm, and mint essential oils, a spritz of this will rebalance and refresh skin.
Beauty Elixir Mini, $18.00
Fans have been begging for a travel size of this cult-favorite cleanser since it launched. Now, it's finally here — and weighs in at a TSA-friendly two ounces, at that.
Milky Jelly Cleanser Mini, $9.00
Worried your favorite
will shatter en route? Carry this powdered version instead. The only thing better than the fact that it works is that it tastes just like candy.
Dream Team, $5.00
Just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you won't want to create a look worthy of an
Naked Petite Heat Palette, $29.00
When you're stuck in a car driving through Orlando, this zesty fragrance will transport you straight to the beaches of Brazil. Smell that?
That's paradise. Atelier Cologne
Clémentine California Cologne Pure Perfume Travel Spray, $26.00
We rarely define our travel-friendly beauty products as luxe, but this rich, honey-based hair oil is exactly that. Standing at 1.7 oz, this glass bottle of gold will be empty by the time summer is over — you'll take it
Honey Infused Hair Oil Luxe Travel Size, $45.00
Sure, your vacation pick-me-up could be an expensive massage or happy hour at the hotel bar — or it could be this dry shampoo that will extend your first-day blowout until you get home and can use your own shower.
Refresh Dry Shampoo Travel Size, $16.00
talent by Annie Georgia Greenberg; produced by Brianna Donnelly; edited by Sam Russell.