Hello Flash Squad!
Got holiday travel plans? If so, you’re reading this at the jolly nick of time because we’ve edited 12 of our favorite travel essentials to make packing hassle-free and light as a feather—not to mention that most products are naturally TSA-Friendly.
Beauty Bonus: You’ll find that these multi-use gems will also seamlessly transition into your daily beauty routine for a fast, flawless face in 2019!
Fly Tip: While packing your beauty bag, remember to keep creams and liquids under three ounces to accommodate in-flight regulations. If products are over three ounces, pack powders and creams in travel-safe containers to avoid having to check in your bag and keep your full makeup kit in tact.
Flash Squad, you know we couldn’t chat about getting vacation-ready without mentioning DERMAFLASH 2.0 LUXE to keep your skin fuzz-free and luminous, right? Aside from properly exfoliating at the speed of button—our little hand-held secret weapon makes dermaplaning super easy and effortless, no matter where your travel plans take you. Charge up your device before traveling to tidy up stray brows and ensure a clean canvas for holiday makeup. Another don’t-fly-without-it tool is our coveted beautyblender because we can easily apply, mix, blend and shape with it and skip the hassle of brushes. It’s truly our one and done! We also love dabbing Bounce, liquid whip long-wear foundation with it and using it under-eye for added coverage, avoiding the need for concealer.
A pre-packaged kit like The Gift of Magic Skin by Charlotte Tilbury delivers a mini moisturizer, night cream and full-sized eye cream. This sampling kit is a great way to test drive one of our favorite brands from the queen of highlighting herself! Speaking of, we also plan on stocking up on Charlotte’s Gilded Goddess Cheek Kit, as we love a pretty and versatile compact for jet-setting. Opt to use Illuminators on the lids, cupid’s bow and cheeks for a vacation-ready glow that’s super fresh and pretty. Beauty Bonus: Scoop out Magic Cream into a travel container or pill box to use as an ah-mazing in-flight face mask.
For vacays near and far, we love using ready-made kits like BECCA x CHRISSY TEIGEN Glow Kitchen Kit, to take the guesswork out of mixing colors and we just love getting our hands on limited-edition items like this one! For a quick radiant boost of color, use these exclusive new formulas to whip up a flawless face—including glommed-out neutral eyes, cheeks and lip.
Just because we’re determined to keep our beauty bag extra light, doesn’t mean we have to skimp on quality products! One of our favorite tricks is to double-up on a hair and body oil like BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Body & Hair Oil to add subtle fragrance and sheen for sexy hair and gorgeous gams. And any vacation wouldn’t be complete without SPF, no matter your destination. Stick to an SPF 30 or higher like Suntegrity Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum. Next, skip the spray deodorant and choose to go clean—and travel sized! Agent Nateur No3 , is a cult-fave for a reason and its unisex, making it ideal if traveling with your beau. Stay fresh and dry with honey, lavender and eucalyptus—while getting a boost of aromatherapy!
For a striking pop of color on the plane and beyond, opt for Pat McGrath Lab’s BLITZTRANCE DIVINE DUO in our favorite color combo of Ruby and Rebel Red. Make like a MUA and dab one of these lipsticks on your lips and on your cheeks with your finger for a sophisticated sheered-out monochromatic look, or blend one of the colors on your cheeks and line your lips straight from the bullet for harmonizing color that’s fresh and fierce the moment you land.
Opt for a roll-on perfume to save space and avoid spillage. We’re completely smitten with Le Labo’s Santal 33 Liquid Balm right now because it is universal and inviting all season long.
Beauty Bonus: When you arrive at your destination, touch up your fragrance with a simple dab on the wrists to reinvigorate your senses while celebrating the season.