The 12 Best Travel-Sized Beauty Items to Have in Your Carry-On
Over the past year I have been essentially living out of a suitcase. My job typically requires me to be on the road every Monday morning, and every Thursday afternoon, excluding any additional trips needed for family stuff, weddings, other work events, etc. Out of necessity, I have gotten pretty good at packing.
I used to loathe the packing process. Mostly because this meant at some point I would have to un-pack and it was sometimes hard to stay organized on the road. My bag would come back as a disheveled pile of nonsense vs. the carefully folded and streamlined way it began.
Howeverrrrr, I have rarely been able to manage not checking a bag. I can probably count on one hand the amount of times I have traveled with just a carry-on. That's #goals for me at some point, (maybe that should be a journalistic diary of mine..."I made myself travel with only a carry-on and this is what happened") but I have the hardest time siphoning down my toiletries, makeup, getting ready essentials to the allotted 3 ounces. I know I totally sound high maintenance, but I just need more stuff. I'm sorry TSA, I just do! So all that stuff, sadly, has to be put in my checked bag.
But, between airport delays, connections and the sometimes-needed freshening up at the airport, what is essential to have on-hand? What do you absolutely need to keep in your carry-on, or in your purse? (Hint: anything moisturizing!)
Here are my beauty go-tos, in order of how it can be applied on your face: