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As airlines continue to raise baggage fees—not to mention ticket prices—space is more precious than ever. Luckily, fan-favorite brands know how to make smaller versions of their best-loved products to take up more space on your shelf. There’s no need to give up looking and feeling your best jet-setting when you snag some of these airplane-friendly products that are convenient for travel and everyday life.
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1. For hydrating hand lotion: Kiehl’s Mini Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
Not carrying hand lotion on your flight can harm your skin. Kiehl’s Ultra Strength Hand Salve is a review-approved hand cream that softens and moisturizes hands with avocado and sesame oils. It will go through TSA without a problem and your hands will stay moisturized during your flight despite the Sahara-dry air. Our tester loved its non-greasy formula, which doesn’t leave a residue on your hands.
$16 at Sephora
2. For a refreshing dry shampoo: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Sometimes traveling means going without your normal comforts and going a day or two without showering. Fear not: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo has got you covered. One spritz of this dry shampoo will transform your hair from “I’ve been traveling for 16 hours straight” to salon-fresh strands in minutes, and it won’t leave a white residue. This small size isn’t a bad thing to stick in your gym or work bag.
$16 at Sephora
3. For Deodorant: Native Mini Deodorant Trio
As mentioned above, when you’re traveling, you probably need a few products that will ensure you look and smell fresh, even when you’re not. The options in this Native Mini Deodorant Trio claim to offer “all-day scent protection,” a non-greasy formula that feels comfortable and prevents underarm wetness. In this bundle you will find scents like cucumber and mint, lavender and rose, coconut and vanilla. These minis take up so little space that you can squeeze one into a back-to-the-prime bag.
$9 at Native
4. For daily mineral sunscreen: Summer Fridays Shade Drops Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen
Consider this your gentle reminder to wear an SPF of 30 or higher every day, whether you’re skiing, lounging on the beach, or taking a daily stroll. A mineral sunscreen that uses reef-safe zinc oxide is best, especially if you’re traveling somewhere tropical where chemical sunscreens are prohibited. After trying the most popular mineral face sunscreens, we at Review confidently declare Summer Fridays Shade Drops the best, thanks to its lightweight, silky feel. Bonus: Its standard size is already TSA-friendly.
$36 at Sephora
5. For a sexy eyeshadow palette: Urban Decay Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette
You don’t have to sacrifice the quality of your beauty routine when you travel because of the amount of space in your luggage. These Urban Decay mini nude eyeshadow palettes are perfect for the holidays, NYE, or any special event you have going. With three different shades of muted and shimmery shades—one in pinks, another in copper tones, and a third in cool tones—you’re sure to find something to suit your style.
$29 at Sephora
6. For travel-friendly makeup brushes: Sephora Collection Essentials Mini Brush Set
With this mini makeup, you have to have something to apply it to. Traditional brushes are large and can consume precious real estate of your makeup bag. The Sephora Collection Essential Mini Brush Set is a great way to free up some important space and let you do your makeup as usual with brushes for foundation, concealer and eyeshadow. Plus, according to our testing, Sephora makes some of the best makeup brushes.
$20 at Sephora
7. Makeup Remover For Cleansing: Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelette Singles
These pre-packaged Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are a travel lifesaver. Not only are they incredibly convenient and portable, but every time you use one, you’re not unpacking a huge package of wipes that will eventually dry out the stack. Take it with you on the plane to refresh your skin, and keep it by your side to remove stubborn waterproof makeup at the end of the day.
$7 at Ulta
8. For a skin-friendly foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil Free Foundation
This foundation gives you plenty of coverage in a small bottle. The Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has medium coverage and a glossy finish perfect for combating dull, post-flight skin. It takes up half the size of a regular foundation, allowing you more space where your other color should be. It is available in 40 shades ranging from very light to very deep with neutral, warm and cool undertones.
$45 at Sephora
9. For a pore-minimizing primer: Benefit Cosmetics Mini The Professional Pore Minimizing Primer
This primer may be small, but it packs a punch. A pea size amount of Benefit Pore Professional Pore Minimizing Primer goes a long way to reduce the appearance of pores and reduce redness. Apply a layer under foundation on days you don’t wear makeup to get its smoothing benefits or when you need extra coverage.
$13 at Sephora
10. For a multipurpose game-changer: CoverGirl Professional Natural Lash Mascara
In between hectic commutes, consider CoverGirl Professional Natural Lash Mascara, your secret weapon for effortless, natural makeup. The clear mascara works as an eyebrow gel, a hair gel for flyaways, and a curling mascara. Despite its regular size, it replaces bulky items in your travel bag and can be used outside of travel as well. It’s perfect for an afternoon touch-up and so convenient to carry even in a small bag.
$4 at Ulta
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