Comfortable Journeying: 8 Essential Travel Cosmetics to Have With You

Planning a getaway is an exciting time filled with anticipation about all the fun ahead. Packing the right essentials helps makes your great escape more comfortable. Get ready for the journey ahead by including these eight travel cosmetics in your makeup bag.


Include an all-purpose moisturizer to keep your face, hands, feet, legs, and arms smooth during the trip. A holiday often means exposing your skin to the sun, wind, and outdoor elements. Visit to learn more about the benefits of choosing a lotion infused with CBD for healthier skin.


Keeping your skin clean is a priority when traveling to new places. Make sure to pack a gentle cleanser that can remove waterproof makeup and other stubborn cosmetics worn during a holiday. If you travel on a plane, verify the correct sizes to bring for travel.

CC or BB Cream

Give your skin a layer of sunscreen, moisture, and beauty by packing a multi-purpose CC or BB cream. The cream acts as a moisturizer and foundation without packing several items. Get exactly what you need to start your makeup routine in one bottle or tube.

Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner

One cosmetic that instantly makes your face look prettier is waterproof mascara. During a holiday, people spend a lot of time in the swimming pool and at the beach. From a splash in the lake to kicking back in the hot tub after hours, waterproof mascara stays put until you remove it. If you want to add a dash of drama to your look at  night, pack waterproof eyeliner. Choose a self-sharpening eyeliner, so you don’t have to pack a sharpener.

Lip Balm and Gloss

Protecting your lips is a top priority when you go on vacation. Eating new and spicy foods, sun exposure, and other activities make your lips dry and cracked. Pack a lip balm or glass with sunscreen to keep your lips looking and feeling soft. Choose a tinted lip balm or gloss for a dash of glamor. Consider packing an extra lipstick in a dark shade to wear under the lip gloss at night.

Eyeshadow Palette

Put all the colors of the rainbow at your fingertips by packing an eyeshadow palette with a variety of hues. Choose a palette that includes neutrals with two or three glittery and bold shades for evening wear. Experiment by mixing the colors for a smoky eye that’s sure to impress.

Dry Shampoo

Most hotels offer shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion for showering. Often the products are high-end to showcase specific brands associated with the hotel. While those products might be accessible, you’ll be on-the-go during your holiday and want to keep moving forward. If you don’t have time for a shower, make sure to pack a travel-sized dry shampoo for fresh hair all the time.

Bronzer and Highlighter

Before you get a tan on holiday, you’ll want to fake it with a bronzer and highlighter. Select a compact that includes both for a glamorous look any time of the day or night. Remember to apply bronzer to your hairline, neck, and behind the ears, so there are no telltale lines.

When you’re ready to go on holiday, refer to this list to remember everything you need to look and feel beautiful. Be well-prepared to look your best while you’re having the time of your life on vacation.

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