Beauty Nine to Five has thought up a few reasons why travel-sized beauty products are so irresistible: 1) they fit into any pocket, purse or carry-on 2) they are less expensive than their full-sized counterparts 3) they usually come in value sets 4) mini things are always cute, like puppies for example!
As you reach for the mini-sized version of this season’s best beauty products, always remember that good things come in small packages! Read on for a full list of the best travel-sized spring makeup, skincare and hair products of spring 2017.
Vibes Vibes Vibes
Vibes Vibes Vibes is the name of MILK MAKEUP’s brand new limited edition travel set. Containing mini editions of their infamous Blur Stick, it also packs soon to be favourites like a lip + cheek duo, matte bronzer and a face stick that promises to soothe and refresh the skin.
Sunday Morning Saviour
Aside from Advil and large black sunnies, this kit may be the ultimate hangover solution — especially if you’re planning on attending Coachella this year! Throw Clinique’s classic makeup remover, vitamin-C infused under-eye cream and eye brightening mascara in your overnight bag to revitalize your complexion after a night on the town.
Hello Kitty x Tangle Teezer
The new Tangle Teezer collab features Hello Kitty (iconic childhood fave) on a pink Compact Styler. The compact styler has a built-in protective cover and multi-tier bristles that make maintaining your ‘do absolutely effortless, plus it’s super cute!
Foundation + Concealer in a Click
This foundation and concealer duo is the size of a standard lipstick but brings much more to the table. With 24 shades of flawless full coverage giving off a natural finish, this may be the only skin base you need all spring long.
Ultimate Bambi Eyes
The dramatic curl your mascara wand gives doesn’t always last all day, especially when the humidity and weather heat up. Pro Tip: use a curler to refresh lashes and avoid any possibility of clumping. Try Japonesque’s Pocket Curler, available in Black and Pink.
Face Masks for a Steal
If mini-sized items are cute than the Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask and Water Sleeping Mask must be adorable. At a teeny-tiny 0.5oz each, both masks offer intense overnight hydration that are easy to rinse off in the morning. P.S. This kit is only $8, we suggest you click “Add to cart” ASAP.
Protect Your Crown
Sunscreen isn’t only for your face and body – your hair also needs protection from the sun’s powerful rays to protect against things like dryness and colour fade. Spray on a protective hair veil with SPF 30 before going out in the sun. The small size makes it easy to slip in your bag and reapply throughout the day.
Trend Alert: Lip Contouring on the Go
So you’ve been thinking of hopping on the trendy lip contour train that’s been taking over spring 2017? The fact that Kat Von D’s mini Everlasting Liquid Lip Duo in Melancholia/Susperia pair perfectly together will make your life that much easier. If the trend isn’t for you, both colours look great on their own, it’s a win-win.
Smell Delicious 24/7
Rollerballs have been around forever but how many of us actually use them on a day-to-day basis? Portable fragrance makes it super easy to spritz on your fave scents without lugging around an expensive and elaborate glass bottle. A floral yet seductive scent for spring is Gucci’s Flora.
All the travel-sized makeup and skincare goodies in the world are useless if you don’t have the right tools on hand. Sephora has released a mini set of six charcoal-infused face and eye brushes that come in a compact travel pouch. Whether you need a full-face application in a hurry or a mid-day touch up, this antibacterial brush set is definitely one to watch.
Lush Lip Wipes
Whether they are “in” or “out” this season, most of us won’t be letting go of our mattes anytime soon. In case you need to remove your long-wearing lip colour in a pinch, grab the individually packaged Lush Lip Wipes and swipe away any trace of product without drying out your pout.
Phew — those are our top travel-friendly beauty pics of the season. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments in below!
Inspiration image courtesy of Notorious Mag
MILK MAKEUP Vibes Vibes Vibes, $59, available at Sephora
Clinique Go-Go Eyes Set, $23, available at Sephora
Tangle Teezer Compact Styler, $13.50
Cover FX Cover Click Foundation + Concealer, $24, available at Sephora
Japonesque Go Curl Pocket Curler, $12.99, available at ULTA
Laneige Goodnight Kit, $8, available at Sephora
AVEDA Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, $38
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lip Duo: Lip Contour Edition, $25, available at Sephora
Gucci Flora by Gucci Portable Fragrance, $34, available at The Bay
Sephora Mini Deluxe Charcoal Antibacterial Brush Set, $53
Bite Beauty Lush Lip Wipes, $25 for 30 wipes, available at Sephora
By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV