The ability to pack light is crucial when traveling, and it’s just as important for your toiletry bag as your suitcase. That’s why we’ve rounded up some multi use beauty products that tackle several jobs at once and help you take a less-is-more approach when you’re on the road.
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1. Urban Decay Naked3 Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Just a little bit bigger than a credit card, the multi use Urban Decay Naked3 Mini Eyeshadow Palette features six rosy neutral shades that work for a variety of skin tones. The long-lasting vegan shadows can be used wet or dry, and the high-pigment shades can be blended or layered for a variety of looks.
The colors are neutral so they match with anything, and they’re not just limited to the eyes: Try the peachy-gold shimmer shade as a highlighter on cheeks or fill in brows with one of the darker shades.
2. L’Oréal Paris True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum
Available in 10 different shades to match a range of skin tones, L’Oréal Paris’s True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum checks off a lot of boxes. It hydrates and smooths skin with 1% hyaluronic acid, a popular skincare ingredient that helps give you a younger-looking glow.
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Mineral pigments provide the subtle tint that helps brighten your complexion and even things out. Think of it as travel makeup with more. It smooths the complexion without being thick or too heavy, making the skin look essentially flawless.
2. FLOWER Beauty Gel Crush Lip & Cheek
Easy to stash in your purse or day bag, FLOWER Beauty’s Gel Crush Lip & Cheek offers a multi-use on-the-go option. The stick glides on easily with a gel texture, providing sheer, blendable, long-lasting color for lips and cheeks. The mixed berry scent is a fun bonus, and it’s available in three shades to match any mood or skin tone: Berry Crush, Raspberry Crush or Strawberry Crush.
4. IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips Solid Serum 5-in-1 Tinted Gloss
Lip balm meets gloss in IT Cosmetics’ Pillow Lips Serum. Ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid, and a tri-oil complex help hydrate and moisturize lips. Eight universally flattering shades deliver a little shine and a flush of color that’s not sticky and shouldn’t feather or settle into fine lines.
5. Dionis Goat Milk Beauty Balm
A true multitasker, this Goat Milk Beauty Balm from Dionis just might earn MVP status in your toiletry bag. You can use the 100% natural goat milk beauty balm to highlight cheekbones, soothe and repair dry patches anywhere on your body, and even tame flyaway or unruly hair. And with ingredients like shea butter, aloe, and avocado butter, it can also stand in for lip balm or cuticle cream. It’s really quite amazing and easy to use.
Where to buy: Ulta
6. I-N Beauty Liquid Green Oil
What can’t I-N Beauty’s Liquid Green Oil do? The lightweight formula helps firm, plump, and brighten skin with clean ingredients like argan, blue tansy, and açai oils. Apply it to your face and neck before bed to let it work overnight, or use it as a primer ahead of your daily makeup routine. It can also be put to work for hydrating your nails and cuticles or softening rough patches on your elbows and feet. It goes on silky and gives your face a nice glow.
Where to buy: Amazon
7. Ethique Tip-to-Toe Shampoo & Shaving Bar
This hard-working solid shampoo and shaving bar covers multiple showering needs in one handy product. The rich, soft lather cleans hair (it’s even safe for color-treated hair) and helps provide a smooth shave. Ingredients like kaolin clay, cocoa butter, glycerin, and orange, lime, and mint oils help leave skin feeling refreshed and smelling good. The bar comes in an almost-four-ounce square that’s the equivalent of three shampoo bottles, or a smaller size perfect for a long-weekend trip.
8. August + Monroe 3-in-1 Blemish Camouflage
If the departure from your daily routine that comes with travel often leads to breakouts, pack August + Monroe’s 3-in-1 Blemish Camouflage. The pen holds a formula that works first as a primer before makeup application. To conceal, the pigment transforms in color while being blended to best hide the blemish or imperfection in need of camouflaging. At night, apply a little bit of the product and leave on while you’re sleeping to help heal any spots.
Where to buy: Amazon
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