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Pretty, Portable Beauty Products

Looking great while away from home doesn't mean packing everything but the bathroom sink! To get more mileage out of fewer products, see what beauty experts never leave home without.

What to Carry On

Arrive gorgeous and refreshed, thanks to versatile makeup and smart multitaskers for your skin.

1. Tinted Moisturizer

It hydrates skin, acts as a foundation, and some provide SPF. Jessica Wu, a Los Angeles dermatologist, suggests Dior Hydra Life BB Creme SPF 30 ($56, dior.com).

2. Waterproof Mascara

New York City makeup artist Carmindy loves long-lasting Blinc Mascara, which enhances each lash ($26, blincinc.com).

3. Lip Balm

An oil-rich one locks in the moisture that plane air zaps. Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment SPF 15 softens and adds a pink tint ($25, fresh.com).

4. Concealer

Dark circles? Dab on illuminating Bodyography Canvas Eye Mousse ($19, bodyography.com).

5. Neutral Makeup Palette

With 18 colors for eyes, lips, and cheeks, Laura Mercier Glamour Wardrobe flatters day or night ($98, lauramercier.com).

What to Pack for Your Face & Body

Load up on daily skin-care musts, then toss in a few troubleshooters to tackle travel-specific concerns.

1. Sunscreen

A pore-friendly mist shields from head to toe without stickiness. Jill Waibel, a Miami dermatologist, likes Replenix Sheer Physical Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ ($34, dermstore.com).

2. Face Mask

To erase the signs of fatigue, Brigitte Reiss-Andersen, a makeup artist in New York City, swears by SK-II Facial Treatment Masks ($90 for 6, shop.sk-ii.com).

3. Body Lotion

Go for one with shea butter or nut oils, like Tocca Crema da Corpo in grapefruity Cleopatra, which treats parched spots and doubles as shaving cream ($20, tocca.com).

4. Towelettes

Dallas aesthetician Joanna Czech freshens while out and about with Malin + Goetz Pill Towels; wet one in water, and it expands to a 9-by-11-inch washcloth ($10, malinandgoetz.com).

5. Bath Salts

Zen out in your suite's tub: Lollia's Sea Salt Sachet in Wish, a vanilla scent, is good for four dips ($14, lollialife.com).

6. Breakout Buster

To banish blemishes, Waibel recommends salicylic acid, like that found in VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Spot Corrector ($25, vmvhypoallergenics.com).

7. P.M. Moisturizer

An airy whip, such as Clinique Moisture Surge Intense, will never create an oil slick ($36, clinique.com).

8. Cleanser

Wash and smooth skin with Dove's Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Bar ($4 for 2, walmart.com).

9. Blotting Sheets

To lift Tzone shine without shifting makeup, Wu relies on Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($5 at drugstores).

What to Pack for Your Hair

Frizz, flatness, or fried ends? Not a chance. These essentials guarantee good hair days wherever you may roam.

1. Flexible Hair Spray

It holds updos in place and keeps down flyaways, yet combs out for easy restyling. Sharon Dorram, a colorist in New York City, likes Phytolaque Soie ($18, beautybar.com).

2. Dry Shampoo

Dorram dusts roots with Dr. Hauschka Body Silk to absorb oil, boost volume, and create beachy texture. Swept on skin, it also sets makeup ($35, drhauschka.com).

3. Hair Mask

The argan oil in Josie Maran Argan Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment rehydrates sun-dried hair on contact. Bring one ampule for each week you'll be traveling ($36 for 5, sephora.com).

4. Mini Hair Dryer

Hotels often install these in bathrooms -- which, of course, get damp -- but Wendy Iles, a hairstylist in Paris, takes a B.Y.O. approach. "You can't get sleek hair in a humid space," she says. Plug the powerful fold-and-go Brookstone Ionic Dual-Voltage Travel Hairdryer into a drier spot in your suite ($40, brookstone.com).

5. Shampoo & Conditioner

Many in-room freebies are harsh on color, so Iles totes gentle products. Skip heavy bottles and opt for the mini packets in Oribe's Beautiful Color Travel Set ($20, oribe.com).

6. Styling Cream

A drop pre- blow-dry combats humidity, and a coat before swimming repels chlorine and sun damage. Try Bumble & Bumble Color Minded UV Protective Styling Balm ($28, bumbleandbumble.com).

7. Beveled-Edge Flat Iron

Flip ends, go straight, or make waves with the slim, rounded plates of the GHD 1/2" Gold Series Professional Styler. Its universal voltage is an added bonus ($225, ghdhair.com/us).

Comments (2)

  • PuritySalon 19 Oct, 2012

    The pretty portable beauty products are very useful. Know all about them

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  • PuritySalon 19 Oct, 2012

    The pretty portable beauty products are very useful. Know all about them

    pedicure