Top Travel Beauty Products YOU NEED For Your Next Vacation

Happy TUESDAY! Today is going to be a such a busy day – I am hanging out with the fun ladies at Michael Kors in St. Louis getting ready for their big spring launch on Saturday, so definitely head over to my Instagram so get the inside scoop on that fun collection. 🙂 Because I’ve been traveling so much lately (and have two more trips coming up – one in March and one in April), I’ve decided to break down what I bring with me on my trips to show you how easy it is to travel AND look fabulous, without bringing 42 checked bags (for makeup and skincare anyways….you may need those bags for shoes….). Let’s dive into this!


Top Travel Beauty Products YOU NEED For Your Next Vacation

Top Ten Travel Beauty Products YOU NEED For Your Next Vacation


Ok, honestly. This one is always the hardest for me. I am so picky about my hair and if I am traveling with just a carry-on (as I often am), I can’t bring all my full-sized favorites with me. I used to just get generic products from the Walmart travel section, and now I’ve learned the error of my ways after many, many bad hair days while on vacation or work trips and just purchased mini sized of my best hair products. Ok, here we go:

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo & Conditioner (2 oz) – $11 / each

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day In Shower Styler (3 oz) – $15

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast (3 oz) – $15

Living Proof Control Hairspray (3 oz) – $15

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (4 oz) – $27

Right now, I’m out of my mini shampoo and conditioner + the hairspray, and couldn’t run to ULTA to grab new ones so on my last trip I substituted these less expensive items in my collection and it wasn’t the WORST thing that ever happened to me so if you need a drugstore sub, here’s what I recommend:

Organix Nourising Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner (2 oz) – $2.39 / each

TRESemmĂ© TRES Aerosol Spray Extra Hold (1.5 oz) – $1.49

Unfortunately, nothing beats the in-shower styler when it comes to doing your hair quickly in the morning. I have STICK straight hair and this actually gives me waves and body and all I have to do it let it air dry. I usually wash it the night before, and then braid my hair so it can dry over night in braids with the styling product in, spray a few times in the morning with surf spray and have perfect beach waves. It’s the most amazing thing probably ever. 10/10 would recommend. 

Top Ten Travel Beauty Products YOU NEED For Your Next Vacation


I like to just get the travel size of what I usually use, but I cut down on my skincare routine when I travel so it isn’t as intensive. If you want to see what my day-to-day morning and night routine is, check out THIS post. 

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (1.7 oz) – $12

Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturizer (1.7 oz) – $40

Garnier Micellar Water Cleansing Makeup Wipes – $5.59

If you do NOT want to spend $52 on your travel face wash and moisturizer (which, ok honestly, who TRULY does) – here are my drugstore alternatives:

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub (1 oz) – $0.99

Olay Active Botanicals Moisturizing Lotion (.6 oz) – $3.99

Top Ten Travel Beauty Products YOU NEED For Your Next Vacation


I try to pack as minimalistically as possible. LUCKILY 90% of your makeup products are TSA friendly, meaning your liquid foundations are rarely over 1.5 oz which is the biggest worry. The other product you need to worry about is your setting and priming spray. That is the ONLY product I had to grab a travel size of because it was bigger than 4 oz. 

Mario Badescu Facial Spray (2 oz) – $5

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Primer (1.8 oz) – $32

Becca Cosmetics Liquid Foundation (1.01 oz) – $44

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – (.33 oz) – $27

BH Cosmetics Glam Reflection RosĂ© Eyeshadow Palette – $11

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner – $22

A various assortment of fake lashes

LancomĂ© Monsieur Big Mascara – $25

ABH Brow Wiz – $21

ABH Clear Brow Gel – $22

The Balm Take Home The Bronze Bronzer – $17.50

Physician’s Formula Butter Blush – $12.99

The Balm Mary-Lou-Manizer – $24


Top Ten Travel Beauty Products YOU NEED For Your Next Vacation

Alright so essentially – this is everything you need to have a complete travel carry-on FULL of your best beauty favorites. This is exactly what I bring with me every time I go out of town and it never fails. 

Top Ten Travel Beauty Products YOU NEED For Your Next Vacation

What do you bring with you when you travel? Do you have a tried-and-true hair routine? Makeup palette? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Leslie@Peaches&Willow | 6th Mar 18

    I always feel like I over pack when it comes to beauty products and cosmetics. When we flew to Hawaii it was literally the hardest thing i’ve ever had to do but since then i’ve found that there are a few multi functional products that work. I also love a face palette with everything I need in it. I got one from Christmas by Profusions that I plan to carry with me but I also really want the BH Cosmetics Rose Glam Reflection palette now!

  2. Stephanie Caligiuri | 6th Mar 18

    All great products! Love Living Proof!

    xo, Steph |

  3. Becky | 6th Mar 18

    Dry shampoo is such a lifesaver! I don’t think the in-shower styler would work for me because it’s pretty much impossible for my hair to air dry, haha. Honestly, it’s so thick I’ve gone 2 days without drying it and it’s still damp!

  4. Helena Marz | 6th Mar 18

    I tend to overpack on beauty products and I know I should just pack the basics! These are great tips and I will have to make a note of it as a reminder for when I am traveling. Thanks for sharing❤️

  5. Courtney | 6th Mar 18

    I love dry shampoo, especially when traveling! I always have a hard time with hair products when traveling because I don’t want to waste my money. Love the products you showed here.

  6. KatWalkSF | 6th Mar 18

    SO many great tips! I wish I read this before I left for my trip last week!

  7. Keating | Mainely Keating | 6th Mar 18

    The Living Proof Dry Shampoo is one of my all-time favorites! And I’m not even a fan of dry shampoo haha I also really love that coconut milk shampoo and conditioner. I have them both in my shower right now lol

    • Taylor Mobley | 6th Mar 18

      YES. The coconut milk shampoo and conditioner is one of my favorite smells.

  8. Azanique | 6th Mar 18

    I love that C&C wash! Such a good way to wake up your pores in the morning.

    -xo, Azanique |

  9. ShootingStarsMag | 6th Mar 18

    Thanks for sharing! My sister travels a lot for work, so I’m sure she’d love this. I need to use dry shampoo more.

  10. Carolyn | 6th Mar 18

    These are all some great products! Thanks so much for sharing them with us <3

  11. Rachel | 6th Mar 18

    Living Proof + Organix are my fave! I use them at home but for travel just use whatever’s in the hotel to save suitcase space!

  12. Helen | 6th Mar 18

    These products looks amazing. I will have to try them one of these days. Thanks for sharing this to us.

  13. Jenny | 6th Mar 18

    So many awesome essentials! Looks like I need to try the Living Proof products.

  14. Erica Ardali | 6th Mar 18

    This is a great list o the different beauty products you’ll need while traveling. I always end up having to purchase something because I forgot it at home.

  15. Kileen | 7th Mar 18

    I love the Living Proof line, they have such great hair products!! And this Coconut Milk shampoo smells amazing!

    cute & little

  16. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 7th Mar 18

    I’m so into SO many of these…and now I’m thinking we should plan our next trip together?

  17. Becky / | 7th Mar 18

    I go on vacation this week and this is sooo helpful! I NEED that shampoo so much. Thank you for the recos! 🙂

  18. Kimmie | 7th Mar 18

    I have several trips coming up so it’s always fun to see what others bring with them!

  19. Deborah | 7th Mar 18

    Dry shampoo is so essential when I travel! I love all the Living Proof products you mentioned as well!

  20. Tara | 7th Mar 18

    I remember when morning burst was originally released – I feel in love with it! the smell still takes me back to high school 🙂

  21. The Southern Thing | 7th Mar 18

    That facial scrub is so refreshing! Love it!

  22. Kait Elizabeth | 7th Mar 18

    The mini Living Proof products are my travel go to! Hugs, Kait

  23. Denise Kokinis | 8th Mar 18

    I loveee that shampoo and conditioner set! They are seriously some of my favorites for my hair!! I need to try the living proof products, I have heard such good things!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  24. Suzanne | 9th Mar 18

    I love OGX Beauty! They have great hair products.

  25. the eye traveler | 13th Mar 18

    living proof is so amazing! they make my hair so flawless <3

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