36 of the Chicest Beauty Buys for Festive Travellers

Updated 01/09/19
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Travelling and the festive season goes hand in hand. Wherever you’re headed, the products you use daily need to go too. But streamlining your makeup and toiletry bags can be tough—you may have your six-step skincare sorted at home, but what about on the go? Without carrying around the entire contents of your bathroom cabinet, which buys do you really need? In the past, travelling has thrown our beauty routine way off, caused unwanted stress and tiredness. Travelling itself can be draining, so you’ll need skin, hair and body pick-me-ups more than ever.

Luckily for you, we’re passing on our wisdom and have picked the must-haves whether you’re travelling close to home or further away.

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Organisation is key, as is prioritising space in your luggage—without it weighing a ton. Plus, if you’re anything like us, you’ll love finding miniature versions of your favourite products. We want to help you get ahead of the game, so keep scrolling to shop the best minis, sets and products to make life on the go a whole lot easier, in a multitude of travel situations.

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Glow Getter Gold
MAC Shiny Pretty Things Glow Getter Gold $27
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This festive kit contains all you’ll need to create glowy skin on the go.

Drunk Elephant The Littles
Drunk Elephant The Littles $71
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These mini versions of the cult skincare range are headed straight for our hand luggage.

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Travel Size
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Travel Size $10
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If you’ve had time to do your makeup before travelling, this will make sure it stays put throughout your journey.

Ouai Dry Shampoo Travel
Ouai Dry Shampoo Travel $10
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Just one pump of this travel-sized dry shampoo foam will ensure your hair looks fresh, even after a long journey.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Anything Go-Gos Gift Set
Marc Jacobs Beauty Anything Go-Gos Gift Set $18
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Travel-sized versions of our Marc Beauty favourites—perfect for doing makeup on the move.

Bumble and bumble Happy Hairdays HIO Set
Bumble and Bumble Happy Hairdays HIO Set $22
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Who has the time to think about unruly hair at this time of year? This set contains all our haircare heroes for good hair days throughout the holiday season.

Susanne Kaufmann Body Travel Kit
Susanne Kaufmann Body Travel Kit $56
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Everything you need for seriously luxe bodycare, in handy travel-sized minis.

GHD Flight Travel Hairdryer Gift Set
GHD Flight Travel Hairdryer Gift Set $59
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Don’t take up precious case space with a heavy hair dryer—especially when this little baby will do all the hard work for you.

Oliver Bonas Nellie Pink Manicure Set
Oliver Bonas Nellie Pink Manicure $15
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We always end up having nail emergencies when we’re away from home. Keep one of these in your bag for all your last-minute mani problems.

BYBI Babe Balm
BYBI Babe Balm $18
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A multipurpose balm to soothe skin head to toe, add to lips, cheeks, eyelids, brows and more. The packaging is also eco-friendly and made from sugarcane rather than plastic.

Herbivore Jasmine Body Oil
Herbivore Jasmine Body Oil $22
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After a long day spent travelling, nourish your tired body with this gorgeous scented body oil.

Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield Travel Size
Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield Travel Size $10
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Humidity-hair disasters are no more with this tiny frizz-fighter.

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Eye Cream
La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Eye Cream $26
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This nourishing eye cream enriched with hyaluronic acid is perfect for helping hide those weary traveller (and post-party) eyes.

Clinique More Than Moisture Set
Clinique More Than Moisture Set $42
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Travelling takes it out of us, but luckily, these minis do it all. They’re also small enough to go in your hand luggage, should you be flying far out.

Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser $34
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A travel-sized version of our most-used cleanser? Ideal.

Susanne Kaufmann Pillow Spray
Susanne Kaufmann Pillow Spray $18
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Unfamiliar surroundings mean less sleep. Allow this pillow spray to come to your rescue and transport you back to your own sleep haven.

Aesop Jet Set Travel Collection
Aesop Jet Set Travel Collection $27
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If you’re travelling further afield, Aesop has the answer to hand-luggage woes. This kit contains your shower essentials, all in plane-friendly minis.

Sara Miller Set of 3 Travel Bags in Tropical Mixed
Sara Miller Set of 3 Travel Bags in Tropical Mixed $45
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Organisation is key to stress-free travelling. Trust us. Separate your beauty bits into chic travel bags—like this trio of Sara Miller drawstrings.

Tom Ford Black Orchid Travel Spray Eau de Parfum
Tom Ford Black Orchid Travel Spray Eau de Parfum $32
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Instead of carrying a heavy (and over 100-millilitre) perfume bottle in your bag, try a travel-sized version instead.

Rodin Luxury Face Oil Stick in Jasmine & Neroli
Rodin Luxury Face Oil Stick in Jasmine & Neroli $55
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The answer to effective skincare on the go? A stick applicator. No mess, no fuss.

S’Well Traveller Bottle in Yellow Gold
S’Well Traveller Bottle in Yellow Gold $40
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Keep your body (and skin) hydrated whilst you travel with this mini S’Well bottle. Plus, no plastic. Winning.

Aromatherapy Associates Essential Bath and Shower Oils
Aromatherapy Associates Essential Bath and Shower Oils $33
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Be it a hotel or your family home, take a little bit of luxury to your travel destination this winter with this gorgeous Aromatherapy Associates set.

Pixi Exclusive Trio of Tonics
Pixi Exclusive Trio of Tonics $20
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Our skin loves this Pixi range, so it’s only fair we take it with us when we travel.

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Hand Creme
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Hand Creme $13
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This almond-and-coconut milk hand crème is perfect for keeping winter-weather hands soft. It’s also lovely for a quick self-massage for tired hands to relieve stress.

Filorga Optim-Eyes Patch Express Anti-Fatigue (8 x 2 Patches)
Filorga Optim-Eyes Patch Express Anti-Fatigue (8 x 2 Patches) $40
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Puffy eyes no more—say hello to our eye patch secret weapons. Pop these on for 10 to 20 minutes, and then watch as puffiness is instantly reduced.

Malin + Goetz Weekender Kit
Malin + Goetz Weekender Kit $39
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This hero set contains a mini cleanser, moisturiser, deodorant, body wash and hand cream. What more could you need?

Kikki K Compact Mirror
Kikki K Compact Mirror $9
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You’ll need a compact mirror for applying makeup on the move, so it might as well be a cute one.

Lanolips The Original 101 Ointment
Lanolips The Original 101 Ointment $11
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From dry lips to rough cuticles, this do-it-all super balm will help a multitude of travelling ailments.

By Sarah London Deluxe Organic Travel Set
By Sarah London Deluxe Organic Travel Set $32
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We love these mini versions of the award-winning organic skincare range—a full-time feature in our beauty bags.

Oliver Bonas Dusty Pink Wireless Headset
Oliver Bonas Dusty Pink Wireless Headset $85
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Need to block out the noise of fellow travellers? We get it. Pop a meditation app on your phone and take five.

Slip Silk Eye Mask
Slip Silk Eye Mask $45
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Really want to zone out? We’ve started taking our eye mask on long train journeys. Trust us—it’s a game changer.

Peter Thomas Roth Jet Set Facial
Peter Thomas Roth Jet Set Facial $20
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If you’re leaving on a jet plane, Peter Thomas Roth has your skincare in check. Amp up the hydration in flight with these super skincare treats.

BYBI Mega Mist
BYBI Mega Mist $26
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This mist will not only wake you up, but it’ll also give your skin a wonderful glow.

Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hairbrush
Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hairbrush $11
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For good hair on the go. We can’t be without our trusty Tangle Teezer.

BareMinerals Limited Edition Galactic Glow Skincare Set
BareMinerals Limited Edition Galactic Glow Skincare Set $39 $36
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Nothing zaps skin of a healthy glow more than travelling. Luckily, this little set is here to restore your complexion to its former glory.

Lucy Engels Large Makeup Bag Tropical Teal
Lucy Engels Large Makeup Bag Tropical Teal $32
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Because you’ll need a pretty bag to keep all your mini beauty goodies, look no further than this chic palm-print cosmetics bag. It’s so much better than keeping them loose in your case.

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