Don't Leave Home Without These Travel Essentials

Updated 11/14/18
Travel Beauty Essentials
The Beauty Lookbook

Thanksgiving is basically here, and while I'm looking forward to a delicious home-cooked meal and plenty of wine and dessert, I am less than thrilled about traveling. The week of Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of year, and if you're headed to the airport like I am, you're bound to be a bundle of nerves by the time you hit your destination. Even if you're not braving the TSA line at LAX and simply hopping in your car for a few hours, you're sure to feel that twinge of anxiety when you're bumper to bumper in traffic.

All this and we still have to pack.

For me, Thanksgiving "break" is long enough to warrant packing more than sweatpants but short enough to make it far too easy to put off packing until the night before. To avoid the last-minute scramble, I'm planning my list now and stocking up on plenty of multitasking beauty essentials so I can look and feel rested, no matter what the airport (and dinner conversation) brings. Scroll to shop my favorite wellness products, skincare essentials, makeup must-haves, and more.

Supplements & Tools

Supplements and tools are the keys to getting me through a rough travel week. Ice rollers, micro-rollers, and dermaplaning tools all help me look refreshed and vibrant post-flight, and Sakara Life snacks keep me full, satisfied, and feeling healthy. 

Stacked Skincare Soothing Hemp Seed Stack $223 $210
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Sakara Life Sleep Tea $20
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Stacked Skincare Ice Roller $30
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Sakara Life Detox Bars $29
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Sakara Life Daily Probiotic Blends $46
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Stacked Skincare Micro-Roller $30
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Sakara Life Chocolate Probiotics $39
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Stacked Skincare Dermaplaning Tool $75
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Skincare

I refuse to skimp on my skincare routine when I'm home, which means I'm packing plenty of serums with brightening and detoxifying ingredients, combined with masks that will squash acne and make my complexion glow. 

Strivectin Multi-Action Moisture Matrix Melting Cleanser $35
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Stacked Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Eucalyptus Hydrating Serum $130
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Anti Blemish Bio Cellulose Facial Mask
111SKIN Anti Blemish Bio Cellulose Facial Mask $25
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Strivectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream $95
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Strivectin Oleic Rapid Recovery Milk $79
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Stacked Skincare Calming Hemp Seed Facial Elixir $130
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Strivectin S.T.A.R. Light Retinol Night Oil $99
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Set Of 8 Bioc Brightening Treatment Mask
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Set Of 8 Bioc Brightening Treatment Mask $125
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Strivectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles $69
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Stacked Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Champaca Hydrating Serum (HA) $130
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Strivectin Multi-Action R&R Bi-Phase Eye Makeup Remover $25
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Makeup

When it comes to makeup, less is more and multitasking is key. My essentials include CC cream, an all-in-one brow-and-eye palette, an easy lip color, and mascara that makes me look awake even post-turkey. 

Your Skin But Better Cc+ Cream Spf 50+, 1.08 fl. oz.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Cc+ Cream Spf 50+ $38
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Kit Sourcils Pro Perfect Eyes + Brows Palette
Clarins Kit Sourcils Pro Perfect Eyes + Brows Palette $43
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Better Than Sex Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara $23
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Take It To Glow Highlight And Bronzing Powder Palette
Bobbi Brown Take It To Glow Highlight And Bronzing Powder Palette $59
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Magic Marc'er Liquid Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Magic Marc'er Liquid Eyeliner $30
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Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, 1.0 oz.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup $42
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Life Changing Lashes Eyelash Curler
Charlotte Tilbury Life Changing Lashes Eyelash Curler $16
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Superstar Lips Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Lipstick $34
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Hair

If I wash my hair more than once when I'm home for the holidays, it's a miracle. Gross but true. To keep it looking as fresh as possible, I'm sourcing copious amounts of dry shampoo, silk hair ties for crease-free styling, and travel-size tools, in case I'm inspired to attempt a blowout. 

Set Of 3 Silk Hair Ties
Slip Set Of 3 Silk Hair Ties $39
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First Class Travel Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo
IGK First Class Travel Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo $14
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Tinsel Smoothing Oil
R+Co Tinsel Smoothing Oil $25
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Compact Styler
Tangle Teezer Compact Styler $16
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Flight® Wanderlust Travel Hair Dryer
GHD Flight Wanderlust Travel Hair Dryer $99
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Universal Cordless Straightener
Balmain Paris Hair Couture Universal Cordless Straightener $360
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Beach Club Travel Texture Spray
IGK Beach Club Travel Texture Spray $14
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Condition Travel Pure Boar Bristle Paddle Hairbrush
Raincry Condition Travel Pure Boar Bristle Paddle Hairbrush $85
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