The Mini Beauty Products To Pack For Your Next Trip
The Mini Beauty Products To Pack For Your Next Trip

The Mini Beauty Products To Pack For Your Next Trip

From rollerball fragrances to compact make-up palettes, most of the top beauty brands now sell their bestselling products in miniature form. Here are some that will come in useful if you have summer travel plans…
By Rebecca Hull

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Most fragrance houses now offer miniatures, including SL favourites like Le LaboChanel and Ffern. Solid perfumes are another great option for travel – you can pack them in your cabin luggage without contravening any liquid restrictions. Failing that, snap up an atomiser. There are plenty of affordable options out there, ready for you to decant your favourite scent for holiday.

To enjoy a little bit of luxury while you’re away, a luxe body wash from Aesop will clean and nourish skin after a day in the sun. A miniature razor is a no-brainer, but it’s also worth looking for mini SPFs to streamline your packing – our favourite is Ultra Violette’s Extreme Screen which now comes in a generous travel-size. Finally, a body mist might not sound like an essential, but it’s always a treat. Caudalie’s Smooth & Glow Multi-Purpose Oil gets our vote. Designed to refresh skin, hair and nails, it’s very nourishing and has the most uplifting summer scent.



Just like make-up, multipurpose skincare is great for travel – if you haven’t already, we highly recommend trying the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask after a dehydrating plane ride. A good facial SPF is essential, and we rate this one from Supergoop which is ideal for dusting on wherever you are. Finally, it’s worth taking a cleanser you’ll enjoy using to ensure you’re always getting all traces of SPF and make-up removed while away. And because our favourite brands now offer smaller sizes, you never have to compromise. Look out for STELLA by Stella McCartney’s Reset Cleanser which comes in a neat, compact pouch and the small but mighty pot of Elemis’s beloved Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm.

From miniature shampoo and conditioner duos to masks and texture sprays, there’s so much travel-friendly haircare out there. We love OUAI’s Mini Bundle, which has everything you need for any trip, while the Davines mask pack is great for adding back sun-zapped moisture. Even brushes – like the BaByliss cult Paddle Brush – now come in miniature form.



From the NARS iconic Radiant Creamy Concealer to Natasha Denona’s miniature eyeshadow palettes, there are so many make-up minis we love. To ensure everything arrives intact, place a cotton pad over the top of palettes and compacts, or a puff if you have one. Look out for multipurpose products to streamline your packing – like the NudeStix contour, blush and highlighting products – and don’t forget to throw in some smaller brushes to free up some space.

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