One of the most tedious parts of packing for travel has to be rounding up beauty must-haves. Especially for longer trips, your travel beauty routine can not only weigh you down but become expensive to curate! If you don’t already use travel-friendly beauty tools, you might find yourself with a whole new set of products specifically for on-the-go.
To make packing easier, consider using travel friendly beauty tools in your every day routine, so you don’t need doubles and you don’t have to leave any of your must-haves at home.
Check out some of my picks for travel friendly beauty tools that are good enough for daily at-home use below! Click on the picture of the product to find it online.
1. BH Chic 14 Piece Brush Set with Bag
BH Cosmetics make some of my favorite affordable makeup brushes— and many of them come with their own carrying case for travel! It’s so important to pack your brushes separately from your makeup products to help protect the bristles. This brush set is perfect for both home and travel, as it has almost every brush you’d need for a full face of makeup.
2. Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezers
I use these mini tweezers at home exclusively, because I feel like I have more control with them than those with longer handles. However, they’re also perfect for travel because of their size and included travel tube.
3. Japonesque Travel Manicure Kit
There is nothing more annoying than being away from home and breaking a nail. I’ve tried a ton of travel manicure kits, and this is the best one quality-wise. They don’t cut corners in giving you tools that will actually get the job done, not just tide you over until you can get to your “real tools.” I keep it in my purse and always travel with it.
4. FOREO Luna 2 Facial Cleansing Device
Definitely the splurge on this list, but it’s a must-have in my skin care routine both at home and on the go. The reason I think the Luna trumps any other facial cleansing brush is because it’s made with anti-microbial silicone, doesn’t need any replacement parts, and the charge can literally last you a year. That’s also why it’s great for traveling— you don’t need to worry about charging one more device… perfect for longer trips!
5. Makeup Brush Color Cleaner
I use these at home when I’m way too lazy to clean my brushes, but they’re most practical for travel. This Color Cleaner features a sponge-like material that will help grab shadow residue off brushes. This allows you to use the brush immediately with another shade without muddying up the color, and keeps your brushes from accumulating too much build-up over time. It doesn’t completely replace a deep clean, but will do the trick for a week away!
6. Magnifying Lighted Portable Mirror
Let’s be real: hotel mirrors and hotel lighting sucks for makeup application. If you’re going on a trip where you know you’re going to glam up, you need to BYOM— bring your own mirror. This small, battery-operated lighted mirror features a 10x magnification with beauty lighting, and you can either rest it on a counter or temporarily mount it to a mirror. The stand folds up to make it even more compact for easy transport.
7. Venus Snap Razor
I personally use the Snap razor at home pretty exclusively for shaving my body, because it’s small and easy to fit on our shallow tub ledges. Because of the size and included carrying case, it’s the best travel razor as well.
8. Finishing Touch Flawless
For shaving my facial hair, the Finishing Touch Flawless is my go-to. Because there are no exposed blades, this is carry-on friendly. I use it for my upper lip, chin, and cheeks.
9. Chi Ceramic Mini Travel Dryer
Oh the plight of the weak hotel hair dryer… we all know how that goes. Making an investment in a hair dryer that’s powerful enough to use at home, but light enough to travel with is one you won’t regret. This Mini Travel Dryer from CHI is dual-voltage, so you don’t have to worry about using it internationally, and comes with a diffuser and a concentrator to help you achieve any style you’re going for.