Hate packing? Join the club. The only thing we hate more than
packing clothes (an outwardly simple act of folding shirts, pants, socks, etcetera into a suitcase or weekend bag) is having to downsize a comprehensive 10-step beauty routine into something that won't get tossed at airport security. Which serums do we choose? Will our jars of hair masks fit?! Which eyeshadow palette is worthy?!? Relax. Breathe. We've got a solution that makes this process a little less emotionally scarring: Ditch the full-sized products for minis. Not only are they adorably sized, but they leave some space in your makeup bag for even more stuff. To make it even easier, we rounded up the bite-size beauty products that'll slide into your carry-on luggage and ensure you look your best, no matter where you're traveling. Feel that stress headache fading already... At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
NARS' iconic duo in a travel-size compact — perfect for creating a healthy glow on your way from beach to bar. With an imperceptible finish that's both natural-looking and suits all skin tones, there's nothing not to love.
Blush/Bronzer Duo, $, available at
This highly pigmented, full-coverage concealer covers all manner of sins. We love wearing it blended on top of foundation to hide dark circles or, when pressed for time, all over the face on its own for a dewy base.
Travel Size Shape Tape Contour Concealer, $, available at
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Famed for their precision, leave no stray hair behind with these Tweezerman stainless steel compact tweezers, which fit perfectly in your travel makeup bag.
Mini Slant Tweezer in Tube, $, available at
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Don't leave home without St. Tropez's Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, an ultra-lightweight transparent formula that gives you a natural glow and hydrates skin. With its tropical scent, one spritz will transport you to paradise and give you an island tan to match.
Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, $, available at
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No bigger than a pen, this stick concealer brightens the complexion, hides tired skin, and even blurs fine lines, with buildable coverage and a smooth, silky formula.
Stylo-Expert Click Stick, $, available at
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To be fair, a full-size mascara won't take up a ton of room in your makeup pouch, but when you're bringing an entire routine on the road (we can't help it, okay!), every little bit counts. Save room with this fun-sized version of Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara, which has the same curvy wand, but in a smaller tube.
Travel Size Better Than Sex Mascara, $, available at
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This coconut- and macadamia-infused hair primer and heat protectant isn't just chic, it's a smart, versatile item to have in any toiletry bag: Use it to instantly boost shine, or as a restorative treatment before heat-styling.
Bumble and bumble
Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer Mini, $, available at
Enjoy the benefits of Moroccanoil without the full-size bottle weighing your suitcase down. Use as a conditioning, styling, or finishing tool for silky, healthy strands; the transformative formula detangles, boosts shine and leaves hair more manageable. Apply to dry or damp locks.
Moroccanoil Treatment Mini, $, available at
Fans have been begging for a travel size of this cult-favorite cleanser since it launched. Now, it's finally here — and weighs in at a TSA-friendly two ounces, at that.
Milky Jelly Cleanser, $, available at
Don't skip out on using
in your skincare routine simply because you're traveling. These travel-friendly pads combine both BHAs and AHAs to restore luminosity, reduce wrinkles, and alleviate redness.
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Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel - Packettes (30 count), $, available at
Style and define your arches with Estée Lauder's multipurpose brow tool, which has a pencil, sponge-tip applicator primed with brow powder, and a spoolie brush all in one.
The Brow Multi-Tasker, $, available at
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Sure, your vacation pick-me-up could be an expensive massage or happy hour at the hotel bar — or it could be this dry shampoo that will extend your first-day blowout until you get home and can use your own shower.
Perk Up Dry Shampoo Mini, $, available at
Truth be told, we're head over heels with all of
Fenty Beauty's holiday collection
, but if there's one travel product to take with you, it's this tiny setting powder. After all, what good is doing your makeup on vacation if you don't make it last round the clock?
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Pro Filt’r Mini Instant Retouch Setting Powder, $, available at
A cult favorite, Caudalie's Beauty Elixir acts as a soothing primer, tightens pores, and provides an instant boost of radiance to dull complexions. Formulated with grape extract, astringent organic mint balm, and mint essential oils, a spritz of this will rebalance and refresh skin.
Beauty Elixir Mini, $, available at
Achieve a flawless complexion with this 2-in-1 full coverage foundation and coordinating concealer. Cleverly hidden in the lid, the cream-based concealer is perfect for a 5 o'clock touch-up, and the liquid foundation in the bottom delivers a lightweight, matte finish.
Stay All Day Foundation + Concealer, $, available at
Worried your favorite
will shatter en route? Carry this powdered version instead. The only thing better than the fact that it works is that it tastes just like candy.
Dream Team, $, available at
color to wear for fall, and this fan-favorite Urban Decay palette has all the versatile warm hues you need to create subtle or smoky looks.
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Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette, $, available at
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Take your double-cleansing routine on-the-go with a tiny version of your oil or balm cleanser. We love this classic Clinique formula, which dissolves waterproof mascara, foundation, and more.
Travel Size Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $, available at
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Say goodbye to struggling to squeeze your favorite fragrance into your micro-mini bag with Diptyque's solid perfume. Apply the solid wax where you'd normally spray your
eau de parfum
and the guy sitting next to you on the plane will hate you approximately 80% less.
Philosykos Solid Perfume, $, available at
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