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Road Trip Wonders: Top Travelling Beauty Buys

Whether it be a fun family trip, a random get away with friends, or a romantic weekend, every road trip requires an essential bundle of beauty products to pack. Summer is the best time to hop in your car and hit the long roads, heading to another state or city for an adventure. The best thing is that you don’t have to worry at all about those airline rules and regulations – therefore its an ideal time to pack to your hearts content, be worry-free, and relax!


However, road trips can be long and tiring, therefore beauty pick-me-ups in the form of handy travel sizes and multitasking heroes are a must. To help you pack the right products,  we’ve rounded up 10 quick, simple, fuss-free yet multi-functional items for your travel bag.

These items will have you looking and feeling your best, even when you’re miles away from your usual beauty regimes, tools and products! So before you go off and make some memories, take a look at what we recommend…

Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before. – Anonymous


  1. Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths
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    Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths

    After sitting in a car for a long period of time, you’ll want to freshen up and clear away any traces of dirt, oil and makeup along the way. These Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cloths are brilliant at removing makeup, but they also have a soft citrus vanilla scent to uplift and unwind your mind. Gentle enough not to over dry the skin, these handy wipes contain lots of acne fighting and skin calming ingredients too so you know your skin is being looked after properly when on-the-go!



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  2. Caudalie Vinosource Grape Water
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    Caudalie Vinosource Grape Water

    After being squashed in a car, suffering from the heat and humidity, your skin will be just as dehydrated as your feel. A cooling, refreshing facial spray is perfect to keep in your travel bag to spray as you please, neutralizing and balancing your skin whenever you feel hot and sticky!

    A cult favorite amongst makeup artists and celebrities is Caudalies Grape Water, providing an immediate benefit of 127% hydration and 61% skin sensitivity upon use. This fresh spritz has an intense hydrating ability to retain water within the skin’s corneous layer and also acts as an anti-inflammatory, soothing rosacea, reduces redness and calms rashes. A bit of a traveling wonder item, right?

    Note: It also doubles up as a makeup setting spray, which again is more than handy when venturing off on your travels.


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  3. Eve Lom Moisturiser
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    Eve Lom Moisturiser

    Moisturizing on the go is essential no matter where you travel to, especially if you want to stay make-up free for the journey (it’s always good to travel without a full face!). Choose a moisturizer with a built in SPF, so you can continue to use it as a facial sun protector when you arrive at your location too.

    The UVA and UVB filters in this luxurious Eve Lom Moisturizer boost your skin’s radiance and hydration levels, while effortlessly protecting against free radicals and environmental damage. Lactic Acid brightens and refines texture, to help give you a more radiant, more energized, younger-looking complexion. And of course, it’s SPF 15 for light protection.


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  4. Jane Iredale Refill Me Brush
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    Jane Iredale Refill Me Brush

    A refillable powder brush is a mess-free way to apply loose powder and get exceptional coverage on-the-go. A sweep of this Jane Iredale Refill-Me Brush is all you need to ensure easy application of powder of mineral foundation. Only one jar of Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder is needed to fill the brush two times!

    Ideal for traveling, this self-contained brush comes with a locking mechanism that prevents spilling, plus it is super easy to refill. The lightweight powder has a barely there feel with instant UVA and UVB sun protection with SPF 50.

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  5. Stila Convertible Color
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    Stila Convertible Color

    Why pack various different products for cheeks and lips when you can have it all in one multi-use compact? This shiny, super cute compact from Stila is great for taking your look from drab to fab in seconds with a pop of juicy color. The versatile lipstick and blush-in-one brightens cheeks with an easy to blend texture. Lips on the hand can be treated to a creamy, glossy color, adding a sheer tint.

    This two-in-one compact holds is discreet enough to slide into your pocket, purse, or zip-up section in your bag. A great space saver!

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  6. BeautyBlender Blotterazzi Blotting Sponges and Compact
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    BeautyBlender Blotterazzi Blotting Sponges and Compact

    There’s a new alternative to blotting papers that have arrived, which are totally game-changing! BeautyBlender’s Blotterazzi Blotting Sponges are washable, reusable alternative to blotting papers in iconic pink, allowing precise, cushion blotting. Shaped to fit all contours of the face, the award-winning Beautyblender material stays ‘thirsty’ when its dry, absorbing excess oil without disturbing makeup and leaving skin looking radiant.

    Great for those skin pick-me-ups when sat in long, sweaty car journeys!

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  7. Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen
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    Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen

    Just because you’re behind the glass of the car window, it doesn’t mean the sun’s rays will avoid you. Wear an SPF on your body (minimum SPF 30!) and keep it topped up regularly. Every two-three hours in fact to be safe! We love the bright, bold and cheery yellow packaging of the Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen, perfect for giving out that Summer vibe.

    This moisturizer is water resistant, chemical free and provides broad spectrum protection for the ultimate safe sun fun. Made especially for an active outdoor lifestyle, SPF Sport blends rich organic Jojoba and soothing Aloe with antioxidants and vitamins for the ultimate daily protection.


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  8. Jurlique Fan Favorites Traveler Kit
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    Jurlique Fan Favorites Traveler Kit

    To make packing easier for you, invest in an all-round kit packed with all your beauty essentials. A dedicated traveler kit, such as the Jurlique Fan Favorites Traveler Kit, will ensure all your recommended products are to hand in perfectly sized bottles. This pretty little kit includes the following:

    • Rosewater Balancing Mist, 1oz – A hydrating mist that refreshes the skin and senses.
    • Calendula Soothing Moisturising Cream, .5oz- Provides optimum hydration and skin barrier protection benefits.
    • Purely Age-Defying Firming Eye Cream, .17oz- A silky, ultra-smooth eye cream that improves skin elasticity and renews the eye contour area.
    • Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum, .17oz- Fight environmental aggressors, boost microcirculation and promote cellular regeneration.
    • Rose Moisture Plus Revitalising Gel-Lotion, sample- Unique texture absorbs easily to restore dehydrated skin.
    • Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum, sample- A potent antioxidant eye treatment to help reduce the signs of fatigue and combat fine lines, dehydration and dullness.
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  9. Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette
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    Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette

    We’ve touched on an all-in-one cheek and lip palette – but don’t forget the eyes! This chic, easy to use Stila palette is filled with neutral hues perfect for eyes and cheeks. The long-wearing, one swipe eye and cheek colors expertly work with your skin tone to create a neutral look, great for whenever you travel to.

    The eyeshadows can be applied wet for more drama, or dry for a subtle look, with the powders doubling up as lovely, fresh looking cheek shades.


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  10. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant
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    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant

    A dedicated lip protector packed with SPF is key when travelling, keeping dry skin and flakiness at bay. What we love the most about the cult classic Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant is that it can actually be rubbed onto your finger and placed on any dry patches on your face, elbows, knees or ankles to, for instant hydration.

    It relieves chapping and cracking, whilst guarding against the damaging effects of UV exposure with SPF 15

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Before hitting the road to your destination of choice, consider these multitasking, travel-size beauty staples for a relaxed and worry-free trip away! For more travel inspired items, take a look here for some more ideas…

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