The products we deem essential in our carry-on luggage fall in to 3 main categories – hydration, relaxation and refreshment (not the G&T kind, although it’s highly likely we’ll get to that once we’re on board).
1. Smythson Passport Cover in Metallic Gold Nappa – £45.00 (BUY HERE)
Even if your journey’s only just over an hour, there’s no excuse not to travel in style!
2. Marks & Spencer Clear Cosmetic Bag Set – £7.50 (BUY HERE)
An absolute essential. These 3 handy, clear bags are perfect for taking your beauty products and medication through airport security. Not only that, you can easily lay your hands on whatever you’re looking for while you’re away. We bet you keep using them once you get back too – let ransacking your make-up bag be a thing of the past.
3. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant – £26.00 (BUY HERE)
It’s likely that this classic beauty buy is at the very top of most beauty enthusiast’s carry-on list. A wonder product that restores, calms and helps relieve chapped, cracked skin. It’ll help to keep your skin hydrated from take-off to touch-down.
4. Kiyoko Lip Balm – £12.50 (BUY HERE)
This lovely lip balm is made with a blend of gorgeous natural ingredients, including cacao butter and honey. Use as needed throughout your journey, slick it on under lipstick as a moisturising base or apply over your lipstick to add a subtle shine.
5. Coola Body Lotion Bar in Orange Patchouli – £19.00 (BUY HERE)
Packed with skin-saving powerhouses, this super hydrating repairing body butter absorbs quickly and leaves the skin beautifully soft. A powerful mix of almond oil, avocado oil and shea butter work together to hydrate, improve skin tone and boost radiance.
6. Lanolips Antibacterial Hand Balm – £8.99 (BUY HERE)
This little tube should definitely be part of your flight kit if you’re anything like us and ever so slightly paranoid about cleanliness. If your surroundings are a little grubby, this useful hand cream can help to give you some peace of mind. Combining medical-strength antibacterial ingredients to kill germs, refreshing aloe vera and lanolin to moisturise, it helps to keep your hands clean, fresh and healthy.
7. Caudalie Beauty Elixir – £11.50 (BUY HERE)
The perfect in-flight pick me up and post flight refresher, Caudalie Beauty Elixir instantly revives your skin with one little spritz. With hydrating orange blossom and energising balm mint, we never go anywhere without it!
We all know how difficult it is to catch some shut-eye on a long haul flight, so packing an eye mask can be a godsend. As an added bonus, this cutie from ASOS comes with a matching make-up bag which can be used for storing any fiddly nik-naks like headphones, gum, hair ties or anything else that would otherwise be lying loose around your bag.
9. Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy – £21.00 (BUY HERE)
With a heady blend of lavender and ginger, this oil can help to calm you when travelling. Even if flying doesn’t make you particularly anxious, relaxing in to your flight benefits both your body and mind. Just apply a small amount directly onto the neck, temples, wrists, behind the ears and abdomen in times of stress, nausea or weariness.
10. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Miceller Solution – £4.80 (BUY HERE)
Our favourite make-up remover in a handy 100ml bottle. Thorough and non-rinse, this is just what you need to take off your boarding face if it’s melted a bit on the journey. The extra mild formula is suitable for sensitive and normal to dry skin and we can’t recommend it highly enough.
11. This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up – £30.00 (BUY HERE)
If it’s good enough for VB, it’s good enough for us. Rapidly erases signs of fatigue, boosts hydration, and preps the skin for photo perfect make-up.
12. White Glo Travellers Pack – £2.99 (BUY HERE)
This little cabin compatible kit contains a travel size Professional Choice toothpaste, a mini White Glo anti-stain toothbrush and a pack of dental flosser toothpicks.
13. Clarins Super Restorative Tinted Cream – £37.19 (BUY HERE)
There’s no need for day cream and foundation with this gorgeous tinted cream. Not only does it give your face a beautiful, natural colour and a healthy glow, it also works to replenish your skin, minimising any signs of fatigue.
We all love Urban Decay’s Naked palettes and this limited edition travel kit squeezes all of the goodness into one handy, luggage-friendly package. There’s everything you need for a complete look on-the-go including colour for eyes (6 shades of shadow, an eye pencil and mini mascara), cheeks (blusher and bronzer) and lips (full size gloss).
15. Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour in Miami Pink – £19.50 (BUY HERE)
Yes, we were swayed by the name. But look at it, a holiday lipstick if ever we saw one – pink, bright and it’s going to look incredible with a tan (whether it’s real or from the bottle). Ms Brown’s Rich Lip Colour lipstick range also boasts SPF12 and provides a blast of moisturisation, which is a big old plus point when travelling.
16. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – £22.00 (BUY HERE)
We heart this product. It’s already a staple in our beauty bags here at TLBG HQ (read why here) and it’s a total necessity for our hand luggage. Touch up tired undereyes or sweep over any smudgy hand-shaped patches on your cheeks to bring your face back to its best before arrival.
Have we missed anything? Let us know which products you simply can’t do without when travelling by commenting below.