One of the best – and worst – parts of travelling for any beauty junkie is probably packing all your beauty needs into that limited luggage space you have. Especially for those of us with an elaborate 10-step skincare routine and use multiple makeup products to achieve, well, the no-makeup look, there is always never enough space for your products… or so you thought.
In light of the increased frequency of travelling, beauty brands have been releasing more travel-sizes and minis of our holy grail products so that we don’t have to fret anymore about having to carry full-sized bottles or making do with other products that our skin doesn’t love.
Read on to see if your beauty essentials have released travel-sized options for you!
1. Muji Toning Water High Moisture
Muji’s skincare products may be lesser known than the Japanese brand’s other lifestyle items, but their Toning Water is one of the best-kept secrets among skincare aficionados.
One of the main ingredients in the Toning Water is natural water drawn from a cave in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture in Northeast Japan. The ultra-soft mineral water has been naturally filtered for years and penetrates comfortably into the skin without irritating it. It is also part of the Sensitive Skin line, meaning that it is free from artificial colouring, mineral oils, parabens and alcohol.
For those who always suffer from dry and itchy skin due to frequent travelling, you must pop this toner from Muji into your carry-on – whenever your skin feels parched, just apply a small amount for instant hydration!
Muji Toning Water High Moisture retails at SGD7.90 in Muji stores.
2. Sephora Collection Cleansing Face Wipes (Mini)
Eliminate the need for micellar water, cleansing oil, and cotton pads with just one handy product: cleansing face wipes.
What’s really interesting is that there are two different sides: one side is for exfoliation and is integrated with micro-beads to eliminate impurities and dead cells, while the other smooth side effectively cleanses the skin and removes makeup. We definitely love a beauty product that can kill two birds with one stone!
Sephora Collection Cleansing Face Wipes (Mini) retails at SGD6 in Sephora.
3. Son&Park Travel Size Beauty Water
Too lazy to bring a different product for each step of your skincare routine?
Son&Park’s Travel Size Beauty Water not only comes in an extremely convenient size that fits nicely into your toiletries bag but also packs a variety of benefits so that you can achieve more in one step. You can use the Beauty Water as a cleanser to remove makeup, as an exfoliator (thanks to the willow bark and papaya extract in its formulation), and as a toner to prep your skin for the next skincare steps.
Son&Park Travel Size Beauty Water retails at SGD8.90 on Shopee.
4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Mini
We can all do with an oil-free moisturiser no matter where we are travelling to, so make sure to stock up on this water-gel goodness from Neutrogena.
The Hydro Boost Water Gel Mini is well-loved for being able to instantly quench dry skin and keep it looking smooth, supple, and hydrated for long hours. The mini version is extremely ideal if you are looking for a moisturiser to bring onboard and make sure that the dry cabin air doesn’t strip your skin of moisture.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Mini retails at SGD5 on Shopee.
5. Herbivore Botanicals Mini Facial Oil Trio
Keep your skin radiant and healthy on the go with this collection of best-selling facial oils from Herbivore Botanicals.
Each of the three oils featured in this collection is formulated so that even those with oily and blemish-prone skin types can enjoy its nourishing benefits without worrying about getting their pores clogged from the facial oils. So go forth and slather this goodness on your skin!
Herbivore Botanicals Mini Facial Oil Trio retails at SGD42 in Sephora.
6. I’m Sorry For My Skin Travel Jelly Mask
The Koreans are famous for their laborious skincare routines, so we are not surprised that they have actually packed all their steps into just one product.
The 8 Step Routine Pack from I’m Sorry For My Skin contains everything you need, and we really mean everything: cleansing oil, cleansing foam, toner, emulsion, cream, body wash, 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner and finally—the much-loved jelly mask.
I’m Sorry For My Skin Travel Jelly Mask retails at SGD5.90 in Watsons.
7. Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly (30ml)
Our favourite clear jelly moisturiser from Clinique comes in a 30ml tube so that we can hydrate, strengthen and protect our skin anywhere we go, thanks to its unique Clean-Shield Technology. We love that this travel-sized item packs just enough product even for long vacations, without adding extra weight to your luggage.
Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly retails at SGD20 in Sephora.
8. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk (20ml)
Never, ever forget to pack your sunscreen on your travels, especially since you’ll be outdoors for long hours.
This best-selling sunscreen from Anessa features Aqua Booster Technology, which actually enhances the UV ray-blocking film when exposed to sweat or water – perfect if you are going on a beach holiday or an adventure in the wilderness.
Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk retails at SGD9.90 in Watsons.
9. Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream (25ml)
Most eye creams come in luxurious packaging that can be pretty heavy and bulky, which is why we sometimes forego this product when we are packing for our travels.
With Mizon’s Snail Repair Eye Cream coming in a travel-friendly size of just 25ml, you no longer have an excuse not to be using eye cream regularly. Formulated with supplement E.G.F and snail mucin to smoothening of fine lines, you will always look well-rested and energised even after an exhausting flight!
Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream (25ml) retails at SGD16.50 on Shopee.
10. LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask (20g)
Hate waking up to dry and chapped lips during your flight or in cold climates? Then you’ll surely love this lip sleeping mask as much as many other beauty junkies.
LANEIGE’s lip sleeping mask gently melts away dead skin cells and makes the lips feel smooth and elastic – all while you are sleeping. That means you can wake up to hydrated and supple lips after a good nap, and you are all set to head out without having to slap on thick layers of lip balm.
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask (20g) retails at SGD27 on Shopee and at LANEIGE counters & boutiques.
11. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Travel Size)
Layer on this universally-flattering blush in the morning, and you’ll be sporting the most radiant and healthy glow for the rest of the day. You probably won’t need to touch up, but you can still easily keep this in your makeup pouch if you want to do your makeup on your flight.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Travel Size) retails at SGD41 in Sephora.
12. Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara Mini
Travel sizes aren’t just great for travel: you are also recommended to buy smaller versions of mascara products so that they don’t spoil before you manage to finish using them.
If you have been planning to try this super sought-after mascara, this mini version is even more reason to get it. It comes in the same instant curve-setting formula, so your long and luscious lashes hold up for 12 hours straight.
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara Mini retails at SGD23 in Sephora.
13. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray (Travel Size)
A packed travel itinerary that spans the entire day requires makeup that can really last, especially if you are travelling in hot and humid climates that will wear off your foundation as soon as you sweat.
Thankfully, we can now bring a smaller size of our favourite setting spray from Urban Decay everywhere and anywhere. This perennial favourite helps makeup stay put, controls oil, and deflects surface shine – we certainly can’t imagine travelling without this!
Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray retails at SGD22 in Sephora and at Urban Decay boutiques.
14. tarte Mini Shape Tape Contour Concealer
We know a lot of beauty junkies can’t live without the iconic super-
tarte Mini Shape Tape Contour Concealer retails at SGD16 on Sephora.
15. ZOEVA Soft Sun Voyager Eyeshadow Palette
No need to pack multiple eyeshadow pots or lug around a 100-shade palette in order to create different stunning eye looks every day when you have this eyeshadow palette from ZOEVA.
Featuring metallic sunset red, pale golden pink, coppery orange, dusty pink mauve, and sandy beige hues in either matte or shimmer finishes, you can easily mix and match from this portable palette without ever sporting the same eyeshadow combination every day.
ZOEVA Soft Sun Voyager Eyeshadow Palette retails at SGD28 in Sephora.
16. Kat Von D Kitten Mini Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
A long-wear, high-pigment, liquid lipstick with a matte finish and lightweight comfort sounds like exactly what we want to wear when we need to be photo-ready for long hours while travelling.
Plus point: Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is packed with natural moisturisers, including Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Wax, so that your puckers are nourished even in cold and dry countries.
Kat Von D Kitten Mini Everlasting Liquid Lipstick retails at SGD16 in Sephora.
17. Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush & New Duo Blush Sculpt
If you want to cut down on the amount of makeup you pack and don’t feel like bringing your brushes along, this duo blush from Bourjois will do just the trick.
Each duo contains two shades – a light shade to blush and a darker shade to contour. All you need to do is gently sweep across both shades with the brush that is included, and slowly build up colour on your cheeks for a sculpted look and healthy flush.
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush & New Duo Blush Sculpt retails at SGD15.67 on Shopee.
18. Percy & Reed Mini Divine Shine Shampoo
Haircare products provided by hotels can be very damaging to your mane, which is why you are highly recommended to bring your own products.
We know that heavy shampoo bottles are not exactly something you want to lug around, so you can opt instead for this mini shampoo from Percy & Reed. Not only is this aloe vera-packed conditioner very hydrating and nourishing, it also keeps your tresses smooth and shiny. You’ll never have to struggle with dreaded bad hair days again!
Percy & Reed Mini Divine Shine Shampoo retails at SGD12 in Sephora.
19. IGK First Class Dry Shampoo
For the times you need something in between washes or when you feel icky during a long-haul flight, this heavy-duty dry shampoo will be a god-send. It contains charcoal powder to lift dirt and build-up while absorbing oil and sweat, while white tea powder soothes the scalp and strengthens hair follicles.
IGK First Class Dry Shampoo retails at SGD20 in Sephora.
20. Ellips Hair Vitamins Hair Treatment (50s)
Just like our body, our hair can become more vulnerable and need extra nourishment when we are constantly on the go or having trouble adjusting to a foreign environment.
If your hair looks like it needs a little help, just open one of these hair vitamins from Ellips and slather the treatment on each strand of hair. This popular hair vitamin is formulated with Pro-Keratin Complex and Jojoba Oil which help to treat damaged hair – what makes this even better is the fact that it comes in tiny capsules, so you can pack just the right number hat you need!
Ellips Hair Vitamins Hair Treatment (50s) retails at SGD12.80 on Redmart.
21. Tom Ford Beauty Eau de Soleil Blanc Eau de Toilette (10ml)
Layer on Tom Ford’s signature scent of bright, crisp, sparkling citrus notes with this travel-ready edition – it’s sure to keep up your happy holiday mood!
Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc Eau de Toilette retails at SGD73 in Sephora.
22. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia Eau De Toilette Rollerball
Indulge in the sweet romance of cherry blossoms and perk yourself up with the freshness of a cologne with one of Guerlain’s most classic Eau De Toilettes.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia Eau De Toilette Rollerball retails at SGD35 in Sephora.
23. Chloe Signature Rollerball
Long flights and train rides can really lull your desire to travel – when that happens, roll on the fresh and feminine fragrance of the Chloe Signature scent. The sprightly hints of peony and lychee are possibly the best travel companions you could possibly ask for!
Chloe Signature Rollerball retails at SGD35 in Sephora.
24. Real Techniques Travel Essentials (Set of 3)
As much as we would like to pack our entire brush set into our luggage, the best that most of us can do with is the Real Techniques Travel Essentials.
This set contains the three most important brushes – Essential Foundation Brush, Multi-Tasking Brush, and Domed Shadow Brush – that you will need in order to create a flawless makeup look.
Real Techniques Travel Essentials (Set of 3) retails at SGD39 in Sephora.
25. Foreo Luna Mini 2
Make sure your skin is completely free from grime and pollution by packing Foreo’s Luna Mini 2 in your toiletries bag.
Don’t belittle its small size though: this sonic facial cleanser comes with eight intensities for an effective cleanse that will keep your skin bright and healthy.
Foreo Luna Mini 2 retails at SGD225 in Sephora.
26. 3CE Mini Brush Kit
Highly raved about by beauty bloggers, the 3CE Mini Brush Kit contains every single brush that you will need without adding too much weight to your luggage.
The hot pink or black metal tin comes with seven essential, teeny-tiny brushes to do your eye, lip, and cheek makeup on the go. You can also put this in your handbag to do quick touch-ups or change from a day to night makeup look – there’s simply so much you can do with this handy kit!
3CE Mini Brush Kit retails at SGD90 in Sephora.