Kate Fannin, our beauty trend editor, is constantly asked which beauty products she recommends when preparing for travel. Here, she counts down her top 10 travel essentials for summer adventure.
Me hiking Mt. Abraham, the 5th-highest summit in Vermont
Last week, a friend told me about her upcoming 6-month South American adventure that she’s embarking on with her husband. (Color me jealous!) They’ve been budgeting for it for several years and have one simple objective: “Explore what’s out there and enjoy the adventure.” (Color me very jealous.)
When she asked for some travel-friendly beauty suggestions, I realized how often I’m asked for recommendations about good/easy/packable products. So here’s my top-ten list of simple items—many are multi-taskers and some even unisex. Let the summer travel adventures begin!
#1. Great as a light concealer or highlighter or for quick touch-ups, and it’s super-portable too—a cult classic for a reason.
#2. Simplest alternative to foundation–always rated #1 and just easy to apply and remove.
#3. Awesome lip balm that offers just a hint of color AND SPF—no mirror needed.
#4. A daily staple. Even if it’s the only “color” I have on: bronzer, blush, even eye shadow—all in one.
#5. You may not feel like packing nail polish, but if you take just one, this one is awesome. It magically brings out the natural tones in your nails and makes them look finished, plus no worries about color chipping!
#6. And if you DO take polish, these travel-friendly polish-remover wipes are a serious must-pack. They remove even dark or bright colors in a snap.
#7. A hint of luxury in a much-appreciated product that removes makeup, cleans your face and does triple duty as a stand-in body wipe.
Unisex options that I highly recommend (and that are husband-tested and husband-approved!)
#8. My current fave sunscreen–super-light, non-greasy and unscented (perfect for guys).
#9. Great soap option (if you’re in one place long enough). It’s SUPER-exfoliating, which works for sticky days or before using a self-tanner.
#10. Deodorant is non-negotiable, and this one’s easy to use, totally portable and unscented.
And that’s my take!