Leave your powders at home
No one likes opening an eye shadow palette after a flight, only to have cracked pieces crumble everywhere. The fact is that your carry-on is likely to experience a few bumps along the flight. To avoid ending up with a grainy mess, leave your powders—both loose and pressed—at home. Divya Gugnani, Co-Founder of Wander Beauty, experienced these hiccups firsthand before creating a line of beauty products specifically designed for busy women on the go. “As a beauty enthusiast and a working mother of two kids under 5, I looked at the cracked powders and dirty brushes in my makeup bag and knew there was a better way,” Gugnani says. Instead of packing breakable, powder eyeshadows, bring cream shadow like Wander Beauty’s Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadow, and instead of powder blush, use a cream like the Wanderess Cheek Tint.
Bring a roll-on fragrance instead of spray bottle perfumes
When asked what types of beauty products women should avoid traveling with, Gugnani says, “the first one to cross off your list is perfume. Opt for a roll-on fragrance instead.” And we have to agree. After all, who wants to risk being forced to surrender their prized bottle of perfume at security? To avoid going over your liquid limit, a travel-sized roll-on like the Kai Perfume Oil will keep you smelling great. Plus, if you’re feeling a bit grimy after a long flight, a roll-on perfume is much easier to apply in your seat once you land. (In a hurry? Get these quick makeup tricks to speed up your routine.)