Travel Beauty Tips for the Business Jet Set


By Jessica D Festa

Looking great on the go isn’t always easy, especially if you’re traveling for business, having to constantly be “on” for meetings and presentations.

Luckily, these travel beauty tips and products—which are all in-line with TSA liquid rules and carry-on regulations—mean you don’t even have to check a bag to keep up your beauty routine when you’re away:

That’s Right: Liquid-Free Foundation

The problem with packing makeup is that TSA liquid rules only allow so much in your carry-on. How many ounces can you bring on a plane? One quart-sized bag filled with containers that are 3.4 ounces or smaller.

Lancome Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact from Neiman MarcusThankfully, the Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact doesn’t count as a liquid. The compact holds foundation inside a sponge-like cushion. Simply press on it with the included makeup pad.

While powder on top would give you a more natural look, you can definitely get away with just this for a clear complexion.

Blend Like A Pro

Just like with painting, the tools you apply your makeup with are just as important as the makeup itself. However, makeup brush kits aren’t exactly known for being uber-compact.

Thank goodness for the Beauty Strokes Travel Strokes Brushes—they’re perfect for jet setters. You can use this must-have set of six travel-sized brushes for applying everything from foundation to brows with precision, and it’s all inside an expandable carrying case. There’s even an instruction book, so you’ll get some travel beauty tips, too. The set also comes with a mirror, so you can throw your face on while still on the plane before that first meeting, if you have to.

Don’t Let Your Hair Fall Flat

There’s only so much you can do with those weak hotel room hair driers. To give your look some extra oomph, and impress the higher-ups, pack a Keratin Complex Mini Travel Flat Iron—it’s small enough to fit in your purse, and great for straightening and curling hair. If you want some waves, simply twist one-inch sections of hair over (not under) the iron. For larger curls, use smaller sections. Master these travel beauty tips, and you’ll be turning heads in every meeting.

Get A Healthy Glow

Perricone MD If you want a dewy, fresh-faced look that doesn’t distract from the work at hand, the “No Foundation” Foundation Serum with SPF 30 is key.

The one-ounce bottle fits with airport security carry-on rules, and ingredients like neuropeptides, alpha-lipoic acid, and vitamin C ester make skin appear more supple, as well as prevent red, blue, and yellow undertones from showing through. You’ll get a natural, healthy glow perfect for daytime networking—no makeup required!

Speak Beautifully

On business trips, you’ll likely be doing a lot of talking, making chapped, dull lips a no-no.

An all-in-one travel product that’s great for plumping and revitalizing lips is Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm. Not only does it instantly make your lips smooth and moist, but the product’s special formula actually works with your own unique chemistry to naturally create a shade that suits you. Bonus: it’s in line with carry-on rules!

This Miracle Cushion Foundation doesn't count against your TSA liquid allowance! Click here to scope it out on Neiman Marcus.


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