Hand luggage beauty – marvellous mini's you can take with you on the plane

Jet-setting beauty

Laura Sutcliffe

If you are off on an overseas trip soon, you will be thinking about your packing situation. Although your outfits and shoes are vital, people do tend to forget about their hand luggage, which can be a bit of a last-minute scenario. Beauty fans will know that decanting your favourite products is beyond annoying – especially as everything has to be under 100ml and carried in a so-not-stylish sealable, transparent bag. But never fear, we have the perfect solution! Some of your favourite beauty products now come in miniature form which are ideal for jetting off in style.


Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque, £20, Kiehls

Having great skin on holiday is imperative - after all, you want to look great in all those holiday snaps - right? Kiehl's Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque soothes, hydrates, and blitzes any sign of stress. Lightweight in texture, this natural face masque is made with Calendula flower petals and Aloe Vera, leaving you with hydrated, supple skin. Apply mid-flight and watch your skin glow when you land. It's available in a 28ml tub, so ideal to pop in your plastic, on-flight bag! 


Blackberry & Bay 50ml, £69, Jo Malone London

Smelling good on holiday is an essential and now you can pick up some of Jo Malone London's signature scents in travel-friendly 50ml sized bottles. A perfect excuse to stock up at the airport...


Micro Mini Duo, £13.50, Beauty Blender

Keeping your makeup looking intact is essential when you are away, and hordes of makeup brushes take up so much room in your case. Beauty Blender have brought out an ingenious set of two mini sponges that are over half the size of the regular, larger version and they are beyond handy for overnight trips.


Dry Shampoo compact powder, £14.95, Style Dry

Banish greasy hair in a flash with Style Dry - a compact powder that's made up of a translucent dry shampoo. It comes with a handy application brush and mirror so you can freshen up the move. Containing zero parabens and sulphates, it won't leave any annoying white marks on your mane and what's more, it's so easy to transport.


The Luxury Travel Collection, £65, Elemis

We don't think we've seen a wash bag as cute as this! The Luxury Travel Collection by Elemis is bursting with some of the brand's favourite skincare essentials in generous sample sizes. Our faves include the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm as well as the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream  - which always tops beauty award lists, year after year. All housed in this stunning travel case that features a gorgeous illustration of London, designed by fashion illustrator, Megan Morrison of TravelWriteDraw blog. What's not to love?


Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml, £7, Liz Earle

Anyone who is anyone knows how iconic the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is. Packed with cocoa butter to soften and chamomile and eucalyptus to tone, the creamy formula removes all makeup - even waterproof mascara. So to find this beauty in a 30ml tube is music to our ears, particularly as it comes with a pure cotton cloth.


Brow-Raising Lineup, £23, Benefit Cosmetics

You should always keep on top of your brows, no matter where you go! Once again, Benefit has just the little kit which contains travel-size versions of their best-loved travel products - Goof Proof Brow Pencil (the shaping pencil of dreams) ka-BROW! (a brow pomade which seals all your stray hairs) and Gimme Brow+ ( a brush-on-brow colour that won't budge until you want it to.) There's no excuse for brow neglect when you're overseas now, right?


Eau de Toilette Memory Box Gift Set, £25, Maison Margiela 

This has to be one of the cutest sets we've seen in ages, and it's ideal for travelling. This fabulous box houses ten of Maison Margiela's Replica fragrances in handy Eau de Toilette Dabbers that are just 2ml each. One for each day of your holiday! Our favourite has to be Under The Lemon Trees - a zesty citrus scent that's super fresh and reminds us of limoncello…


Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum, £42 (for 30 capsules) Elizabeth Arden 

Elizabeth Arden's retinol serum capsules are incredible. Although they look super cute cute with their rose-gold colour, they do a great job. Simply twist off the bud and the creamy formula - which feels just like a primer - absorbs quickly into your skin,making your entire face feel softer, plumper and more radiant. Retinol is hyper sensitive, and isn't as effective when you use too much, so these buds are ideal as they contain just the right amount to use over your entire face and neck. Now they come in this travel-friendly tube, which is perfect for popping into your flight bag. 


Lil Bronze Duo Mini Bronzer Set , £19, Fenty Beauty

Let's face it, you can't get cooler than Rihanna, and the singer's show-stopping makeup line is big news in the beauty world. So you can imagine our delight when we discovered you can now buy some of her best-selling products in mini formation, ideal for your travel luggage. We are currently obsessed with the Lil Bronze Duo Mini Bronzer - small, but perfectly formed. 


Lime Basil & Mandarin Bath Oil, £18, Jo Malone London

It's good to be fully equipped if you're staying in a fancy hotel with an impressive bath tub, and Jo Malone's Lime Basil & Mandarin Bath Oil (which comes in a compact 30ml bottle) is the perfect travelling luxury for all those bathtime vibes. 

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