Beauty comes in small packages, and travels

published 2/1/2009

Whether you spend a long, luscious weekend in Jamaica or simply head out for a brief getaway, we've rounded up the top ways to take beauty on the run, baby.

Multi-task, Mama! Hate being caught without that perfect shade of shadow, blush, mascara or gloss? Buck the less-is-more travel trend and maximize your grooming must-haves by picking packages that save space while protecting your right to look pretty.

Sue Devitt Mini Gloss

Give your pout a flush of transparent color with Sue Devitt lip gloss. Essential oils help nurture delicate lips while delivering serious shine. Primrose oil provides intense hydration.

Nantucket is a sheer fuchsia shade. Fire Island is a nude beige shade. Martha's Vineyard is a pink shade. Alanya is a rose shade. Cadiz is a sheer peach shade. St. Tropez is an iced champagne shimmer. Costa Del Sol is a mocha shade. Taza is a burnt amber shade. Muscat is a shimmering blackberry shade. Riffa is a silver ivory shade. Manama is a burnt gold shade. Shiraz is a sparkling raspberry shade.

Get 'em for $18 at



A company after our own hearts, CARGO Cosmetics understands the importance of gloss.

CARGO's DailyGloss is a 30-day supply of lip gloss, packaged in individual throw away pouches. Each sheet of gloss features 30 bubbles -- in an assortment of three distinct hues-- filled with CARGO's award-winning sheer, long-wearing lip gloss.

$12 at


Convenience has its place, but some of us also need professional advice; think expert answers to those burning questions such as, “Can I pair a brown contour shadow with a cream highlight shadow?” Yes, you can, thanks to this travel pretty palette from Tricia Sawyer.

Tricia Sawyer, a celebrity makeup artist, offers up her four-pack eyeshadow palette called “The Essentials” alongside a healthy serving of A-list advice for looking red carpet ready. Calling the colors universally flattering for all skin tones, Sawyer swears she’s used “The Essentials” on every actress she’s ever beautified from Kate Beckinsale to Scarlet Johansson; $36 at

acation Mini-cessities: Some of our favorite brands offer smaller versions of their full-sized products - perfect for travelers who can't go without their grooming luxuries. Jet-setters also will appreciate that many of these products' smaller sizes means they fall within FAA guidelines for in-flight carry on.

Toss those cheap hotel soaps and travel luxe.

Deep Steep, a high-end collection of bath and body products made from natural and organic ingredients, offers a travel-sized Sampler Set featuring 1-ounce tubes of body lotion, body butter, body polish and body wash, plus a 2-ounce bubble bath and a full-sized bath tea.

Available in honeydew, lavender, grapefruit or rosemary mint, all are packaged in a mess-proof plastic travel tote that sells for $14.95 at

Burt's Bees "Getting Started Travel Kit" For Bebe: Our was a gift, courtesy of the gracious staff at the Peninsula Hotel. (This is one of the few places in the world that serves up luxury with every night's stay!)

Newly addicted to the gratis gift that the hotel gives to travelers with babies, we went out and found our own; $12.99 at

skyn Iceland's "Detox Kit for Stressed Skin": What could be stressful about going to the airport, taking off your strappy sandals (forgot to wear socks, again!), getting strip searched (kidding), and then jumping on a plane and spending 4 hours sitting next to Chatty Cathy?

Need your nerves calmed? That's what in-flight cocktails are for.

Calm that complexion with this must-have kit from skyn Iceland featuring four products that work in harmony to help heal exhausted, irritated and depleted skin. Kit includes Arctic Face Mist with Biospheric Complex, Oxygen Infusion Night Cream with Biospheric Complex, the ANTIDOTE Quenching Daily Lotion with Biospheric Complex, and Glacial Face Wash with Biospheric Complex. $45 at

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