Going on vacation means you need to pack plenty of cosmetics so you can look your best when dining at nice restaurants or posing for pictures. You don’t want your vacation photos to show you standing in a beautiful city with a huge zit on your forehead.

Since it’s often a challenge to pack everything you need for a trip, consider taking these four multipurpose beauty products with you. They’ll keep you looking your best without slowing you down.


Essential Oil

Carrying a few ounces of essential oil will help you look nice while also making you feel comfortable while you’re away from home.

Oil is especially useful when you travel to a place with a dry climate. Just a few drops of hemp seed oil, for instance, can moisturize your skin. If your legs get irritated from shaving, you can use it to soothe your skin. You can even use some natural oils to rejuvenate unruly or dry hair.

There are several types of oil that you can use on your skin and hair. Some popular ones include:

  • Coconut oil
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Hemp seed oil
  • Rosehip oil

You can even make a mixture of your favorite oils to get the specific scents and benefits you want. Since you want to carry as few items as possible, focus on oils that you can use on several parts of the body.

Lip Pencils

Choosing a lip pencil instead of standard lipstick means you can ditch your blush while you travel. A pencil can work on just about any part of your body, including your lips and cheeks. That means you don’t have to carry blush for a night on the town. You can just use the pencil that heightens your lip color.

Technically, you can do this with lipstick, too. Some women, however, find that it is a little too waxy for their cheeks. It can also clog pores, which of course you want to avoid.


EyelinerImage via Flickr by arielaot

Eyeliner is probably the most versatile beauty product in your makeup bag. By following different techniques, you can use the same eyeliner to create several makeup effects that will outline your eyes in unique ways.

Eyeliner’s versatility may go further than you think. You can also use it to add shape to your eyebrows. By choosing an eyeliner that’s a little waxy, you can use it to add extra color to your eyeshadow.

For such a common product, eyeliner can do a lot of things.

Combination Cleanser, Toner, and Makeup Remover

When you take your makeup off at the end of the day, you might use three or more products. A lot of women have a cleanser, toner, and makeup remover that helps prevent blemishes. Leaving even a small amount of makeup on your face overnight can cause pimples, so you don’t want to skimp on your cleansing ritual.

Packing three different products to clean your skin, however, won’t leave much room for anything else. Instead, you can pack one of Amway’s combination cleansers. These give you the benefits of using all those separate products without carrying so many items.

Self-Tan Towelettes

The world presents seemingly unlimited ways to get dirty. If it’s not getting barbecue sauce on your face, it’s a bench that leaves your hands feeling unclean.

Moist towelettes are the most effective way to fight the world’s dirt. They can wipe away practically anything.
Several companies now sell towelettes that do much more than clean. They contain moisturizer that will keep your skin healthy throughout your travels. Some even contain self-tanning lotion that will help keep your skin looking its best. With self-tan towelettes in your bag, you can treat your skin right and give it a pleasant glow that makes you look like you spend hours in the sun.

Before you take your next trip, make sure you pack these four multipurpose beauty products. They will keep you looking good without forcing you to check luggage.