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Here, makeup artist and Dollface Beauty School founder Jenny Patinkin shares her tips for travel-friendly products.
Photo: Courtesy of Jenny Patinkin
Here are some of the items that I personally travel with:
· Troy Surratt palettes for blush and eyeshadow. I'm a big fan of palettes and being able to custom select your own colors from Troy's line is a huge bonus. Plus, having shadow and blush together in one slim case is very space saving. This is available at Barneys.
· Small tubes of Lucas Papaw Ointment or Aquaphor. You can use either to keep your lips from getting chapped, soften up your cuticles or dry patches of skin, help heal cuts, and soothe burns and bug bites. I'll even mix it with eyeshadow when I want a dewy look on my lids. Lucas Papaw is available on Net-a-Porter.com and Aquaphor is available at drugstores.
· Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer. The formula is super creamy and the pigment is very dense, so a teeny tiny bit is all you need to cover dark circles, blemishes, discoloration and to fill in pores. Sometimes I just apply this and skip foundation altogether. Available at Sephora or Ulta.
· Mila Moursi Dual Action Serum is amazing because it really plumps dehydrated skin. It can be used on your face, neck, and under the eyes which means fewer skin care products you need to pack! It's available at Barneys.
· Using my Clarisonic after a long day of travel is cathartic. I once forgot to take it with me on a vacation somewhere pretty remote and was so distraught that my husband actually had one UPS'd to me—but probably just to stop my whining! It's available at many stores including Cos Bar Highland Park, Sephora, Ulta, and more.
· I also travel with my Jenny Patinkin Makeup Brush Case. It's a hardcover case so it keeps my brushes from getting squished, frayed and frizzy on the bottom of my bag. It also saves space because it's two cups that snap together and apart for countertop storage— which there isn't always a lot of in hotels—and it holds all my other long products like mascara, lipgloss and eyeliner. This is also available at Arch Apothecary.
· I always carry at Travalo travel-size perfume atomizer. They're tiny, leak-proof, and refillable. These are available at Travolo.com or Amazon.com.
· Jenny Patinkin [Official Site]