Skip Nav
Beauty News
Try Not to Stare at These Gorgeous Billboard Music Awards Beauty Looks
Summer Beauty
This $8 E.L.F. Lotion Will Make Your Skin Strobed on a Budget
Beauty News
Match Your Summer Makeup and Your Rosé With the Perfect Pink Eye Shadow Palette

What to Pack For a City Vacation

Getaway Guide: Take On the Big City With These Essentials

Thinking of ditching the sand dunes for the urban jungle? Summer is the perfect time to take in the sites of a city you've never seen before — or haven't visited in a while. Don't forget to bring these necessities along to keep you looking your best no matter what metropolis you're jetting off to.

  • Oil blotting pads: Half the fun of touring a new city is wandering around for hours and taking everything in. Carry some oil absorbing pads in your purse, like Neutrogena Long-Last Shine-Control Blotting Sheets ($6.50), to avoid shine in your photos.
  • Bright lipstick: Urban living lends itself to experimenting with trends. Bring along a bold lipstick you've been too timid to try at home. MAC Pro Longwear Lipcream in Love Forever! ($17) is a fluorescent pink that can transition from day to night.
  • Specially formulated sunscreen: The sun isn't the only thing your skin need protecting from while you're hopping from tour bus to sidewalk. Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum ($20) does double duty by providing you protection from the sun and other environmental stressors, like smog.
  • Smokey eye palette: Dramatic eyes are perfect for a night out in the city. NYX Eye Shadow Palette in Smokey Eyes ($10.99) does the work for you. It contains a variety of colors, so you can play around until you get the perfect look.
  • Perfume: While smelling like the city streets may not sound so appealing, The Scent of Departure ($45) does it right. From LA to London, 15 scents evoke the feeling of 15 different cities. And at 1.7 ounces each scent is TSA-safe, so you can bring them in your carry-on.

And don't forget your hand sanitizer; subway poles and bus straps are a necessary evil in the big city.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Sherrilee Sherrilee 4 years
Thanks for the reminders.  I won't forget my facial wipes and especially the sunscreen.
Crock-Pot BBQ Recipes
High Ponytails Ideas From Celebrities
Off-the-Beaten-Path Towns to Visit in Italy
MAC Cosmetics x Steve J and Yoni P
Things to Do in Caguas, Puerto Rico
Lesser-Known Latin American Travel Destinations
The Saguaro Palm Springs
Summer Pregnancy Survival Tips
Hottest Haircuts Summer 2017
Careers For People Who Love Food
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds