Your Beauty Routine Won't Miss Its Connection With These 22 Carry-On-Friendly Sets From Sephora
If you've ever seen — or been — that sad person at baggage screening who's forced to throw away a beloved beauty product simply because it's too big, the scene probably haunts your dreams to this day.
We don't want that to happen to anyone anymore, so we took the time to scope out the best carry-on-friendly beauty sets from Sephora that can safely pass through any checkpoint. Now, after tickets are booked and your bags are packed, you'll have a good beauty routine tucked inside, too. All of these goodies are 3.4 ounces or less, and some of them come right inside a TSA-approved clear bag already. Hair care, skin care, makeup — they're all covered. Grabbing one of these kits can save you time and money so you can let yourself get carried away with the actual trip planning and not get bogged down by these pretty little details. (And if your next vacation is only in your mind, you could use these to try something new right at home before you travel . . . or commit to a full-sized product.)
Check out this list of the best beauty travel sets from Sephora ahead — and bon voyage.
Drunk Elephant The Littles Set
Drunk Elephant's The Littles Set ($90) will last you through a whole month-long vacation, and includes all the things you need to keep your skin healthy and glowing, from a jelly cleanser to a multivitamin eye cream. This portable skincare routine includes eight products in total and, of course, it includes the buzzy, clean skincare brand's bestselling Protini polypeptide cream and vitamin C day serum, too.
Bare Minerals Desert Getaway Face Mini Trio
Whether you're going on a desert getaway or just want to look like you're going on a desert getaway, check out the Bare Minerals Desert Getaway Face Mini Trio ($25). The loose powder bronzer can make it seem like you've spent some time in the sun, while the volumizing mascara and nude lip liner just give a little boost to your regular lashes and lip color.
Wander Beauty Airplane Mode Skincare Kit
All that dry (plane) air wreaking havoc on your skin? Well, Wander Beauty's Airplane Mode Skincare Kit ($49) is not only travel-themed, but it's also made up of problem solvers for a trip.
The Glow Getter Mist and Baggage Claim Gold Eye Mask can be used on the flight while the cleanser, moisturizer, and face oil can be checked out once you land. Plus, all five products come in a cute suitcase travel case with patches that you can add onto your actual suitcases.
Herbivore Self Love Facial Ritual Kit
If taking time to do the things you love can be considered a form of self-love, then taking the Herbivore Self Love Facial Ritual Kit ($58) along when you make time to travel must be doubly good. First off, the Emerald hemp seed oil and rose quartz gua sha can help with any delay stresses, the Rose Hibiscus face mist works as an on-the-go refresher, and the Prism exfoliating glow facial makes a nice treat once you get to your final destination for the night.
Dr. Roebucks Good Vibes Kit
It makes sense to want good travel vibes — no traffic! An empty plane row! Early arrivals! — and, while Dr. Roebucks Good Vibes Kit ($44) can't guarantee any of that, there's a refreshing face mist and hydrating moisturizer just in case you're spending more time in dry, recirculated air than you'd originally intended. All tucked into a bag by Spiritual Gangster, this set includes the popular Supergoop sunscreen and some vitamin C and collagen tablets to help with plane germs and hydration from within as well.
Slip Ultimate Beauty Sleep Collection
Do you know what kind of pillow you'll find at your Airbnb . . . or what you'll be sleeping on if you happen to want to get some shut-eye on the way there? Well, while it may not seem traditionally like a travel kit, the Slip Ultimate Beauty Sleep Collection ($139) has a silk pillowcase and eye mask to make beauty sleep happen no matter where you are. Plus, it includes few silk hair ties to pull back your hair at any time on the trip, share with friends, or use when you're right at home.
L’Occitane Rifle Paper Co. Almond Discovery Kit
You know how most hotels maintain the same scent for all their bath and body products? Well, this L'Occitane Rifle Paper Co. Almond Discovery Kit ($34) lets you do the same thing no matter where you're checking in. Packed in a cute limited-edition pouch, the travel set includes a little hand soap, a shower oil, a skin oil, and a hydrating milk concentrate, all featuring almond to nourish and soften your skin.
Clinique Black Honey Lip and Eye Bedazzled Set
If your next trip includes a special occasion where you want to dazzle your friends and family, pick up the Clinique Black Honey Lip and Eye Bedazzled Set ($30) with an eyeshadow palette, full-size lipstick, eyeliner, and mini mascara. Or there's no reason why you can't keep this as a mini beauty bag stocked in a suitcase with travel-size makeup ready for your next trip, too.
Devacurl Curly Curls-on-the-Go
Whether you have Curly Curls-on-the-Go ($30) or Super Curly Curls-on-the-Go ($30), there's a Devacurl kit to get those twirls under control. Both kits include a sulfate-free no-poo product, conditioner, gel, and styling cream of some sort (but vary depending on the amount of hold necessary for each curl type). Best yet: either set would work on a longer trip — or for several ones — as the included products are all three ounces, meaning they can come on the plane, but have far more than a few days of hair care inside.
Benefit Cosmetics City Lights, Party Nights Set
This Benefit Cosmetics City Lights, Party Nights Set ($32) includes a mini-size bronzer, mascara, and two-in-one lipstick and liner, alongside a full-size brow pencil. It's just another way to create a makeup look on the go if those are the items you'd normally wear . . . and then the bag can hold your purse's beauty stash every day.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Flight Essentials Kit
If you've been wanting to try out products by Dr. Barbara Sturm, why not put her skin care to the test on a trip with this Flight Essentials Kit ($225)? It comes with a travel-size six-step routine that can cover your entire journey. Wash your face with the enzyme cleaner before you board and apply her super-popular antipollution drops, or antiaging serum, depending on your needs — they're both included. Follow up with face cream and tuck the calming serum into a pocket for easy access if you need to bring a bit of zen onboard. Finally, there's a face mask, which makes a nice treat after you arrive.
Kat Von D Epic Makeup Obsession — Bestsellers Set
While these items probably wouldn't cover all the makeup you'd wear on a vacation, the Kat Von D Epic Makeup Obsession — Bestsellers Set ($49) is a nice way to get smaller sizes of creme and liquid lipsticks, a setting powder, and the popular tattoo liquid eyeliner. The four products come tucked into a vegan leather sleeve case, which could make a handy holder for eye pencils and lip liners in the future.
Sephora Favorites The Ultimate Travel Bag
This Sephora Favorites set includes 12 products for your face, skin, and hair — so there's more than just one box that's checked. The Ultimate Travel Bag ($40) leaves so many bases covered there's a chance you don't need to add that much more to the included clear TSA-toiletry-sized bag. There are a few HUM Nutrition Beauty zzZz melatonin supplements to get a sleep schedule back on track or help you fall asleep on your way there. Then there are a couple masks from Dr. Jart and Laneige, Living Proof shampoo and conditioner, a Fresh face cleanser, and a Sol De Janeiro shower cream, among other things. Grab and go for sure.
Kiehl’s Midnight Must-Haves
Are you taking a red-eye, or trying to adjust to a time-zone change on a trip? If so, the Kiehl's Midnight Must-Haves set ($76) has three items from the brand's Midnight Recovery line, which aims for a nighttime renewal of tired-feeling skin. There's a cleansing oil to remove makeup before bed, and a restorative eye treatment and overnight facial oil to leave skin refreshed by morning. (The kit also includes Kiehl's bestselling Ultra Facial Cream, the Ginger Leaf and Hibiscus Firming Mask, and a cute case, too.)
First Aid Beauty FAB Faves to Go Kit
While it may seem simple, the First Aid Beauty FAB Faves to Go Kit ($30) includes useful things for people with less-complex skincare routines who may be taking a longer trip. The set has a two-ounce gentle face cleanser and the same-size head-to-toe moisturizer, so these products will last for at least a couple weeks of travel. Then there's a jar of 28 treatment pads containing lactic and glycolic acids that can be used every day, even for sensitive skin.
Moroccanoil Destination Hydrate Travel Kit
If your main concern on vacation is your hair, the Moroccanoil Destination Hydrate Travel Kit ($47) is great for Winter travel since the hydrating shampoo and conditioner pack moisture-attracting red algae, and the other two products (a styling cream and the Moroccanoil treatment) still have antioxidant-rich argan oil.
If your bigger concern is limp, lackluster hair, there's a similar set — the Destination Volume Travel Kit ($47) — to help with that issue.
Caudalie Favorites Set
If you love Caudalie at home, you'll definitely want to grab this Favorites Set ($44) for the road as it includes their popular, soap-free micellar cleansing water and moisturizing sorbet. Problem areas are addressed, too, with the dark-spot-banishing radiance serum and dark-circle-relieving eye cream. Just be sure to tuck that Beauty Elixir into a purse so you can get a refreshing spritz no matter where you are on your journey.
Ilia Discover Clean Makeup Set
The beauty products in the Ilia Discover Clean Makeup Set ($38) are already packed in a plane-ready case so that bit's sorted. There's a full-size Multi-Stick to give lips and cheeks a rosy glow and a travel-sized mascara for lashes. Or, if you want something a bit more noticeable, there's a mauve tint for concentrated color on your lips and a liquid illuminator for an all-over golden radiance.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Scalp Soothing Travel Kit
If you suffer from dry, flaky scalp issues, or are worried about them, the Briogeo Scalp Revival Scalp Soothing Travel Kit ($25) includes the things you need to take on your next trip. All three products — the editor-approved jelly conditioner, a scalp treatment, and a micro-exfoliating shampoo — feature charcoal, which deeply cleanses the hair (and scalp) of buildup.
Primera Glow Is All You Seed Intro Kit
When you want to take a clean beauty routine on the road, there's the Primera Glow Is All You Seed Intro Kit ($28) to hydrate, exfoliate, and brighten skin. There's the berry lip mask and water cream to hydrate anytime, a miracle seed essence that can brighten as a toner or an impromptu mask (depending on where you are), and a peeling gel best used every few days to exfoliate.
Lancôme Prep It. Set It. Forget It. Kit
This set includes three things to use before and after you apply your regular makeup . . . but they're items that may have been on the nice-to-have list considering the space in the quart-sized bag. The Lancôme Prep It. Set It. Forget It. Kit ($18) comes with a little Cils Booster XL mascara base, face primer, and setting spray for when you're all done.
Sephora Favorites Pro Artists Picks
The cool thing about the Sephora Favorites Pro Artists Picks ($30) is that there's enough variety here to pick and choose what to bring on each trip if you don't want to bring all seven goodies at one time. For example, take the Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil for overnight trips and the Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for days in the sun.
The kit's also a great way to tackle specific concerns like dull skin as both the Origins GinZing eye cream and the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel pads work to brighten skin, too.