10 Beauty Staples For Your Suitcase


When you’re heading off for that must needed vacation, don’t complicate your life by taking too many things with you. Don’t you find that shoes and toiletries are something you go overboard with? Beyond the basics like skincare products and toothpaste, bring the absolute minimum number of toiletries — just what you can’t get by without.

Here are our suggestions:

1. Laura Mercier One-Step Cleanser
This smart product combines your essential skincare steps in one bottle. It’s a cleanser, toner and eye makeup remover all in one.

Laura Mercier
Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and Macy’s in the U.S.

2. Cover FX Skin Tint FX Moisturizing Treatment & Tint SPF 30
The oil-free, paraben-free, and water resistant formula is designed to be long wearing and moisturizing. It contains skin repairing ingredients, an anti-aging skin firming technology and anti-wrinkle technology. It is available in six shades.

Cover FX
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada, Nordstrom in the U.S. and Sephora across North America

3. Josie Maran Finger Paints
Bring soft, glowing colour to eyes, cheeks and lips with this multipurpose palette. It contains four feather light shimmers. Choose from Lovely (beige/peachy pink/gold/tan) or Sweet (nude/pink/ivory/copper).

Josie Maran Cosmetics
Available at Sephora stores across North America

4. DuWop Icedteas Translucent Lip Treatment
Hydrate and protect your lips with DuWop’s Icedteas Translucent Lip Treatment.  They contain jojoba oil, aloe, green tea extract, and sunscreen to protect lips. Each has a sweet, exotic fruit flavor and delivers a subtle swash of colour to the lips. Available in White Peach (translucent pink), Strawberry Kiwi (translucent red), Passionfruit (translucent peach) and Black Currant (translucent blackberry).

Available at Sephora stores across North America and online at www.duwop.com

5. Maybelline New York Expert Wear Brow & Eye Pencil
This handy pencil is part defining brow filler and part precision eyeliner.  It even has its own built-in sharpener. Pick one of the four shades that best matches your brow colour.

Maybelline New York
Available at drugstores across North America

6. Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara Waterproof
This gel-based, waterproof mascara creates full and highly defined lashes, without clumping. Your colour choices are: Black, Green or Purple.

Shu Uemura
Available at Sephora stores across North America

7. GOSMiLE Jet Set Kit
This set includes whitening toothpastes with fluoride and aromatherapy benefits in travel sizes, plus a travel toothbrush in a handy TSA-approved clear travel clutch.

Available at Sephora stores across North America

8. Pantene Pro V Classic Care 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner
Save space in your luggage for an extra pair of shoes! This one-step combination Pro-vitamin formula gently cleanses and conditions hair, leaving it soft and shiny.

Pantene Pro V
www.pantene.ca www.pantene.com
Available at drugstores across North America

9. Ojon Shine & Protect Glossing Mist
Don’t let the sun get the better of your hair.  Ojon’s Shine & Protect Glossing Mist intensifies colour brilliance and helps preserve colour longer with a potent UV-inhibiting antioxidant complex.  It also helps to eliminate flyaways and combat humidity.

Available at Sephora stores across North America

10. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 70
This lightweight sunscreen absorbs quickly and provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Neutrogena’s Dry-Touch technology leaves skin feeling comfortable, fresh and non-greasy.

www.neutrogena.ca www.neutrogena.com
Available at drugstores across North America

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