Travel Beauty: The Best Mini-Sized Buys to Pack in your Holiday Bag

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I’m off to Tokyo for a three-day work trip and have decided to jettison all my old and tarnished travel guff and update it with a brand new set of minis.

The world of mini beauty products is an enticing one and as I rifle through my mountains of product I get inspired all over again.

So here goes …

A trusty set of wipes to cover any eventuality. Try Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes.

Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask. Whack this on as soon as you fasten your seatbelt – who cares what you look like?

Some luscious skincare. Lucky that Antipodes has just launched its Moisture Boost Minis, a limited-edition set of its cult Divine Face Oil, which is packed with oil of avocado and rosehip to nourish thirsty skin, and Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream, with such star ingredients as antibacterial manuka honey and antioxidant-powered Malborough sauvignon blanc grapes.


Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash, for that poor dehydrated eye area. This little must-have is the baby sister of the famous Beauty Flash Balm and is a rock star in its own right.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist (50ml). For essential refreshing spritzes as the flight unfolds.

For any inter-flight anxiety, carry some Bach Rescue Remedy Drops.

A dash of fragrance always lifts your mood. For a limited time, three gorgeous Chloé fragrances (the classic Chloé, Roses de Chloé and L’Eau de Chloé) come in ridiculously cute 20ml bottles – the My Little Chloés are $45 each, or $120 for the trio set. Available from department stores; or call 1800 812 663 for more information.


To keep lips looking hydrated and lush, try Lanolips Lip Ointment with Colour SPF in Apples.

And pre touchdown, go for a quick face-freshen with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance (30ml).

Follow this up with super the handy Maybelline New York Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick, for flawless and fast coverage.

For your hands you can’t go past Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream. I am obsessed with the gel consistency that leaves no greasy residue.

Written by Stephanie Darling

Born in a haze of Chanel No 22 Stephanie is obsessed with beauty, lifestyle, words and visuals. Stephanie believes you should never grow old gracefully; there are too many fillers for that. Stephanie has had a long and impressive career in beauty journalism with some of the most prestigious magazines in the country. She has been Beauty Director of VOGUE Australia, Haper's Bazaar and, most recently the Sun Herald.

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