Portable Beauty

pct_pocket-palAs beauty lovers, there’s always one challenge we have when packing for a trip — what beauty products to pack and what to leave behind. Sometimes it can be more difficult than deciphering what shoes to bring. Sigh. So when we discover pint-sized versions of our fave products that we can easily slip into our carry-ons and leave room for more options, we rejoice. And while this product isn’t new on the mini scene, we think it deserves to be in the limelight once again.

Instead of filling your makeup bag with blush, gloss and lipstick, toss in Benefit‘s Pocket Pal, which pairs their famous Benetint cheek stain with a clear gloss. We simply don’t travel without it. No matter what the location (sunny beach destinations where you might get a bit of a tan, or even foggy London) a rosy glow on your cheeks and a slight hue on your lips is always pretty. We love that the red liquid suits every skin colour to give you the most natural flush, and the gloss wand on the other side keeps lips soft and moisturized. And no need for big blush brushes, just use your fingers to dot it on and blend. It’s the ultimate in pint-sized beauty. Available at benefitcosmetics.com.