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As you start to prepare for holiday travel, there is no shortage of nuisances when it comes to beauty. Not only does the act of moving from one place to another wreak havoc on your skin and energy level—it also calls for TSA-friendly products that rarely match the quality you've come to expect from your bathroom cabinet. That is, until now: We've tapped the beauty smarts of Brittany Fischer, beauty correspondent at Gloss48, to share her expert advice on how to properly pack a cosmetic case for jet-setting. For the uninitiated, Gloss48 is a new Boston-based e-commerce site with daily product launches at promotional prices from innovative beauty brands, plus all the content you'd need to figure them out.
Without further ado, here are Brittany's necessary tools:
- "Okay, before we pack your makeup bag, let’s take a look at the bag itself. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been carrying around the same old filthy 'free gift with purchase' pouch for years. Gross. It’s probably time to upgrade. My favorite cosmetics
- "There's no need to part with your signature scent. Just carry around this little pebble by Sen7 ($40): it's a TSA-approved fragrance atomizer designed by a European watchmaker. You can eas
- "Don't be that girl who shows up with a bajillion full-size beauty products. Your face masks, self-tanner, and nail polish remover should stay at home. Repeat after me: packets are the name of the game. Maskeraide Facial Sheet Mask
"La Fresh Eco Beauty Nail Polish Remover Pads ($10.99). Because there is no excuse for chipped polish."
- "Tan Towel Self-Tan Towelettes ($27). Again, the packets make this a perfect on-the-go option. But I love the formula just as much. No streaks, no
- "Eve Echo hand sanitizer ($8). It smells like the tropics (not the least bit like alcohol) and kills 99.99% of germs. Totally necessary, because if you get sick, all hope of