Notes from My Vanity: Travel Edition

I generously stock my mom with amazing beauty products regularly- mostly out of the kindness of my heart, but also because it means that when I go to Boca to visit, I can pack light(ish). However there are a few products that I just couldn't bear to leave behind for three weeks- these are the highlights:

Dr. Jart+ BB Cream: Regardless of the intensity of my faux-glow, the shade in the bottle always blends. This Korean import moisturizes, has a significant SPF level of 45, and purports to brighten the skin although this is one of those things that I always have a hard time measuring so who really knows. What I do know is that it does a lot, travels well and for everyday use just feels good on my skin and doesn't look makeup-y.  Like a tinted moisturizer, but better.

Sephora Collection Color Wand: I'm a sucker for efficiency, and this tower of mini glosses is quite efficient. Plus, since I tend to leave my handbag at home most of the time down here (one of the many perks of vacation at mom's) I can break these up and easily slip them in a back pocket. The formula is hydrating, not even a little sticky, and has more color intensity than I expected, which is a good thing.

It Cosmetics No-Tug Heavenly Luxe Dual Eyeshadow Brush: This is the best brush I own and really is the only one I need to create eyeshadow looks from the super simple swipe to the more complex smokey.  And since I am currently obsessed with the fact that I am rapidly aging, especially around the eye area, the whole "No-Tug" thing is major.

Vichy 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser: One of the perks of having worked with Vichy (I represented them on HSN) a few months back? Access to endless deluxe samples. Sure, I still love a good towelette when traveling, but for spot-removing eye makeup or when my skin is super dry post-flight and I want to cleanse in the most moisturizing way possible, their One Step Cleanser is everything.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad: Confession- I haven't tried this yet. But I am dying to. And for me to bring an untested product on the road, when makeup bag real estate is valued at an all-time high, means that the hype surrounding it is something special. So here's to hoping.

What products always make their way onto your travel vanity? Leave a comment below and share- I  assume if you lug it through security, it must be good.