Product Must-Haves: Makeup Sticks

Whether you’re going on a spa getaway with friends or a quick business trip, mess- and liquid-free beauty sticks can keep your skin healthy and hydrated while you travel—without the hassle. These beauty essentials fit perfectly in your carry-on and provide everything you need from foundation to blush.

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Blush

This cream-blush provides long-lasting, radiant color with a bevy of benefits from ingredients like castor oil and titanium dioxide to help hydrate your skin in warmer climates.

Jane Iredale In Touch Cream Blush, $27, shop.janeiredale.com

Why We Like It: Used as a blush, bronzer or both, this multistick formula boasts chic color that stays in style no matter the season.

Main Ingredients: Beeswax and castor oil

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Illuminator 

As the last step to complete any flawless look, apply this pencil on places where the light hits your face— the cheekbones and brow area—to reveal a natural glow you would think only a facial could give. 

RevítaLash Spotlight Highlighting Pencil, $24, revitalash-usa.com

Why We Like It: It’s not over-the-top shimmery but gives a glow that polishes both day and night looks.

Main Ingredient: Vitamin E

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Foundation

Formulated for all skin types in nine skin-perfecting shades, this foundation works to correct pigmentation and alleviate redness—especially after your skin is dehydrated from a long flight.

Chantecaille New Stick, $45, chantecaille.com

Why We Like It: It conceals imperfections with its creamy texture and prevents pigmentation with antioxidant-packed protection.

Main Ingredients: Green tea and vitamins C and E

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Hand Helper

Packed with peptides, this solid serum repairs dry, chapped skin during the winter months as you seek snow on your cold weather travels.

Julep Hand and Cuticle Stick, $22, sephora.com

Why we Like It: Not many nail products are travel-friendly but this moisturizing pick removes cuticles and strengthens and softens with skin-soothing ingredients.

Main Ingredients: Shea butter, peptides and vitamins C and E

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Multipurpose Balm

Created for the face, lips and body, this balm heals and protects, and depending where you travel, also helps to sooth sunburn and windburn.

Earth Tu Face Geranium + Vetiver, $34, earthtuface.com

Why We Like It: Not only does this all-in-one stick heal and hydrate dry skin, it also prevents and protects against future damage.

Main Ingredients: Beeswax, virgin olive oil, vitamin E, vetiver root and rose geranium

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Concealer

This formula doubles as a foundation to provide seamless coverage, making it the ultimate tool for quick touch-ups.

La Bella Donna Anti-Aging Mineral Mystique Hydrating Concealer, $44, labelladonna.com

Why We Like It: The lightweight formula blends perfectly under sunscreen and stays put before, during and after a swim.

Main Ingredients: Avocado oil, vitamin E, chamomile and lavender oil