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Which Beauty Products Should You Carry on? Your bareMinerals in-Flight Essentials


Whether rushing out to a lunchtime meeting on a short zippy flight or heading to a tropical jet-set destination via a longer airborne journey, bareMinerals has the perfect products to help get you—and your skin—there while looking your best. In order to find out which bareMinerals formulas were best suited for your in-flight travel needs, we sat down with our very own Global Makeup Artist, Carly Giglio, to get the scoop on which of our mineral-infused clean beauty goods should be in your carry-on. Here, the wanderlust product hit list (all clocking in at the TSA-approved 3.3 oz. size or below) for travel, domestic or abroad.

Airport Prep

Head out with a clean face: Before you leave, make sure your complexion is squeaky clean. This is good practice for both long and short flights. Carly recommends using our travel-friendly Mineral Cleansing Wipes, which are full of Mineral Micelles that draw out impurities and pollutants as well as skin-calming Licorice Root and Chamomile Flower Extracts. Also, keep these on hand (and in your carry-on) to freshen up mid-flight.

bareMinerals Mineral Cleansing Wipes illustration

Soak it In

Apply a skin-loving serum: Planes are notorious hydration killers, as dry cabin air deflates skin. To counteract this effect, Carly recommends applying a layer of SKINLONGEVITY Vital Power Infusion Serum in our portable 30 mL travel size, which delivers our patented Long-Life Herb Complex as well as nutritive botanicals like California Poppy, straight where you need it most. “It sinks right in,” she says of the light-as-air formula.

bareMinerals Skinlongevity serum and Complexion Rescue Foundation Stick with clear makeup bag

A Little Coverage

Add some good-for-skin coverage: Let’s face it, there’s always a chance we need some light coverage here or there to help us feel our best while traveling. Why not grab our much buzzed-about COMPLEXION RESCUE Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25, which delivers immediate skin perfection as well as long-term skin-improving benefits. Purse-friendly and filled with hydrating ingredients like Red Algae and mineral-rich Volcanic Seawater, CR Stick is your travel bag’s best friend.

bareMinerals lip gloss with hearts

Lip Love

Swipe on a buttery lip gloss: When you’re traveling, it’s important to keep your lips hydrated even 30,000 feet above sea level. Carly loves our ultra-hydrating GEN NUDE Buttercream Lip Gloss because of its balmy blend of Shea, Avocado, Murumuru and Cupuacu butters. The smoothing, never-sticky formula also comes in an array of wearable shades like Sugar (our pick for travel), which is the perfect blushing mauve to flatter any skin tone, while keeping you moisturized.

Beauty Sleep

Wake up to healthier-looking skin: For those longer flights, or even a quick one where you want to take a short snooze, Carly advises to beautify during your shut eye with our radiance-restoring SKINLONGEVITY Vital Power Sleeping Gel Cream. Chock full of soothing botanicals like Ginger and Poppy Extracts and our mineral-rich Long Life Herb, you’ll wake up feeling recharged and glowy.

bareMinerals skinlongevity overnight cream and eye cream

Bright Eyed

Give your eyes some extra love: Speaking of looking well-rested, when it comes to travel, the delicate skin around the eye can sometimes show signs of the opposite. Carly’s long-flight eye tip is to dab our skin-brightening, Peptide and Antioxidant-infused SKINLONGEVITY Vital Power Eye Gel Cream gently around the eye area, lower your eye mask from your forehead, then snooze … for an instant refresh.

bareMinerals Dew Mist Setting Spray spritzing

Dewy Skin

Spritz on an instant glow: There’s just something so refreshing about spritzing skincare onto your skin. And that’s just one of the reasons we love our Kombucha-infused radiance-imparting DEW MIST Setting Spray. “It re-awakens your complexion instantly,” says Carly. Also filled with Watermelon and Apple Extracts, you’ll get a burst of hydration for the perfect on-the-go glow.

Perfect Landing

Diffuse away imperfections: If you need to rush off somewhere immediately upon landing, you may want a bit of skin-smoothing. Carly recommends our BARESKIN Perfecting Veil, which instantly helps diffuse imperfections while brightening skin’s appearance. It’s a great antidote for radiance-sucking cabin altitudes. Another plus? The super portable packaging comes with its own brush.

bareMinerals Lashtopia mascara and bareskin mineral veil

Define & Go

Lash definition, optional: “Mascara is everyone’s desert island product,” says Carly, who loves LASHTOPIA Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara for its lash-loving formula. Promising a whopping 10 times the lash volume, Carly recommends adding “one to two coats” if you’re headed straight out. “Focus on the center for a more doe-eyed look and concentrate on the ends for an elongated fluttery effect.”

Illustrations by Lauren Wohlrab