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What Goes in My Carry-on

written by Penny Sadler

As a professional makeup artist and a wannabe frequent flier, I’m often asked what are my “go to” beauty products for travel.  I’ve written a number of guest posts on this topic as well as a more in depth story last summer on organizing your wardrobe to fit into one carry-on.

In this news segment for CW33, I put together a variety of products (including a few unisex items) that I like to keep in my carry-on bag. I carry most of these things with me whether I’m on a three hour flight to Los Angeles, or a twelve hour flight to Italy.

If you’re interested in why I think looking great while traveling is important read, Can Your Clothes Make the Journey? 

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megtraveling May 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

This is a great video and I always enjoy learning about good products to take on trips. I’m going to look for some of these for my upcoming visit to France. Excellent post – thanks Penny!

Penny May 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm

So glad that you thought of me for some packing tips! ­čÖé
Thank you for your support!

Vanessa March 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I love this, and I’m so passionate about going carryon only -it frees you up in so many ways! I’m searching for the perfect travel mascara – no clumps, no smudges, no looking like Twiggy. Does anyone have any ideas?

Penny March 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Hi Vanessa, I’ve tried most all of them. If you want to go budget, try Lash blast by Covergirl or L’Oreal Voluminous. My favorite high end mascara is Dior Show – blackout. Hope this helps Thanks for commenting.

Kat July 19, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Penny: totally agree with you wrt Dior Show-Blackout. I’m Asian and have always wished for long, full, lush lashes and this mascara is nothing short of a miracle! I’ve tried TOO many to list. Although Dior may be a wee bit pricier, I try to load up at duty free shops when passing through airports to save a little moola. For hotter climates, I get lash extensions so I can get away with no eye makeup. Just some bronzer and lip gloss and GO!!!

Penny Sadler July 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Kat – l love the look of lash extensions. Alas, the maintenance is a bit more than I can handle, but many of my customers wear them.


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