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The 100ml rule and a glorified sandwich bag? We’re all for security measures but faffing around in airport security is a real pain. We’re not willing to forego our beauty regime on the road, so we’ve come up with some nifty substitutions in the name of swift travel. Saving you space and stress, here are 10 beauty products to pack in your carry-on.

1. Wild Sage & Co. Shampoo Bar, Rosemary and Lavender, £5

Shunning shampoo explosions for good, Wild Sage & Co have come up with an affordable and sustainable solution for your holiday haircare. Made from all-natural vegan ingredients, this cold-pressed shampoo bar ensures healthy, beautiful locks from sunrise to sunset.

2. Eyelash Treatment, from £20

From post-swim looking more like post-sob to intense heat turning your mascara’s consistency into a gloopy mess, it might be best to leave the black stuff at home. Instead, invest in some high-quality eyelash extensions or tinting before you go for long-lasting results.

3. Diptyque L’Ombre dans l’Eau Solid Perfume, £34

Forget nabbing multiple free perfume samples en route to your gate and grab a solid perfume ball instead. Less-weighty and more smash-proof, solid fragrances are a real coup in packing terms. Try Diptyque’s L’Ombre dans l’Eau that combines notes of rose and blackcurrant. Apply with your fingertips or rub directly onto skin for best results.

4. Pacifica Coconut Milk and Sugared Underarm Deodorant Wipes, £7.99

Whether your holiday takes you to ski slopes or savannahs, deodorant is a crucial travel companion. Pacifica’s Underarm Deodorant wipes are a perfect quick fix and won’t take up half your allocated liquid bag. What’s more, they smell amazing and are completely chemical-free.

5. Nars Multiple, £25

An all-in-one is a godsend when your carry-on restricts your makeup haul. Forget your usual routine and invest in a Nars Multiple Matte Stick instead. They come in 13 different shades, take almost no time to apply and promise high-impact colour on lips, face and cheeks.

6. Sister & Co. Raw Coconut Oil, £7.99

This wonder product singlehandedly eliminates the need to bring hair oil, moisturiser, aftersun, cleanser, serums and even mouthwash on your travels. Pack a travel-sized tub of coconut oil and you’ll soon find that half your luggage space has been freed. On a side note, this one-hit-wonder is also a great snack option if you get peckish on the plane…

7. Vichy Ideal Soleil Stick SPF 50+, £9

Summer holidays are for long beach walks, swims in the sea, cocktails by the pool and realising you can get burnt in places you never even knew existed. Thankfully, the Ideal Soleil Stick helps you target those areas that are all too easy to miss. Perfectly portable, the Vichy Ideal Soleil Stick’s high SPF means no more surprise singes.

8. Clarins 4-Colour Pen, £28

Solving all eye- and lip-lining necessities, the Clarins Four-Colour Pen is compact but clever; three eyeliners and a beige lipliner, the result is a sleek, minimal look with lots of staying power.

9. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, £23

While a good eyeshadow palette has brought a smile to many a M.A.C. girl’s face, it doesn’t take priority when it comes to holiday make-up hierarchy. Laura Mercier’s Caviar Sticks are easy to pack and their creamy texture makes application quick and efficient.

10. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, £7

A good make up remover is never worth skipping, not just in packing terms. Clinique’s highly effective Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm is a handy travel companion – you only need a small amount to remove an entire face of make up, so the 15ml tub should be plenty.

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