If you've ever had your favorite cosmetics confiscated at airport security, you know how tragic it can be - we have, and we've since vowed never to lose a Rosebud lip balm or Lancome mascara ever again (true stories). Here is a TSA-proof guide to packing:
Since hotel conditioners are usually either subpar or completely absent, I always need to bring my own. This Condition Serious Volume Mini, 2.1 fl oz. ($8) works double time; the product makes hair super soft, without compromising on volume.
You don't need to go perfume-less on vacation again: rollerballs are the secret of every chic traveler. You'll love smelling like Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb ($22), a sexy, floral scent, without worrying about catastrophic spillage in your luggage.
How's this for multi-tasking in a mini-bottle? Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal ($30) moisturizes, conceals, illuminates and has SPF 20 protection. That's at least 3 bottles of facial product you don't have to pack.
Mix and match the 2 oz. bottles in Philosophy The Travel Agent ($35) - there's face wash, conditioner, moisturizer and more. Our favorite: the Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath, and Shower Gel - a great-smelling, space-saving three-in-one.