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The best multi-purpose beauty products for travelling so you can pack light

The best multi-purpose beauty products for travelling so you can pack light

Do-it-all wonders

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Editor: Jolene Khor


Hands up if you're a beauty junkie who endures the pain of decanting everything into minis whenever you travel. After all, how can you jet set without ensuring you've got your kit to make you look hot AF? At the same time, lugging around an oversized makeup bag or two really eats into the limited space of your suitcase (where will your shopping go?). The solution: multi-purpose products.

With an uptick in makeup and skincare formulas that work multiple usages and benefits, streamlining your stash for travelling is no longer as herculean a task. The trick is to select the right products that'll give you that extra, extra mileage. Below, a curated list of skincare and makeup bits that lets you bring a little, but do a lot.

Crème Simon Crème Universelle, $68
This 157-year-old product is the matriarch of all moisturiers. As a beauty cream, it heals and restores moisture to dry and sensitive skin for both the face and body. Its nourishing texture is fab for skin exposed to extreme weather, and it also plumps up fine lines and soothes redness. And as a pharmaceutical treatment, it helps to relieve practically everything from eczema, insect bites, and sunburn to healing dry elbows, cracked heels, and chapped lips. 
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Beautyblender Re-Dew, $30

Face mists are steadily becoming a staple in many a skincare regime, but Beautyblender does one better with their new Re-Dew. A do-it-all that hydrates, adds luminosity, and refreshes makeup while giving it longevity, each spritz will leave you looking glowy like you've just had a skin-reviving facial. 

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Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette V2, $72
We all know how much real estate a full-sized eyeshadow palette, bronzer, and blusher take up within a makeup pouch. Thus, this all-in-one palette is the perfect way to free up some space by combining all three products in universally flattering colours. The versatility of these 12 Amazonian clay-infused shades are everything you'd need to sculpt, define, and highlight your features from eyes to face.

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Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer, $74
Its name of tinted moisturiser is just a tad misleading, as this unassuming tube is an all-rounder that provides excellent skin-smoothing coverage and sun protection in a smooth, velvety, and extraordinarily lightweight texture. The exceptional formula has even been designed to suit both women and men, and packs anti-oxidant benefits to further shield the skin against urban pollution.

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Eve Lom Radiance Face Oil, $145
If you're already loving face oils for its deeply hydrating properties, you're going to want to have this version that bottles a powerful combination of unique oils to revitalise the skin. Including hemp seed, Abyssinian, and avocado oils, there are as many as eight moisturising oils to hydrate skin for up to 12 hours after application. Fab for mixing with foundation for a boost of moisture when your makeup's on, this potent yet lightweight blend can also be appropriated for use on stubborn, dry spots on the body to smooth and soften skin.

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