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LESS IS MORE: TRAVEL-FRIENDLY BEAUTY PRODUCTS

06-16-16 | Posted by


I was heading out for Memorial Day weekend and wanted to travel lightly, and along came a bag filled with minis by it Cosmetics. Smaller-sized versions of the brand’s superstar products include some greats like their CC+ Cream (a color correcting full coverage cream and anti-aging hydrating serum in one), Bye Bye Under Eye (an aptly named full coverage, waterproof, anti-aging under eye concealer) and my all time favorite travel-sized beauty product from the brand, it Cosmetics Brow Power ($12), a universally flattering taupe, waterproof brow pencil on one end and a spooled brush on the other. These beauty goodies proved to me once and for all that when it comes to beauty products, quality trumps quantity every time.

ipsy.com

ipsy.com

I was having so much fun with these littles when I was away that when I returned I did a little extra digging and discovered some other minuscule products I love that perfectly showcase the fact that good things do indeed come in small packages.

What’s so great about mini products?

  • They are lightweight and small enough to tote in your handbag, gym bag or weekend bag so you can carry them wherever you go.
  • They allow you to use up your products before they expire which means less product waste and more dollars saved.
  • They’re an especially nice way to sample and hopefully discover a new must-have to add into your rotation.

Here, some new BITB favorites you’re sure to love from skin care to fragrance to makeup and more:

Newly launched, Soap and Paper Factory Petite Collection is an assortment of mini-sized versions of their bestselling hand creams ($9 each), soaps ($5 each) and perfume oils ($16 each)…and I love that the packaging is just as special as that of the full size versions. It’s available in Verbena, Green Tea, Jasmine, Gardenia, and Lavender so you’re sure to find a favorite.

soapandpaperfactory.com

soapandpaperfactory.com

Stowaway Cosmetics Essential Eye Palette ($25) is a credit card sized multi-purpose color compact containing 8 mix and match highly pigmented shades of eyeshadow that are perfectly formulated to be applied as a sheer wash of color or layered for more impact. The matte shades can do double duty as brow powders, the black shade will double as eye liner and the shimmer shades can also be used for highlighting and/or contouring.

stowawaycosmetics.com

stowawaycosmetics.com

Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders Mini Collection ($24.50) is a superstar trio of anti-aging, professional-strength skincare products that are formulated for all skin types to help reverse the major signs of aging. The Truth Serum® contains a special vitamin C complex to brighten, support healthy collagen and also minimize fine lines and wrinkles. The Sheer Transformation® is formulated with Green Tea extract, pea and licorice to hydrate, nourish, soothe, protect and reduce the look of dark spots and sun damage. The Invigorating Night Treatment™ contains an AHA complex so your pores will appear smaller, and it will even out your complexion’s tone and texture.

sephora.com

sephora.com

 

*NOTE: it Cosmetics, Soap and Paper Factory and Stowaway Cosmetics  samples were sent for review. Ole Henriksen products were sampled in store. Opinions are my own.

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