The Best In-Flight Essentials To Pack in Your Carry-on

Leavin' on a jet plane? Here's what you need.
Michelle Villett
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Leavin' on a jet plane? Here's what you need.

SPONSORED: So you might not be a celebrity who gets papped by TMZ enroute from the airplane to the luggage carousel. But that doesn't mean you can't steal a few of their beauty tips for when you travel. Ever wondered how they look so darned fresh, even when they're coming off a long-haul flight? The secret is a stash of beauty products to save your skin, help you sleep and give you peace of mind.

Don't leave home without these five must-haves:

Facial cleansing cloths: Seriously, what did we do before this product category was invented? Not only do they handily skirt the whole liquid limits issue, they're also perfect for either refreshing or full-on cleansing your skin during travel. Look for an all-in-one format like Olay's Wet Cleansing Cloths, which cleanse AND moisturize in a single swipe.

A sleep mask: I don't need to be the one to tell you that sleep deprivation ain't pretty. So this beauty tip is pretty basic: keep your skin looking plump and your eyes looking bright by catching some shut-eye while you fly. Strapping on a sleep mask may be just slightly embarrassing, but it'll give you a better chance of catching those z's.

A cloth face mask: And now for another type of mask; one that I always, always travel with. The cloth kind come saturated in hydrating goodness—and if you're brave enough to don one in-flight, then I applaud you. (You'll look like the killer in the Scream movies, but oh well.) Nothing's better at replenishing lost moisture; I don't even bother to rinse off before applying my makeup.

Lip and cheek stain: And speaking of makeup, if you've been sleeping and cleansing and moisturizing, then you probably don't need much. But a bit of colour on your lips and cheeks would be lovely—so why not bring along a non-liquid, marker-like lip and cheek stain for the job? Look for a sheer pink or peach for a subtle but pretty effect. (My pick: CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude.)

Tampax® Radiant™ Tampons and Always® Radiant™ Infinity Pads: With FormFit™ protection that gently expands to fit your unique shape, and a LeakGuard™ braid to help stop leaks before they happen, Tampax Radiant Tampons will give you complete peace of mind for travel days during your period. (They even come with a CleanSeal™ wrapper—the first ever re-sealable wrapper for worry-free disposal.) Always Radiant Infinity Pads are soft, flexible and made with a material that absorbs four times more than you may need.

Always Radiant Infinity Pads

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