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The best mini-size beauty products to trial or travel with

January 1 | 3 minute read

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Gemma Dawkins

Originally published on | September 8

You know the saying – good things come in small packages. And good beauty things?

Well, they come in mini and travel size packages, perfect for popping in your carry on or trialling before you buy (-alling).

There’s something irresistible about anything fun-sized. Which you’ll know all too well if you’ve ever paid a room service bill post mini-bar snack attack.

Whether you’re shy about commitment or you’re planning a getaway, travel-sized mini products are worth having on hand. Here are some of our very faves – no bar tab required.

It’s hard to pick a favourite out of Glow Recipe’s fruity lineup, but this night treatment might just take the win. With the powerful yet gentle exfoliating powers of AHA  and a hefty dose of hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate, think of this as a big dose of radiance in one mini tub. And best of all? The magic happens while you sleep. This fruity mini really does deliver sweet dreams.
No space for your jumbo palette in your packing? No problem. The perfect deep bronzy gold that works on every complexion, this is a perennial MECCA bestseller (and a MECCA HQ favourite, too) that’s super quick to apply: just swipe on and blend with your finger or a brush. In miniature size, it’s maximum impact.
You know the drill – SPF, always (and again every two hours, please). If you’d rather not carry your supersize sunscreen everywhere, keep this award-winning mini in your handbag, your pocket, by your desk, or on-the-go to protect your skin from UV rays and for regular top-ups. No excuses now.
You’ll want this not just for the seriously cool holographic beauty bag, but for the seriously cutting edge skincare inside it. German skin specialist Dr Barbara Sturm has developed a highly acclaimed line of products and this pack contains everything you need for the famed Sturm glow: face cream, cleanser, facial scrub, ampoules, eye cream, body cream and face mask. Everything you need for a full routine on the go.
With two swipes for curled lashes, and three coats for the false lash effect, this buildable, vegan formula is so dramatic, you have to try it to believe it. The packaging may be mini but the results (major volume, maximum length) are anything but.

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

If you’ve put all that effort into your beauty look, it’s only right to ensure that it stays in place. Whether you’re travelling light or you’re somewhere humid and tropical (aw, poor you), the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray has you, um, set. This vegan, weightless mist holds makeup in place for up to 16 hours and refreshes at the same time. Who wouldn’t want that on hand? We know we do!
Dry shampoo is our most searched for haircare product, and for good reason: it prolongs your styling and buys you some extra time in between hair wash days. This MECCA bestseller gives that perfect hair day feel. Keep the mini version on hand to take dull, dirty hair out of the doldrums and into hair heavens in just 30 seconds.

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