Packing for wintery vacations can be tough because of the weather, time of year, and activities that you’ll be doing wherever you go. Whether you’re skiing the slopes in Colorado or sipping hot cocoa at your family’s cabin in the Pacific Northwest, keeping your skin hydrated and protected from winter weather should always be a priority.

Look and feel your best while keeping your skin healthy in dry and chilly weather with these winter makeup essentials. Also, they all fit the requirements of the TSA Liquids 311 rule so you can fit them all into your carry-on. Convenience meets skin-loving products with this streamlined guide.

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CC Cream

A high-performance color-correcting cream blurs and diffuses skin imperfections, such as redness, dark spots, and wrinkles. It’s an upgraded face moisturizer with SPF, giving your skin the protection and the tinted coverage you need. Winter weather can be brutally drying for any skin type, and you still need SPF coverage during the holiday season.

Beyond SPF protection and hydration, nourishing ingredients for skincare during winter travel include vitamin C, glycerin, and vitamin E. If your skin struggles with balanced oil production during dry weather, flaxseed extract helps control and absorbs oil to reduce shine. This CC cream by Thrive Causemetics is the perfect size for travel and fits within carry-on requirements, making it perfect for your winter trips.

Eyeshadow Palette

A warm neutrals eyeshadow palette with highly pigmented shades in a shimmer finish is a winter makeup must-have. Whether you’re having a more laid-back weekend or booking an Instagram-worthy itinerary, you can create endless looks with a versatile eyeshadow palette that doesn’t take up too much space in your bag. To avoid a powdery or chalky appearance, look for eyeshadows with vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid for smooth application.

Eyeshadow palettes are a great addition to any carry-on not only because of their compact size but also because they aren’t a liquid. Get through security hassle-free with this travel-friendly makeup essential.

Fiber Mascara

Throw one of these into your carry-on for long and voluminous lashes your entire trip. Tubing mascara uses a fibrous formula to build volume and length gradually on each individual lash. Experience the glamor of faux lashes without the hassle with a flake-free fiber mascara. These work great for elegant holiday parties and wintery events, or low-key travel plans with family and friends.

Travel tip: Mascara does fall under the TSA’s 311 Rule, so throw your mascara and your moisturizer with SPF into a resealable plastic bag before going through security.

Hydrating Lipstick

What’s a wintery makeup look without a wine-hued lip? Keep your lips hydrated and well pigmented with a high-performance lipstick that includes sunflower seed oil and shea butter in its formula. These ingredients prevent drying, chapping, or cracking during dry and chilly winter months.

Luckily, lipstick isn’t included in the 311 Rule. Throw one (or a few) of your favorite shades into your bag or carry-on for winter glamor wherever you go. Timeless holiday shades include cherry red, wine-stained burgundy, and warm mauve.

About Thrive Causemetics

Thrive Causemetics creates 100% cruelty-free, vegan makeup that contains proven ingredients without the use of parabens or sulfates. A beauty brand and philosophy that beauty goes beyond skin deep, for every product purchased one is donated to a woman in need.

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