· Eyeshadow. Cream eyeshadow, unlike its powder equivalent, doesn't require brushes or messy applicators. I just swipe it on with my finger in two seconds flat. These Shiseido eyeshadows are so small and thin that you can bring a few and either mix and match or try a smoky eye.
· Moisturizer Flights dry out your skin, as does the general stress of travel and being in the sun (if you're heading for the beach). A nice combination moisturizer and sunscreen will take up less space while also keeping your epidermis hydrated.
· Lip balm. This round balm from EOS is the ultimate in user-friendly beauty; its cool globelike shape means you can put it on both lips at once. Talk about easy.
· Hand lotion. Did I mention that flights dehydrate people? Because that's critical. I snagged this Bulgari lotion on a Virgin Blue (now Virgin Australia) flight, but your favorite travel-size bottle will do just fine.
· Undereye roller. Since my eyes get puffy when traveling, this cool metal undereye rollerball from First Aid Beauty is a lifesaver. Rather than dealing with concealer or foundation, roll this soothing ball over your undereye bags and you're good to go.
· Mascara. I often skip mascara when traveling in case it irritates my eyes or I don't have a chance to remove it before dealing with glasses and contacts. But Soap and Glory makes a great no-fuss one with a brush you can always keep a grip on in turbulent situations.
· Fragrance. Ever since a disastrous perfume spillage incident in my luggage a few years ago, I've never traveled with a traditional bottle. I use rollerballs or solid perfumes, which are usually smaller and more compact. This one is L'Occitane's Cherry Vanilla, which I love for spring.
What products have made it into your bag? Share in the comments and maybe we'll just have to swing by the drugstore before hitting the airport..