Explore exotic worlds and new beauty products with these travel-kit finds.

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If travel is the time to explore exotic worlds, it is also the ideal occasion to try new beauty products.

Here are some finds for your summer adventures that create a complete kit for the minimalist, or set a foundation for those who need a bit more.


Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes ($7 at Target). Travel-friendly wipes are as popular as ever, but many leave an unpleasant residue. This drugstore product is a winner for its friendly price and gentle effectiveness. It even removes eye makeup, although you may want something stronger for waterproof mascara.


Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Eye Mask ($23 at peachandlily.com). Unless you’re the sort to snag sleep anywhere, an eye mask is essential for long-haul flights. This Japanese one, designed to promote circulation and relieve tension (think: when the toddler behind you has kicked your seat for the last half-hour), has activated charcoal infused in its organic cotton lining.


Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow and Hair Powder ($25 at tartecosmetics.com). Like soap-opera stars, the best travel products are often those that play more than one role. This excellent brow powder doubles as a root savior if you’ve missed your hair coloring appointment. Even better: A little goes a long way.


Dior Addict Lip Glow ($33 at Nordstrom). The best makeup lets you look as if you achieved your vacation glow via rest and relaxation. This tinted lip balm stands out for gorgeous color and moisturizing properties. The Lilac shade is tops. It joins Dior’s permanent roster of shades this summer. In a pinch, swipe a dab on cheeks for a sheer blush.


Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Twist and Spray ($98 at chanel.com). The latest casing for Chanel’s best-selling Coco Mademoiselle is a clever twist-and-spray format. Aside from preventing spillage, the refillable white and gold container is quite the objet d’art.


Sephora Collection Vacationer ($42 at Sephora). With a generous zipper opening and compartments within, these makeup bags are an organizer’s dream. The waterproof quilted pleather protects from spills, and cheerful prints and colors are released regularly.