Travel Beauty :: Splurge VS Steal {Part 2}

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For November's Travel Beauty primer, Lauren continues her Splurge VS Steal series and picks four additional travel must-haves worth e-v-e-r-y penny---whether drug store flings or premium-priced miracles.

1/ Hair Tamer Splurge: Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Pure Treatment Oil, $24 Keep frizz away all day long and under the most humid weather conditions with this treatment that uses Kendi Oil from Indonesia to get even the thickest, coarsest hair ultra smooth in an instant. It works well for finer hair types too {just use a small amount} and can be applied to damp or dry hair. Genius!

2/ Mascara Steal: Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Blasting Mascara, $6.99 Proof that price doesn't always reflect product performance, this mascara creates the fullest, most dramatic lashes. I'm asked if my lashes are fake almost every time I use it.

3/ Skincare Primer Splurge: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15, $52 Not everyone wears a primer before applying makeup, but now that I've discovered this primer, I think everyone should. Its natural, mineral-based formula is water-resistant and has SPF 15 that creates a light layer to absorb oil and shine, minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, soften the skin and create a smooth canvas for makeup. Perfect for travel when you aren't as likely to freshen up your makeup throughout the day, this product leaves skin looking totally flawless from morning until night.

4/ Dry Shampoo Steal: Suave Dry Shampoo Spray, $2.54 {Trip Styler Editor's fave} When you're on the road and don't have time to wash your 'do, or want to volumize apres plane hair, spritz a touch of this light, lemon-scented dry shampoo into your tresses for an instant lift and just-washed effect. I use this regularly at home, as well as bring this 5oz bottle with me on every road trip. When I travel by air with my carry-on, its size is over 3oz, so I always carry cornstarch-based baby powder in its place.

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