8 Beauty Essentials for a Weekend Away

Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum

Fragranced dry shampoo? The best volumizing mascara? Heavy duty lip balm? Consider these editor-approved must-haves your fall travel checklist.


“This spicy scent evokes memories of sitting by a campfire. Perfect for fall!” – Kristin Auble, Research Editor

Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum, $145,


“I do not leave the house without this mascara – it lengthens and volumizes unlike any other mascara I’ve ever tried – I look awake no matter what!” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant Writer / Associate to the Editor in Chief

Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara, $70,


“The small vials fit perfectly in a travel case—and help keep my skin clear, and moisturized, on the road.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Director

Verso Super Facial Oil 7, $195,


“My mission for a weekend away is always to appear as low-maintenance as possible. Elizabeth and James’s new dry shampoo allows me to look and smell fresh—not to mention, leave my arsenal of hair products behind.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo, $28,


“I always travel with this spray as the air on the airplanes is so dry and this really helps keep my skin moisturized, refreshed and calm.” – Lina Wahlgren, Art Director

Avene Thermal Spring Water, $10,


“For those of us stuck at home, this stay-cation kit from JAO will make you feel good about not leaving your apartment. It can also be packed up for a quick escape, if necessary.” – Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor

Jao Staycation Pak in Cloth Bag, $11,


“When my lips chap, this heavenly balm is the only remedy.” – Sarah Zendejas, Assistant Fashion & Market Editor

Sisley Paris Confort Extreme Levres Nutritive Lip Balm, $74,


“The second the temperature drops and the air becomes drier, I begin applying hand moisturizer obsessively. And I’m particularly keen on ones that include a high SPF, so this formulation is perfect.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40, $12,