I Tested Kylie Jenner's Beauty Products For Traveling & Here's What Happened

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Kylie Jenner attends Vera Wang Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week at Cedar Lake on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
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It’s time to face the facts: Kylie Jenner knows her beauty products. Say what you will about the Kardashian/Jenner clan, but I mean not even I (far from a believer) could deny the youngest’s taste in beauty products. So when she posted her specific list of products to travel with, what’s a beauty junkie and Jenner skeptic to do? Try them, of course.

Beauty buffs ‘round the world were shocked when Jenner first revealed her super-secret recipe to traveling. Why? Because... we can afford it. Gasp. Well, most of them at least. I appreciate the specifically curated list, which has a mix of drugstore buys, spiced up with some higher end pieces. It’s efficient but luxurious. That’s actually my approach to my beauty routine: Save on the classics (I’ll only ever swear by my $2 baby oil for makeup removal), and splurge on the stuff you really care about ($40 Oribe anti-humidity spray, I’ll never abandon you).

So, I did it. I pretended the sweaty 6 train was actually my own swanky private jet and felt what it feels like to be Kylie Jenner. And you know what? It felt pretty damn good.

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Facial Spray

Let me just start off by saying: I don't like spraying myself in the face. I had, in fact, never done that before trying the renowned Mario Badescu rosewater spray. I felt vulnerable, to be honest. But I kept it at my desk, and found myself reaching for it midday. It's kind of like an instant, hydrating wakeup call. I would imagine this to be an awesome pick-me-up after sitting in stale plane air. 

Mario Badescu Facial Spray$7, Check It Out

Vitamin-E Oil

I am all about the oils, thanks to my lovely patches of eczema that crop up all over my body. This one was a little thicker than the body and face oils that I’m used to using, but my dry patches (hello, elbows) really do need that much hydration. 

Nature's Bounty Vitamin E Oil, $7.50, Amazon

I would recommend washing your hands after applying, and using before bed.

Spray-On Suntan

This stuff is powerful. It's the big leagues, best for spray tan devotees. I struggled to get an even spray—but I’m sure Kylie is an expert by now.

Suvara Spray On Sun Bronzing Spray, $34.95, Amazon


Body Mist

The Jenners: They’re just like us! OK, but seriously. I’ve been buying body mist at Victoria’s Secret since I graduated into underwire bras in fifth grade. This one’s a classic. Vanilla? Good. Coconut? Good. Price tag much less than that of a new perfume? Good.

Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion Body Mist, $14, Amazon

Moisturizer

La Mer is queen of the world. Seriously. From start to finish, this moisturizer feels like you’re just chilling on a cloud of beauty goodness. And, of course, with that hefty price tag, it should. It’s ultra-hydrating, which is perfect for dried-out travel skin. From the packaging to the texture to the light fragrance, this moisturizer is a winner.

La Mer Body Creme, $185, Check It Out

Cleansing Soap

I’m not going to lie: I’m a sucker when it comes to dermatologist-recommended stuff. I mean, it’s his or her job to know good skin. And if the doc’s name is stamped on the product itself? Must be a winner. And I continued to think that even after trying the product, which, I honestly am not sure how I felt about. 

I have pretty problem-free skin. I know, poor me, but it does make it a little more difficult to tell if a cleanser is really working. Instead, I judge it based on personal preference. This one comes out super watery — it lathers more than I was expecting, but it’s more of a straight liquid than a soap. I felt like it gave me a nice, basic clean: I’d definitely use it for a refreshing wash after travel, but maybe use something more invigorating to get rid of makeup and built-up oil.

Christie Kidd's Clean Natural Face Cleanser, christiekidd.com

Lip Scrub and Balm

My first thought: Who really needs a lip scrub, Kylie? Princesses? Well, turns out, I need lip scrub. Especially when it’s cold out and chapped lips are a given. Yay for cosmetics — no more flakes for me.

Lip Luxe Whipped Lip Scrub, $13, mizzicosmetics.comLip Luxe Honey Kiss Lip Balm, $12, mizzicosmetics.com

This is a two-step process: First, exfoliate the lips with the scrub, whisking away any flaky skin. Second, seal it with the balm. I really loved the sweet, almondy scrub in combination with the citrus-y balm. I actually started incorporating this into my morning and night routine. Safe to say, I’m a lip scrub convert.

All in all, I'd say Kylie's travel products are pretty darn solid. And when you consider the price of the products, it's a routine that's totally doable for non-Kardashians. Yes, the La Mer cream was a bit pricey, so I'd probably swap that for something about a tenth of the cost. Otherwise? I think Kylie's travel routine just became my travel routine. 

Images: Christine Flammia; Getty

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