Shoes and beauty products are two places, in particular, I’ve struggled with in the past. As a beauty editor, I once thought traveling was *the* opportune time to put all of the new products I’ve been wanting to try to the test. Plot twist: I rarely tried the new stuff until I was back home, and I simply ended up carrying a bunch of extra weight for no reason. This travel season, I’m opting out of overstuffing and in to packing mindfully—aka switching out larger packaging for products I love in smaller doses. It also means thinking about what I’m really going to use. Curating this list was more complex than I thought, but I did it. Keep scrolling to see my top picks and the best beauty products I recommend for traveling.