I Spent a Week in Miami With Just a Carry-On—How I Packed Every Last Beauty Item


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I recently booked a trip to Miami on a whim to spend a week unwinding and relaxing (and most importantly, away from my teeny apartment in New York City). I knew I would be keeping it pretty low-key, but as a beauty editor, packing beauty products will always be important to me. 

There are a few items I always bring with me on vacation, and for this trip, I mixed it up with some new favorites. I knew I wanted to opt for minimal, summery makeup and easy hairstyles, so I packed accordingly. For skincare, I kept it simple and only packed what I deemed essential.

I've become a pretty good packer in the realm of beauty over the years. I try not to overpack (but definitely avoid underpacking) and I always make a sustainable choice whenever I can. With the right packing accessories, you can avoid buying wasteful travel-sized items. Below, check out all the beauty products I brought with me in my carry-on (and yes, I got it all to fit with plenty of room for my clothes).

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Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.