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Chic carry-on essentials for traveling in style

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With ever-increasing baggage fees, taking a carry-on bag has never made more sense -- but with small overhead bins and TSA restrictions, figuring out what to bring along can present a challenge. Our favorite carry-on items will easily fit into your carry-on bag and will leave you looking and feeling refreshed when you step off the plane!

6Eye mask

Bring along an eye mask to make it a little easier to go to sleep and to help keep any puffiness at bay. The Earth Therapeutics RX3 Soft and Smooth Shut Eye Sleep Mask ($9) will help keep the light out so you can enjoy a nap on your flight.

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7Roll-on perfume

Convenient and discreet, this sleek bottle means you can apply your perfume before you step off the plane -- without accidentally spraying the person sitting next to you. We like Sula Love Bird Tropical Rollerball Parfum Oil ($18) -- it's light, fresh and not too overpowering for your fellow passengers.

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8Lip and cheek stain

Nothing like this to transform your face -- just a few swipes give you that healthy glow that looks like you've just left the day spa (rather than spending hours on a plane). Stila Lip and Cheek Stain ($24) comes in a variety of colors and stays on the lips and cheeks all day with minimal touch-ups.

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9Face spritzer

A small spritz from a spray like B.Right Ultra-Radiance Facial Rehydrating Mist ($26) will hydrate your skin without disturbing your makeup, in a small containers so you don't have to transfer to a smaller spray bottle.

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10Refreshing hair spray

Pile your hair into a high bun to keep it out of the way during the flight -- then just let it down and spray with a volumizing spray like Living Proof Full Root Lifting Spray ($26) to add body and shine.

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