6 Beauty Products Content Creator and “Crusader for Women,” Drew Afualo, Never Travels Without

6 Beauty Products Content Creator and “Crusader for Women,” Drew Afualo, Never Travels Without

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There is a long list of products we love, but not all of them are ones we wouldn’t dare forget to pack for a trip. Forgetting to stash them in our carry-on could easily ruin any trip. We were curious what those coveted products were for some of our favorite people—so…we asked. This is Baggage Claim!

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We first fell in love with content creator, women’s rights advocate, and podcast host Drew Afualo when watching one of the many viral videos of her trolling her trolls. Her biting humor, funny comebacks, and ability to hurl brilliant insults in real time to the misogynists in her comments have earned her 7.9 million TikTok followers and the rightful title of “Crusader for Women.”

When not putting bigots in their place, she is focused on taking female empowerment to new levels. She’s established herself as a feminist leader of her generation and was named Adweek’s 2022 Digital & Tech Creator of the Year, Meta’s Creator of Tomorrow, one of Time magazine’s Next Generation Leaders, and one of Forbes’ Top Creators of 2023. Drew also served as the official red-carpet correspondent at the 2023 Academy Awards and hosts the Spotify-exclusive podcast The Comment Section. And now she’s entered the world of publishing, debuting her writing chops in her first book, LOUD: Accept Nothing Less Than the Life You Deserve—out July 30th, 2024 and available for pre-order on her website.

In short—she’s booked and busy, babes. But, lucky us, we were able to catch up with Afualo and get the 411 on the beauty products she loves and can’t travel without. Read on for the details!

Drew’s Favorite Products

OUAI St. Barts Cleansing Scalp & Body Sugar Scrub

I'm obsessed with this product because my scalp tends to get dry, so this helps with any sort of build-up and it smells AMAZING. This truly changed the game for my hair in so many ways, can't live without her.”

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K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Leave-In Molecular Repair Mask

“Since I have such long and thick hair, I need a very high-quality leave-in that helps detangle but also nourish and moisturize. This product has helped my hair grow so much—obsessed.”

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Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-aging serum with Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid

“I am a dry skin girlie until I die, and Caudalie is one of my favorite brands ever. This serum is so hydrating and helps hold my moisture in place no matter what. LOVE.”

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Elemis Pro-Collagen Anti-Aging Marine Cream

“This moisturizer is so hydrating and lightweight. It soaks into my face, keeping it hydrated, but it also lays so beautifully under makeup—period, to be honest.” 

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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

“This is my holy grail concealer! It is so lightweight but has such great, buildable coverage. I wear this as foundation all the time, and she's really that girl.”

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Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick

“Blush is one of my favorite parts of any makeup routine, and this blush is truly one of my faves. It lays so beautifully on the skin and the brush attachment on the end really helps blend it so seamlessly. I get compliments on my blush all the time, and this product is responsible, period.”

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Need some more beauty travel product inspo? Here are 9 Beauty Products Beauty Expert Meredith Duxbury Never Travels Without!