Everything a Gen Z Beauty Editor Packed for Her NYC Move


A few days ago, I stepped off the plane and into an hour-long Uber ride from the John F. Kennedy International Airport to the bustling streets Manhattan. For 23 years (aside from a brief stint in London as a toddler), I’ve been a Pacific Northwesterner. In fact, I’m such a Seattleite that I learned how to tell a Chinook from a sockeye salmon using the spotting along their spine at 6, and when I was 16, I had classmates who got their boating license before their driver’s license.

It wasn’t until I dove headfirst into the world of beauty and fashion during my college years that I considered being anywhere else in the world. Now that I’ve been in New York for nearly a full week, I can finally reveal the list of skincare, haircare, and makeup products I packed that helped this beauty-obsessed Gen Zer start her New York era on the right foot. Below, I’ve detailed every beauty must-have I squeezed in my carry-on bag and suitcases after refused to leave them behind in Seattle.

Flight beauty products featuring Summer Fridays, By Rosie Jane, SkinMedica, Slip, Caudalie, and EO.

(Image credit: Dermstore; Sephora; By Rosie Jane; Amazon)

In-Flight Necessities

Moving haircare must-haves featuring Adwoa Beauty, Kérastase, Olaplex, Oribe, Slip, and Pattern.

(Image credit: Dermstore; Sephora)

Haircare Essentials

Skincare moving must-haves featuring Dieux, Chantecaille, Jenny Patinkin, and Mount Lai

(Image credit: Sephora; Dermstore)

Skincare Nonnegotiables

Makeup moving must-haves featuring Danessa Myricks Beauty, Hourglass, Liberty London, Nars, LYS Beauty, and Armani Beauty.

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Makeup Must-Haves