Travel Makeup Essentials

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If you're a makeup minimalist, you probably don't like to travel with a lot of products. You want something that's small, lightweight, and easy to carry, but still has all the tools you need for a day of travel. Here are some great options for travel makeup essentials.

ILIAMulti-Stick Cream Blush + Highlighter + Lip Tint

Size: 0.15 oz / 4.5 g·ITEM: 2564359

Color: In the Mood - golden peach pearl

2.1K Reviews

$36.00

They blend well, last and are easy to travel with! Photo was at work after having a mask off and on & it’s still hanging on ツ...I love the size, its small and easy to travel with. I love the shade

What it is: A buildable wash of color for cheeks and lips—now in a dewy and luminous finish to instantly wake up skin.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Shea Butter: Nourishes skin and creates a creamy texture that melts on contact.
- Avocado Oil: Softens and nourishes skin with antioxidants and fatty acids.
- Orange Peel Wax: Protects and conditions skin with a breathable feel.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This creamy, multiuse formula melts with the warmth of skin for a fresh, foolproof veil of color anyone can wear.

NUDESTIXNudies Cream Blush All-Over-Face Color

Size: 0.25 oz/ 7.0 g·ITEM: 2228740

Color: Cherry Blossom Babe - rose flush

1.6K Reviews

$35.00

Easy to apply, mess free and travels well. I use it with the nudestix tinted blur stick for a fresh no makeup look....Super easy and travels well so you can touch up!

What it is: A long-wearing, soft, matte, monochromatic nude color for the eyes, cheeks, and lips.

What it does: Hot off the runway, and paired with high fashion or bohemian chic looks, All Over Face Color is multitasking and dual-ended with soft color balm on one side and a blending brush on the other end for easy application that will not feather. Just draw on this weather-resistant, non-drying stick directly onto the skin, dabbing softly with fingers, or you can stipple on nude color with the included brush. You delivers custom, all-over face color that leaves your skin with a soft matte or dewy, lightweight, and elegant finish.

$22.00

Perfect (for me) everyday minimalist eye look...I love it. It’s great for makeup minimalists....Plus it’s compact and perfect for travel!

What it is: A silky monochromatic eyeshadow trio of essential signature shades in three buildable talc-free finishes: matte, satin, and metallic.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Wear your signature shade three ways. Each curated eyeshadow trio features three finishes for an easy eyeshadow look: a smooth matte eyeshadow, a satin eyeshadow with a soft sheen, and a shimmery metallic eyeshadow with sparkle.

MILK MAKEUPColor Chalk Multi-Use Powder Pigment

Size: 0.09 oz / 2.5 g·ITEM: 2428027

Color: Hopscotch - champagne

88 Reviews

$18.00

I love this! Perfect for travel and your purse too for a pick me up. Easy to apply - I draw it on then smudge with my finger....Great for minimalist makeup lovers

What it is: A clean, extruded-powder pigment that glides on smoothly for buildable payoff on eyes, cheeks, and lips. It comes in a peel-off wrapper and a portable, reusable tube.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Build bolder color with silky, shimmering shades. Designed to be used wet or dry, this formula has a subtle scent made with a blend of essential oils. It comes in a peel-off wrapper and a protective, portable, reusable flip-top tube, so there’s no unnecessary packaging, pan, or palette waste. Since these pigments are handmade, no two are alike.

$30.00

These are a must-have in any travel makeup kit. They are perfect for on the go....Best makeup travel product ever. Easy application and fits my make up kit.

What it is: A limited-edition, three-piece kit features mini sizes of NUDESTIX’s bestselling, iconic NUDIES for eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: NUDESTIX has curated a collection of shades that will keep your skin looking effortlessly bronzed, luminous, and fresh-faced—all for on the go. This three-piece kit with shades that blush, bronze, and glow makes getting your fresh-faced, healthy, glow-on super quick and easy.

Yves Saint LaurentCouture Mini Clutch Eyeshadow Palette

Size: 0.17 oz / 5 g·ITEM: 2696151

Color: 300 Kasbah Spices - warm nude brown, gold and beige

327 Reviews

$68.00

Easy addition into my daily routine. I travel often and this is now an essential....A luxe treat and great for travel...Plus a mirror inside makes it great for travel without having to take a big pallet with you

What it is: A couture eyeshadow quad featuring four eyeshadows with high pigment payoff and a soft, oil-enriched formula for up to all-day wear.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coffee Seed, Sweet Almond, and Fig Cactus Oils: Add soft texture and long-lasting yet gentle staying power.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know: A couture eyeshadow quad with four luxurious shades for edgy sophisticated looks, encased in an exquisite, quilted palette. Satin, matte, metallic, and shimmer finishes apply smoothly for up to all-day wear. Enriched with pre

Urban DecayMini Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Size: 6 x 0.02 oz / 0.8 g·ITEM: 2567543

Color: Sin

1.7K Reviews

$35.00

Great for travel...This will likely become my go to/main palette for travels or trips where I want to pack light...Became a makeup bag staple!...Just enough color choices for makeup minimalists like myself.

What it is: A collection of three mini Naked eyeshadow palettes featuring original Naked shades, each with a mix of six richly pigmented eyeshadow shimmers and mattes.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Each Naked Your Way Mini Eyeshadow Palette includes a mix of buttery whipped mattes and high-shine shimmer eyeshadows with notoriously Naked payoff. Each shade has a blendable, creamy texture and lasts up to 12 hours for long-lasting and vibrant eye makeup looks. You are the creator and Naked Minis are your muse. You can create anything from simple makeup looks to glam makeup looks.

Palette Size: 4.25"w x 0.55"d x 2.2"h (mini size)

$90.00

You’re paying for the brand. Not even a good travel makeup because I need at least one other palette....I’ve been embracing a more minimalist approach to makeup lately and this eyeshadow hits the mark on most of the criteria that I’m looking for.

What it is: A palette inspired by Tom Ford’s philosophy of sculpting features with light and symmetry that contours eyes with melting, magnetizing shades.

What Else You Need to Know: Infused with a pigment technology that combines lush emollients and mimics the structure of skin’s ceramides, Eye Color Crème long-wearing eyeshadows move with skin for a crease- and flake-resistant finish and high-impact intensity.

KajaEye Bento Bouncy Eyeshadow Trio

Size: 3 x 0.03 oz / 0.9 g·ITEM: 2594398

Color: Peach Madeline - apricot soda, peach sorbet, mandarin crumble

1.8K Reviews

$26.00

I would recommend this trip set to anyone that travels a lot. It's the perfect size to pack in your makeup bag. ...Must Have for Minimalists...Perfect for a more natural feeling makeup look. Blends like a dream so is also great for a more smokey-eye look.

What it is: A stacked trio of bouncy, blendable powder eyeshadows in a curated range of matte, shimmer, and chrome shades.


Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. Kaja is cruelty-free.


What Else You Need to Know: Shine on with these creamy, blendable, fallout-free eyeshadow shades. Perfect for life on the go, this portable stack gives you the freedom to curate your sparkling eye look with a sweep of your fingertips. Keep it cool with a single shade, or layer your look for a light-catching pop of multidimensional color.

IT CosmeticsSuperhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick

Size: 0.05 oz/ 1.6 mL·ITEM: 2515955

Color: Super Slate

888 Reviews

$25.00

Perfect for travel and on the go!...Great for travel....This eyeshadow stick is so easy to apply, has amazing coverage & is great to travel with. It’s compact size & twist up design saves so much space in your makeup bag vs a traditional a clunky eyeshadow case, a brush or a sharpener.

What it is: A super-long-wear shadow stick that glides onto lids without tugging to create an effortless matte or pearl finish, perfect for sensitive eyes or oily lids.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Caffeine: Known to help inflammation and puffiness while visibly brightening.
- Hydrolyzed Collagen: Known to tighten the look of skin and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

What Else You Need to Know: Superhero No-Tug Shadow Sticks are everything you love about eyeshadow, now in an easy-to-use cream shadow stick with up to 16-hour wear. Featuring IT Cosmetics’ exclusive no-tug technology, this blendable, waterproof eyeshadow stick glides onto your lids without tugging on your delicate eye area.

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“The texture is wonderful, matte but soft and feel like nothing on my lips, the colour is brown with hint of gray so it'll need makeup to go with the lip color”
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“I literally won't travel again without this product. I use prescription strength retinol which can make my skin extra inflamed, red and sensitive - esp in the winter - and this helped my skin feel soft and less sensitive after one use”
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