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The best travel size makeup to take on holiday

The best travel size makeup to take on holiday
Team LF
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When travelling, we don't always have the room to pack our most loved beauty possessions if they're edging on the larger side. We all know that heavy makeup palettes and glass bottles just aren't suitcase friendly, so to help you out we've curated an edit of the best travel size makeup so you can travel light without compromising on your beauty routine!

8 of the best travel size makeup to pack in your suitcase

  1. Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
  2. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  3. benefit Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder mini
  4. MAC Little Lipstick
  5. MAC Mini LED Mascara
  6. NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Pro Drop Controllable Coverage Foundation
  7. L'Oréal Paris Glow Mon Amour Highlight Drops Infused with Coconut Oil
  8. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

1. The makeup primer

For moisture and a gorgeous glow, nothing beats Bobbi Brown's Vitamin Enriched Face Base, but it's large glass bottle isn't the most friendly travel size makeup. Enter its little sister. A mini 15ml glass pot houses the baby Vitamin Enriched Face Base, which is packed with vitamins and antioxidants to prime, protect and hydrate. Top tip- decant the cream from your larger pot, so you only need to purchase the mini once for a lifelong beauty investment! If you're after a glow on the go we also recommend the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter Travel Size for a flawless holiday sheen.

  • Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base 15ml

    Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base 15ml

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £12.50
  • BECCA Backlight Priming Filter Travel Size

    BECCA Backlight Priming Filter Travel Size

    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £15.00

2. The eye primer

Heat and sweat don't make the best environment for a perfect (and long-lasting) eye makeup look, which is why we think an eyeshadow primer is an essential on a summer holiday. Luckily, Urban Decay has shrunk their famous Eyeshadow Primer Potion into a super cute travel size makeup version, making it perfect for packing. Prepping lids for perfect colour and shadow application, it's ideal for keeping eye makeup looking flawless no matter how hot it gets.

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Travel Size

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Travel Size

    4.38 Stars 34 Reviews
    £11.00
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Anti-Aging Travel Size

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Anti-Aging Travel Size

    3.14 Stars 7 Reviews
    £11.50

3. The bronzer

You might be looking forward to getting a golden glow on holiday, but for the first couple of days, a bronzer never hurt while you build up your tan. You'll be pleased to know everyone's favourite bronzer, the benefit Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder is now available in a mini, making it easier than ever to touch up on the go.

  • benefit Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder Mini

    benefit Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder Mini

    4.7 Stars 46 Reviews
    £12.00

4. The lipstick

Does it get any cuter than MAC's Little Lipstick? With a few famous names included in the miniature version, such as Ruby Woo and Velvet Teddy, you can now look your best even when you need to pack light. With the same great formula, just in a handy travel size makeup version, the lipstick glides on for a gorgeous pop of colour; perfect for a summer night. If you like to switch up your look, you might like their Little Lipstick Bestsellers Trio. It contains 3 hero shades so you can switch it up with ease.

  • MAC Mini Mac Matte Lipstick 1.8g (Various Shades)

    MAC Mini Mac Matte Lipstick 1.8g (Various Shades)

    4.45 Stars 49 Reviews
    £10.00
  • MAC Mini Bestseller Lipstick Trio

    MAC Mini Bestseller Lipstick Trio

    £36.00

5. The mascara

If you don't want to compromise on gorgeously long and fluffy lashes whilst on holiday, make sure you pack the MAC Mini LED Mascara. Giving incredible volume, definition and length, the mascara is both flake and smudge-proof; perfect for warmer weather when the heat can typically make traditional mascara run.As it has been Ophthalmologically tested, it's both suitable for contact lens wearers and anyone with sensitive eyes.

  • MAC Mini LED Mascara - 3D Black 4g

    MAC Mini LED Mascara - 3D Black 4g

    2 Stars 1 Reviews
    £9.60

6. The DIY foundation

Housed in a mini 13ml bottle, the NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Pro Drop Controllable Coverage Foundation can be added to moisturiser and bronzer to create a flawless yet sheer and naturally radiant face base. Great for the warmer weather when our skin tends to get a little more golden, these little drops can be customised with other makeup products to customise your perfect shade. Simply add to a moisturiser to lighten the shade, or add to a bronzer to add depth and a golden glow.

  • NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Pro Drop Controllable Coverage Foundation 13ml (Various Shades)

    NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Pro Drop Controllable Coverage Foundation 13ml (Various Shades)

    £12.80

7. The highlighter

Who can resist a highlighter on holiday? Nothing says summer skin quite like a gorgeous glow, and as travel size makeup comes, we don't think you can get better than the L'Oréal Paris Glow Mon Amour Highlight Drops Infused with Coconut Oil. It has a baby satin pink hue, which gives a youthful radiance to your skin. Blend in with your fingers or a brush for a lit-from-within finish.

  • benefit High Beam Complexion Highlighter Mini

    benefit High Beam Complexion Highlighter Mini

    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £11.00

8. The makeup setting spray

Urban Decay's All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray is undoubtedly one of the best on the market but it can be clunky to pack when you're limited on space. Enter the travel-sized version. Keeping makeup in place firmly for 16 hours, it's ideal for those who want the security of a light face base without it slipping in the summer heat.

  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Travel Size 30ml

    Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Travel Size 30ml

    4.57 Stars 58 Reviews
    £12.00

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