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The best travel size makeup to take on holiday

The best travel size makeup to take on holiday
Penny Lafferty
Writer and expert3 years ago
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We come bearing FANTASTIC news! Holiday season is finally upon us, and summer is just around the corner. That means it’s time to stock up on must-have beauty minis that slot seamlessly into any suitcase.

Transporting your makeup across the globe is never an easy process. Staying under the maximum suitcase weight already feels like a competitive sport – and that’s before you’ve decided which products are lucky enough to make the holiday cut!

To make your final makeup decision that little bit easier, browse our round-up of the best travel-sized beauty products to make your jet-setting dreams come true…

The best travel makeup:

1) NARS Mini Radiant Creamy Concealer

Never be without your favourite concealer with NARS’ must-have formula, now available in a handy travel-size. The creamy concealer illuminates your skin while obscuring the look of imperfections, lending itself to highlight, contour and colour correction. Equipped with light-reflecting technology, the innovative formula minimises the appearance of fine lines, fatigue and dark circles for a bright, luminous complexion.

2) Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Travel Size

This setting spray 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.

3) Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette

Perfect your holiday look with the Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette. The eyeshadow palette boasts an edit of warm, vibrant hues in a petite, travel-friendly compact. Inspired by a burning sunset, the palette houses five bold shades in a range of matte and metallic finishes, lending themselves to a series of red-hot makeup looks. This eyeshadow palette was made to jet-set and go!

4) Mini M·A·CStack Mascara

Stack it up with the Mini M·A·CStack Mascara, a buildable formula that offers customisable volume. The mascara allows you to layer pigment for a high-drama look, offering 360-degree coverage from root-to-tip. Plus, it offers 24-hour lift and length! Go from poolside to party-time as you play around with the stackable formula.

5) Iconic London Sheer Bronze

Glow across the globe with this sheer bronzer, lending warmth and dimension to any complexion. The buildable formula blends seamlessly for a soft, sun-kissed finish – perfect for hotter days and balmy nights. Though not technically travel-size, this one is fit for any suitcase.

6) Illamasqua Mini Matte Veil

Prep your skin for shine-free makeup wear with Illamasqua’s Mini Matte Veil Primer, providing a soft and supple surface to help keep your base in place. The cream-gel formula absorbs excess oil, mattifies skin and helps to maintain moisture levels, working to improve makeup longevity and minimise the look of shine. This one’s a hot weather staple!

7) benefit Travel Size GoGo Lip & Cheek Tint

Save space in your case with this 2-in-1 cheek and lip stain by benefit. The hybrid blush and lip colour delivers a pop of pigment, lending a subtle summer flush to any makeup look. Arriving in a bright, cherry-red hue, the buildable formula can go from sheer to vibrant in a matter of seconds. It’s the perfect holiday colour in travel-friendly packaging.

8) Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion Travel Size

Keep your eye base in place with Urban Decay’s fan-favourite eyeshadow primer potion. In a convenient travel-size, this portable primer creates a smooth, even canvas for seamless shadow application. The formula is great for mature skin types, featuring Kalpariane® to plump, firm and hydrate your skin. Topped with optical blurring pigments for a soft-focus effect, the eye primer supports strong colour pay-off and crease-free results.

9) M·A·C Mini Lipstick

Let your look reign supreme wherever you go with M·A·C's Mini Lipstick. Arriving in a broad range of shades, the portable lipstick creates a high-impact finish without drying out your lips. The shades offer intense colour pay-off and long-wear coverage, available in a choice of matte or satin finishes. Plus, the mini size is the perfect addition to your clutch or purse!

10) delilah Vegan Travel Brush Collection

Discover flawless makeup application on-the-go with delilah’s travel pouch. This mini makeup brush set is made for your travels, starring four essential tools for lids, lips and face. Set in a sleek, vegan travel case, the travel brush set is any jet-setters dream, creating a series of looks with ultra-soft bristles and nude-hued handles.

Penny Lafferty
Writer and expert
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