The best travel size makeup to take on holiday

The best travel size makeup to take on holiday

When travelling, we don’t always have the room to pack our most coveted possessions if they’re edging on the larger side. Heavy makeup palettes and glass bottles just aren’t suitcase friendly, so we have selected the 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. Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer
  4. MAC Little Lipstick
  5. MAC Little False Lashes Mascara
  6. Clinique BIY Pigment Drops
  7. Benefit High Beam Complexion Highlighter
  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 antoxidants to prime, protect and hydrate.

What we love most about this smaller version is that it can rinsed out and used time and time again to decant the cream from the larger pot, so you only need to purchase it once for a lifelong beauty investment.

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.

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. Chantecaille’s Radiance Gel Bronzer now comes in a smaller travel size makeup version so you can glow and go, all while packing light.

Free from all the common nasties like parabens and fragrance, the lightweight gel bronzer melts into the skin for a natural radiance that can be built-up as desired.

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, there’s now no excuse not to look fabulous 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 on a paradisial island. If you like to switch up your look, you might like their Little Lipstick Bestsellers Trio. It contains 3 hero shades for nude and bright looks.

5. The mascara

If you don’t want to compromise on gorgeously long and fluffy lashes while on holiday, make sure you pack the MAC Little False Lashes Mascara. Giving incredible volume, defintion 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 Ophthalmologistally tested, it’s both suitable for contact lens wearers and anyone with sensitive eyes.

6. The DIY foundation

Housed in a mini 10ml bottle, the Clinique BIY (Blent it yourself) Pigment Drops 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.

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 mini Benefit High Beam Complexion Highlighter. It has a baby satin pink hue, which gives an angelic radiance to the skin, and suits all tones and shades.

Blend in with your fingers or a brush for a lit-from-within finish.

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.

Delivering a fine mist, the spray never feels heavy or sticky on the skin, and it really does keep makeup in place. Take a look at the clip below to see just how good it is…



Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!