10 Travel Makeup Kit Essentials

Planning the trip of your dreams is easy, but packing is another story! Don’t bring your entire makeup kit in your carry-on luggage, instead make sure to have these ten essentials which you’re sure to use every single day.

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A small eyeshadow palette with a few different options is a great way to switch-up your look on holiday. You can apply them with your fingers if they’re made from a cream formula.


If you love extra long lashes, don’t leave home without your trusty mascara. Just one coat is enough to transform your look on those days where a full-face of makeup just isn’t an option. Choose a waterproof formula that won’t transfer on your lids from the heat.


A shimmery cream blush is another essential which can be used in a few different ways. Apply it over your cheekbones as a highlighter or even as a lip gloss!

Matte lip pencil

Make sure to carry one bright lip pencil in your kit for evenings out or chilled drinks on holiday. Matte formulas last for hours without transferring and can be applied with your fingers.


Carry a bronzer in your kit to add some glow to your skin whilst on holiday. You can also use a bronzer in conjunction with your foundation to create a darker shade to match your sun tan.

Translucent powder

Help your makeup stay in place all day with a translucent setting powder. Apply it over your finished makeup and lightly over your t-zone, chin, and cheeks.


For those days when your face requires just a little bit of coverage, use a concealer to hide dark circles and blemishes. Make sure your concealer matches the colour of your skin and dab lightly onto the surface for best coverage.

Oil blotting sheets

Especially if you’re travelling during the summer, make sure you have a pack of oil blotting sheets in your makeup kit. They can absorb excess oil and will keep your makeup looking fresh all day.

Eyelash curlers

Give your lashes an extra boost with a pair of curlers. Just make sure to change the pads before you jet off!

Setting spray

A small bottle of setting spray is a must-have for oily skin types since it will keep your foundation looking matte from day to night. Simply mist your face, then let it dry naturally.

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