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9 Travel Makeup Essentials for all Your Trips

Besides the hours you’ll spend on your flight or road trip, another stressful yet exciting task about traveling is packing for your trip. This involves choosing the clothes, shoes, bags, and makeup products you’ll wear throughout the days you’ll be at your destination. Speaking of makeup, do you plan to carry all your cosmetic products on your trip? If they aren’t many, that’s fine. But if you have a truckload of cosmetics, you only need to go with some travel makeup essentials.

makeup bags with some essentials

Which products make up these essentials and how can you pack them for your trip so they don’t spill?

That’s what we’ll cover in this piece. Come with me as we dive in.

Travel Makeup Essentials for Your Next Trip

a lady's hands holding some travel makeup essentialsd

Not everyone woman wears makeup. But some can’t live without it especially when it comes to gracing important occasions or traveling. If you’re one of them, you need at least one travel makeup essential to prep your face up for every time you’ll be stepping out.

Here are the best of them:

Makeup Organizer

makeup bag

First, you need to decide on the type of travel makeup organizer you’ll use to pack your products. For instance, you can use a travel bag that fits your skincare and makeup products. You can also opt to pack them separately into different bags or use a compartment bag for your makeup necessities.

A compartment box also works. But it might become more luggage for you when traveling. It’s just best you use a bag instead.

Makeup Tools

brush and sponge as travel makeup essential

Your brushes and makeup sponge are also travel makeup essentials. Don’t forget them as you pack for your trip otherwise, you’ll be forced to apply your product with your bare hands.

To save space, pack a dual-ended brush that comes as two brushes in one. And go with at least one sponge to blend your liquid, powder, and cream products.

Lip Products

Marc Jacob lipstick as travel makeup essentials

Your lips need to look appealing all day long. And for this to happen you need a lip gloss or lipstick.

So, don’t forget to pack your favorite lip products for your trip. If you’re a fan of lipgloss, include it among your travel makeup essentials and do the same for your lipsticks too. 

Volumizing Mascara

volumizing mascara as travel makeup essentials

A volumizing mascara also doubles as an eyeliner. So when you travel with it, you’ve saved space in your makeup bag for something else.

Don’t forget this travel makeup essential as it’ll help keep your lashes moisturized, dark, thick, and healthy. 

Foundation & Concealer

foundation and concealer as travel makeup essentials

Foundation helps you build a base for your makeup and achieve an even skin tone. Similarly. concealer is used to cover up dark circles, dark spots, and other blemishes on your skin. 

Add them when packing for your trip.


makeup powder

You need your powder to ensure your foundation last longer and prevent your face from looking oily. It’s a crucial travel makeup essential you should always have in your kit.

Eyeshadow Palette

eyeshadow palette

A small palette that contains different eye shadow colors will come in handy when it’s time to beautify your face at your travel destination.

So, if you love to make your eyes stand out, put your eye shadow palette in your makeup bag right away.

Fake Lashes

fake lashes as travel makeup essential

Artificial lashes add more volume to your eyelashes. You can wear them with or without makeup and still look gorgeous. They’re great makeup picks for traveling.

Facial Wipes

facial wipes

After the day’s event, how do you get rid of the makeup on your face? With your facial wipes, of course.

They remove makeup completely and keep your skin hydrated too. But they aren’t just for your face. You can also use them to clean your brushes and even your hands when they’re dirty. 

a beautiful lady wearing makeup

And that’s a wrap. Do well to revisit this list to ensure you tick all the boxes when packing your travel makeup essentials for a trip. 


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Victoria B. Willie

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