The best makeup minis to travel with

The best makeup minis to travel with

When it comes to your holiday makeup kit, it’s ideal to embrace a ‘less is more’ attitude. It’s hard enough fitting the necessities into your suitcase, let alone an entire carry-on filled with enough makeup for an impromptu photoshoot.

We all want to look our best on holiday. That’s why it’s good to have a few travel essentials ready to go. We’ve rounded up our favourite jet set makeup products that will keep you looking fab in any time zone.

Here are our recommendations for looking fresh on the fly.

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M.A.C Prep+ Prime Fix+ Scents

Set the mood for your summer vacay with one of these mini tropical scented spritzes. Available in delicious summer scents including pineapple, cucumber, watermelon and white tea, it’s the perfect way to set your makeup as you go from beach to bar.

Read M.A.C Prep+ Prime Fix+ Scents reviews…

Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Mini

Don’t let a long haul flight ruin your brow game. This mini brow gel will take up as much space as your AirPods, and ensures you’ll land with full, feathered brows. Available at Sephora. 

Read Benefit Gimme Brow+ reviews…

Real Techniques Mini Multitask Brush

This brush is always in my handbag for a reason. The full-sized head is great for applying powder foundation, blush, bronzer or highlight, and the miniature handle means that it fits in even your tiniest clutch.   

Read Real Techniques Mini Multitask Brush reviews…

NARS Voyageur Palette in Nectar

A travel-friendly eyeshadow palette featuring six versatile shades that are flattering for all eye colours. With a mattes, satin and glitter shades, you’ll be ready for any occasion – just add mascara and a slick of liner. 


Lancôme Monsieur Big Mini

For when you want something that’s small in size, but big in the lash payoff. This volumising mascara will leave you with jet black, fluffy lashes in a single swipe. The handbag-friendly size also means that you can take this baby with you everywhere for touchups on-the-go. Travel size available at Mecca. 

Review Lancôme Monsieur Big mascara…

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Glow Bronzer Mini

Even if you’ve got no travel plans, this is a great way to sample some luxury beauty at a more affordable price point. Plus, the packaging alone will make you feel like you’re holidaying on the Amalfi Coast. Worth every penny!


Fenty Beauty Mini Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder

Let’s face it, finishing powder (especially loose powder) is bulky. And if it comes down to choosing between making space for your iPhone or your powder – your iPhone wins every time. Thankfully, this miniature setting powder means you’ll never have to go without either again. 


Nude by Nature Travel Brush

Now that you can easily travel with your loose powder, pop this plush travel brush in your bag too. The super-soft bristles are perfect for adding a touch of powder to your T-zone throughout the day. It’s also retractable so it won’t pick up any nasty germs or bacteria that happen to be floating around in your travel bag. 

Read Nude by Nature Travel Brush reviews…

NARS Laguna Orgasm Duo

Name a more iconic duo. The cult-worthy NARS Orgasm Blush and equally famous Laguna Bronzer have been conveniently packaged in this dreamy palette that fits in the palm of your hands. If you want to be even more savvy with your travel beauty loot, NARS Laguna Bronzer also makes for a stunning eyeshadow shade.


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