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Travel Makeup Kits For Every Budget
(+favorite brush sets!)
If you are anything like me, you like to make a little bit go a longggg way. You also like to squeeze as much as you can in your suitcase or carry-on, and hate to bring a ton of separate items to all accomplish the same job. Enter makeup palettes and kits that can accomplish most if not your whole look, and are perfect for hastily throwing in your suitcase or carry-on. Most of my suggestions are travel makeup kits that include everything except mascara or foundation, or both. Most of the time when I travel I do not use either of these anyway. Besides, Mascara + dry plane ride eyes = ugh. I prefer this light powder foundation from Cover Girl though if I feel I need to hide blemishes or look nicer for some reason.
Travel Makeup Kits
Listed in order of low to high price.
I must confess I love ELF Cosmetics! Just a few bucks and your face is done? Count me as won over! They have healthy ingredients, and work wonderfully on my sensitive skin. Also, New Customers receive Free shipping on orders of $20 or more with code HELLO at checkout. US only. But if you hurry, over the next two days they are offering Free shipping on all orders. No minimum! Use CODE: FREESHIP. Valid 1/24-1/25.
ELF Perfect Face Palette – $10
This Palette includes 3 Eyeshadows, 2 Lipsticks, 1 Highlighter, and 1 Blush. Just enough for a good start.
Profusion Cosmetics Trendsetter Face Palette – $12.49
Includes 1 Mirror, 24 Eyeshadows, 5 Blush/Bronze/Contour colors, 1 Highlighter, 2 Brow Powders, 1 Brow Wax, 3 Lip shades, 1 Black Eyeliner Pencil, 3 Applicator Brushes, 1 Travel Brush. All you need is mascara and foundation if you want.
Profusion Cosmetics Pro Face Professional Face Kit – $12.99
Another nice book from Profusion Cosmetics. This one does not include eye liner, but does have 20 eyeshadows, 2 Dual Brow Powders, 1 Brow Wax, 2 Highlighters, 3 Blushes, 2 Bronzers and 2 Pro Series Brushes.
Sleek MakeUP Essentially Sleek Gift Set – $14.99
For those who prefer a darker, glamorous night out look there is this cute gift set. Even comes with a little purse for it all! Includes a mini Eyeshadow Palette in the shade Beautiful Sin, a mini I’m Conditional Mascara, a mini Major Matte lip cream in the bestselling shade Regal.
Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 4th Edition – $32.00
This kit is full of favorites in one slim palette. Includes: 48 Mineral Eye Shadow Palettes, 2 Glow-y Powders, 2 Beauty Blush Duo’s & 2 Beauty Bronzers. I like the shades of blue in this one.
Travel Brush Kits
Prefer to use brushes? Check out these travel brush kits!
Elf 6 Piece Travel Brush Collection – $18
Sonia Kashuk Deluxe Travel Brush Set – $20.89
On my way to Florida soon! Will be back in February with some new adventures to post about!
Thank for reading!
-JillianTags: beach travel, beauty, carryon, in my bag, makeup, makeup for travel, makeup kit, makeup palette, travel, travel accessories, travel kit, travel makeup, travel sizes, what I pack
Emily Terrell says
These are all great options that cover all the price ranges of being affordable. I’m not much for using makeup, but I generally use it on trips. And I don’t like lugging too much around. Thank you for giving me ideas of where to start!
Jhunelle J 🔹www.simplylocal.life says
So affordable? Always thought these would be more expensive, especially with the popular brands, wow. Pleasant surprise lol.
I actually had no idea these existed. When I travel with makeup I just focused on travel makeup bags to put my regular stuff in!
You just made me realise how much space could be taken up by make up in a suitcase… I’ve never really given that a thought. These kits seem super handy for those who want to take make up with them on a trip but have limited room for them in their luggage.
These are such great and affordable travel kits! They have really great options which is absolutely great!
Erica D Ardali says
Girl! Travelling with makeup can be so nerve wrecking! When we traveled to Florida over Christmas I was sitting on the plane wondering are my palettes ok? lol These are some cool options. 🙂
I am going to Florida this weekend! Seems many people are in need of getaways from the cold weather this winter. I am taking along a cute little bag I just got off the ELF site today too. Had to take advantage of the free shipping deal!
Loved all these options. These are not just travel-friendly but very affordable! I like how we can pack light and still carry all these kits.
I like that the Profusion set comes with basic colors that are really versatile and not crazy colors that would be hard to use on vacation. Being affordable is just an added plus!!
I have used Sleek in the past but developped allergies. Thanks for introducing us to new brands.
I have found ELF to be one of the best brand for my sensitive, acne prone skin. Their makeup always feels lighter-weight to me so I forget I am wearing it! They have a big selection of makeup and tools on their website, and so affordable!
Evelyn, PathofPresence says
Thanks so much for posting this! I love kits – everything I need in one place, plus it s and brainer when it comes to matching colors. Love your selections!
Karrie Frost says
I have been trying to minimize what I bring with me when I travel lately. Especially with all the fees for extra weight/baggage lately. I love these travel kits – I don’t have to feel as though I am missing anything, and can minimize the weight/size of what I bring. Great options.
Elizabeth O says
I am shocked at how affordable these are for the products your get, they looks great and perfect for travelling. I am going to take a look further into the Profusion Cosmetics one for sure. Thanks for sharing.
Lenka Dvorakova says
Hello, this are very cute makeup-kits. I will definely buy something like this when I go for a trip next time. Have a great day.
Shubhada Bhide says
Wow!! How affordable those cosmetics? I am going to try this Profusion Cosmetics. Such a beautiful shades. Thanks for sharing this makeup choices.
Becca Talbot says
As a traveller, these make up kits would be perfect for me 🙂 Some of those make-up palettes have colours that would really suit my skin tone too, so thanks for sharing – I’m off to check them out x
Jake Ferrer says
Those are really cool kits. Posting it’s cheap price is awesome too. Oh well I do bring my small makeup kit anywhere I go. Anyway thanks for sharing your ideas too.