Travel beauty kit is essential for looking after ourselves (at least to look decent) while travelling.
Beauty kit is one of the must-haves inside the women suitcase.
Looking after ourselves is important for our well-being. It is no exception that we should also do it while we are travelling.
Many of us are using various travel cosmetics and travel toiletry kit that we often get from the supermarkets, high street pharmacies and airports.
I would like to share with you some of my daily and standard travel beauty kits. These are the products I personally use when I travel so I can assure you that they work!
I have tried most of the drugstore makeup brands, but none of them seems suits my skin type. I have a combination skin type, which means I have an oily T-zone and the rest of my face is normal skin type.
I brought a few of these beauty kit with me when I went solo backpacking in Asia.
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Essential Travel Beauty Kit for Women (Travel Cosmetics) Contents
- Here are my travel cosmetics essentials
- 1. Mac Powder Studio Fix NW 22
- 2. Avon Magix Prime and Set spray
- 3. Mac Great Brows Kit
- 4. Benefit high brow
- 5. Mac Pro Longwear Blush (Stay Pretty)
- 6. Mac Lipstick
- 7. Mac Lip Liner
- 8. Waterproof Mascara
- 9. Rimmel London Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner
- 10. Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot
- 11. Avon Colour Correcting Pearls
- 12. NIOD Photography Fluid (Opacity 12%)
- 13. Clean and Clear Oil Control Film
- 13. Small Travel Size Bottles & Spray
- 14. Cosmetic Travel Case
- 15. Travel Wipes
- If you have other travel beauty kit tips or things I have missed out, drop it in the comment box below.
Here are my travel cosmetics essentials
1. Mac Powder Studio Fix NW 22
Since I have a combination facial skin, I use MAC Powder Studio Fix in NW22. It’s a quick fix if you are rushing to start your day while travelling. It is also ideal to use in humid climates. Since it’s in a powder form, it will absorb some oil on your face.
I personally use NW22, depending on your skin tone you can check it on the MAC foundation finder.
2. Avon Magix Prime and Set spray
A multi-purpose Primer and makeup Set spray. I normally transfer this in a smaller bottle, so it would be easier for me to put in my hand carry if ever I’m only using my backpack.
Primer is really good for looking after your skin because it will serve as a barrier and will help to make your makeup last all day.
3. Mac Great Brows Kit
Most Filipinas would know “Kilay (Eyebrow) is life”. It’s one of the personal jokes of the Filipinas who love to make their eyebrows as perfect as possible. I love the Benefit Browzing and Mac Great Brows kit. They are truly a life saver.
4. Benefit high brow
This highlight pencil of from Benefit is a great cover and it works for me EVERY SINGLE TIME.
We can’t avoid the dark circles around our eye areas because of all the hectic schedule either from the daily grind or full pack adventure trip to some lovely exotic destinations. Benefit high brown gives the glowing awake look just put a little amount of the pencil creme underneath your eyebrows! It works wonders!
6. Mac Lipstick
I personally use three shades and types of lipstick from Mac.
7. Mac Lip Liner
I use lip liner to prolong the wear of my lipstick. If I’m travelling, most of the time I have no time or maybe not in an appropriate place to re-touch.
So I have to ensure that my travel makeup will last longer throughout the day. I use the Mac Lip Pencil (Edge to Edge) to match my everyday lipstick, Mehr. I use Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ( Kiss Me Quick) to match my Brave Red and Dance with Me evening lip shades.
8. Waterproof Mascara
I rarely use mascara in general. If I ever have to it would be for an evening event, I normally use Benefit They’re Real or the Christian Dior Waterproof mascara. One thing I don’t quite like about wearing mascara is the panda eyes after you remove them.
9. Rimmel London Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner
10. Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Among the different eyeshadow brands, this is the one that I love the most. My eyes tend to get oily over the course of the day. So I need something that can possibly control it and the Mac Paint pot does the job!
It can serve as a good primer for my eyeshadow, or I use it as it is. I basically like to have the neutral shades to look more natural glowing makeup for every day.
11. Avon Colour Correcting Pearls
The CC pearls of Avon is my new favourite. It evens out my skin tone and since it’s in a powder beads form, it is great for oily skin.
12. NIOD Photography Fluid (Opacity 12%)
This is a colour correcting creme. I normally use it as a base to my foundation powder.
Based on its name, it has a unique formula in its pigments that refracts lights that touches your face and give it a glowing natural effect. I like using it for a photo shoot or an evening party.
13. Clean and Clear Oil Control Film
My life saviour! Oiliness is next to ugliness! Since my skin is oily, this is a quick fix to look fresh while on the road.
I always make sure I have a packet of this in my bag.
13. Small Travel Size Bottles & Spray
I normally fill these with all sorts of skincare travel set for my travel toiletry kit. Fits perfectly in my hand carry. I only bring what I need and I don’t necessarily fill them up to the brim if I won’t need it.
14. Cosmetic Travel Case
I love organising my stuff inside my suitcase or backpack. The cosmetic travel case is a great way to organising your little trinkets when you travel.
I personally have the hanging travel toiletry bag and the small travel toiletry kit like the ones showed below.
15. Travel Wipes
Travel wipes can be your life saviour too when you are travelling! I always travel with these three wipes; the cosmetics makeup removal wipes, wet tissue wipes, and feminine wipes.
So there you have it!
I aim to travel light now so I try to keep my beauty kit as flexible as possible without occupying or weighing too much space in my bag.
I only bring the things that I think I would need for my trip.