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Bring A Travel Makeup Kit To Go – Try These 12

For the longest time, I created my own travel makeup kit. I’d pull out travel size makeup (like these!), my large makeup bag, and then try to stuff random “mini” products that never seemed to match in size. It was exhausting.

After years of doing this and sucking it up, I finally decided to check out makeup travel kits that would do the job. And what did I find? So. Damn. Many.

Was it hard to give up my classics for a general travel makeup kit from one brand? Yeah, I won’t deny it. But I’m telling you: it’s a total game-changer. 

Not sure where to start? These 12 are high-quality, comfy, highly-rated, and worth the spend!


ready in 5 travel makeup kit

alleyoop beauty kit ready in 5 set

It’s called the “Ready in 5” kit because it’s so compact, giving you the perfect face in no time. But it’s also easy to fill up in five minutes, then run out the door with. The clear travel bag comes filled with multi-use goodies: their creamy eyeliner and eyeshadow stick, a multi-pack of compacts to finish your face, and their 4-in-1 makeup brush. Whether you’re running out the door or freshening up in an Uber, it’s all you need in one pouch.

BUY NOW – $85


florence by mills ava mini essentials travel makeup kit

Inspired by Mills’ little sister, Ava, this kit comes with six essentials. But it’s not just makeup – it includes skincare, too, so you have your full routine wherever you go. Start your regimen off with face wash, moisturizer, and a peel off mask (should you desire), giving you a glowing, fresh canvas. Follow it up with the brand’s mascara, blush, and lip gloss, all of which are in universal shades, giving everyone a flattering look.

BUY NOW – $32

Subtl Stack the Essentials

subtl build your own makeup stack

Powders, tints, creams. Highlighter, shine control, lip and cheek. Subtl allows you to mix and match your needs in the form of a stackable, aka compacts filled with the necessities. It makes traveling easy AF because you’re not managing bottles, containers, and compacts in one bag; instead, you have as many compacts as you need to stack in one product. Convenient? We’ll take it.

BUY NOW – $38+ (for curated set)


bee you organics makeup travel kit

Going green and clean while traveling has never been easier. Bee You offers a travel kit that comes with tins of foundation, face powder, and blush; also included is a glass jar of mascara plus a wand, as well as eyeliner. You’re able to choose your shades for each product (even the mascara and eyeliner!), rather than having to work with chosen colors, giving you tons of options for your most flawless face.

BUY NOW – $79.99

Ultimate Color Collection

ogee color collection makeup kit

Okay, so we all know how much I love stick foundations, bronzers… basically anything in a stick, I want it. So, I have to include Ogee’s travel kit, which comes with their sculpted face sticks (aka concealer, blush, and bronzer), plus three lip colors to blend for your unique pout. We especially love the good ingredients in these products, including the lip sticks’ jojoba oil and face sculpting sticks’ green coffee oil.

BUY NOW – $206

The Well Classic Eye Set

W3LL PEOPLE classic eye makeup travel kit

If you’re like me, the most important part of your routine is your eye makeup. I don’t look alive unless I have a line drawn across my lids, and mascara is a must. W3LL PEOPLE’s eye makeup travel kit comes with everything you need for the upper half of your face: a neutral eyeshadow palette of beige and brown, eyeliner, mascara, and a tinted brow gel. The products are plant-based, using ingredients like cocoa butter and castor seed oil.

BUY NOW – $58


Haus labs build your own best sellers makeup kit

HAUS allows you to fully customize your travel makeup kit, which we appreciate. Why? Because it means you’re not stuck with a beige contour kit and tinted lip gloss. Nope, go wild and choose a blue or dark green liquid eyeshadow, rather than a selection of browns, then choose from 22 shades for a lip color. Top it off with brown or black liquid eyeliner, and your basics are covered in the colors you actually want.

BUY NOW – $55

Mini Holy Grail Discovery Set

trestique mini holy grail discovery travel makeup kit

So, trestique is already easy to travel with, because each product is a 2-in-1 (or more). But they had to go and outdo themselves, didn’t they? Enter: minis of their fab products, which include a light blush, dark chocolate liner, and shimmery light eyeshadow stick. My one critique: the discovery set isn’t customizable, so they choose shades for you… and they’re all light, so it’s not really the “Holy Grail” for those with darker skin.

BUY NOW – $48

Small Wonders Travel Makeup Kit

ilia beauty small wonders

The wonders of the world in mini form! ILIA is beloved by many, so their creation of a mini kit that makes traveling with their makeup easy? Chef’s kiss. In the kit, you’ll find the four essentials for a fresh-faced look: two mascaras for lengthening, lifting, and volumizing; a nude lip oil to shine and hydrate; and an overnight treatment for your lips to soften and smooth in preparation for big mornings.

BUY NOW – $29


war paint for men daily essentials travel makeup kit

WAR PAINT created a simple essentials kit that’s part skincare, part makeup, which we adore. The kit comes with a latex-free sponge, perfect for applying every product from the routine. Begin with a primer, which will keep makeup on all day long; follow up with a tinted moisturizer for light coverage and a perfect base; then touch up rough spots with the concealer, a creamy formula meant to hide every imperfection.

BUY NOW – $72

morphe2 quad goals multi palette

Stacks on stacks on stacks on stacks – literally four stackable components make up this travel set, which comes in six different color combo options. Whether you want pinks and glitter for nights out, neutrals for a day-to-day look, or bronzes for a sun-kissed glow, one of the stacks will work for you. There’s one compact for lips, one compact for eyes, one compact for cheeks, and one compact to add overall sparkle to your face – it’s the color choice that’s yours.

BUY NOW – $10

The Overachievers Clean Travel Makeup Kit

milk makeup overachievers clean travel makeup kit

Not quite sure why it’s called the Overachievers kit, because it has everything you need, and no extras? Consider the fact that it’s clean, compact, and gets everything done. Their Hydro Primer is the big plus, helping to grip all of your makeup from AM to PM. Add in the lip-cheek tint in Perk, the Refreshing Spray to freshen up for 12 hours, and their KUSH mascara to lift those lashes, and you’re good to go.

BUY NOW – $32

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Are you looking for a new travel makeup kit? I promise these are worth it! Which one is your fav? Share in the comments.

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