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When you’re taking a mini-break and limited to carry-on luggage only, free up the all important space in that bag by packing these multitasking travel beauty products. Read on to learn our top makeup and skincare items!
7 Multitasking Travel Beauty Products
The Double Sided Makeup Brush
These EcoTools double-sided makeup brushes go with me wherever I travel. I don’t need anything other than these to create any look I want with my 4-shadow makeup palette. Save space without sacrificing your makeup routine!
The Foundation and Concealer in One
My favorite base product to take on short journeys is a long wearing, good coverage foundation, with the added bonus of a matching concealer and a handy mirror built into the lid. My top picks are Stila’s Stay All Day Foundation, Concealer and Brush Kit, and the Modelco Fluid Splash 3 in 1 Foundation.
The Multipurpose Brown Eyeliner
This is the ‘don’t leave home without it’ makeup item. Not only does it perform its usual eye-lining duties, but if the product formula is on the waxy side, the colour can also be blended out to create a smokey eye. It can even perform triple duty as a stand-in brow pencil. Covergirl’s Perfect Blend Pencil ticks all the boxes.
The Combined Makeup Remover, Cleanser and Toner
No need to take up space in your bag with your bulky cleanser and toner, the Arcona Triad facial pads will stand in as an effective and gentle alternative. They effectively remove makeup while clarifying and nourishing your skin.
The Travel-Size Conditioner
If you’re not keen on using the hotel shampoo and conditioner but are strapped for cabin-bag space, many brands now offer travel-size hair products, the conditioner of which will also double up as a hydrating shaving lotion.
The Lip Color as Blush
Pencils that work on both the lips and cheeks (not just one or the other) are becoming much more attainable these days, such as the NUDESTIX Lip and Cheek Pencils. These are incredibly travel-friendly, housed in their own carry tin complete with a mirror and sharpener. You can also easily convert any non-matte lipstick into a matching blush, simply by swiping a little lipstick onto the back of your hand, warming it up with your finger, and dabbing and blending onto your cheek.
The Highlighter and Primer
Make your makeup last longer and add a glow to your complexion by using a luminizing primer such as BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector, which can also be used as a subtle liquid highlighter along the tops of your cheekbones, on your brow bone or anywhere that needs a little brightening.
The All-Purpose Oil
A dry oil such as Josie Maran’s Argan Oil can perform a multitude of duties – in colder climes you can use it as an ultra hydrating moisturiser, you can smooth and de-frizz dry hair with it, mix it with your foundation to create a dewy look, apply it to cracked cuticles and dry hands…. the possibilities are endless.
Get started on your journey to packing a minimalist travel makeup kit with our quick TPSY TV video on the top four double-duty travel beauty products!
Items featured in video (in order as shown)
- The NARS Multiple
- Travel Straightener / Curling Iron Duo
- Double Sided Makeup Brushes
- Solid Shampoo and Conditioner
What are your favorite multitasking travel beauty products? Let us know in the comments!
For more tips on the best travel beauty products, please read:
- 9 Sephora Must Haves
- How to Style Curly Hair when Traveling
- What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag
- 35 Travel Bloggers Reveal Their Top Beauty Tips and Tricks