The Best Travel-Sized Makeup Products for Your Next Trip

Whether you’re going on a quick road trip, a family vacation, or a long-awaited trip overseas, it’s important to make sure you bring everything you need for your trip. However, on top of clothing, shoes, and accessories, you also have to fit in your makeup and skincare products. Want to know one of the best ways you can make sure your necessities fit in your luggage? Find travel-sized items. 

Not all beauty and makeup comes in travel-friendly sizes. While you can always get extra travel containers to transfer your products into, not all products will do well in these containers, and transferring them could be a hassle and create waste. 

To make your traveling easier and help you avoid overpacking, here are the best travel-size makeup and skincare products to bring with you on the go. 

Best Travel-Sized Makeup 

When you’re on vacation, you may want to try different looks, but bringing your entire makeup drawer isn’t practical. Instead, you can use travel-size makeup products to deliver the coverage you need while remaining below the size restrictions. Below are some of the best travel size makeup products and how to use them!

Mini Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Bringing your makeup basics with you on vacation likely means bringing your foundation, and Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation is an excellent option, especially in the mini size. In just 18 ml of product, this foundation is lightweight, goes on with a silky finish, and is available in a range of shades for all skin tones.

Travel Sized Milk Hydro Grip Primer 

Primer helps hydrate skin and prepares your face for makeup. However, most primers are fairly large and can take up a lot of space in your travel bags. Instead, try Milk’s travel-sized Hydro Grip Primer. It’s 10 ml of hydrating primer made with aloe, hemp, and amino acids. 

Anastasia Dipbrow Gel Mini 

Anastasia Dipbrow Gel in travel size is a great product to bring with you on vacation so your brows can stay shaped and stay in place. It’s highly pigmented, waterproof, long-lasting, and goes on brows with a matte finish. 

Use this gel to get the high arched, feathered brow look you’re going for, or use it to achieve a natural shaped brow. Available in multiple shades for lighter brows to the deepest brows, this gel is a great option for vacation.

Journ Alpenglow Color Corrector

Instead of bringing foundation, concealer, and a variety of other products that help you achieve even toned and flawless skin, consider bringing our Alpenglow color corrector! Not only is it 12 ml and perfect for traveling, but it does two jobs at the same time. 

It addresses skin tone concerns by brightening dull and sallow skin, evening skin tone, and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles over time. It also works to address your underlying skin concerns and provides support for skin health with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and hydration.

Simply pat Alpenglow on clean, moisturized skin to conceal your skin concerns and enjoy bright and radiant skin. Need more space in your suitcase? As it also doubles as a lip and cheek tint, use Alpenglow as a replacement for primer, concealer, lip and cheek tint, and still take on each new adventure with beautiful, glowing skin. 

Best Travel Sized Skin Care

In addition to finding travel-sized makeup, it’s important to find travel size skincare items as well. Taking care of your skin while on vacation is important, but it’s also important to save as much space as you can. Below are a few essential travel-sized skincare items to bring on your vacation. 

Supergoop! Body Butter Sunscreen 

Wearing sunscreen should be a regular part of your skincare routine. It protects your skin from the signs of sun damage, such as wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and more. Whether you’re going to a tropical island or snow-capped mountains, you need sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays. 

Supergoop! is known for being one of the cleanest sunscreen brands available. This body butter sunscreen is SPF 40, great for all skin types, and hydrates skin. It also contains natural oils and antioxidants to support skin health and protect your skin from UV exposure while you’re enjoying your trip.

First Aid Beauty Mini Pure Skin Face Cleanser 

This two-ounce facial cleanser by First Aid Beauty is a no-brainer to bring with you on vacation. While you enjoy your activities while traveling, this cleanser will make sure your skin is clean and ready to go each day. It's free of any fragrances, removes dirt, oil, and makeup, and is great for all skin types

Your Daily Moisturizer That Also Sanitizes

It’s important to protect yourself from bacteria and germs while traveling, especially with the onset of COVID-19. Our 2 oz. Journ ALSO hand moisturizer that also sanitizes is a great way to bring cleansing, hand sanitizing, nourishing hand care with you wherever your traveling takes you. Another positive—it smells great too!

ALSO meets the CDC and FDA requirements for hand sanitizer. With Shea Butter, Hibiscus, and Jojoba, ALSO can help your skin remain hydrated, nourished, and germ-free. Pack this in your carry-on or regular luggage so you can be prepared for vacation. Simply rub a pea-sized amount of ALSO on your hands for around 20 seconds or until dry. 

Packing Travel Hacks: Never Overpack Again 

If you overpack while traveling, it can cost more in the long run. It may be more expensive to travel if you’re on a plane as you’ll be carrying more weight and products. It can also take more time and effort during packing and unpacking. 

Bringing travel-size products with you on your trip will help you avoid overpacking, meet the requirements for your plane luggage, and avoid the extra time it would take to pack. Finding skincare products that double as beauty products can help save you even more space. 

If you’re planning to travel on a plane, it’s important to know the regulations regarding what cosmetics you can and cannot bring with you on a plane. Here’s what you should know:

  • As far as liquids go, all your cosmetics, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, and liquid makeup must be under 3.4 oz. This equates to around 100.55 ml
  • All of your cosmetics and makeup together must fit into a 1-quart clear plastic bag in order to go on a plane. 
  • If your makeup products are powder or solid, there are no limitations to how much or what size you can bring. 
  • When it comes to personal care items like razors or nail clippers, keep in mind that they must be less than 4 inches in length. Only disposable razors are allowed in carry-on luggage, while the rest are allowed in check-in luggage. Blades over four inches are not allowed. 

Travel-Sized Items for Your Trip 

Using travel-sized items when on vacation can save you time, money, and effort packing and unpacking. Plus, it will help you stick to the flying regulations if you’re traveling on a plane. The right makeup and skincare products are easy to use and easy to pack, so you’ll have more time to have fun on your vacation. 


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