It’s vacation season! Most girls will want to take some makeup with them for those nights out, but who wants to carry a makeup bag full of everything you might possibly need? The perfect solution is a travel kit, with all the basic items such as shadow, lip gloss and mascara. Here’s my pick of the pack.
1. Sephora Makeup Palette
Price: $15 at sephora.com
Here’s a great little kit with eight eyeshadows, four lip glosses and a blusher. The shadows include pale shades for the day, and more dramatic shades for night. The only drawback is that it doesn’t have brushes or mascara, although you could dye your lashes before traveling.
2. Urban Decay Face Case
Price: $14 at urbandecay.com
This kit has three eyeshadows, three glosses and a blush. Again, there is no mascara, but you do get a double-ended brush. Me being me, I love the purple case.
3. Lorac Doublebooked Full Face Collection
Price: $19.99 at cgi.ebay.com
This comes in a smart little case, and includes (almost) everything you could possibly want. Eyeshadows, lip glosses, bronzer, lipliner – but alas, no mascara again. A very stylish kit for traveling though.
4. Too Faced Glamour to Go
Price: $14 at cgi.ebay.com
Am I the only one who would like a mini mascara included in a travel kit? It’s missing again here! Some lovely versatile eye shades though that would suit most people, plus four lip colors and a pretty pale blusher.
5. Bobbi Brown Mauve Kit
Price: $21.95 at cgi.ebay.com
You can rely on Bobbi Brown to come up with wearable shades. This kit would be perfect for someone who likes to keep their makeup simple and subtle. It consists of three eye and three lip shades, plus a blusher.
6. Pure Makeup Palette
Price: $12.99 at cgi.ebay.com
I found it! A kit with a mascara! You also get a black liner along with the usual shadows, lip glosses and blusher, all in neutral shades.
7. Shany Cosmetic Boutique Book
Price: $13.99 at amazon.com
I don’t think this set misses a thing out! Pencils, mascara, plus all the usual suspects … and a brush set. It folds shut, so is easily packed and transported.
8. Estee Lauder Pure Color Palette
Price: $10 at amazon.com
If you prefer to keep things ultra simple, then this kit would be fine. Three lovely neutral eyeshadows plus one lipstick would be perfect for a no-fuss look, and the kit would take up no space at all in your case or bag.
Do you travel with one of these kits when you go away – or is your case packed full of all the makeup you can’t live without? Or do you go for the bare-faced look?