20 2022 travel makeup essentials to take on your next vacation

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to cut back on your beauty inventory to stock up on essential travel makeup items. Whether you’re following TSA guidelines or just want to pack a little, most of us won’t be traveling with our full makeup collection.

While planning the details of a trip and what to wear is certainly a fun task, editing your makeup bag can actually be quite stressful. The whole process makes you think about what you’ll need on hand when you get to your destination, especially if you’re going somewhere without a pharmacy for last-minute beauty shopping. In any case, you will need at least one product to even out the complexion and hide imperfections, as well as multifunctional pigments that will give the face warmth and delicate color. And let’s not forget how you’ll store all of your makeup to avoid spills or damage.

Here we’ve created the perfect makeup packaging guide for your summer vacation and beyond.

Verified organizers

First of all, determine which travel organizers are best for you. Perhaps you already have the best cosmetic bag that will fit both your skincare and makeup products, or perhaps you prefer to store them separately. The Away waterproof case offers spacious compartments, see-through pockets, and even a removable makeup brush organizer—perfect for carry-on luggage. Otherwise, look no further than the Longchamp Zipper Bag, which is compact enough to slip into a purse or personal item for quick access.

Cosmetic bag Longchamp Le Pliage


From the Oscars red carpet to the Met Gala, wax experts talk about the importance of prepping skin for radiant, beautiful skin with or without makeup. So, rely on skin nourishing products and facial primers to prep your foundation. We’d use Tatcha’s The Silk Canvas to weightlessly nourish, soften, protect and even out the skin, or Embryolisse, the French beauty’s favorite cream, to restore skin’s moisture for a satin finish.

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Tatcha Liquid Silk Canvas

Embryolisse Milk Cream Concentrate

Multitasking Tools

Maybe you are good at applying all your makeup products with your fingers. If not, be sure to bring along the beauty tools you rely on at home to perfect your look. For brushes, consider a double-ended option that combines two different types of brushes in one, such as the Hourglass option, suitable for powder, bronzer, blush, and highlighter. On the other hand, classics like the Beautyblender sponge make mixing liquid, cream and powder products a dream come true.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Brush

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Beauty Blender Original Beauty Blender

Flawless complexion

With so many different types of foundations, concealers, and powders to choose from, choosing your holiday skincare products is perhaps the hardest part—many of us need multiple shades to lighten under-eye skin or combat hyperpigmentation. You can’t go wrong with Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint for lightweight, dewy coverage that even boasts sun protection and nourishment.


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