The 16 Essential Items In Our Travel Makeup Bag

  • November 13, 2019

We keep it real and break it down for you female, beauty-addict travelers. Here are the top 16 beauty items we can’t live without.


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This is an essential, even if you’re not traveling, daily sun protection is encouraged. So whether you’re traveling to a tropical country like Indonesia or a cold country like Iceland, bring sunscreen for your body, face, and hair.

Facial Mist

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If you have the moisturizing kind, this functions both as a go-to moisturizer and partially as makeup setting spray for you makeup to melt into your skin rather than looking cakey. Keep this one is purse, especially if you have dry skin.

Dry Shampoo

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Some days you just don’t have time to take a shower, or worse, your scalps already too dry from the change in the environment. Buy yourself a mini dry shampoo and apply an ample amount on your roots, give it a quick shuzh and you’re good to.

Note: This will also add volume to your hair.

Tinted Moisturizer

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We know some travelers like to go full glam during their trips and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, we like to go au naturel for 2 reasons: it takes less time and it makes skin look like skin. Also, the more layers of base makeup you add to your face the more it is likely going to melt.

Hydrating Concealer

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Undereyes tend to be drier than the rest of your face, that’s why wrinkles appear there first. If you use a hydrating formula it’s less likely to crease.

Face Palette

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The face palette should include a blush shade, a highlighter, and a bronzer. Plus points if there are eyeshadow shades, but honestly, you can use these powders for your eyes too.

Nude and Red Lipsticks

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These are the only 2 shades we bring, a pinky or peachy nude shade and a red lipstick. If you want another shade, mix them together and see the color you’ll accomplish.

Eyebrow Product

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Can you leave the house without eyebrows? No. This is essential because brows frame your face and also because… #kilayislife.

Face Powder

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This is used for 2 things: to set your base makeup and for touch-ups.

Lash Curler

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Asian lashes can get long but they’re straight, too straight even? Bring a curler to give your eyes a lift.

Waterproof Mascara

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We opt for something that won’t budge, so outstands any weather.


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This can be optional, but if you’re someone who can’t leave the house without a little wing, this is something you need to bring. It can also double as an eyeshadow if you bring a cream eyeliner pencil.

Face Brushes

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We’ll use our hands as much a possible but we bring travel face and eye brushes whenever we can.

Lip Balm

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Moisturized lips is a must. If it’s tinted, you can also make this your daily lip color.

Travel-sized Perfume

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Bring your signature scent with you in a travel size bottle.

Makeup Remover

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It’s a must to remove all the makeup you applied for the day to minimize breakouts, skin damage, and clogged pores.


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