The Makeup Lady – Travel Makeup Palettes and Sets

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The Makeup Lady

Julia is the main inspiration for this week’s post about travel makeup palettes and sets. I started drawing a blank early last week and called upon her help for some post inspiration. She mentioned that every year she goes on a trip with some friends, but hates being that person that feels the need to wear makeup, yet hates going without. What is she to do? If you’re like Julia and you hate to leave home without some sort of makeup, then this week’s post is just for you.

There are a lot of value sets, palettes and kits on the market but not many seem to pack a full set of makeup into one box. We, as women, need a palette that will give us everything we need for on the go.  Maybe my goal in life is to create the perfect palette and that’s why it just hasn’t been created yet! I’m going to get right on that….

In the meantime, check out the options I create below. Not only will they allow you to pack light but now you won’t have to be sans makeup for an entire week/weekend.

travel makeup palettes

For: The women that need coverage and concealing

Pros: You get everything you need for a “basic” face, including the concealer brush. Don’t forget to use your fingers, your best tool on the go.

Add: waterproof mascara and a cheek blush stick (which can also double as a lip color) for a complete face.

Laura Mercier Flawless Face Book

Lancôme Hypnose Waterproof Mascara

Josie Maran Mini Color Stick

travel makeup palettes

For: The women that covet color and quick application

Pros: This multi-tasking kit is similar to the Laura Mercier kit yet it gives you more color while still creating a basic look.  If you want some shimmer and color, this is your kit.

Add: Waterproof mascara and a brush kit to round out your kit.

Too Faced The Secret To No Makeup Makeup

Lancôme Hypnose Waterproof Mascara

Sephora Collection Out Of Pocket Brush Set

travel makeup palettes

For: The woman that can’t leave home without eye/lip color.

Pros: This is the one set that almost had it all. Everything minus foundation was included in this set! Mascara, lip gloss, eye colors, eye shadow, brushes and bronzer/face color!

Add: Foundation and a brush and you have a full look!

Buxom Passport Collection The Day Tripper Edition

bareMinerals READY Foundation

bareMinerals Flawless Face Brush

travel makeup palettes

For: The woman that can’t leave home without a full face.

Pros: This set is waterproof! For a hot summer day, or a quick dip in the pool your look is sure to stay.  Every face color you could need is included in this cute, round palette.

Add: Lip balm for protection (and dip in your blush for a lip color!), BB Cream for coverage, waterproof mascara and a small brush set from Sephora (that also matches the palette).

Tarte Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette

Lancôme Hypnose Waterproof Mascara

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment

L’Occitane Lip Balm

Sephora Out of Pocket Brush Set


– Jamie of The Lady and The Beard