Packing up all of your beloved makeup products for travel can be so hard that there are YouTube videos with step-by-step instructions on how to master the art. So obviously it’s a serious feat that requires some patience, organization and preemptive planning. Our solution? Create a travel-ready makeup kit full of classic makeup staples you can rely on, plus a compact set of makeup brushes ideal for your specific daily makeup routine. The latter isn’t the easiest to find, we know. Makeup brushes can easily take up a large chunk of our carry-on, which is far from ideal. But believe it or not, it is avoidable! Ahead, check out top-rated, travel-ready makeup brush sets that are great for every type of makeup lover.
Inside of the pink glam clutch, there’s a foundation brush, concealer brush, powder blush, dual concealer/shadow/liner brush and a blush brush. Basically, this set gives you everything you need (and more) to perfect your makeup look wherever your travels take you.
This trio brush set is so convenient, you won’t have to worry about fitting it into your carry-on. Inside a portable tin, there’s a shading brush to evenly apply your favorite eyeshadow shade across your lid, a blending brush to apply and combine shadows and a large angled contour brush to softly shape your cheekbones. Whether you want to keep these on you for touch ups or replace your collection of 10 makeup brushes for a trip, these will do the trick for a minimalist makeup look.
Create a full-coverage makeup look with these everyday essentials from Real Techniques. The set includes a blush brush, makeup sponge, crease brush, setting brush and buffing brush. The only downside is that this set doesn’t come with a travel case, but you can easily store these must-haves in just about any makeup clutch.
Traveling eyeshadow lovers (and everyone, really) need to know about this $7 duo set to help you create a variety of day to night eye looks. The two brushes are dual-ended which saves you space in your makeup and saves time in your day.
If you can’t live without every makeup brush you could possibly need for a makeup look, check out this affordable collection from e.l.f. The best part is they come in a brush roll travel case so you have room to pack things besides makeup essentials.