Nothing’s worse than traveling home for Thanksgiving only to realize your full-sized makeup has exploded inside your carry-on. Or realizing you remembered all your liners and lippies — but totally forgot your face wash. Ahead, find the perfect makeup packing list that will keep you covered from Thanksgiving dinner through your nights out at home — all tiny and super portable.
A travel-size face wash is probably the most important part of any on-the-go beauty kit. (Keep it packed at all times for bonus points.) This calendula deep cleansing wash from Kiehl’s is the perfect face scrub to keep your skin feeling exfoliated and fresh when you’re on the road.
Doing your makeup on the go becomes a lot easier when tubes and brushes are removed from the equation — that’s why this dream cushion liquid foundation will be a lifesaver on your trip home this Thanksgiving. The spongy compact is not only versatile — it’s TSA friendly.
There’s not much better than a mini Naked palette when you need a mid-air eyeshadow freshen up. The Naked 2 Basics palette has every shade you need for your highlight, lid and crease — all in one small but efficient palette.
Instead of carrying around multiple highlighters and brushes, choose a liquid illuminator. Simply squeeze out a drop or two on the back of your hand and tap it onto your high points with your fourth finger.
Travelling lipstick should be compact and colorful. This mini set from Urban Decay is not only the perfect early holiday gift to yourself, it’s spot-on for bringing the most to your liquid lip this Thanksgiving weekend.
Finally, perhaps the number one most-forgotten beauty product in all of the travel-verse hasto be makeup remover. Cue: this mini-micellar cleansing water to keep in your travel kit for your Thanksgiving travels and beyond. It’s super gentle and spill-proof.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.