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.

For your skincare…

Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Face Wash

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.


For your face…

Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation

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.



For your eyes…

Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics

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.


For your lashes….

Lancôme Big Monsieur Travel Size

When it comes to travel size mascara, you truly need the biggest bang for your buck. That’s why a full-size brush in a travel-size tube is the best option for keeping your lashes looking their best.



For your cheeks…

NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator

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.


For your lips…

Urban Decay Little Liquid Vices

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.


For makeup removal…

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Travel Size

Finally, perhaps the number one most-forgotten beauty product in all of the travel-verse has to 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.


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