It can be quite hard finding the perfect set of makeup essentials for under $75 but, it is not impossible! With A LOT of research and some trial and error, I bring you the perfect set of only the best travel makeup essentials for under $75!
Travel Makeup Essentials For The Face
1. Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer – $9.94
For almost $10, you can get your hands on this amazing makeup primer. Remember that a primer is a must to set your makeup properly!
This particular primer by Revlon is not just great for travel, but is great for everyday use! It is lightweight, blends easily, does not irritate the skin and most of all, does not show in any pictures!
2. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Plus Poreless Foundation – $5.49
Your Travel Makeup Essentials would be incomplete without this foundation by Maybelline. The reason why we picked this foundation is because it not only blends easily and dries fast, it also has a crazy decent staying power, lasting from 6 to 8 hours! It also provides pretty good coverage and does not appear cakey
3. L’Oreal Paris True Match Crayon Concealer – $7.53
While many people do not opt for crayons and pencils, due to wastage of product, this crayon ought to be an exception to your rule! Here is why – it is retractable!!
This concealer gives you amazing coverage, does not settle into the fine lines, is super blendable and is easy to apply! You can even use your fingers to blend. It is that easy!
4. E.l.f Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder – $6.54
This shimmery blush and bronzer set is something that everyone loves. It is quite popular and is highly pigmented. It is small enough to carry in any bag and comes with a nice big mirror – making it the perfect travel makeup essential!
5. COVERGIRL Professional Loose Powder – $4.87
If you tend to have oily skin, then add this powder by COVERGIRL to your travel makeup essentials. Just a little puff of this powder will set your makeup right away! It gives decent coverage, has a decent staying power (6-8 hours) and is good for acne prone skin!
Travel Makeup Essentials For The Eyes
1. Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil and Gel – $4.48
Your makeup look would be incomplete without the perfect brow pencil and gel. Revlon has so very kindly managed to put both of these products into one cute-and-easy-to-use product.
Both pencil and gel are highly pigmented, so the trick here is to use light strokes and apply less product!
2. WET N WILD Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection – Poster Child – $5.49
Wet N Wild offers us this amazing color pop palette which is perfect for any vacation! Let’s face it, when we go out, we want more color and more definition, simply to look more interesting.
The colors that this palette offers is exactly what you need in your travel makeup essentials bag!
3. Wet n Wild Mega Eyes Crème Eyeliner (pack of 2) – $9.99
This creme eyeliner by Wet N Wild is easy to apply, dries within 15 seconds and lasts for about 8-12 hours! (depending on how much sight-seeing and running about you’re going to do for the day) It dries as a pretty dark black and comes with a brush that is easy to use!
4. Rimmel Supercurler Mascara – $4.99
This mascara by Rimmel gives you amazing long, curled eyelashes that not only stay for 24 hours but also do not clump! But, keep in mind that when it comes to mascara like this, less is always more!
Travel Makeup Essentials For The Lips
1. EOS Organic Lip Balm – Pomegranate Raspberry – $4.70
We all know how amazing the EOS organic lip balms are! They’re perfect for travel as they NEVER leak and stay on the lips for up to 2 hours (without eating). But, the best part is that they come is such adorable packaging and leave you lips feeling soft long after it fades away! It is the perfect priming base for your lipstick!
2. Rimmel London Lipstick by Kate Moss 104 – $7.06
This lipstick is from the special collection by Kate Moss. The reason why you would love this lipstick is because it not just glides on your lips but is quite moisturizing (considering it is a matte lipstick). The best part about this shade is that it goes with any skin tone!
Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes Refill, 25 Count – $4.19
These towelettes are easy to carry in your bag and are amazing on the skin. It even works with waterproof makeup, including your normally hard to remove waterproof mascara. I recommend these not just as a travel makeup essential, but as an everyday makeup essential! The best part is that these wipes act as a remover and moisturizer at the same time. And all it takes is one swipe!