Packing for a vacation or even a business trip can be quite overwhelming, especially if it’s not something you often do. There are so many things to remember to carry, and when it comes to makeup, all the questions of what to include and what not to may pop up.

If there’s one rule to follow while packing for travelling, it is to keep things as light as possible. That’s why we have narrowed down the absolute basics you should have on you so you can get dolled up anywhere, anytime.

Here are 8 makeup essentials for a travel makeup kit…

1. Face Moisturiser

Moisturiser is a must, regardless of where you are. Weather conditions and other environmental factors dry out the skin, making it look dull and lifeless. Keeping it well-moisturised is the first step to having glowing skin.
Picking a tinted moisturiser as one of your travel makeup essentials will have a two-fold benefit – hydrating your skin and adding a layer of coverage. Lakme Absolute’s Hydra Pro Tinted Moisturiser is perfect for the job. Infused with hyaluronic acid and pentavitin, both known for their deep moisturising properties, it is lightweight and non-greasy – ideal for taking with you on vacation!

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2. Body Lotion

Whether you’re off on a beach vacation or cosying up overlooking a hillside, carrying body lotion in your travel makeup essential kit is needed. Like your face, the rest of your body’s skin also dries and gets affected by the weather. Keeping it moisturised will give you softer, suppler skin.

Enriched with lotus and watermelon seeds, Nykaa’s Wanderlust Body Lotion is great for long-lasting moisturising. The pleasant and calming French Lavender aroma adds to its appeal.

3. Sunscreen

Although not considered makeup, sunscreen should be on the top of your list of travel makeup kit ideas! Even a thin layer of sunscreen before heading outdoors will protect your skin from the UV rays of the sun and its damaging effects. Apart from sunburn, prolonged exposure to the sun over a period of time can also cause dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and even skin ageing.
Mamaearth’s Ultra Light Indian Sunscreen is the right solution for this problem. The hypoallergenic and pH balanced formula contains natural ingredients formulated keeping the Indian skin in mind. It is infused with SPF50 to protect you from UVA and UVB rays while hydrating your skin.

4. Concealer

Of the many products you can choose to even out your skin tone, concealer may be the best to add to your travel makeup essential kit. You can use it right after moisturising your face, and the eraser design from Maybelline New York makes this one compact enough to take with you anywhere. The Instant Age Rewind Eraser helps cover dark circles, dark spots, wrinkles and other blemishes. It is also infused with goji berry and Haloxyl to give you a more radiant look.

5. Eyeliner

Lighting up your eyes is why eyeliners should be included in your travel essential makeup products. Even a single stroke of eyeliner can transform how bright and attractive your eyes look.
In moments when you have only one eye makeup product to turn to, Colorbar’s I-Glide Eye Pencil is the only thing you need! Featuring an intense glossy finish that is smudge and fade-proof, the creamy textured eyeliner stays on for a long time.

6. Lip Gloss

The perfect in-between of lipstick and lip balm is a lip gloss that you can carry with you anywhere you go. Made with the nourishing effects of lip balm along with the rich colour payoff of a lipstick, if you have to choose between different lip colours, lip gloss is the way to go.
The Lip Volumizer Instant Mega Plumping Lip Gloss from MyGlamm comes in an easy-to-use pen design and hydrates and moisturises the lips, adding a super-glossy tinted finish.

7. Facial Mist

A light spritz of a facial mist can rejuvenate and refresh your skin in no time. It perks up your skin by adding some moisture to it. SUGAR’s Citrus Got Real Refreshing Mist is packed with orange peel oil that is a powerhouse of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that soothes the skin. It is ideal for keeping in your bag for touch-ups while you’re out.

8. Makeup Remover

Anytime you have a bag of travel makeup essentials, including a makeup remover to end the night with is a great idea. Sleeping with makeup on is a big no-no for many reasons, and removing makeup with anything else could damage your delicate skin.
This is where a product like the Lakme 9To5 Naturale Gel Make-Up Remover comes in. Enriched with pure aloe vera, it gently removes all traces of makeup from your skin, soothing and nourishing it too.

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Niddhi Kumar

As someone who only recently got into skincare and knows close to nothing about it, this article helped me put together the perfect travel makeup essentials bag for an upcoming trip. I also discovered so many good products that go very well with my skin!

Navya Burman

This blog post has listed some of the best travel makeup essentials that every human needs.