It’s official: 2016’s holiday season is in full swing. Whether you are headed to your parent’s house for eggnog and gifts, your significant other’s for board games and a Love Actually viewing party or just heading out with your best women for some hot toddies and chilly weather barhopping, travel ready beauty products never made more sense. Tossed in a tote, purse or backpack any one of these five beauty-musts will give your look a little boost to match the glitz and tinsel without the hassle of a glam squad entourage. Check out our list of best beauty musts for this holiday season below.
As any true makeup maven knows, it is all about that base. Before the first dab of concealer or swipe of foundation, primers create a smooth surface and keep makeup lasting long into the evening post yuletide carols and impromptu snowball fights. Smashbox’s Studio-On-The Go Primer is small enough to toss in a bag and forget about until you are primping for the next day’s activities.
The days of BB Creams are numbered with new products like Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint. With a soft, creamy texture and low maintenance vibe, this cover up is light enough to let the real you shine through. Leave heavy and rich to your sweater’s fabrics and keep skin light and dewy with a little added boost of moisture from this pocket friendly tint.
This time of year typically calls for all things glitter and gold but shake up the season’s usual beauty look with a matte eyeshadow like LORAC’s Pro Matte Eyeshadow Palette. Bold enough to add a concentrated swipe of color, these deep hues may be blended for a look perfectly yours or try one at a time until you find your favorite. With eight to choose from in this travel-size palette, the options are endless.
Don’t forget about your kisser with Benefit’s Kissy Missy Lip Set. With two of their classic lip and cheek stains, this set comes in a cute package—perfect for gifting—but also fits snug in a purse or carry on. The stain lasts up to eight hours and doubles as a blush. Two-in-one you say? Sign us up!
It is easy to feel holiday ready, no matter what your plans entail, with a last dash of illuminating powder from Urban Decay’s newest Naked Powder Trio. Use for face or body to bring a little glow to dull wintery skin and add a finishing highlight to any beauty look. Perfect for on the go styling this handy palette with three different shades is another mix and matcher. Try one or blend all three to find your perfect shade of glitz this holiday season.