Beauty Edit: Top Travel Palettes

best travel palettes

Whenever a brand releases a top travel palette you’ll find me whooping with my arms in the air whilst clapping with excitement. Overkill? Potentially, however I find a good travel palette to be invaluable. As beauty addicts we all know how easy it is to overpack, talking ourselves into the need to bring 12 lipsticks away for a weekend trip. But what if we decide to rock an intense purple lip, who knows when an evening might call for a red?! A girls gotta have options ;) Thats why I adore a good travel palette, enabling the weight on my luggage to sit at a more healthy number whilst giving me options to prevent a beauty panic whilst away.

The Face – this is the category where overpacking happens in full force. Contour, bronzer, blush, powder need I say more? When the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit got released the beauty world swoon. Yes the price is ridiculous and you don’t get value for money here, you do however get powders, bronzers and blush in a single easy to pack palette with a big mirror. For those plane hoppers this is a must. Looking for something more purse friendly? Grab the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Compact* which gives you a blush, bronzer and highlight all in one.

The Eyes – when it comes to eyes you’re pretty much covered. Most palettes offer up a wide range of shades, shapes and palette sizes to suit a multitude of needs. For this category I could reel off a number of palettes I adore however when it comes to the best, this super tiny Smashbox offering wins every time. You see the Full Exposure Travel Palette gives you 8 shades in the most cute and dainty packing that fits in the palm of your hand. Yes a few cracks have appeared simply as it is so well traveled but you get a fab range of shimmers, mattes, nudes and a silver to create a smoked out evening or daytime look.

The Multipurpose – if you’re looking for a palette that gives you shadows, blush and powders all in one the packaging quickly begins to bulk up and becomes less travel friendly. Luckily Tarte are here to our rescue with a variety of palettes that include shadows, blush and a few brow products. Pictured is the Be Mattenificient Amazonian Coloured Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette however both the Rainforest After Dark Palette and the Energy Noir Clay Palette offer up a similar combo. You get their fab long lasting formula within a travel friendly size and a decent double ended brush.

What are your favourite palettes when it comes to travelling?

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  • the tarte palette looks so good! love the colours they have in it! x

  • The Tarte Palette looks gorgeous! I do need more multi use palettes for travelling as i end up taking so many with me.

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

  • I love oooohing and aaaahing over the gorgeous palettes that are released, but the truth is that I have yet to take any of the palettes that I bought with holidays in mind actually with me on holidays! I end packing far more efficiently with regular products, so the poor things do not get much love. I should do a post about that ;)

  • My winning eyeshadow palette for traveling is also from Smashbox! The Cherry Smoke palette from the fall of 2015.

  • To make myself feel less guilty, I buy palettes because they will be perfect for travelling! The tarte one is next on my list!

    Parie x

  • The Tarte palette looks lovely! I took my NARS One Shocking Moment palette away to Amsterdam recently and saved so much space!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • The hourglass palette is gorgeous, I hope to buy that one soon. My favorite palette for traveling is the Urban Decay Naked basics.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

    • Their Naked Basics palette are fab for travelling – they give great shade options to create a number of everyday looks!xx

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    These palettes are so pretty. The hourglass one is to die for!! X

  • I need to bite the bullet and get me some Hourglass powder products! I have their liquid lipsticks which I love so much. Heard so many good things about their Ambient Edit however not a fan of the price tag…. Lovely selection of palettes girl xo

  • The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit is just such a gorgeous palette! I really wanted it, but it was just hard to justify considering I have the blush palette and a couple of the separate powders already. I have yet to try their new strobe powders and bronzers though. Will have to check those out! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • i love the nars collection palettes as they’re perfect for travelling, plus the urban decay naked flush palettes and the hourglass ambient lighting palette! I wish tarte was readily available in the uk because I’d love to try out the brand!xx

    • You can get Tarte through QVC which makes it a bit easier but yes they need to come over here!xx

  • I love the hourglass palette – although it wasn’t great value price wise, the powders are just beautiful!
    – Ambar x

  • Gorgeous palettes.. multi-purpose palettes are my absolute favourite and definitely essential for traveling! I recently purchased the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani blush palette and I’d definitely recommend! Love the products you’ve chosen!

    Ciara Rose |

  • Despite the hourglass palette not being good vale for money, I still really want it! The UD palette is definitely one of my travel staples xx

  • The hourglass palette is the one of the best palette ever, sad it’s so expensive where I live!

  • Marijke

    I love the Naked Basics Palettes for eyeshadows and the Flushed palette for powder, highlighter and blush.

  • I’m with you on the Hourglass and UD palettes! Those are two of my favorite palettes in general. I was luckily able to get the Hourglass palette at a discount so it makes it worth it for me – especially since I hadn’t tried much before so this let me try some of their best without making the commitment of buying the full sized products haha. I’ll definitely be taking one of the two palettes with me when I travel in May!

    Cindy |

    • I’m hoping it will become my travel palette essential to help make the price a bit more manageable!xx

  • I wish I could get my hands on some Tarte goodies, I’ve heard so many great things about the blushes and eyeshadows!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog