When you adore makeup as much as we do, streamlining your beauty stash for holiday travel can be agonizing. The idea of parting with our coveted palettes, trusty tools, and cache of complexion perfectors for even a few days can set off acute separation anxiety. While it may be tempting to grab another suitcase, once we’re schlepping multiple pounds of luggage to and from the airport, reality typically sinks in. It’s time to simplify (at least for the weekend).
But just because you’re short on space doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. Whether you’re traveling cross-country to visit family or jet-setting to a festive tropical vacay, we’ve rounded up four new Almay essentials to upgrade your on-the-go makeup routine. With unique shades, on-trend finishes, and innovative formulas that pull double-duty, you can create an array of gorgeous looks with less bulk in your travel makeup bag.
Ready to amp up your holiday glam while saving precious packing space? Keep scrolling to see and shop these versatile products.
Pack a selfie-ready foundation
Whether your holiday is all fun in the sun or snowballs and sugar cookies, you can create a luminous #nofilter complexion with the new Almay Best Blend Forever™ Makeup ($13). The foundation surprisingly blends in like a dream and provides buildable coverage. And, because the name of the game here is multitasking, it also comes packed with hydrating ingredients and SPF 40. Oh, but we're not done: You won’t need to pack a separate beauty sponge thanks to the attached blender to stipple your way to radiant skin.
Almay Best Blend Forever™ Makeup ($13)
Transform from subtle to shimmering
For captivating holiday eye looks, you’ll need options that easily transition from day to night—without the space-sucking bulk of a full shadow palette. New Almay Shadow Squads™ ($5) give you much needed versatility, each with one stunning shade in four finishes—matte, satin, metallic, and glitter. Layer the subtle matte and satin shadows for a festive morning of gift-giving with the family. Then amp up your evening holiday look with dazzling metallic and glitter finishes for your night about town. Each velvety shadow offers rich color payoff in a hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist-tested formula, so it’s safe for sensitive eyes too.
Almay Shadow Squad™ ($5)
Give Your Lashes a holiday miracle
Getting the perfect lashes often involves a complicated routine with multiple mascaras, spoolie brushes for declumping, and falsies and glue for that special shindig. But with the right mascara formula, that would be the only product you need. Bat some next-level lashes under the mistletoe with new Almay Liquid Lash Extenders™ Mascara ($8). Its innovative fiber-and-tube formula coats each lash from root to tip, delivering dramatic length and volume. And it won’t clump or flake, so it’s ideal for sensitive eyes. The best part? It removes easily with warm water.
Almay Liquid Lash Extenders™ Mascara ($8)
Flaunt a sun-kissed glow in 10-below
Whether you’ve escaped the frigid temps or you just want to fake it, just say no to a clunky six-pan highlighter palette (or self-tanning spray, for that matter) and radiate a natural glow with just one packed product. A multitasker like Almay Instant Glow™ Highlighting Duo ($12) can create a range of luminous looks with its two-in-one cream and liquid ends. Best of all, the travel-friendly size is perfect for on-the-go touchups.
Almay Instant Glow™ Highlighting Duo ($12)
Planning a trip for the upcoming holiday season or new year? Upgrade your beauty stash with these picks and more from Almay.