Travel sized makeup seems to be a rare thing in the UK. They tend to be freebies in magazines as sample sizes but are definitely great to carry around when on the go but it’s not a common occurrence. It’s easy to find miniature skin and body care and other toiletries but why not makeup? Whilst in Canada last year, I did notice how there are travel sized makeup items eyeing you up whilst you queue to pay in Sephora. Oh yes I did cave. Let me tell you, it was hard to say no to the little cuties! They did have a great selection. Great sales tactic there.
Having doing some research on the available travel sizes readily available in the UK, there aren’t many. The selection of items that were available were, oh how would I say this, absolute rubbish (in the most British way I could). I haven’t seen any drugstore miniatures in both sides of the Atlantic as they tend to be on the higher end but do correct me if you have seen some around.
I also find travel sized are great to try out new products, letting you decide on whether to purchase the full size. Hourglass is a great example. I saw their liquid lipsticks in two shades and the ambient powder in dim whilst waiting to pay in Sephora and of course I had to hop on board. I wish I bought the miniature powder now.
What are your thoughts on travel sized makeup?