Leslie Emmerson
Leslie Emmerson

My Favourite Two-in-One Makeup Products that Save Space in My Bag

10 kilograms…that’s the weight allowance for carry-on luggage when you’re flying overseas. How am I supposed to fit all of my cosmetics plus the necessary travel items into a 10 kilo carry-on bag!?

Whether you’re trying to save space in your luggage, or digging to the bottom of your overflowing makeup bag to find your next needed product, we all know it can be an absolute pain when you have too much stuff. For this reason I have put together a list of my favourite two-in-one makeup products that not only work wonders together but also save space (and weight) in your bag.

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Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference BB Cream is amazing. It works as a foundation, moisturizer and illuminator all-in-one, giving me an even complexion and leaving my skin moisturized throughout the day. Oh, and did I mention you can ditch the sunscreen because it’s also got SPF 30.

The 3-in-1 PuretĂ© Thermale One Step Cleansing Micellar Solution by Vichy couldn’t make my life any easier. This cleanser, toner and eye makeup remover is the perfect travel solution because it allows me to wash my face on the go without having the hassle of three different bottles—too easy!

Toss away the eyebrow pencil, gel, highlighter and brushes, this magic stick does it all. Lise Watier Double Perfection Lift & Fill Eyebrow Duo naturally shapes and defines my brows as well as holds them in place for the day with its tinted gel and comb. The other end has a cream illuminator that lifts and illuminates my eyes when applied under my brow line.

Revlon Photo Ready Eye Art is perfect for any occasion. The eyeshadow gel complements the glitter liner perfectly so you can keep it simple with shadow or add a little glitter in your day. I love applying the glitter as a liner or even applying it onto my lashes for a dramatic evening look.


Whether I’m dealing with the usual travel stresses or racing to get out the door for work in the morning, the last thing I want to have to deal with is a disorganized makeup bag. Not only do these products keep me organized but they also leave me feeling fab and fresh, even after a five-hour layover.