21 Travel-Friendly Eye Shadows That Let You Say "Bon Voyage" to Brushes and Breakage
Eye shadow is my weakness. Even if I only have two minutes to put on makeup after my skincare routine is sorted, there's a 99.9 percent chance it's something that will go on my lids. When new palettes come out at Sephora, my eyes water tears of joy at all the colors — but in direct competition with my shadow obsession is a love of travel that I indulge in just as much . . and those two things don't always mix.
You see, out of sight is never out of mind for me, so I only ever travel with a carry-on bag. And there's no way a palette will remain flat, right-side-up for the entire journey, crammed in my suitcase. (We won't even get started on the idea of packing a full set of brushes.)
Because I rather like my clothes and shoes without a surprise dusting of shimmer after I land, I've tried dozens of eye shadows in any other form I could find, and here are my very favorite ones to bring with me on a trip, all from Sephora. These tubes, tubs, and sticks will last wheels up to wheels down, time and time again. In fact, some of them are so good, they've earned a spot in my regular rotation or a place in my gym bag (or desk drawer) when I'm closer to home.
Find the best eye shadows for travel from Sephora ahead.