A Makeup Artist’s Guide To The Best Minis On The Market

These makeup minis are ideal for keeping in your handbag or for taking on your travels! Much as we might want to, it’s often not practical to carry around the full size of all your favourite makeup and skincare products every day, which is where minis come in very handy (because in reality we don’t all have Mary Poppins-sized bags that have room for everything, including the kitchen sink!). Luckily for us, more and more brands have recognised this need and are producing smaller versions of their most popular items. They’re ideal for makeup touchups throughout the day, or for those occasions when you’re heading out straight after work. Of course, they’re also ideal travel companions and fit easily in your airport liquids bag for long weekends away. So here are my top picks of the best makeup minis on the market to lessen the load in your handbag and also on your next flight out of Hong Kong (hello Chinese New Year!).

1. Fenty Beauty

For a bit of shine and glam Rihanna’s makeup line “Fenty Beauty” has become a cult favourite with good reason. Her Bomb Baby 2.0 – Mini Lip And Face Set ($218) is a kit containing 2.5g of the Killawatt Foil Highlighter and 2.5ml of the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, perfect for any time of the day or night. The highlighter has a great sheen to it, (without being overbearing), so you can also use it as a wash eyeshadow, as well as sweeping it over your cheekbones of course!