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If you ask me, packing (and subsequently unpacking when you get home) is arguably the worst part of traveling. Trying to decide exactly how many and exactly which shoes, lipsticks, and dresses to bring is just as hard as picking Betty or Veronica as your favorite Riverdale character. When a Redditor known as meowziz noticed their go-to Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette was a little too large to pack, they asked fellow members of the MakeupAddiction Subreddit, "What's a good small eyeshadow palette for traveling?" With this request, the user also added a couple stipulations: "I want something that would easily fit in my purse and that I wouldn't be afraid of breaking" and "I enjoy neutral and warm toned colors." Several Redditors noted this request and gave their suggestions for the best eyeshadow palettes for traveling. Happily, seven tiny kits repeatedly came up. These are sure to make packing eye shadow the easiest part of traveling.
Although we'd argue that all of Too Faced's eye shadow palettes are travel-friendly, this one was the most popular among Redditors. On user called Squirdle wrote, "You can't go wrong with the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette. It is small, in a metal palette so very durable, has a mirror, and has everything you need for an everyday or dramatic look."
"I recently brought Tarte's Tarteist Pro to Go with me on a trip to Japan, and I loved it," user aeternae wrote. "I also brought my ABH MR [the [Anastasia Beverly Hill Modern Renaissance Palettebut] ](http://www.allure.com/story/anastasia-beverly-hills-modern-renaissance-palette-follow-up) I didn't reach for it at all, just the Pro to Go. It has warm tones and the shadows last all day!"
User Chelseyyy93 loves the credit card-sized, Shay Mitchell-approved Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes. The "Golden Hour and Ablaze ones are beautiful," she said.
"It has sturdy cardboard packaging, so it'll hold up to bumps and jogs," Redditor NotaDronesClone wrote. "It is about the size of a credit card, so it can easily fit in a small purse. It has an even split of matte and shimmer shades, four of each. And the quality is amazing. It is seriously the best eye shadow I've tried. Plus, it is a pretty good value considering the amount of colors you get. Eight shades for 30 bucks is pretty decent for such a high-end product."
"I'm a big fan of the Kat Von D quads," user eljip said. "They're small and sturdy. For warm tones, you might like Rust."
Several people suggested the the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, but Redditor rethinkrestyle said it's "been my travel companion for years!"
Redditor bean-lord listed a bunch of benefits of this palette. "It has both matte and shimmer, the eye shadow quality is A++, there's a mirror, and the closure is magnetic," they said. "Plus, you get a coral blush, a pink blush, and a bronzer on the other side! And it comes with little brushes for your eye makeup! Seriously it's an awesome travel palette and I highly recommend it."
Thank you once again, Reddit, for making one thing in our lives just that much easier.
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