Getting ready for your vacation? If you haven’t booked it yet, you should, there’s nothing better than a sunny vacay away. And while we know you’ll be more than ready to pack all the most stylish clothes, when it comes to holiday beauty, it can be a little trickier.
Resist the temptation to take your entire makeup bag with you and instead, put these incredible products on your vacation shopping list.
1. A tanning mask
Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze Glow Mask available here.
This brand new addition to the Charlotte Tilbury family is perfect if you’re planning to give yourself a little glow before you go away. Keep your tan even and use this bronze & glow mask before you go to sleep. It subtly tans so you’ll never wake up orange, and it’s packed with all the benefits that the Magic Cream has, so it will hydrate and lift the skin. Buy it here.
2. A refreshing facial spray
Mario Badescu Facial Spray available here.
This facial spray will revitalize your skin and freshen up your makeup, chances are you’re going to need it on vacay, where it’s sticky, hot and your skin might just get dehydrated. It contains aloe, herbs, and rosewater, so it’s the perfect pick-me-up for long haul flights, too. You can buy the travel size version from Ulta. But if you want to pack it in your suitcase, buy it here.
3. Swap your foundation for something lighter
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream available here.
I. Love. This. It’s the perfect swap for your normal foundation, will let your skin shine through and gives a really soft, smooth finish. It contains mineral electrolytes to feed thirsty skin, and marine botanicals to boost hydration, it also has SPF 30 protection so it’s the perfect lightweight coverage for that evening dinner. It has so many great reviews, and I love wearing this one when I fancy a lighter look. Buy it here.
4. A nude lip for the poolside
Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 available here.
By the pool or on the beach you don’t want to be rocking full-on lipstick, there are plenty of things that could go wrong if you try, but a tinted lip treatment on the other hand? Well that’s perfect for days by the beach or nights on the strip. This nude lip balm will make your lips look smooth, hydrated, and plump, while protecting them from the sun! Buy it here.
5. A makeup setting spray with a difference
Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist available here.
Of course you know you need sunscreen on vacation, but you probably didn’t know you needed this. This three-in-one mist sets makeup, controls oil and shine and will give you defence against UV rays. Throughout the day, when you touch up your makeup or feel your face getting hot, spray yourself with this and you’ll be protected. It’ll keep your makeup from sliding off and help you get that gorgeous healthy tan you want! Buy it here.
6. A primer that smells like heaven
Marc Jacobs Coconut Face Primer available here.
If you were to bottle the scent of a great vacation, this would be it. Subtly coconutty, this silky primer creates a nutrient-rich barrier between your skin and makeup, allowing your skin to breathe and look fresh and glowy. Add one pump to your foundation and mix for a dewy, vacation-worthy look you’ll want to take home with you! Buy it here.
7. An everyday serum to brighten your complexion
MAKE Beauty Moonlight Brightening Serum available here.
On holiday, you want to look bright and fresh. When you return, you want those compliments to come rolling in. While you’re away, use MAKE Beauty’s Moonlight Brightening Serum, it’s made with optical diffuses so it’ll visibly smooth the surface of your skin, making lines and discoloration disappear. Meaning the secret to your youthful, healthy look is more than just a great vacay! Don’t worry, I won’t tell. Buy it here.
8. Sunshine in a stick
Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick available here.
Another Charlotte Tilbury innovation. This beach stick will help that tan along between days on the beach and nights with cocktails. Glide a little of this warm, bronze stick across your nose and cheeks for a healthy glow, or use it to contour your face if you’re going out-out. The best thing about it? It’s more than just a bronzing stick. It’s formulated with ingredients that will give you instantly plumper, youthful skin! Buy it here.
9. Mascara you can wear underwater
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara available here.
If you’re that way inclined and fancy jumping in the pool/sea with your mascara on, you don’t have to worry. This mascara gives you thick, full lashes, but when it says waterproof, it really means waterproof. Sweat, tears, sea water, no matter what you throw at your lashes, the mascara won’t bleed or leave you with panda eyes. Buy it here.
10. Repair your hair while you go
Ouai Treatment Masque available here.
There’s nothing worse than returning home from a vacation to find your hair is brittle and broken and you need a serious hair cut. Take a couple of these sachets with you and you won’t have to book that emergency hair appointment. Breakage on vacation happens thanks to sun damage, saltwater, and chlorine. It can dry your hair out and even change the color! So pack a couple of treatment masks and whack them on after your shower to fix those split ends in a snap! Buy it here.
11. Fix the color of your hair
dpHue Cool Blonde Shampoo available here.
If you’re blonde or have light tones in your hair, especially if you’ve dyed your hair like I have, chlorine can be your worst enemy. It’ll dull your hair color and can even make it look brassy, yellow, and green! Avoid this by bringing a neutralizing shampoo with you in your suitcase. This cool blonde shampoo instantly neutralizes those yellow tones and keeps your color looking fresh without a trip to the hair stylist! Buy it here.