Seeing as I have recently returned from a little summer getaway, I thought I’d pop together a little guide of my travel beauty essentials.
When you only get 20kg of luggage allowance and you love clothes, shoes and luxuries as much as I do, it doesn’t leave much room for those unnecessary beauty bits that I just always happen to pack for the sake of it, so organisation is key!
My first essential is a good cleansing routine. I start the day with the Clinique 3-Step System; a routine that I know and trust. The Liquid Facial Soap cleanses my skin without stripping it of natural oils, leaving my skin glowing and refreshed. The Clarifying Lotion gently exfoliates and the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is so lightweight, meaning its perfect for the sunny days also containing SPF 30.
I never travel without micellar or cleansing water, so the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Water is also a must have in my travel skincare.
Essentials packed, its time for those ‘very essential’ non essentials. If you can’t try and test new beauty products when you’re on holiday then when can you?! Currently I’m using Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks as a little treat for my tired eyes, which not only smooth, tighten and hydrate but also instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I’ll leave them on for 15-20 minutes, the perfect amount of time to sit down, flick through the pages of my current read ‘My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella‘ and sip on a strawberry daiquiri.
I’ll then remove the eye masks and apply my Elemis Pro-Radience Illuminating Eye Balm. Absolute must have mini’s also in my travel bag are my Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel and trusty Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream.
When it comes to holiday make up, natural is my go-to look. I tend not to wear make up during the day on holiday and the products I use in the evening will just give a light coverage to enhance my holiday glow.
I’ve been using Mac Studio Fix Foundation for years, and on holiday will just apply the smallest amount to even out my skin tone and cover any imperfections. I skip the concealer step and next pop on my Soleil Tan De Chanel to bronze and contour before adding a little bit of Mac blush in ‘Melba‘ to add colour to my cheeks.
I get my brows HD’d by the fabulous Hollie Parkes, so to just finish them off on holiday I use a touch of my High Definition Pro Pencil and set them with the High Definition Brow Beater. I go very natural on my eyes just adding a coat of my favourite Marc Jacobs Mascara.
… and you can’t go to the airport without picking up a new fragrance at duty free. This year my summer holiday scent is ‘Black Opium Floral Shock‘ by Yves Saint Laurent and I know each time I spritz it now I’m home, it’ll remind me of those dreamy long summer days.