Essential Beauty Products: It’s getting toward that time of year. The days are growing longer and warmer, the evenings progressively balmier, and the fields and verges are filled with an abundance of wildflowers. Spring has well and truly sprung, and summer isn’t far behind it.
That means one important thing: it’s the holiday season. With thoughts of long days in the sunshine and topping up our tans at the forefront of our minds, we’re already starting to mentally plan what beauty products we’ll be packing.
Luckily, we’ve pulled together this article to help you.
Jones Road Lip and Cheek Stick
There are a few essentials that must be kept in mind for any holiday. These include ensuring you have your to-do list ready so you don’t miss out on any of the key attractions, as well as having all the vital travel documents such as your passport ready to go. It’s also good to learn the basics of the local language, for example, you could take private online French classes if you’re visiting the City of Love to ensure you have mastered lots of real-life learning topics and can get through your stay relatively seamlessly.
However, what you likely haven’t done yet is started to assemble a holiday makeup bag. When you do, make sure this essential piece of kit is included. Multipurpose and space-saving, it’s great for those juggling a baggage allowance, and being effective at coloring lips, cheeks, and eyelids. Creamy and blendable, it’s perfect for creating a fresh-faced, natural finish and is available in a range of colors to suit every skin tone. You won’t need any brushes to apply it either.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze
The sort of makeup you wear around the pool tends to be pretty minimalist, but most of us want to keep our brows under control, nonetheless. Thankfully, this handy product provides a quick and convenient solution.
Completely transparent, it leaves no noticeable residue on your hairs but will nevertheless keep them in place all day long – even with multiple dips in and out of the pool. That means your brows can carry on performing the all-important role of defining your (freshly sun-kissed) face.
France Prescott TRI-BALM
Like the Jones Road Lip and Cheek Stick we recommended above, this one is the sort of multipurpose product that’s perfect when you’re dealing with baggage allowances. A cleanser, moisturizer, makeup remover, and exfoliator rolled into one, it makes getting ready for bed at the end of the day an awful lot easier. Even better, it smells amazing, and thanks to its solid formulation, you won’t have to worry about it spilling in transit.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Any frequent flyer knows the importance of self-care when you touch down on the other side. There are lots of ways to refresh yourself and give you a lift, but one of the simplest and most effective is to apply this product. The clue is in the name, and it’s been specially designed to rehydrate dried-out complexions post-flight. Apply it to your forehead, cheeks, and chin, and let its rich blend of vitamins and antioxidants get to work.
Lano 101 Ointment
Finally this Lano 101 Ointment. Two of the most common issues among holidaymakers are chapped lips and insect bites, and this product deals with them both. It’s also great for fixing lots of other skin problems, vacation-related or otherwise, from eczema and dry skin to cracked heels and hands.
If you forget to pack it, however, don’t despair: simply pick up some local honey when you land and apply it to chapped skin or lips for a similarly nourishing result.
Well, what are you waiting for? Start assembling your holiday makeup bag today to make sure you look and feel your best when your summer vacation rolls around.