Whether your heading for a long weekend away or a blissful beach break, don’t jet-set off without checking out our guide to the must have travel beauty essentials. Traveling is no reason to leave your beauty routine at home and these go-to beauty products will ensure that there is no need to say bon voyage to looking your best whist on your travels.
1. Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
Keep on top of your skincare routine by bringing along your daily cleanser. The Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract is a spa-fresh exfoliating facial cleanser that polishes-away make-up to reveal the glowing skin beneath and comes in a convenient friendly size.
2. Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream
Instead of cramming four creams into your beauty bag you could add just one. Most BB creams act as skin perfectors, primers, moisturizers, sunscreens, and foundations, making this multitasking makeup superstar a must not only for your travel bag but for your everyday makeup bag too! Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream is a favorite of mine even the smallest amount gives your skin a bright, even tone and a healthy glow.
3. Benefit Erase Paste Brightening concealer
A hard-working concealer is an absolute must have for any trip. Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste is a brightening camouflage for eyes and face. It is a concentrated creamy, blendable concealer for instant brightening. Great for under eye puffiness. (Even those “I-stayed-out-until-3am” under eye bags. Yeah, those.)
4. Real Techniques Travel Essentials Brush Set
Almost as thin as your passport, Real Techniques Travel Essentials Brush Set has been specifically designed to go places so you can create and perfect your look wherever you are. This travel size set includes three full sized brushes and handy carry case.
5. L’Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Lip Balm
Swap your lippy for this ultra-moisturising Shea Lip Balm from L’Occitane and keep your pout nourished and protected. With active ingredients to repair and restore, this is a saintly skin soother – especially if you’ve had too much sun.
6. Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof Mascara
We often switch from our everyday mascara to a waterproof formula when on our travels. That way were covered whatever the situation. Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof Mascara is a long-lasting, smudge-proof, waterproof mascara that can be layered on for lush lashes that will perform rain or shine. It grants a natural look which is perfect for beach to the bar.
7. Clarins Sun Care Milk Spray , SPF 50
Hydrating, anti-ageing and protecting… this non-greasy spray from Clarins contains SPF 50 ensuring your skin is shieled from travelling stress and the sun. It contains skin loving ingredients such as Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, to sooth and nourish, and ensures skin with a beautiful, healthy glow.
8. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
You need this award winning Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream for multiple reasons this skincare classic restores, calms and helps relieved chapped, cracked and dry skin. Travelling calls for multitasking products making this product a beach bag staple of mine.
9. Dr. Paw Paw Original Balm
This one is a no-brainer. I’ve always carried Dr. Paw Paw Original Balm. I use it as hand cream, lip gloss, eyebrow wax and more. It’s also used for minor cuts and scrapes, etc. so it’s multi-purpose.
10. John Galliano Parlez Moid’ Amour Set
These gorgeous John Galliano fragrance bottles on your dressing table look great, but when you want a scent to go, these are the perfect pick travel-sized pick me ups. Featuring four gorgeous fragrances, with perfumes that are sweet and warm, one with citrus and white florals, and one with a woody end note, there’s a fragrance for everyone.
All these tanning products can be purchased instore in our cosmetic hall on the ground floor or online at www.mcelhinneys.com