If you want to look and feel stunning on your next summer holiday, there are certain must-have cosmetic products that you’ll want to pack—and here are some of the best.
If your suitcase is a little tight on space (which let’s face it, it will be), you won’t be able to take all of your fragrances. No matter though. As long as you’re savvy in your selection, you won’t need more than one bottle. The trick is to choose a great all-round summer scent that’s just as good for a day out shopping or lounging by the pool as it is for an evening spent in a fancy restaurant, bar or club. If you’re stuck for inspiration, you can head online. By visiting websites like Direct Cosmetics, you can check out the top-selling products and read descriptions of the aromas on offer. As well as designer scents, there’s an array of celebrity fragrances to choose from.
Although you may be relaxing on your summer sojourn, your skin certainly won’t be. Vacations to hot places can really take their toll on your skin, so you’ll need plenty of sun protection. As well as helping you to avoid the dreaded lobster look, good quality sunscreen will help to prevent UV rays from ageing your skin. Make sure you look for versions with high protection against both UVA and UVB.
A moisturising and soothing post-sun lotion is essential too. Whether you’ve overdone it on the beach or not, a rehydrating cream will help to keep your skin soft and silky. It’ll also help to prolong that all-important tan.
All-in-one moisturiser, primer and foundation
In the heat of your holiday destination, your usual makeup routine might be a non-starter. Thick primers and foundations are a recipe for disaster when temperatures climb. Instead of going through the rigmarole of your regular beauty regime, it’s worth investing in an all-in-one moisturiser, sunscreen, primer and foundation for your face. Get one with a matte effect and you won’t even need to complete the look with a dusting of powder.
If you can’t bear to be without eye makeup but you’ll be spending a lot of time splashing about in the sea or a pool, make sure you take some waterproof mascara. Look out for versions that are 100 percent waterproof and smudge proof if you want to prevent those panda eyes from making an appearance.
As well as nourishing shampoo and conditioner, you might want to take some hair serum on your travels. If your hair tends to self-perm at the first hint of humidity, these products are well worth the little space they take up in your suitcase.
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