Summer suitcase beauty: The best products to use on holiday

2022-07-12 08:51:14 By : Mr. sijin lin

Juicy, hydrated, lit-from-within skin is where it’s at this summer. These are the skincare products we’re living for.

Sali x Revolution Butterclean Makeup Meltdown Cleansing Balm  

Gentle, hydrating and brilliant for removing makeup and SPF in record time, this Cleansing Balm is a purse-friendly, travel-friendly holiday essential.

 Instantly cooling, calming, and perfect for poolside spritzing, Avene Eau Thermale is a suitcase essential (great for dampening your skin before serums and moisturiser, too). €15.50 for 300ml from

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

Multi-tasking magic in a bottle, Dew Drops can be used as a skin-boosting serum, mixed with makeup for a glowy base, as a primer before makeup or as a liquid highlight over makeup.

Formulated with a host of skincare heavy hitters, including amino acids, antioxidants and squalane, this rich moisturiser deeply hydrates the skin while adding a gradual, radiant glow. A summer suitcase staple.

This limited-edition lip mask is like a nourishing hug. Use throughout the day to keep lips soft and hydrated, or apply a thicker layer at night for a deep treatment while you sleep. €29 from

Use in-flight to feel refreshed and hydrated when you land or at night to cool, hydrate, depuff and lock in moisture after a long day in the sun.

You scream, I scream, we all scream for… sun protection. Protect, hydrate and nourish your skin with our favourite glow-getting sunscreens and body care beauts.

Lightweight, hydrating, and a dream under makeup, Supergoop! SPF50 Play sinks into the skin in record time and leaves no trace – just gorgeously, glowy, protected skin.

Ultrasun SPF50 Mist for the Face and Scalp

Hands down one of the best SPF mists on the market, this transparent, no-blending-required, ice-cold mist disappears in seconds and can be used under or over makeup. €21.60 from

A no-fuss, mess-free SPF stick that can be used any time, over or under makeup, to protect, hydrate and add anytime glow. Genius.

Avène Very High Protection Spray Sun Cream SPF50  

Water-resistant, non-irritating and suitable for the face and body, this lightweight SPF spray offers non-greasy, smells-like-summer protection and sinks in instantly.

Sol De Janeiro Glow Oil  

This decadent dry oil adds a gorgeous shimmering glow to the skin. Use on the body and face, mix with foundation or use as a pre-makeup base.

Dr Barbara Sturm Aloe Vera Gel  

Calm, soothe, and hydrate after a day in the sun with this refreshing gel for the face and body. Great for using after shaving and exfoliating, too.

Fuss-free, glow-getting, quick and easy products that will have you looking like a sun goddess in record time.

Sculpted by Aimee Tint & Glow

Everything you want in a summer base; skin-loving ingredients, broad spectrum SPF30 protection, and lightweight, sheer to medium coverage that melts into the skin, covers imperfections and adds glow. Dreamy.

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Kits 

Each one of these compact cases come with an eye, lip, cheek, and highlighter wand - ideal for a quick holiday look or makeup touch-ups on the go. A brilliant launch from the queen herself.

Five kits to choose from. €69 from

Pump up the volume and look after your lashes at the same time with Lancome’s first-ever serum-infused volumising mascara. €37.50 from Brown Thomas.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Blush 

Add an ultra-moisturising, long-lasting flush of colour with Laura Mercier’s new tinted blushers. Ideal for a no-makeup makeup look.

Available in 14 shades. €29.50 from Space NK.

Rose Inc Solar Radiance Hydrating Cream Highlighter  

This skincare-infused, lit-from-within creamy highlighter adds radiance and glow. Use under or over makeup.

Available in four shades. €31 from Space NK.


Scale down liquids and save precious suitcase space with these travel-sized, multi-tasking miniatures.

Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo  

Refresh with Klorane’s brilliant Oat Milk Dry Shampoo. This gentle but effective formula soaks up oil, cleans the hair and adds oomph in two minutes or less.

NUXE Moisturising Protective Milky Oil for Hair  

This nourishing, lightweight oil moisturises, adds shine and offers protection from UV rays, chlorine and saltwater. It smells amazing, too. 100ml. €19.50 from

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Hair Mask  

A 10-minute miracle worker, Briogeo’s bestselling hair mask will hydrate, repair, condition and soften your hair in record time. Quick and easy enough to use post-beach, pre-dinner, or any time.

Pearl Beauty Multi-Purpose Face and Lip Sticks

Eyeshadow, blush, contour and lipstick in one creamy, pigmented tube (and available in four beautiful shades). They blend like a dream, too.

Approx. €24 each from

Suitcase-friendly skincare on the go, Kiehl’s Cleansing Bars gently cleanse and balance the skin. Choose from Ultra Facial Hydrating Concentrated Cleansing Bar, Calendula Calming & Soothing Concentrated Cleansing Bar, and Rare Earth Deep Pore Purifying Concentrated Cleansing Bar.

€23.50 each from Kiehl’s Boutiques.

Nothing says summer like Chanel’s annual summer nail collection, and this year is no different. The Sky, The Sun and The Sea contains six glorious shades, from vibrant coral and pearly white to sea green. Divine.

Drunk Elephant Wonderwild Miracle Butter

A plant-based buttery salve that treats dry patches of skin; use this on elbows, knees, lips, cuticles, or as an occlusive sleep mask at night (apply as the last step in your routine, after moisturiser).

Sculpted by Aimee Beauty Base Protect Mini 

Hydration, broad spectrum SPF50 protection, and a makeup base, all in one travel-friendly tube – a summer suitcase essential.

Product prices are subject to change and may differ across retailers.

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