Our summer holidays are booked and our holiday wardrobes planned, but when it comes to packing our beauty products, we can be a little more last minute.
Instead of spending the night before your flight decanting your favourite products into tiny bottles, why not opt for some travel-sized alternatives instead?
We’ve rounded up the best bite-size beauty products (all of which are hand-luggage approved) to ensure you look your best, at every step of the trip. Bon voyage!
Want sleep? The struggle is real when you’re cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet and there’s a screaming baby on aisle 21. These self-heating eye masks (otherwise known as Spacemasks) are perfect for kickstarting sleep when you’re struggling – they act like a warm compress to soothe tired eyes and ease tension.
Starskin Red Carpet Ready Second Skin Face Mask
On top of being one of the most travel-friendly beauty products (they take up barely any room and don’t class as liquids so you can pack as many as you like in your hand luggage), sheet masks are the best way to prevent inevitable in-flight dehydration. The Red Carpet Ready Second Skin Face Mask from Starskin acts like a drink of water for thirsty skin.
Tan-Luxe The Body Travel Size
Instead of lugging a full size bottle of fake tan on your travels, take a travel-size bottle of Tan-Luxe’s The Body instead (it’s even small enough to fit in your hand luggage). A few drops added to your regular body cream transforms it into an instant and long-lasting false tan.
Skin & Tonic Rose Mist
Whether you’re on a long-haul flight or you’ve just embarked somewhere hot, a mini bottle of Skin & Tonic’s Rose Mist will provide an instant hit of refreshment. This one is delicately fragranced with rose and contains aloe and glycerin to soothe, cool, and hydrate.
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+
When you’re travelling, hydration and sun protection should be your top priorities. This lightweight, non-greasy cream (Alpha-H’s Dailyl Essential Moisturiser SPF50) is ideal for when you’re on-the-go and need to rely on a product for long-lasting moisture and fail-safe sun protection.
RMS Signature Set Pop Collection
Designed for on-the-go beauty, RMS Beauty’s Signature Set is a capsule makeup palette that ticks all of the boxes for cheeks, lips, and eyes – ideal for creating a healthy glow on your way from beach to bar. What’s more, because the formulas are cream-based, you can apply everything with your fingers – no brushes required.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick Nude Set
Don’t skip out on options simply because you’re travelling – you’ve got no excuse not to mix up your looks when a lipstick set as cute and miniature as the ABH Matte Lipstick Nude Set exists (and ticks all of the required boxes). The sheer but buildable colours can also be used on cheeks if you’ve no space to pack your blusher.
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara Travel Size
Aside from the fact that it takes up barely any room in your makeup bag, if you’re headed to the beach/pool and don’t fancy dealing with panda eyes afterwards, Eyeko’s Sport Mascara is the one mascara you can trust not to end up everywhere but your eyelashes. The literally locks into place and does not budge.
Sebastian Potion 9
Say goodbye to your multi-step hair product routine and enjoy the full benefits of a single pump of Sebastian Potion 9 instead. Use as a conditioning, styling, and finishing treatment to prevent tangles, boost shine, improve texture and make hair more manageable.