Beach Vacation Makeup & Skincare Essentials
Travel skincare is vital because while skincare might be the last thing on your mind when you are in the vacation mode, but it is still important as sun, sand and sea can take its own toll on the skin. And on a beach vacation, you need to be extra careful to keep your skin safe from the sun, sand and sea.
Also, we all want to look the best on our holidays it is hard to tug along a lot of makeup on holidays for all the extra weight and space they take when you have a limited amount of baggage allowance that you want to save for some holiday shopping.
With a lot of trial and error, I have finally got my holiday makeup and skincare down to the T, and only carry what I will absolutely need.
Read along if you want to find out what I took away with me to my latest beach holiday, and obviously I have included both skincare and makeup essentials in one blog to make your life easy.
Skincare Essentials – Sun Protection on the top
Sunscreen is the first thing I think because it’s always my priority when I travel to the beach. Don’t forget to take along a strong sunscreen, the higher the SPF the better sun protection it gives. If you are planning to stay in the sun for long that SPF 50 sunscreen is an option to carry along. A sunscreen spray is a smart choice because is super-easy to apply to those hard to reach areas and doesn’t require rubbing in. I also make sure that my face cream also has good SPF in it which I use in evenings or sometimes over my sunscreen on the face.
A good conditioner and hair mask for your tresses is a must-have as sun-kissed beach waves need more moisture than you think. I used the conditioner every day and hair mask once in 3 days for that extra nourishment when my hairs felt dry.
Don’t forget an all-purpose moisturizer like Nivea Soft, which can use as a hand cream, body moisturizer and even face moisturizer. The salt in the sea and sun can especially make the skin dry so this is a good one to carry.
I would recommend a night serum too, as that can nourish your skin in the night as you get your beauty sleep. Wet wipes are also a another must for any holiday, as you can keep yourself fresh and also manage any mess-ups if they happen. Below is the list of my beach vacation skincare favourites:
NIVEA Soft Moisturising Cream for face, hands and body:
Price: £4.99 for 200ml
Coola Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 Unscented
Price: £ 30
Wet Ones Be Fresh Original 12 Antibacterial Wipes:
Price: £ 1.15
Clarins – Mission Perfection Serum
Price: £ 54
Avene Anti-Ageing Sunscreen SPF50+
Price: £ 19
Avène Hydrance Light-UV Emulsion:
Price: £ 15.50
Philip Kingsley Body Building Weightless Conditioner:
Price: £ 62
Elgon Refibra Concentrated Restoring Mask
Price: AUD $17.95
Favourite Makeup on Holidays
No one wants to be holed up doing makeup while there is so much out there to explore and do, and when its hot outside heavy makeup on the skin doesn’t go well. But still, we do need to look our best every time we step out. So how can I forget my favourite travel-friendly makeup products when talking about beauty and skincare.
So Without any ado, I will just go ahead and share the list of my makeup favourites that are my best beach buddies as well.
Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Radiance SPF 35: A face primer that enhances the quality of your foundation, blurs imperfections and illuminates the complexion
Price: £ 24.50
Nude Huda Beauty Pallete: Absolutely, my go-to palette for any travel as it has pretty much all the looks I need
Price: £ 56
Bare Minerals Original Foundation (Golden Tan) – I only used this foundation as it’s not at all heavy and very natural looking. The foundation gives good medium coverage and buildable as well.
Price: £ 28
Benefit Cosmetics – Hoola Caramel Bronzer: Didn’t use it a lot after a few days as I had so much natural suntan but it was good for the initial days
Price: £ 26
Bare Minerals Dew Mist Setting Spray: An amazing product that offers extended wear and gives your skin a fresh and natural-looking glow. I also used it as a spritz to refresh myself sometimes
Price: £ 22
Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks: An amazing two-in-one product that you can use on lips and cheeks for a soft, stained and dewy finish
Price: £ 22.50
Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara: Mascara for evenings and dressy times, which I simply love because it lets me manage without fake lashes at all on holidays
Price: £ 20
Lipstick Queen Saint, Pinky Nude: This is the shade I love because it gives me that perfect glamorous, yet less heavy makeup look that is just right for the vacations
Price: £ 22
Lancôme Juicy Shaker Lip Gloss, 372 Berry Tale: As berry-licious as its name, I love this natural lip gloss that gives all the gloss and nourishment I need
Price: £ 18
Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil: Perfect for quick and easy eye-brow filling that I need so much when I just want to have fun on a vacation
Price: £ 21.50
Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner: This true matter liquid eyeliner is my favourite pick and I prefer the brown shade as it looks less harsh and is much more fun on holidays
Price: £ 18.50
Bobbi Brown Make Up Remover: An extra-gentle waterproof makeup remover which removes long-wearing eye and lip makeup effectively. My absolute beauty tip – Never ever sleep with makeup on, no matter how tired you are.
Price: £ 19.50
So, that pretty much sums up my skincare and makeup kit for a beach vacation. Now, don’t forget to pack your essential beauty and skincare products next time you travel and look gorgeous on your next holiday.
Do share below if you find your essential beauty travel products, I am always looking for new ideas and suggestions.