Making sure you’ve got everything you need beauty-wise when you go on holiday can be tricky. So LOOK‘s beauty team are here to help with 18 must-have holiday beauty essentials, from sun cream to hair protector.
This organic shampoo, conditioner and mask might look diddy but you can get a good four washes out of these tiny tubs. Full of natural ingredients, they smell amazing and leave hair fresh and glossy. Love.
There’s nothing worse than dry, chapped lips on holiday so keep them smooth and sexy with these hydrating balms. Swiping on clear, wear them alone or under lippie to stop it drying out in the sun.
They’re more money than your average face wipe but they’re full of gentle exfoliating acids, wich hazel and aloe vera to de-clog, cleanse and stop excess sebum hampering your holiday skin.
You’ve invested in your perfect summer sandals so make sure your toes don’t let you down. This scorching red shade looks fab against a tan and will stand out on the sand too.
Light and creamy without any of that typical aftersun tackiness on the skin, this melts into moisture-parched patches after a day in the rays. With UV protection, it’s fine for really sensitive skin too so you don’t have to worry about itchiness.
Instead of loading up on sticky aftersuns, soothe your sunburn in the shower with this Nivea In-shower Refreshing After Sun Lotion. Simply slather on after washing, then rinse off any residue, easy peasy.
Give your pout a summery colour pop with Wild About Beauty Nutrilips Colour SPF15 in Cherrie. The fiery orange-red lippie is super moisturising and contains an SPF15 to protect against sun damage and keep lips from drying out.
Vichy Capital Soleil Face & Body Milk SPF50 is our SPF staple! This ultra hydrating sun cream is packed full of silk-protecting filters (it can even withstand a plunge in the pool). No chalkiness. No greasiness.
The super soft bristle in The Wet Brush soothes tangles in seconds (on both wet or dry hair) without tugging, breaking or damaging your locks. It’s ultimate beach hair tamer.
The cult-favourite brushes by Real Techniques have been shrunk to a handy travel-size. The Real Techniques Mini Brush Set includes a mini foundation, eyeshadow and face brush. What more could you need?
Forget thick, tacky SPFs, Benefit’s Dream Screen is water-light but still contains an SPF45, guaranteeing you protection from harmful rays. Plus the matte finish is perfect for controlling an oily t-zone.
Don’t step near the pool if you’re not equipped with the best waterproof mascara. This Bourjois Volume 1 Second Waterproof Mascara lengthens, thickens and stays 100% smudge, water and smear proof. Guaranteed!
Pantene Repair & Protect Dry Oil with Vitamin E is amazing for soothing post-beach hair, the nourishing vitamin E will repair and hydrate sun-frazzeled ends.
Quench sun-soaked lips with Michael Kors After Sun Lip Balm. It gives your mouth a bit of sheer shine and tons of moisture – for a plumped up pout.
After a day in the sun your skin needs a serious shot of moisture, that’s why we love Lulu Time Bomb’s Complexion Cocktail. It’s seriously concentrated in Hyaluronic Acid, Chia Oil and Coconut Oil so your face stays hydrated to the max.
Defuzz with Gilette Venus & Olay Sugarberry Scent Razor (with shower holder), summery-scented razor. The blades gently exfoliate your skin, so say goodbye to ingrown hair. Smooth legs in seconds.
Colour, or no colour, your hair needs super protection from the sun (like your skin) and we’re loving Alterna Bamboo’s Beach Summer Sunshine Spray. Not only does it smell amazing, it’s super light-weight and gives hair a gorgeous sheen.
Ask any of the beauty team what they’re wearing as their base and they’ll tell you it’s Darphin’s CC Cream SPF 35. It cleverly evens out your complexion, feels light on the skin, looks dewy and has a heavy dose of sun protection. It’s a holiday must-have for sure!
Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Perfume smells like a beach holiday thanks to the creamy coconut, vanilla and warm amber. One spritz makes us want to pull up a deck chair and grab a pina colada pronto!
Get a flawless feline flick that stays put through an afternoon on the beach, with Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner.
White marks are a big ‘no’ – they’re non-negotiable. So that’s why Dove Invisible Dry Anti-Perspirant Deodorant is our new go-to deodorant; it’s seriously moisturising and absorbs without a speck of white!
Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover is the ultimate fuss-free nail polish remover. No need for cotton wool, just dip your finger in, et voila. Plus you can pack it in your carry on!
Ditch dark hues in favour of summer brights. Revlon Nail Art Sun Candy in Lava Flame is a dual-ended polish (you can use the sparkling top coat to create a shimmery ombre finish). We’re convinced orange is the new black.