Whether you're heading to the high country, adventuring for the long weekend or escaping to one of Australia's beautiful beaches, no one wants their bulky beauty products to take up more space than is absolutely necessary in the suitcase.
Holidays are a great time to let your hair down and refine your beauty regimen to the bare essentials, while still looking and feeling your best. Because let's face it, we all want to look our best in our next selfie.
Here are my top tips for the only beauty essentials you'll need on your next getaway, wherever the destination may be.
Ditch the makeup!
A full face of corporate makeup looks out of place on holidays. Look the part while saving space in your carry-on with a light-coverage BB cream or try a concealer + primer combo to give a radiant summer glow.
I personally only take a concealer to cover some pigmentation and pare it back with a hydrating primer.
My go-to concealer is Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof All Day Extreme Wear Concealer, pictured below.
Primer is essential for radiance if you are not using foundation. It gives the skin a brighter, smoother complexion and evens out the skin tone.
My favourite primer is Estee Lauder The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher, an essential in creating a radiant glow.
It is available in light, medium and fair and is suitable for sensitive, normal or dry skin types.
Moisturise your skin!
Aeroplanes, heat and air conditioned environments can dehydrate your skin, so make sure you remember to pack a moisturiser and serum to keep your skin well hydrated.
Rather than taking a separate moisturiser for daytime and one for nighttime, I recommend taking just ONE multitasking moisturiser on your holiday.
My 'insider' travel hack is to pick a moisturiser without SPF in it, and voila, you can use it both day and night! (Don't worry, we will get to the sunscreen below).
I always pack my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. This is a non-negotiable for me as I use it religiously. Every. Single. Day.
It reduces the appearance of lines and provides intense hydration so that my skin maintains its radiance. This serum also helps with nighttime skin renewal.
Oh, and it comes in three different sizes, including a convenient travel-friendly 30ml size!
Advanced Night Repair pictured lounging around with Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme
Sunscreen is your best anti-ageing friend
Sun exposure causes premature ageing. It accelerates the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as causing pigmentation, making you look older than you really are.
Wearing sunscreen every single day is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin looking youthful for years to come as it helps protect the skin against sun-induced pigmentation and damage.
Don't just think of sunscreen as part of your daily skincare routine during summer. You should also wear sunscreen during winter and especially on your next ski trip.
Fact, the best sunscreen is the one that you actually apply.
I love using cult favourite La Roche-Posay Uvidea XL Melt-In Cream SPF 50. Not only does it quickly penetrate into the skin, but it doesn't leave a white finish or any oily residue, so my skin doesn't look shiny in real life or in our treasured holiday snaps.
Might I also add the whole family can use it! This product is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin.
It even comes in a handy 30mL travel-friendly size - perfect to toss in the beach tote.
Clean your skin really well
Don't let that sunscreen accumulate on your skin or clog your pores. You still need to gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin, even on holidays. This will keep it looking fresh and healthy and will help your moisturiser + serum penetrate into the skin to effectively do their jobs!
I love using Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Cleansing Gelee/Refiner. to keep skin perfectly clean on holidays.
Not only does it feel really luxurious to use, but it also unclogs pores, removes impurities (hello fine sand and city pollution!) and leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth.
Wear a new fragrance!
There's nothing more liberating than swimming all day, then heading straight out at night for a glass of bubbles with a fresh face and a holiday glow.
Why not try a new summer fragrance to keep the good times rolling? Each trip I like to buy or wear a new fragrance. This way the scent holds amazing memories for me within the trip, which continue long after the holiday when I continue to wear that fragrance back at home.
My jet setting fragrance of choice is Goldfield and Banks Pacific Rock Moss. Crafted to capture the beautiful essence of the Australian landscape.
Pack a lip colour and use it on your cheeks too
If you have a special occasion dinner or just can't completely let go of makeup on your holidays, why not take a multi-tasking lip colour with you.
Not only can you use it to give your lips a gorgeous colour, but you can also dab it lightly onto the apples of your cheeks to give you a subtle blush.
I love using Clinique Chubby Stick lip colours, because they come in eight beautiful shades that are vibrant but sheer. They also contain mango and shea butter, making my lips feel ever so soft and smooth.
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