This post is in collaboration with Cosmetify
Packing for a summer getaway can be a bit of a nightmare, especially when it comes to streamlining your makeup and skincare routine and travelling with only the essentials. Obviously, sun protection is a necessity but when it comes to hotter climates, dinner dates and lazing by the pool, there a few products I rely on to keep my makeup flawless despite the sun, air con and tiny hand luggage allowance…
Today’s post is in collaboration with Cosmetify, a beauty discovery website that features over 160,000 products from thousands of brands such as Huda Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury and MAC. Cosmetify is simply a beauty engine for makeup lovers which allows you to explore a huge range of makeup, hair, skin care and electricals products as well as catch up with the latest beauty advice and trends all in one place. They also automatically select the best price, so on average, their customers save 34%.
The Cosmetify #TravelTips campaign is making packing for your long-awaited holiday destination as simple and stress-free as possible. Cosmetify has a huge selection of deluxe minis and travel-sized version of all your favourite products under one roof and I’ve been lucky enough to put a few of them to the test. Not only do minis save on space and allow you to travel with all your beauty must-haves without having to transfer them into smaller containers or frantically wrap them up in bikinis and cram them into your suitcase, but they also give you a chance to try bestselling high-end beauty products for a fraction of the price.
Primed & Ready | When I’m on holiday, I’m usually out all day in high temperatures so this goal is to make sure my makeup stays in place for as long as possible. I have combination skin so I always make sure to use a primer to prolong the wear time of base products, especially around my forehead, chin and nose. The Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer is now available in a handy 20ml travel size perfect for popping on your hand luggage and applying in the morning for an even makeup application. Plus, it will also give jetlagged skin a more radiant appearance.
Be a Multitasker | Beauty products with more than one function are perfect for traveling with as they cut down crucial luggage space. Examples include the Glossier Balm Dotcom, Benefit Posietint, Nudestix Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm and the Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Spray (prime, set and refresh) which is now available in two sizes 120ml/£27 and 30ml/£12.
Baby Bestsellers | You’ll be surprised just how many brands now have travel-sized versions of their bestsellers available such as the Hourglass Translucent Veil Setting Powder, Benefit Gimme Brow and the new Nars Climax Mascara. I wasn’t aware that MAC now has a ‘Little’ collection which includes fun-sized versions of all their well-known products such as their pigments, lipsticks and even the iconic Prep + Prime Fix+. I’m in love with my absolutely tiny MAC lipstick in Mehr, isn’t it adorable?
Don’t Forget the Essentials | As well as makeup, I like to take a beauty sponge and a basic travel-friendly brush set such as this one from Lottie London. Tangle Teezers are also great if you are looking for a compact brush and the Huda Beauty Obsessions, Neon and Gemstone palettes might be tiny but they are the most pigmented and compact eyeshadow palettes out there. Even if you’re limited to one item of hand luggage, you can still create a beautiful day and night look with these miniature palettes.
What are some of your must-have beauty essentials and travel tips?0