If your plans for Summer 2015 involve a getaway, you’ve probably already booked your flight and accommodations for the perfect vacation. However, chances are you haven’t updated your makeup bag yet with travel-friendly beauty buys for your upcoming retreat! Luckily, here’s our product roundup of a few skincare and makeup essentials for quick, convenient beauty on the go this season.
1) L’Occitane Verbena Refreshing Towelettes, $11: These towelettes from French beauty brand L’Occitane claim to be 100 per cent biodegradable. The hand and body wipes are made with the plant verbena and have a citrus scent. The pack of 15 perfumed towelettes won’t take up much space in your tote bag or purse, either.2) NOMATERRA On-The-Go Fragrance Wipes, $22: While you may not want to drag along your favourite bottle of perfume, instant fragrance wipes can help you quickly freshen up on your travels. This trio includes 12 wipes in three different scents. The Miami Orange Blossom is a tropical variety with orange blossoms, jasmine and honey. Meanwhile, Malibu Honeysuckle is made with notes of caramel and vanilla. The floral Oahu Gardenia wipes are inspired by Hawaii, and made with the flower frangipani (also known as plumeria) and jasmine.
3) tarte Discover The Amazon 3-Piece Kit, $41: This kit from tarte includes travel-sized versions of the beauty brand’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15, Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in Black and Pure Maracuja Oil Rollerball. For the jetsetter who need all their products in one place, it also includes a colourful, printed makeup pouch.
4) Laura Geller Beauty ‘Baked 101’ Beauty Lessons for Fabulous Face & Eyes, $49: With nights out and parties no doubt part of your travel plans, every globetrotting beauty addict should bring along eye makeup for a hint of glamour! This kit contains several baked beauty products, including a colour correcting foundation, bronzer, cheek colour, eyeshadow duo and two brushes. It also claims to be enriched with antioxidants, vitamin E and jojoba oil (which is known for its moisturizing benefits).
5) Clarisonic Mia 1 Electric Pink Bundle, $124: With its bright pink colour, there’s no way that you’re losing this sonic facial cleansing brush in your suitcase! This Clarisonic product states that its brush bristles will move at a speed of over 300 times per second, using sonic frequency technology. The brush also claims to cleanse makeup six times better than regular methods, reduce the look of enlarged pores and help the skin absorb skincare products more effectively. The kit includes two brush heads, gel cleanser, a universal charger and a handy travel bag.