The summer is flying by, but for those of you with a vacation still on the horizon, here is a must-have list of beauty travel essentials for summer! My makeup artist, Amy Weissenberg and I collaborated on our favorite products for hydration on international flights, protection on the beach, hair glistening in the sun, and packing minimal items with maximum effect to keep you gorgeous for your Instagram feed. And if you have any beauty secrets, don’t keep them to yourself! Be sure to share on my Host Erica Olsen page and I’ll help spread the word. Bon voyage!
Sun protection –
Avene SPF 50- This French Pharmacy line is great for sensitive skin and affordably priced. This lightweight sunscreen wears great under makeup and doesn’t leave you with a white cast or greasy feeling. $24
Eve Lom SPF 50- Eve Lom created the cult classic cleanser described by Vogue as “The best cleanser in the World”. It’s no surprise that this SPF is just as good. It’s lightweight and could be substituted as your moisturizer if you’re not too dry. Tip: The pump bottle is perfect for travel. Keep in your bag and apply to the top of hands, chest, and arms when you’re in the car. We get so much sun while driving and wash our hands frequently, it’s so important to reapply! $90
Supergoop – This SPF has a super light texture and feels like you have nothing on. $16
Colore Science – SPF touch ups can be tricky on the face. This portable SPF 50 powder brushes on, protects, and takes down shine. $64
Don’t forget your hair!
Leonor Greyl – Huile de Leonor Greyl hair oil – This hair oil is a must. You can apply daily before washing your hair as a pre-shampoo treatment, but it’s the chlorine and sun protection that makes it perfect for vacation. Travel size $19
Easy travel makeup –
RMS – “Un” coverup – This little magic pot will conceal circles and even out skin tone. It’s natural and coconut oil based. Note: It will move a little; just use your finger to tap it out or reapply as needed. It makes skin look so healthy and natural that it’s worth it. $36
Kjaer Weis – Desired Glow – This cream blush gives the perfect bronzed glow. It doubles as bronzer and blush. The eco-conscious line is organic and the beautiful compact is refillable.
Laura Mercier – Caviar Stick Eye Colour – These eye crayons make eye makeup easy. The light colors brighten and open up the eye and the deeper colors add definition. Plus, they won’t budge after a day in the sun $24
Jouer – Tinted Lip Enhancer – This tinted lip enhancer gives much needed moisture to dry lips and the perfect kiss of color. $18
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara – This makeup artist staple won’t clump, smudge, or smear and is easy to
find at any local drugstore. $7-8
Pack for the plane –
Sisley Black Rose Mask – Lots of articles suggest a sheet mask for hydration when you travel. For all the benefits of the sheet masks without any of the awkward stares from the person next to you, try the Sisley Black Rose Mask. It infuses skin with moisture and your skin looks plump and glowy when you step off the plane. $165
Grown Alchemist Hand Cream – Finally a hand cream that soaks right in and won’t leave greasy fingerprints behind. $15
Little Barn Apothecary – Cooling Body Mist – This travel size body mist will pep you up and leave you feeling fresh after a long plane or car ride. $10
When you arrive –
Pedicure by OPI – This lotion keeps your beach feet from cracking. Complete with avocado lipid complex, it is incredibly moisturizing and soaks in completely within seconds so you can slip on your sandals without swimming around in them. Travel size $5.95
Avene – Soothing Moisture Mask – I immediately turn to this product the first night I’ve arrived on vacation. For post-flight dehydrated and irritated skin, use it on as an overnight hydration and redness relief mask, then wake up with refreshed skin. Great for sensitive skin. Travel size $26
Nuxe – Huile Prodigieuse – This multi-purpose oil smells like St. Tropez. Add a few drops to your hotel brand lotion to get the moisture you need without packing your daily lotion, and it’s great for sun stressed hair. Just add two drops in your hand and put on your ends while damp then blow dry or air dry and enjoy beautiful healthy locks. Travel size $29