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Summer holiday beauty survival kit

Wondering what to pack in your beauty kit for the summer holidays? Here’s our pick of the latest and greatest products to keep you looking your beachside best. Oh, and they’ll make great stocking stuffers, too.
Summer holiday beauty survival kit

Wondering what to pack in your beauty kit for the summer holidays? Here’s our pick of the latest and greatest products to keep you looking your beachside best. Oh, and they’ll make great stocking stuffers, too.

The Grown Alchemist Travel Kit, $69.95, is one good looking wet-pack. We’ll take two.

Aspect Basic Starter Kit, $99, ticks all the boxes with a pint-sized but super-active cleanser, vitamin C serum, exfoliator and moisturiser.

AESOP always delivers and this unisex parsley seed-based London travel kit, $75, is no exception. (We’re especially keen on the refreshing mouthwash.)

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, $32 for 15ml, is a genius facial fake-tanning product. Add it to any moisturiser to give an instant glow.

Pick up Napoleon Perdis Whipped Dream Tan Enhancer, $40 for 250gm, to lengthen the life of your tan.

Try Jurlique Sun Specialist Sunless Tanner, $45 for 150ml, for a fake tan top-up.

Bobbi Brown High Light Powder in Bronze Glow, $80, gives skin a silky finish. Apply it in spots the sun would naturally catch such as the décolletage and cheekbones to highlight them. Pop it over blusher to create depth.

Kérastase Laque Noire Extra Strong Hold, $38 for 75ml, will keep your styled locks in place.

For a complete care cream for hair you can’t go past the latest kid on the block, Kérastase Soleil CC Crème, $48 for 150ml. It protects from the sun, repairs and moisturises.

Cloud Nine The Micro Wand (1300 437 436, $269) will have your hair looking bar-ready in a matter of minutes. Just curl and go.

Klorane Extra-Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $6.50 for 50ml. This is the best little volumiser in town; perfect post-flight.

Sachajuan Hair in the Sun, $35 for 125ml, is the perfect beach and poolside companion with its secret sea algae ingredients. Apply it just before taking the plunge.

Mecca Cosmetica Jetsetter Travel Brush Set, $130, keeps everything neat when you’re on the road; it even comes with a handy brush cleaner.

Dior Crème Abricot Fortifying Cream for Nails, $47 for 10gm, should be kept on hand for healthy looking cuticles.

To keep your skin hydrated, or just for the pure joy of a refreshing spritz, try Kosmea Mini Hydrating Rosewater Mist, $9.95 for 25ml.

SK-II Signs Eye Masks (14 pairs per box), $125, are a portable, instant pick-me-up.

Guinot Soothing Gel for Legs, $51, is beloved by flight attendants the world over for its restorative properties.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $25, is a skincare classic for a reason. It soothes and restores dry skin in a flash.

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Contouring Eye Lift, $210 for 15ml, delivers on the promise but it’s great for lips too.

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Fresh and Hydrating Cream Compact Makeup, $100, is essential for touch-ups, anytime anywhere.

Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes, $23, travel well and do the job in an instant.

Mecca Cosmetica To Soothe Body After Sun Hydrator, $36 for 200ml, is a cooling gel with arnica flower extract and allantoin to calm post-sun skin.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Standout, $17.95, is a lovely matt berry shade we can see working perfectly for tropical nights.

Try not to find yourself sunburnt, but if you do, this Shiseido After Sun Intensive Recovery Emulsion, $41 for 150ml, will offer relief.

Elizabeth Arden Stick Gloss in Coral Reef, $25, makes a warm weather colour statement.

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Heaping Hazelnut, $35, is a chic nude-coloured make-up essential.

Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF50, $62 for 50ml, is a nifty little product; add to any skin products to keep the sun at bay.

Solar D Vitamin D Friendly Sunscreen SPF50, $13.95 for 100ml, is an ingenious new Australian sunscreen that protects from the damaging UVA and UVB rays while permitting a percentage of vitamin D-forming wavelengths in.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm in Give Me a Cuddle (1800 812 663, $12.95) almost makes the cut on name alone. The perfect shade of pastel pink earns it extra points.

Clarins Lip Balm Crayon in My Pink, $33, is just the ticket for no-mirror touch-ups.

Tom Ford Eye and Cheek Compact in Unabashed, $130. Sexy shades, glam case, this man can do no wrong.

Napoleon The Ultimate Contour Palette, $60 is a no-fuss compact for those who like to get busy contouring.

Laura Mercier Flawless Expressions Eye & Cheek Palette (02 9663 4277, $90) has the perfect summery array of eye and cheek colours covered.

Bobbi Brown Warm Glow Eye Palette, $125, is serious travel-tote candy with its croc-inspired packaging and neutral eyeshadow range.

Diptyque Eau Rose Roll-On, $62 for 20ml, is rose at its best, laced with notes of musk and lychee.

Clinique Happy In Bloom perfume rollerball, $25 for 10ml, is the perfect little sweetener for a daytime excursion.

Byredo Parfums Roll-On-Oil in La Tulipe, $85 for 7.5ml, conjures the first scent of spring, with a mix of delicate florals and fresh green stems.

With notes of grapefruit, cardamom and cinnamon, Costume National Homme, $59 for 10ml, is a seductive travelling companion for men.

Kiehl’s Musk 1921 Essence Oil, $35 for 7ml, earns extra travel-friendly points because it’s unisex.

Kai Perfume Oil, $64 for 3.6ml, is a holiday must with its intoxicating scent of gardenia.

Dior Farenheit Refillable Pocket Spray, 3ml, ($137, part of box set), is an oldie but a goodie with its leathery, woody, ozonic accords.

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