RCreating the perfect holiday beauty bag can become very stressful. It is important to carefully choose the products you want to bring with you, taking into account size and travel restrictions, as well as your personal needs.
Summer is in full swing and that means only one thing: deciding where to spend your vacation. But wherever you go, there’s an essential companion in every suitcase: the case of beauty.
If it’s true that the desire to vacation shows on your face, it’s equally true that recreating the perfect beauty bag risks becoming a source of stress.
The philosophy of “you never know” often produces unintended consequences and our beauty pays the price, where we end up importing more products than necessary, which, once they reach their destination, end up being forgotten on the trolley.
On the other hand, we all know that summer is definitely not the best time to create elaborate makeup or do a thousand-step skin care. PiTo optimize the available space, it is important to focus on “smart” products, i.e. cosmetics with simple and multiple formulasthat we are sure we will really use, based on our needs and habits, without forgetting the destination of our trip.
It is the first product that should be included in the beauty kit, preferably with a protection factor of 50+.
The new sunscreens, in addition to being environmentally friendly, have light compositions that are easily absorbed, they aren’t greasy and they don’t leave that horrible white halo on the face like they used to. Dermatologists agree that proper UV protection is by far the most important step in your beauty routine, especially in the summer when the days are longer and you inevitably spend more time outdoors. For those who will spend their holidays discovering art cities, it is better to focus on the stick format, which is easy to reapply and above all to carry in your bag.
In summer even skin care becomes minimal. The textures for packaging are gels, very light and absorbable. There are still three main steps: cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. For this season it is better to leave chemical peelings in the drawer, they often turn out to be too aggressive and photosensitizing for the skin, better to choose classic mechanical scrubs that manage to gently remove dead cells.
With the heat, tanning becomes the real ally of summer makeup. To correct discoloration and dark circles, it’s best to have concealers in different shades in your bag to brighten the eye contour and correct small imperfections, leaving the foundation and skin tone at home. Palettes consisting of blushes, bronzers and highlighters are ideal for those who travel: they take up little space and contain everything needed to recreate a “sunburnt” look. To accentuate the look, the combination of eyeliner and mascara is always a winner, but if you really don’t want to give up eyeshadow, mini sizes are a great solution!
What about the lips? Lips & cheeks products are the ultimate “smart” solution, their pigmented and super fluid texture allows you to apply them on the cheekbones as a blush or on the lips as a gloss.
You can’t think of going on vacation without taking a perfume with you. As with skin care, fragrances become lighter in summer. Yes to eau de toilette and perfumed waters with fresh and sparkling notes, capable of projecting a pleasant sense of carefreeness and vitality on the skin even on the hottest days. For those who have little space in their suitcase or have to deal with the limits imposed by airlines, it is better to equip yourself with travel-sized perfumes.
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint
Benefit’s iconic rose petal lip and cheek shade that gives you a super natural rosy glow, suitable for all skin tones! Benetint is not a metaphor: it does not smudge and does not dry, suitable even for the most passionate kisses!
Astra – HYPNOTIZE LIQUID LIP & CHEEK
It is both blush and liquid lipstick. Its light and airy formula blends and spreads effortlessly for a light and velvety touch of colour, diffuses smoothly into the skin for a flawless finish
Comfort Zone – SUN SOUL CREAM SPF 50
It provides long-term protection to the skin, while protecting the aquatic environment. It minimizes the dispersion of filters in the environment and is ideal for water sports enthusiasts. The fragrance-free formula makes it suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
ISDIN Fusion Water MAGIC SPF 50
It blends with the skin, providing high protection. Moisturizes the skin and has an antioxidant effect.
Mini Nude Palette Natasha Denona
This palette consists of 2 metallic shades, 2 mattes and 1 chrome shade: Metallic Bronze, Matte Peach, Metallic Nude, Metallic Twin Bronze, Matte Warm Brown.
Perfect for travel with its compact size, a must for lovers of nude shades! From Sephora
Gucci Palette de Beauté Quatuor
Gucci Beauty’s first multi-purpose quad palette for eyes, lips and cheeks. The palette includes four stylish, versatile and buildable shades that are easy to apply to create new makeup looks every time.
YSL Beauty Couture Mini Clutch Palette
Each palette has been formulated with highly concentrated pigments to guarantee a highly effective color effect, offering endless make-up possibilities for both daytime and evening looks. In addition, the oils contained in the formula have valuable skin care properties, ensuring a comfortable fit and hydrated skin.
Nars Orgasm Four Play Blush Quad
A new limited edition blush quad, consisting of four shades inspired by the best seller Orgasm.
Let yourself be tempted by the new irresistible blush palette with the iconic peachy pink shade Orgasm, plus two new pink shades to add dimension and a golden highlight. Thanks to the Light Reflecting Blush formula, light is reflected to better highlight the pure pigments contained in the powder.
Drunk Elephant Littles 6.0
A kit of six day and night essentials, in an on-the-go format to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, brighten and rejuvenate the skin. The secret to turn back the hands of time and restore all its beauty and balance to the skin in just 30 days.
Fenty Skin – Starter Set
An eco-sustainable routine with clinically proven efficacy, designed to dissolve makeup, clear pores and hydrate skin while protecting it from the sun. Suitable for everyone and especially for dry skin.
Teaology Peach Tea Moisturizing, toning and brightening face spray
A face mist is essential to cool off on the hottest days. This formula contains antioxidant blue tea infusion, hyaluronic acid and natural prebiotics to balance the skin’s microbiome.
Yves Rocher Solid Conditioner
The perfect solution for mini bags, this compact conditioner nourishes hair for 72 hours, making it soft and easy to style. Contains no silicones and is vegan friendly.
While we wait for the issue of liquids on airplanes to be solved everywhere, solid cosmetics remain super practical and the go-to option. This solid deodorant contains essential oils with antibacterial properties.
FLORIS Lily – Eau de Toilette
A balanced floral fragrance, warm and bright at the same time that leaves a soft but persistent trail. Inspired by the lily of the valley, Caterina Catalani’s nose tried to preserve its naturalness. The freshness of dewy flowers is enhanced by notes of Egyptian jasmine and Bulgarian rose. Sparkling notes of white tea give this fragrance a pleasant sense of purity, while its woody and musky base returns a gentle warmth to the skin.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Inspired by the sensual charm of the Ligurian Riviera, the fragrance sparkles with cheerful and fresh citrus notes, evoking the fragrant breeze that blows from the dense vegetation on the steep cliffs. The fragrance features a floral heart of neroli, orange blossom and lavender, which then sinks into an intense base of amber and aromatic rosemary. Encased in a blue and gold mini bottle with a magnetic closure.
Miller Harris Hydra Figue
the scent of an afternoon sea breeze carrying the aroma of fresh Hydra figs with warm, comforting notes, crashing against the salty blue waves of the Aegean.