More exciting than Christmas, a summer holiday is just what the doctor ordered. While, obviously, the thought of days, weeks or even months (who are you?) without deadlines, grey skies and a daily commute are nothing short of bliss, packing can be a stressful experience. It's not just clothes, either – trying to condense your bathroom shelf into a suitcase-appropriate collection of products is a life skill. With hand luggage allowances stricter than ever, how are you supposed to decide which products are worth taking with you?
Well, being benevolent makeup obsessives, we've decided to do the hard work for you, resulting in this handy list of the best refreshing sprays, glitter makeup, shine-boosting hair masks and summery perfume that no holiday should be without...
SHOP: The Best Beauty Products To Take With You On Holiday
The Best Beauty Products To Take With You On Holiday - Grazia
This summer's beauty forecast calls for electrifying colour, subtle shimmer and exaggerated eyeliner wings. Enter the Fenty Beauty BAESIDE Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trio. This limited-edition product offers smooth precision and an ultra-pigmented hue. Thank YOU, Rihanna.
Wearing a high factor SPF is crucial, regardless of your skin type. Vichy's Ideal Soleil Face & Body Sun Protection Milk SPF50 is particularly good thanks to its non-greasy formula and the fact it leaves no white marks. Re-apply every two hours when you're out in the sun.
Stay cool in the heat with Vichy's Thermal Spa Water Spray. Enriched with 15 minerals and 13 trace elements, this refreshing spray helps to relieve redness, sooth sensitive skin and reinforce the skin's natural protection. Pop it into your beach bag for on-the-go application.
When you've got little space in your make-up bag to play with, pack this do-it-all number. A full-coverage colour correcting cream, SPF 50+ and anti-ageing serum, this handy beauty hero will give you a flawless coverage while hydrating your skin. Now that's the very definition of cost-per-wear.
There's nothing quite like a bit of bronzer to either enhance or fake your holiday glow. Dust this all over your face for a light, natural looking colour, or use as eyeshadow for a glamorous nighttime look.
A waterproof mascara really needs to do what it promises, and this truly delivers. Not only does it stay put all day, it makes lashes longer and fuller, meaning you can apply in the morning and it will still look freshly applied in the evening. Genius.
Never is a multi-tasking product more useful than on holiday. This little beauty can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks, leaving more room in your make-up bag. This is the sort of product you'll use once, and then won't be able to live without.
It's not just your face and body that needs protecting from the sun – lips can have a bad time in the heat, too. That's why Clinique's Moisture Surge lip balm is a genius little product that you can have in your handbag at all times, so as to avoid any dry, flaky skin. It also works brilliantly underneath lipstick, to ensure it goes on more smoothly.
After a lovely new perfume for summer? Meet the YSL Black Opium Exotic Illusion Eau de Parfum, which is a limited-edition version of the cult favourite Black Opium fragrance. It will also make your Air BnB bathroom look incredibly chic.
The summer heat and humidity is no match for this dry hair saviour. This deep conditioning treatment contains a special ingredient - Australian Balm Mint - which promises to revive dull, dry, beached-out hair. Leave it on in the shower for 2-3 minutes, or apply it at the beach as a nourishing, leave-in conditioner.
Sea salt, sun and a few too many cocktails can leave your skin feeling dry. Replenish any lost moisture with this rich Embryolisse cream, which can be used as after-sun, post-shaving or as a face and body moisturiser. Definitely worth stocking up.
For these – and even more beauty essentials – shop in-store and online at Boots.