Bikinis, sun hats and beach bags... You wouldn’t pack a winter coat for your summer holiday, so why not make the same distinction with your beauty products?
Take a holiday from your everyday routine with products that put you in vacation mode.
With sun, sea and sand on tap, switch it up and think brighter colours, beachy hair and shimmering skin.
Don’t board the plane without these holiday beauty essentials. Get them while they’re hot!
Dive in to ocean adventures with Elizabeth Arden’s nautical-inspired Summer Escape Limited Edition Collection, from £17. Inspired by the colours of the sea and sandy beaches, enhance your golden glow with the Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powder, £28 (Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide).
Give your hair a protective veil from harsh sun with Alterna’s Bamboo Beach Sunshine Protect And Shine Spray. The weightless spray is formulated with UV filters to help protect against colour fade and add instant shine, £16.80 (www.lookfantastic.com).
Accentuate tanned limbs with a subtle hint of gold shimmer. The exotic combination of coconut and sweet almond oils in Mandara Spa’s Bali Santi Glistening Body Oil will leave your skin glistening and nourished, £6 (www.timetospa.co.uk).
Banish nudes and lighten up talons with a sun-drenched colour. Paint on Revlon’s Nail Art Sun Candy dual-ended polish for a cracking colour and sparkling top coat that creates a dazzling solar effect, £7.99, available in six shades (Boots).
After a day sizzling on the sand, quench the thirst of sun-parched locks with Aussie’s Beach Mate haircare. The limited edition range contains exotic ingredients to revive frazzled hair and includes shampoo, conditioner and 3 Minute Miracle Beach Mate Deep Treatment, from £4.49 (Boots/Superdrug).
Bronzed skin is the perfect canvas to experiment with juicier colours. Brighten up with Nars’ Summer 2014 Color Collection, including Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow, Priscilla shocking pink Lipgloss and Libertango Nail Polish, from £14.50 (www.narscosmetics.co.uk).
If you usually use an SPF15 on your face at home, boost your protection to the max with SPF50 on holiday. Ole Henriksen’s Protect the Truth SPF50+ is an oil-free sunscreen that can be worn solo, or under make-up or moisturiser, to protect from UV damage, £31 (Selfridges).
Stash your new holiday beauty haul in its very own bright beach bag. Keep your sunny lotions and potions in Sew Lomax’s ‘Going to the Beach’ wash bag and keep clear of melting ice creams, £20 (www.sewlomax.com).