Packing your beauty bag for a holiday can be a pain. Do you have enough space for your beloved curling wand? Will that body bronzer leak all over your clothes? And can you really live with just one eyeshadow palette?
Well struggle no more! These easy beauty hacks will up your packing game without cutting down on holiday glam.
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Add bronzer to your body lotion
Haven’t had time to tan before hitting the beach? No problem. Grab your bronzer and mix a small amount in with your body moisturiser for a subtle golden glow. For bonus points, add a little bit of shimmer eyeshadow – your limbs will be extra luminous.
Ditch your mascara like Beyoncé
No mascara? No worries! Beyoncé has your back, revealing that she recently applied lip balm to her lashes while on holiday. “I used [it] to prime my lashes before curling,” she told Allure. “It was like a natural mascara. It made the lashes hold the curl and look shiny.” If it’s good enough for Queen B…
Style your hair with sea water
Forget sea salt spray! If you’re heading to the beach, use the salty water to create natural, textured waves. After taking a dip, scrunch your wet hair in sections with your fingers. Keep scrunching and tousling the hair, letting it air dry for effortless beachy waves.
Make your lip colour multipurpose
Choose the colour wisely and your lipstick may be the only product you need! Pink, peach or red lipstick can be applied to the apples of the cheeks as blush, or blended on the eyelid as a pretty cream shadow. You can also forgo eye makeup altogether and just swipe on a bold lip colour. It’ll look like you made an effort with your makeup, even if it’s all you’re wearing. Winner!
Exfoliate with sand
Next time you head to the water, gently rub handfuls of sand into your skin using a circular motion. Rinse off in the water and enjoy silky smooth skin without even leaving the beach.
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Do your brows, eyeshadow and eyeliner with the same product
Leave your palettes at home and pack a single shadow that works with your brow tone – all you need are a few simple brushes. An angled brush will help define your brows, while a fluffy shadow brush can blend the colour onto the eyelid. Dampen a liner brush and use the shadow to line the lashes. Done!
Say goodbye to sand with baby powder
Trying to get sand off your body after a day at the beach can be tough. To avoid spending hours rubbing it off, apply baby powder to your body before you hit the sand. This will make brushing it off a breeze!
Use tea bags to ease sunburn
If you had a little too much sun, use tea bags to cool down your scorched skin. Grab a few black tea bags and pop them in cold water. Once the water has gone dark, place the wet bags onto the burned skin to soothe the heat and stinging.
What’s your favourite beauty hack from the above? Do you have any other beauty tips and tricks when on holiday?