Summer Essentials For Beauty Lovers On The Go
Published Jul 16, 2015
Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time for jet-setting to exotic destinations. Or at least a day trip to the beach. If you’ve got wanderlust, we have a roundup of our favorite pint-sized products, perfect for slipping into a bag on your next excursion.
If you haven’t tried marula oil, you’re missing out. Cold-pressed from the nut of the African marula fruit, this light, fast-absorbing oil is packed with fatty acids and antioxidants to heal, hydrate, and protect. The ultra-portable rollerball makes it a perfect companion for long flights. Apply to lips, split ends, cuticles, or wherever dryness takes hold.
You’ve probably spotted this iconic red tube in many celebrity makeup artists’ kits, and for good reason: this is the king of all-purpose beauty treatments. Use it as a lip balm, dewy highlighter, moisturizer for hair, skin, and nails, eyebrow gel, frizz tamer, sunburn reliever, and so much more. The 25mg tube is just the right size to take with you wherever you go.
This is the summer that you’re going to start wearing sunscreen religiously, right? Lucky for you, we’ve got a luxury product that will make you forget the piña colada-scented tubes of your youth. This lightweight, oil-free cream is loaded with antioxidants to protect skin from classic summer party crashers: UVA/UVB rays, environmental pollutants, and free radicals.
When it comes to a radiant summer glow, Charlotte Tilbury knows what she’s doing. These beautifully-packaged twist-up sticks add a semi-sheer wash of color to lips and cheeks alike. Keep one (or two) in your bag to get a sun-soaked flush on the go, even if you’re nowhere near a tropical island.
The heat and humidity of summer days call for a mascara that won’t quit. This sleek black tube offers creamy, buildable pigment that doesn’t smudge, clump, or flake—even after multiple coats. A must-have for anyone seeking long-lasting lashes.
Drawing inspiration from one of our favorite summer hangouts, this styling cream harnesses Sachajuan’s Ocean Silk Technology to add natural shine and light definition to your ‘do. Use it as a heat protectant for a bouncy blowout or to tame frizz when you’re on the run.
If you’re wondering how to pull off a multiple-step skincare routine while you’re on the road, IT Cosmetics has you covered. This dewy CC cream is like an anti-aging serum, daytime moisturizer, full-coverage foundation, broad-spectrum sunscreen, and subtle highlighter combined. Just one step to radiant, flawless skin? We’ll take it.
We’re head-over-heels for this French import, and with good reason. Bioderma is a soothing, no-rinse micellar water and makeup remover that will revolutionize your cleansing game, especially if you don’t have access to a sink. Or if you’re just too lazy to get to one, which is totally acceptable. Hey, it’s summer.
If your zits seem to pop up the second you leave the house, fear not. Eco-beauty guru Indie Lee has a blemish treatment for you. This tiny tube, packed with alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, witch hazel, and camphor, gently exfoliates away oil and debris while fighting acne-causing bacteria. Dab some on with the doe foot applicator and watch your bumps fade away.
Now that you’re fully stocked with travel-ready beauty supplies, you need a place to put them. Made from sturdy canvas, Alphabet Bags were designed with the makeup lover in mind—they come equipped with a black, waterproof lining that is easily wiped clean. This is the last time an uncapped eyeliner pencil ruins your perfect summer day!