Summer is here and we’re preparing for that well-earned holiday – I know I am! As well as from buying a whole new wardrobe, I love organising my holiday skincare and makeup essentials.  

I used to find that no matter how good my skin was, as soon as I landed at my destination, my skin felt dry and horrible. I realised it was the air conditioning on the plane that dehydrated my skin.

Since then, I always apply a thick moisturiser about an hour before my flight and avoid wearing any makeup completely!

Once settled on your flight, I would highly recommend wearing a facemask. But the last thing you need is a messy face mask, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Mask is a great option.

It’s lightweight and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and nourished in 15 minutes. If there any excess I always just massage it into my skin. Plus being only 10ml pot, it’s hand luggage liquid friendly.

If you’re on a long-haul flight, then I think you can get away with wearing a sheet face mask or eye mask.

Personally, I prefer eye masks, as they’re small and you can still have a chat with family or friends.

My favourites are the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Masks.

They’re pricey, but so worth it – your eyes will look fresh, well rested and hydrated!

So, you’ve arrived at your destination – woohoo! Once you’re unpacked, don’t forget to apply your SPF! They’re so many on the high street these days, there’s just no excuse.

Throughout the daytime I avoid makeup as the last thing I want is my face melting in the heat. In the evening however, I love to wear makeup. I feel you can really have fun on holiday with makeup, without looking OTT.

I always go with a BB cream for a base and the Vichy Normaderm Anti-Blemish BB is one of my favourites.

It has a lovely coverage but still lightweight. It’s not greasy and helps control shine – so this is really good for oily skin too.

Plus, it helps to prevent blemishes and calming any that you may have already.

Overall it just gives me a radiant, sun kissed glow, without looking a shiny mess.

I love wearing bright lipsticks, but I tend to only reach for them in the summer months and on holiday. The obvious option is to go with bright fuchsias, why not try bright corals and oranges?

Here’s a few of my favourites; Mac in Morange. Urban Decay in Streak, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Juan AND Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Liquid Colour Balm in Undress Me Coral.


So I hope this helps you, when packing for your summer gate-away! Easy on them cocktails and have an amazing time!  xXx