Whether you’re jetting off on a European city break this summer or planning a weekend away at the English seaside, if you’re heading off on a short-haul trip, multi-tasking products and space-saving solutions are always at the top of our beauty packing list. Keeping your stash light and hand-baggage-friendly requires a good measure of self-control and a mix of tried and tested minis so you can still look and feel your best with minimal kit in tow. Discover the game-changing, travel-friendly beauty buys we’re loving that will make packing for your next mini break that little bit easier…
Keeping our hair looking sleek and shiny with minimal product is no easy task. For a weekend break, when time is precious the last thing you want to be doing is spending hours washing and styling your hair. Enter: dry shampoo, the vital styling product that allows you to delay washing for an extra day or two and boosts volume in one fell swoop. We love Living Proof’s PhD Dry Shampoo, which settles in without a chalky residue, quickly and easily absorbs excess oil and adds texture to roots.
Sleep always seems to go to the bottom of our priority list on an action-packed trip, which is why we won’t leave home without this mini face mist by Herbivore. A quick spritz has the ability to revive even the most weary complexion, so you won’t give away just how little sleep you’ve had. Infused with hydrating coconut water, rose extracts to help reduce redness and hibiscus flower to unify skin tone, now you can cheat your way to healthier-looking skin.
When space is of the essence and you want to carefully limit the size and weight of your kit, one way to do this, whether you’re travelling at home or abroad is to only allow yourself to bring one travel bag worth of products. Our exclusive Space NK Travel Bags are both stylish and practical. Available in a variety of colours, they are fully wipeable (so fret not if you do encounter an unexpected spillage) and have two large transparent panels making it easy to spot your products at a glance.
To add a healthy flush to cheeks and a swoosh of colour to your lips, RMS Lip2Cheek creamy balm is the ultimate multi-tasker that will bring you a healthy, glowing complexion with minimal effort. A richly-pigmented blend of natural oils, this cream diffuses into skin and lips delicately and softens at the same time. Even better because you apply it with your fingers there’s no need to pack a separate space-hogging blusher brush either.
Cleanse and hydrate skin on-the-go with these adorable 30ml minis from Malin+Goetz. The unisex (makes sharing a whole lot easier should you want to…) bergamot aroma leaves a gentle and refreshing scent on limbs while the lightweight moisturiser sinks into skin quickly, saving time in your morning routine and leaving you more time for sightseeing.
The perfect way to lift your mood and diminish puffiness in the midst of a heavy weekend, pop these antioxidant-infused eye patches on before a night out in a new city to help prep skin for makeup and revitalise the under-eye area. The zesty patches are infused with energising green tea, pine leaf and white mulberry extract and help to brighten dark circles in a flash meaning you can leave your usual eye cream at home and save space to bring home more souvenirs.