Vacation Days: Pack Light With These 2 In 1 Beauty Products

Vacation days: Pack light with these 2 in 1 beauty products

Your long-awaited summer holiday: the moment is drawing ever closer. The moment you first step off the plane in to blazing sunlight, the moment your toes first touch the sand, the moment you first catch the eye of the cute beach barman. But, in order for you to get away and experience all these magical moments, first you must pack.

With all our many beauty products – the make up, the moisturisers, the hair volumisers, the hair removers, the sun cream and the after-sun – generally taking up the vast majority of our suitcases, we’re always looking for ways to save space. (Oh, now there’s room for another fabulous bikini / kaftan ensemble? Go on then.) Plus, having just had our pre-holiday Venus facial, we don’t want to ruin the miraculous results by smothering our skin in product after product. So, as a result of all this, we’ve found the perfect way for you to pack light this summer: 2 in 1 beauty products that’ll halve the space your toiletries take up!

Nude Stix is a streamlined make up collection designed to be quick and easy. So quick and easy in fact that just one crayon acts as your lip liner, lip colour and cheek tint. Available in a number of exquisite pinks and peaches, this extra creamy pencil is the only product you’ll need with you for those quick touch-up pit stops between the beach and the bar.

For a long time eyeshadow has been a no-go on the beach: the potential for a powdery, sandy, sea salt mess is not a risk we’re willing to take. By Terry have made the dream of bringing a pop of colour to the seaside a reality thanks to their collection of Aqua-Print Waterproof Eyeshadows. Taking pencil form, these eyeshadows can create an incredible number of looks – an impeccable thin line along the base of the lashes, a bold flick from the corner of the eye, or a shimmering shadow over the entire eyelid – all from the nib of one clever crayon.

Still boasting the flawless results of your recent Venus facial, you won’t want to go heavy on the foundation on holiday – your skin will look glowing as it is. But for those who feel a little cover up is necessary, Liz Earle skin tint is the perfect compromise, as its light texture leaves skin looking naturally radiant and dewy. With added SPF15 your skin will be protected from the harsh rays of the sun, too. To be extra sure you’re looking after your skin, pack a tube of Dermalex Rosacea. Sunlight can play a major factor in triggering Rosacea, so keep those red flushes at bay with this handy little product!

Thought 2 in 1 was impressive? How about 5 in 1? Make sure you pack a bottle of Orico London’s Superseed Vitamin Dry Multi-Oil this summer. Developed for skin that’s continually exposed to harsh environments (that includes UV exposure!), this easily absorbed oil can be used to nourish and repair your face, body, hair, hands and nails. And as if that wasn’t enough it also has a clinically proven ‘happiness booster’: the uplifting aromatherapy blends on the skin to lift your mood. As if you weren’t going to be happy enough already lying on a sun lounger, cosmo in hand.

A similarly impressive product is Recitals Melody Moisture Miracle Crème, which acts as a leave-in conditioner, styling product, shaving cream and body moisturiser, meaning you can leave all your other bulky products at home!

At the end of a tiring day lazing in the sun, the last thing you want to do is spend forever exfoliating, then cleansing, then toning your skin. Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Cleansing Cloths will do all three in one quick step. Sweeping away impurities without stripping skin of its natural moisture, these cloths will ensure the results of your Venus facial stay evident throughout the holiday.

We’re not just getting 2 for the price of 1 on beauty products this summer: in gorgeous colours and with cute embellished charms Juicy Couture’s hairbands can be worn both in your hair and round your wrist. Continue to pack light with a Michael Kors swirl kimono, grab your Ti Sento beach bag and we’ll see you by the pool!

Anouszka Tate

Anouszka is a print journalist and radio & TV presenter with a penchant for sarcasm and tongue in cheek wit. Most importantly she’s YCB’s Features Editor. When she's not busy being all career driven she'll be baking, working out or making lists. Sometimes she wishes she had been born a decade earlier, and male, so that she could have been in a 90s boy band. Follow her on twitter and instagram @anouszkatate for vital updates on the above things summarised in 140 characters / in photo form.