Summer Travel Beauty Essentials- What To Pack For Your Getaway


With summer romance, inevitable adventure and a spirit of rebellion in the air, the season of ultimate getaways is officially upon us. Whether you’re venturing on a cross-Canada road trip or simply escaping to cottage country for the weekend, beauty for the warmer months focuses on simplicity. While fierce crimson pouts and expertly curled locks may reign supreme during the rest of the year, summer calls for low maintenance and au naturel beauty. As you take off on your Summer 2016 retreat, keep these tips in mind for restocking your makeup bag and maintaining your effortless bombshell status.

Dry Shampoo

Let’s be honest, we don’t wash our hair every day on vacation, but oftentimes the weather leaves you needing to a little more than usual. Dry shampoo is a lifesaver when you don’t have time for a shower but the weather advises otherwise. Combat the frizz and grease that humidity brings and say hello to fresh, clean locks on the go.

Face Mask

A face mask gives your skin that added boost when travelling, especially when sitting on a plane for hours or wandering around in the sweltering sun. Applying a face mask at the end of the day can instantly make you feel more hydrated and can combat excessive oil. Many face masks also double as an exfoliator and a spot treatment, leaving you more space in your suitcase!

BB Cream

Why stuff five different creams and concealers into your makeup bag when you can just carry one? Most BB creams act as primers, moisturizers, sunscreens and foundations making them the ultimate beauty multitasker perfect a sun-filled vacation.


This might be a given, but mascara is one of the most important beauty products to really brighten your face and add a put together finish, no matter how rugged your adventure. When hitting the road, it might be smart to switch to a waterproof mascara, just in case you find your save in a sudden rainfall or even just a really humid day. In a pinch, mascara also works as liquid eyeliner when applied with an angled brush!

Cheek and Lip Stain

Cheek and lip stains are a travel beauty essential to achieve the highly desired flushed look in a pinch. With a stain, you don’t need to struggle to find the perfect lipstick and blush pairing, you don’t dirty brushes, and the compact size and quick ease of this product works as a lifesaver, especially on busy mornings as this two-in-one product is perfect for on the go.

Photo: iStock