It’s that time of year where you and your loved ones hit the open road to create unforgettable memories on a much-needed trip. There are always checklists for the usual things: snacks, beverages, reading materials, games to keep the kids entertained and playlists, but what about your beauty supplies? Don’t worry, we won’t over-complicate things. These products are super handy, take up barely any space and will make your life easier, ensuring that you have the most hassle-free road trip yet. Time to say hello to road trippin’ beauty!
Pack the following:
Origins GinZing SPF 40 Energy Boosting Tinted Moisturizer
Like it or not, we’ll always find an opportunity to remind you to wear SPF. Every. Single. Day. Road trips are for lightweight make-up formulas and this tinted moisturiser gives you that ‘no-make-up make-up’ look with an added protection of SPF 40. It boosts the skin’s moisture levels and makes it look energised, thanks to coffee bean extract and panax ginseng. Simply apply this product to cleansed skin and you’re good to go.
Erborian BB Shot Face Sheet Mask
If you’ve got some time to kill, pop a sheet mask or two in your bag. The Erborian BB Shot Face Sheet Mask is easy to apply. Simply peel off the packaging, apply the sheet mask to dry skin and then pat down the product onto your skin, leaving no space for air bubbles. Leave it on for 15 minutes and watch your skin transform from drab to fab. It contains a host of moisturising and soothing ingredients, such as horsetail plant, wild yam, kigelia and white ginseng with liquorice. This will also make great entertainment for everyone driving past.
Essence All About Matt! Oil Control Paper
Ugh, that midday shine is never a good look. Keep your skin oil-free with these oil-control papers from Essence. They take up minimal space in your bag, yet make the biggest difference to your complexion with their green-tea-infused sheets. If you’re wearing make-up in the car, they’re great to refresh your look. Simply apply one of the papers to your skin, remove after a few seconds and reveal a fresh, matte finish.
Clarins Treatment Fragrance Eau Extraordinaire
We feel as though this scent was designed specifically for long trips in the car. Here’s why: this beautiful treatment fragrance by Clarins is made with 95% natural ingredients, the majority of them being essential oils and plant extracts with zero alcohol, meaning it’s safe to spray onto your skin without worrying about potential sunburn. It’s a fruity floral combination of deliciousness that’ll leave you going ‘ahhhh’ each time you spritz it on your body.
Fenty Beauty Hydra Reset Intensive Recovery Hand Mask
Road trips are often long, so if you’re not driving, why not take the opportunity to have a little pamper sesh? The Fenty Beauty Hydra Reset Intensive Recovery Hand Mask is a hand treatment packed with plant extracts, fruit oils and 40% glycerin created to intensely nourish, soothe and moisturise your hard-working hands. It’s recommended to apply and keep the mask on overnight, but it’ll work just as well over a few hours of shut-eye in the car. Thank us later.
Uriage Thermal Water Spray
Skin feeling a bit parched? This is the perfect product to perk it up. Keep Uriage’s Thermal Water Spray on standby in the car for when your skin needs a boost. You can spritz it directly onto your skin or make-up and feel instantly refreshed. The formula contains mineral salts and trace elements known to give your skin a glow.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm
And last but certainly not least, the most important beauty item on a road trip: lip balm. Elizabeth Arden’s iconic Eight Hour Cream has been transformed into a compact lip balm pot which fits easily into your bag and can be applied whenever you see fit. Spending hours in a hot or cold car needing to use the air conditioner or heater can dry out the lips and this is the perfect remedy to moisturise them. It soothes, repairs the barrier and prevents future flakiness. A winner.