Beauty & Fashion

Brilliant beauty buys for your holiday

Brilliant beauty buys for your holiday

Heading off on holiday? No need to schlep your entire beauty cupboard.

These six essentials, recommended by beauty blogger Leigh van den Berg of Lip Gloss is My Life will cover all bases (and leave you with enough luggage space to shop!).

“When it comes to a holiday I always head for a sunny location near the sea, so I’ve become a bit of a pro when it comes to packing a bag full of summer beauty essentials and these are the products I’ll be popping into my suitcase…

First up, is Heliocare gel SPF 50 (R320, I’ve got a combination skin and love that this serves up a high SPF, feels like nothing on, doesn’t aggravate my oilies or cause my skin to break out.

My favourite way to bronze is via The Tan Lab self-tan in Dark (R320, I slap it on before I go and touch up half way through. The colour’s deep but incredibly natural-looking, it doesn’t have a horrible smell when it develops and lasts longer before fading away more evenly than other products I’ve used in the past.

Forget hassling with powders that can break and a brush to apply them with. When I travel, I like to keep my complexion matte with Palladio rice paper oil-absorbing blotting tissues (R69,95, Dis-Chem) and add colour to my cheeks and lips with Revlon ColorBurst balm stain (R155, Clicks).

You can’t travel without facial wipes. They’re great for on the plane as well as the beach. I’m a big fan of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths (R89,95, Dis-Chem) as they’re infused with the same ultra-mild formula you’ll find in Cetaphil’s gentle cleanser. They don’t irritate or dry out my skin but remove make-up and dirt like a boss.

Last, but not least, one of my new loves is Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective mask (R995, It’s a super soothing, cooling and hydrating mask that contains an ingredient that reduces your skin’s perception to heat. After a long flight or a day spent in the sun, this is a rescue remedy at its best.


Utterly gorgeous Mugler Alien Flora Futura …

Win a bottle of Alien Flora Futura ..


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