Vacation-inspired beauty buys to embrace until we can holiday again
Enjoy a trip to paradise, no plane ticket necessary
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / July 02 2020
Remember holidays? Of course you do, you’ve no doubt been dreaming about taking one since the very moment lockdown restrictions kicked into gear.
But, while borders remain closed, flights remain cancelled and health remains our number one priority, we’ll all have to make do with other alternatives.
Luckily we’ve rounded up a bunch of paradise-inspired beauty products bound to deliver on the vacation vibes, and they're a whole lot cheaper than the real thing.
Wander Beauty Wanderess Escape Eyeshadow Palette
This pigment-packed palette features the sand-and-sea shades that’ll have your look screaming ‘I’m on vacation’ despite the fact that you’re definitely, actually, still on your couch.
Soap & Glory Call of Fruity Bubble in Paradise Refreshing Shower Gel
Lather up with this bubbly body wash and the spritely mango and mandarin scent might just convince your senses that you’re showering in a Hawaiian hotel room.
Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipstick in Tropic Tantrum
Honestly, we’d be having the furthest thing from a tantrum if we were actually in the tropics right now, but we do see one happening after we use up this entire bright pink bullet (we give it a week, it’s ridiculously good).
IGK Beach Club Volumising Texture Spray
TBH we’re missing beach waves even more than we’re missing the actual beach. Reclaim your beloved tousled texture with this leaves-you-looking-fresh-from-the-sea styling spray.
Tarte Hamptons Weekender Contour Palette
Oh, what we’d do for a real-life weekender in the Hamptons… until then, we’ll settle for this highlighter, blush and contour combo – these silky-smooth, streak-free shades are the silver (or rather, peach) linings of the current situation.
Ciaté London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Mist
You know that gorgeous golden glow you get on holidays? And how you’re missing it like mad? This is it, in spritz-able form. Micro pearls handle the radiance quota, while coconut transports and treats your senses.
Mavala Switzerland Nail Colour Cream in Waikiki Orange
A mini polish is a must on any beauty junkie’s packing list, so we’re living vicariously through this vacation-sized (and Waikiki-inspired) vibrant coral colour until we can swipe it on in its namesake neighbourhood.
Briogeo Paradise Pink Satin Scarf
Offer your hair its own equivalent of paradise with this tropical-print vegan silk scarf – style it into strands as an accessory or wrap it over hair before bed to eliminate nightly friction, reduce frizz and prevent tangles.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
With a highly addictive vanilla and pistachio aroma and loaded with caffeine and antioxidants, this Brazilian body cream is ideal for firming and plumping those precious cheeks, Gisele Bündchen style.
Maison Margiela Beach Walk EDT
The best part about spritzing this salty skin-inspired coconut milk, lemon and musk mix from home? There’s no need to switch to the travel mini – go on, spray that full-sized bottle, you smug thing.