11 beauty products you need in your Euro summer travel kit
Eat, pray, glow
BEAUTYcrew Beauty & Social Editor / June 16 2023
Strap in girlies, the yearly European summer photo dumps are about to begin. And if you’re among the lucky few (thousand) heading to the Mediterranean coast this season, it’s time to take notes from Rihanna’s in-flight beauty routine and start planning your Euro summer beauty essentials.
Navigating weight, space and liquid limits can be restrictive for us beauty aficionados and there’s truly nothing worse than arriving at your destination only to find you’re missing your favourite moisturiser or, God forbid, SPF (aside from losing your passport, maybe?).
So consider this your beauty travel checklist that will have you glowing to the Gods as you galavant from one Greek island to the next…
Make Up For Ever Refillable Makeup Palette
This refillable makeup palette is the packing cubes of beauty and will be your ride-or-die for extended getaways. Simply pop out the pans from your go-to blush, eyeshadow or complexion palettes, stick them onto the magnetised palette and you’re good to go. A genius space-saver hack if we’ve ever seen one.
$8 at Sephora
Skinstitute Multi-Active Mist
Our desert island pick? The Skinstitute Multi-Active Mist. It’s travel-sized (carry-on, duh) and packed with skin-loving goodness to refresh and rehydrate your complexion. One spritz of this bad boy will bring even the dullest, driest skin back to life, whether you’re using mid-flight or after a seaside soiree.
$33.75 at Adore Beauty
ghd Duet Style Professional 2-in-1 Hot Air Styler
This wet-to-dry hair tool will save you space and transform frizzy strands into the sleek, shiny locks of your dreams. The ghd Duet Style features state-of-the-art aerodynamics and smart low-temperature plates that deliver minimal heat damage and effortless styling, making it the perfect tool for beach-to-bar hair transformations. Just don’t forget to pack a power adaptor…
$595 at Sephora
Color Wow Dream Coat Super Natural Spray
A raincoat for your hair? We’ll take five. Color Wow Dream Coat will be your Euro summer BFF, taking your hair from frizzy and unmanageable to glossy, smooth and effortless to style (a thick hair girlie’s dream). The humidity-proofing effect lasts 3-4 washes, so you can rest easy knowing your locks will remain sleek and shiny as you beach-hop between coastal towns.
$64 at David Jones
Summer Fridays Shade Drops SPF30 Mineral Milk
This Hailey Bieber-approved SPF is a summer staple. It’s enriched with squalane and chamomile for an ultra-hydrating formula that glides over your skin like silk, with no greasy residue to be seen. If you’re looking for a broad-spectrum sunscreen to wear under makeup as well as on its own, this is it.
$58.75 at Revolve
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 62 Perfume Mist
Pistachio has been dubbed the hot girl scent of 2023, and Sol de Janeiro’s take on the trend is a vacation in a bottle. You’ve no doubt seen this fragrance all over your FYP and trust us when we say its viral status is well-earned. A quick spritz of the sweet, vanilla-y scent goes a long way – just be prepared to be asked “what perfume is that?!” everywhere you go.
$61 at MECCA
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+
Sunburn, irritation, mosquito bites, dryness – La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume has got you covered for almost every skin mishap imaginable. It’s powered by a prebiotic complex to soothe irritated skin, and although it might not cure your Aperol Spritz hangover, this miracle cream has got your skin barrier covered.
$18.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Ole Henrikson Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer
Your travel beauty bag needs a good all-rounder moisturiser, and this pick from Ole Henrikson won’t let you down. The skin-loving formula features amino acids, ceramides and peptides (hello, glazed donut skin!) to nourish and repair your skin, as well as boost your glow. Plus, it layers effortlessly under makeup so you can leave the primer at home.
$70 at The Iconic
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
When we think “multi-tasking makeup”, the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush is the first to come to mind. We won’t bore you with a spiel about the budge-proof, ultra-pigmented formula (no doubt you’ve already heard from TikTok), but trust us when we say this liquid blush works just as well on your eyes and lips as it does on your cheeks.
$41 at Sephora
Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara
Another viral TikTok sensation, Maybelline’s Sky High Waterproof Mascara is one of our favourite drugstore makeup essentials. It volumises and lifts your lashes from root to tip, with bamboo extract and fibres for next-level lash length. Don’t be surprised when someone demands to hear which falsies you’re wearing…
$21.95 at Chemist Warehouse
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Body Oil
Okay, it’s boujee but hear us out. The Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Body Oil is quite literally sunshine in a bottle, spiked with gold leaf to deliver a shimmering sun-kissed glow – sans the skin cells in trauma. The lightweight formula features notes of amber-sandalwood, cardamom and pistachio, delivering a divine smoothing finish and scent to match.
$165 at David Jones
Georgia Nelson is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty & Social Editor and resident Euphoria obsessee. You'll find her hard at work putting the latest TikTok beauty trends to the test or perfecting her skin care routine. Her latest obsession? Nailing the glazed donut aesthetic (move over, Hailey Bieber).