Your (Airport-Friendly) Summer Beauty Kit

Whether you’re jetting off to sunnier climes or en route to a festival abroad, flights can often take their toll on our appearance – we’re talking dry complexions, lank hair and, well, the equation of mascara + a sleeping mask  is never a pretty outcome, is it?

We’re often slightly perplexed by those few people who manage to glide into baggage claim looking serene and (sometimes) even better than when they boarded. The secret? Ensuring you have an arsenal of carefully curated products in your hand luggage to tackle all your needs, in turn enabling you to beautify en route and swan off the plane looking like you haven’t just endured countless hours of aircon and cramped conditions.

Here’s what we’re packing for holidays, festivals and everything in between this summer…

A dash of colour
For a subtle boost in sun-kissed colour, Matte Multiple is all you need to step off the plane looking healthy, rested and glowing. Add a slick of the creamy formula to your eyes, cheeks and lips – it’s enriched with vitamin e and acai oil, so it won’t dry your skin out like powders often can in-flight.
NARS The Multiple in Maui, £29 at NARS

Cleanse the day away
An oil cleanser is perfect for travel, as it dissolves all traces of makeup and dirt while keeping your complexion hydrated and nourished.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, £4.50 at DHC

Hit refresh
For an instant skin pick-me-up, we’re carrying a little bottle of Monu’s Rose Reviving Mist in our bags at ALL times throughout summer. The best part? You’ll find a bottle in your June GLOSSYBOX, The Festival Edit. The zesty blend is great for refreshing and hydrating your skin mid-flight – or as a quick festival skin reviver.
Monu Rosewood Reviving Mist, £11.95 at Monu

Spritz and go
Meet Chloé’s little sister. Layering floral notes of peony, freesia, rose and lily of the valley, you can rest safe in the knowledge that it will never, ever be taken off you by airport security.
My Little Chloe eau de parfum, £35 at John Lewis

Plump up the volume
This little miracle powder is used by hair pros far and wide to boost volume, lift the roots and add texture. Whether you’re flying off for a few days at Benicassim in Spain, Hideout in Croatia, Tomorrowland in Belguim or Lollapalooza in Chicago, it’ll keep your locks looking freshly-styled all day long.
label.m Resurrection Style Dust, £12.75 at Label M

Clean hands
The essential travel companion. Keep your hands squeaky clean, even when there’s no water available – the best thing about this sanitizing wash from Aesop is it won’t strip your hands of moisture like others often do and what’s more, it harnesses that incredible Aesop smell.
Aesop No-Rinse Hand Wash, £7 at Aesop



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