Wednesday 26 April 2023

My holiday beauty packing list

When it comes to travelling, especially hand luggage only, it can be easy to overpack in terms of make up, skincare and haircare. We're off to Albania and Corfu for two weeks next month and I'm in my pre-planning stage; I thought I'd share it in case anyone else is planning a trip soon, so without further ado here's my holiday beauty packing list...


This is really important for me as I have eczema as well as spot-prone skin. I'm planning to take a cleanser for removing make up as well as a morning cleanser, as well as a serum and thick SPF moisturiser. As I'm hand luggage only, these will be mini versions or products that are naturally under 100ml; I've linked some of my favourites below.

The Body Shop Camomile Cleanser Mini

UpCircle Cleansing Face Balm Travel Size

CeraVe Hydrating Cleansing Bar

Ziaja Olive Moisturiser with SPF

The Body Shop Skin Defence

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum 

We're also planning to buy body suncream out there, but we do have some minis for the first day! I have a barrier cream for my eczema which I'll need a 'GP summary letter' for to take with me as it's over 100ml, which you can get for free from your doctors. This is something to bear in mind!


A lot of the makeup I use currently is powder based, although I do want to make the switch to liquid blush (etc) as it's surely better for dry skin. But with being so limited in terms of what I can take in my hand luggage, I'm sticking with what I've got for now. I'll pack a primer, foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, highlighter, mascara, eyeshadow palette, brow gel and setting spray. And a few lip options... God that seems like a lot doesn't it?! I'll link my favourites below, and I've written before about the best travel makeup palettes. Most makeup tends to be under 100ml anyway, and luckily powder products can go in a seperate bag.

💋 The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

💋 Fenty Beauty PRO FILT'R Foundation

💋 Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer

💋 Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blusher

💋 Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer

💋 MAC Soft and Gentle

💋 Essence Lash Princess Mascara

💋 e.l.f Bite-Size Eyeshadow

💋 Collection incrediBROW Tinted Brow Mascara

💋 NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray

💋 Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lipsticks

💋 Givenchy Le Rouge Lipsticks

Hopefully that should be all I need!


Finally, some haircare. We are planning to buy some shampoo and conditioner out there, but I will probably pack a cheap solid shampoo bar just in case we want to wash our hair the day we arrive and don't have chance to get to the supermarket or anything. You can get them from Home Bargains for 99p! In terms of brands who do good minis, though, I've linked them below - and I'll take my favourite all in one hair serum too...

👱🏼‍♀️ John Frieda Moisture Shampoo Bar

👱🏼‍♀️ Aussie Mega Mini Shampoo

👱🏼‍♀️ Aussie Mega Mini Conditioner

👱🏼‍♀️ Dr Paw Paw 7 in 1 Hair Treatment

👱🏼‍♀️ Tangle Teezer Compact Styler

So with any luck, that should be everything! Hopefully I can fit all of this between my liquids bag and my other makeup bag; we have a cabin case and a handbag/rucksack each so fingers crossed...   

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