If you’re like us and struggle to last a few months without hopping on a plane, city breaks are a welcome indulgence. With Europe playing host to an abundance of cosmopolitan capitals just a few hours outside of the UK, a city break can always be relied on for a chic hotel, culture fix and vibrant nightlife.
The not-so-fun part? Decanting your favourite beauty products in a desperate attempt to meet liquid hand luggage restrictions. From multitaskers to mini beauty heroes, we’ve got your toiletry bag covered with our top city break beauty picks.
A chic and compact alternative to a clunky hairbrush, Tangle Teezer’s clever design and unique two-tiered system technology allows you to detangle and style hair on-the-go. It also has a protective cover to cover the bristles, so fits into your handbag fuss-free.
The low levels of humidity on airplanes can leave skin feeling dull and dry. Pop this mini-favourite in your handbag and spritz on to skin for a mid-flight refresher. The unique, naturally soothing formula comforts and revitalises skin, while its versatility means it can also be used to cool sunburn and other irritations.
Keep lips soft and hydrated on-the-go without a messy, sticky formula. Packed with naturally moisturising ingredients such as Shea and Argan Oil, this lip balm is just as luxurious as it is long lasting. Apply regularly throughout the day or as a hydrating base under lipstick.
A great pick-me-up for tired skin, this one-shade-fits-all, lightly tinted moisturiser will give you a balanced, radiant glow without feeling too heavy. Coffee beans and Panax Ginseng help give your skin an instant, energising boost, while the high Sun Protection Factor will help prevent damage from harmful UVB and UVA rays. The pigment is intended as more of a complexion perfecting sheer tint than full coverage and therefore is slightly more apparent on lighter skin tones.
This miniature version of a cult-classic mascara will give you carbon black, full, defined lashes. The iconic, hourglass shaped brush and collagen-fueled formula allow you to build your lashes as necessary. Apply one coat for a simple day time look and build up to three coats for an intense, curled, false-lash effect look, perfect for a night out.
Mist on this travel-size, weightless spray to give your holiday make up some serious staying power. Apply after makeup and spray across the face in an ‘X’ and ’T’ formation to keep your makeup fresh and help prevent it melting, fading or setting into fine lines. For a dewy look, spray on to your beauty blenders and makeup brushes before applying foundation.
This mini dry shampoo is perfect for when you’re in-between washes. With a light, airy scent and being free of parabens and talc, it neutralises product build-up and oil without leaving behind any telltale white spots.