8 Beauty Hacks to Help You Look Flawless During Your Long Holiday Trip


Vacay season is here, which means (for most of us), endless hours of travel and having to awkwardly pull off an entire beauty routine on the road or mid-flight. And even though we’d like to carry our makeup bag or kit with us, no-one really wants extra luggage to drag around. The eight products below will have you touched up and looking flawless in two minutes flat.

1 Hand sanitiser

Before you apply any beauty products to your face, make sure your hands are clean first. Keep this hand sanitiser in your handbag or jacket pocket so it’s on you at all times.

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THE BODY SHOP Absinthe Purifying Hand Gel (R55)

the body shop hand sanitiser

2 Blotting paper or blotting sponge

Reduce oiliness on your face with a sheet of blotting paper. Alternatively, blot your face with this super-cute blotting sponge from BeautyBlender.

BEAUTYBLENDER Blotterazzi (R398)


3 Eye Cream

Apply this cream to the skin underneath your eyes for an instant hydration boost and to help reduce under-eye circles.

NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream (R149.99)

nivea eye cream

4 Concealer

Use this to hide blemishes and dark circles underneath your eyes, or to sharpen the edges of your brows.

REVLON Photoready Concealer (R179)

revlon concealer

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5 BB Cream

A good BB cream will provide the perfect amount of makeup coverage, while colour-correcting and hydrating your skin.

POND’S Flawless Radiance All-In-One Even Tone Expert BB Cream (R89,99 for 25ml)

pond's bb cream

6 Brow Gel Mascara

This will tame untidy brow hairs while adding a tint of dark colour to them.

BENEFIT Gimme Brow (R295)

benefit gimme brow

7 Cheek and Lip Stain

Kill two birds with one stone. Apply this amazing stain to your lips or cheeks for a sweet, rosy flush of colour.

THE BODY SHOP Lip & Cheek Stain (R145)

the body shop lip cheek stain

8 Hair Brush

Groom your hair on the go with this adorable compact brush from Denman.

DENMAN Popper Brush (R39,95)

denman popper brush


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