6 makeup essentials you NEED for your summer holiday

It’s here, finally: your summer holiday. Time to soak in the sun, kick back and enjoy some time away from the city. But before you relax, you need to make sure that your warm-weather beauty look is locked down.

Here are the six makeup essentials to pack on your next holiday – don’t worry, they’ll all fit in your carry-on. With space for a spare swimsuit or two.

The flawless face

6 makeup essentials you NEED for your summer holiday

Starting with the basics is always best – and there’s nothing more essential to your I-woke-up-like-this look than a light foundation. We’ve got serious love for this one, which is pumped full of anti-fatigue peptides and a load of skin-brightening vitamins. Plus, it has an SPF15 to keep the sun’s harmful rays in check.

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Make Up Foundation SPF 15, £8.99

Goodbye shine

Warm weather means a sweaty face – and even if you’re embracing a natural, dewy look, you might want to tone it down a little for photos. Buff away unwanted sheen with this powder that’s light and keeps your glow at bay. 

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder, £3.99

Contour like a queen

Even when you’re keeping your makeup look light, you’ll want to make the most of your cheekbones. Give yourself a well-balanced glow with a palette that helps you highlight, define and perfect a sun-kissed flush.

Rimmel London Kate Moss Sculpting Palette, £6.99

Long-lasting Lashes

6 makeup essentials you NEED for your summer holiday

No-one wants to ruin their poolside look with rivers of black mascara running down their cheeks – but you don’t want to sacrifice the wide-eyed beauty that long lashes give you, either.

The right waterproof mascara will give you beautiful lashes that won’t shift, not matter how humid it is. You can even take this budge-proof formula swimming – and, come bed time, it’ll come off with a couple of swipes of an oil-based cleanser.

Rimmel London Wonder'full Waterproof Mascara With Argan Oil, £7.99

Luscious Lips

6 makeup essentials you NEED for your summer holiday

Sublime moisture and a glossy sheen – your lips will reach next-level gorgeousness with this new softness-boosting lipcolour. Try layering your favourite colours to create your own signature look – or rock an ombre with a pink hue fading out to red.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipstick, £6.49

Eye-catching eyeshadow

6 makeup essentials you NEED for your summer holiday

Limited room in your bags means that some of your makeup products are going to have to do double-duty - and this double-ended eyeshadow and eyeliner stick will give you on-trend, vivid colour that doesn’t quit.

Our favourite look? Use the gold liner from Queens Of The Bronzed age under your lower lashes for a sun-catching, widening effect – then smudge the bronze shadow across your upper lid when you head out at night.Rimmel London Magnif'eyes Double-Ended Shadow and Liner, £6.99

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