8 Summer Beauty Products You Need in Your Carry-On

Don’t go on vacation without packing these beauty essentials, from a travel-friendly sunscreen to blotting tissues.

LaRochePosay-Anthelios-mineralSunscreen with SPF 50

It's not summer unless you have a few bottles of sunscreen stocked in your bathroom. It can be difficult to find a travel-friendly sunscreen, which is why we're huge fans of this 50ml version from La Roche-Posay. The formula is so light you can't even feel it under your daily moisturizer and it does the job too giving you protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

Travel & Style's Pick: La Roche-Posay Anthelios MINERAL Tinted ultra-fluid lotion SPF 50, $30/50ml, available at Shoppers Drug Marts across Canada and various drugstores

M.A.C. Patentpolish lip pencil in Fearless.

M.A.C. Patentpolish lip pencil in Fearless.

A bright lip colour

There's something about warmer weather that has us swapping out our lipsticks in favour of lighter formulas. We love the range of colours M.A.C. created for their patentpolish and the slight shine is the perfect finish. Creamier than a pencil, but longer-lasting and less sticky than a gloss or lipstick, it's really the best of both worlds. Go for a notice-me shade, like Fearless (featured), Teen Dream (for a more coral hue), or Berry Bold (for a pop of red).

Travel & Style's Pick: M.A.C. Cosmetics Patentpolish lip pencil in Fearless, $24, available at maccosmetics.com and M.A.C. stores across Canada


A faux glow

Even if tanning is a no-no, you shouldn't have to sacrifice a bit of a glow come summer. We suggest sweeping on a touch of bronzer for that perfect sun-kissed look.

Travel & Style's Pick: Yves Rocher Compact Bronzing Powder, $9.95, available at yvesrocher.ca starting June 2014


Waterproof mascara

Between the beach and an eyemask pressing up against your eyelashes, a waterproof mascara is always a travel essential. This particular formula contains collagen for a little extra boost. Longer lashes? Definitely.

Travel & Style's Pick: Maybelline Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal Waterproof Mascara $8.99, available at mass market retailers and drug stores across Canada


A multi-tasking balm

Winter or summer, dryness can plague any traveller, especially if you've been out in the sun more than usual. We love this multi-tasking balm since it can do so much, from help with dry skin, to soothe a burn (ouch!). The lavender scent is a bonus for helping to calm nerves on the plane.

Travel & Style's Pick: Ella’s Botanicals Lavender Bliss Magic Balm, $15, available at ellasbotanicals.ca and Whole Foods


Blotting tissues

It doesn't take much for a little excess oil to creep up come summer. Keep your skin looking flawless with the simplest solution -- blotting tissues. We love them because they don't remove your makeup and always make a big difference after we use them.

Travel & Style's Pick: Bobbi Brown Blotting Papers, $27, available at bobbibrowncosmetics.com


Hydrating hair products

Not all of us are lucky to have low-maintenance hair. For the rest of us that need to worry about taming frizzies or getting certain strands to stay put, Moroccanoil has us covered. Starting this summer you create your own customized hair care kit. All you do is pick four of their travel-friendly products and they'll throw in the kit for free. Definitely be sure to include their classic Moroccanoil Treatment. It works on any hair type or style.

Travel & Style's Pick: Moroccanoil travel sets, travel-friendly products starting at $9, available in June at moroccanoil.com and select salons


An all-in-one moisturizer

Keep your makeup bag to a minimum with a facial moisturizer that is good enough to function as a primer, eye cream and can work day and night. With 16 botanical extracts, and over 20 antioxidants, the best part about the formula is that the more you use it, the less you'll need.

Travel & Style's Pick: Mereadesso All-in-One Moisturizer Travel Size, $28/12ml, available at mereadesso.com

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