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Health and beauty
August 2022
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The perfect travel companions, best after-sun skincare and summer's makeup must-haves

Welcome to your ultimate beauty guide of what to pack for your travels this summer. We've literally got you covered - from travel beauty bags to the best after-sun creams and lotions, there's lots of ways you can keep your skin glowing.
Coco Cabana Jet Set, £25 Sol de Janeiro

Take this gorgeous body cream, cream cleanser and hair and body mist on your travels for smooth, supple skin and deliciously-scented hair.
Coco Cabana Jet Set, £25 Sol de Janeiro

Luminous Colour Beauty Bag, £32 from Mirai Nila

Ideal for travelling, this Luminous Colour Beauty Bag, £32 from Mirai Nila, is part of a new range of specialist haircare collections and contains colour-preserving shampoo and conditioner to rebuild and strengthen the hair structure and add lustre, whilst pomegranate extract and a colour-guard complex protect and maintain the colour in treated hair.

eve lom

Stowaway sizes of cult favourites from Eve Lom, this Travel Essentials Set, £38, includes her brilliant cleanser, a retinol serum and moisturiser.

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Perfect picks for your holiday makeup bag

1 For a sheer radiant finish, even when the heat is on, this tinted moisturiser comes in 14 shades for the perfect ‘no-makeup’ makeup finish. Light Revealer Natural Skin Illuminator in Nude, £37 Laura Mercier

Control shine and set makeup with this long-lasting powder which blurs pores and protects the skin but won’t clog, whilst Japanese pearl powders give a natural healthy-looking glow. The Silk Powder, £45 Tatcha at

3 Use this ultra-soft bronzer brush with your favourite bronzer all over face and body for the perfect all-over glow. Bronzer brush, £35 Charlotte Tilbury

4 Hourglass’ Voyeur Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, £27, glides on and stays on, in and out of the pool.

5 The perfect luminous bronzing powder for a healthy, sun-kissed glow for face and body. Les Beiges Oversized Sun-Kissed Powder, £66 Chanel

6 The perfect way to enhance that tan, this liquid blush is easy to blend, and the lightweight formula contains long-lasting colour pigments to provide all-day wear. Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, £19 Rare Beauty

7 Keep lips soft all summer with this sheer lip balm infused with wild cherry and rose extract. Lip tint, £31 Chantecaille

8 Avoid a meltdown with a good waterproof mascara. We love Estée Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof version, £25, for volume, length and budge-proof colour.

9 This pretty makeup bag easily doubles as a clutch but has a useful water-resistant lining and a pocket to keep jewellery safe. Oranges Makeup Bag, £22 Elizabeth Scarlett

The Hottest Nail Colours For Summer

With a nod to Pantone’s 2022 colour of the year, purple is having a moment in the sun and this paler, glossy shade is bang-on trend. Xbox Infinite Shine Polish in Achievement Unlocked, £15.95 OPI

A classic red is always a great go-to, but we love this orangey red for summer – perfect with a tan. Diorivera Nail Polish in Bayadere, £23 Dior

Stay low maintenance with a barely-there nude. Nail Polish in Ellen Blush, £24 Gucci

after sun

Holiday skin always needs extra TLC after sunbathing. Here are the best aftersun creams and lotions for 2022.

1 Sensitive skin and sun exposure are not always the best combination but this soothing formula can be used by even the most delicate of skin. Posthelios Soothing Aftersun Melt-in Gel, £14 La Roche Posay

A real favourite, Clarins’ After Sun Gel with aloe and watermelon not only smells divine, it immediately helps to cool and rehydrate sun-parched skin. Refreshing After Sun Gel, £22 Clarins

3 Containing aloe vera, antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E and ginkgo biloba, this ultra-hydrating mousse works on the face and body to repair skin and help maintain your tan. After Sun Mousse, £22 EVY

4 This soothing lotion with cooling mint extract promises 24-hour moisture to rehydrate sun-stressed skin for a longer lasting tan. Soothing & Cooling Lotion, £8 Piz Buin

5 A great value aftersun with aloe vera, this non-greasy formula will help rehydrate, cool and soothe post-sun skin. Hydrating Soothing After Sun Lotion, £5 Ambre Solaire

Read More: The Best Sun Creams for Different Occasions and Skin Types this Summer

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