The Beauty Products Byrdie Editors Never Leave Home Soil Without
Heading on vacay? Us too, and one of our favourite parts is the packing (serious). There's something meditative about curating the perfect beauty product lineup to serve you whilst you're sipping on a margarita poolside, don't you think? To help you prepare, our team listed all the goodies that sit at the top of our packing list. All that's left to add is a head scarf, slides, and a Realisation dress. Bon Voyage!
Amy Lawrenson, editorial director
The Vibe: I pack anything that will multiply my holiday aesthetic tenfold, so that means glow-inducing makeup products and anything that will give me beach-textured hair without the knots.
Sachujuan Ocean Mist ($40)
Sea water is the only real thing that can give me those illusive disheveled waves, but it can easily go the other way and leave hair looking matted and a bit of a mess. So I find this beach spray to be a good middle ground, giving the texture I want without the tears when it comes to hair-brushing time.
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel ($69)
I'm fairly fair, so I love a bronzer that will amp up any effect of the sun without looking like I've just pasted a load of brown stuff on my face. Chanel's bronzer is the most authentic I've tried. It has this mousse-y texture that blends down to a really sheer filter of colour that still lets the natural nuances of my skin peek through. It is huge, though, so def not one if you've only got carry-on luggage.
Eyeko Yoga Exhale & Extend Waterproof Mascara ($38)
Waterproof mascara is really the only option on holiday unless you wanna end up with grey streaks down your cheeks after the first dip in the pool. This one contains loads of conditioning ingredients like matcha green tea and vitamin E to care for lashes while you wear it.
Shannon Peter, deputy editor
The Vibe: I tend to wear no makeup when I'm away, but I go OTT on skincare. My suitcase is always packed full of decadent body and face oils I apply by the handful. And I love dedicating a good perfume to each holiday I go on—when I return, the scent always reminds me of the experience.
Neighbourhood Botanicals The Daily Glow ($39)
I'm all about oils 12 months of the year, but especially on holiday when the sun can zap skin of all moisture. This one by hip new brand Neighbourhood Botanicals contains ample amounts of antioxidants, vitamins and phytosterols to keep skin glowing. It's dreamy in sundowner selfies.