Must Have Minis
For anyone heading off on their holidays with nothing but a Ryanair cabin bag in tow, I feel you girl! Luckily Cara has you covered with a large selection of minis. Packing is hard enough without having to painstakingly select which parts of your face to leave behind. Here we have a round up of our favorite products available in 100ml and under!
As always Benefit is to the rescue! All of their bestselling products are available in mini form. Our top picks for a flawless face:
Benefit Bad Gal Bang
Already having reached cult status despite only being launched earlier this year, Bad Gal Bang is just as powerful in mini form! It creates lashes so dramatic there is no need for falsies and its unique patented formula means there is no risk of panda eyes if you're going for a dip in the pool.
A must have for the heat, keep your complexion smooth and flawless even above 30 degrees. As you need only a tiny bit at a time, there is actually a generous amount of product in the tube. POREfessional can be used by itself for just to smooth the appearance of pores and prevent oily patches, or under makeup too keep it looking fresh in the heat.
One of our summer must haves, Galifornia is a gorgeous bright coral blusher. Ever so slightly iridescent gold, it gives every face a boost. Interestingly the neon undertone compliments both cool and warmed toned skin, and looks even better with a tan! The brave among us might even consider using it as an eyeshadow for funky club look.
Keeping your brows fleeky while traveling can be a worry, luckily Benefit's best brow product now comes in a mini size, complete with a tiny applicator brush! Its cream gel formula means even the boldest brows are (somewhat) waterproofed for a splash in the pool, and can withstand soaring temperatures without sliding back down the face.
For those who are unfortunately prone to becoming more roasted than bronzed when in the sun, Hoola is the key in faking a healthy holiday glow. The mid-brown toned bronzer provides a golden colour that looks good on every skin type. The matte formula means it can be successfully layered for a more intense colour payoff to fake sunkissed skin.
Benefit High Beam
Holidays are not the time to abandon your highlight! Matte skin in summer is not a good look, and high beam's liquid formulation provides a dewy satin finish to make the most of the suns natural light.
Stila Warm & Fuzzy Collection
Packing light doesn't mean a lack of distinctive makeup looks. Stila's Warm & Fuzzy collection contains three of the brands bestselling 'stay all day' liquid lipstick shades, all in travel size! These colours compliment every skin tone, and are perfect to complete a summer holiday look. Splendor Shimmer is a caramely nude hue, which a gold iridescent shimmer for perfecting your bronzed goddess vibe. Beso is bold red, with a tangerine undertone that screams tropical. Caramello is a subtle, natural nude which would compliment a natural tan or a toned down beachy style makeup look.
Bioderma Micellar Water Cleanser
While micellar water has gotten a lot of bad press as of late, Bioderma is the original and still the best. Unlike its many competitors, Bioderma's micellar water is PH balanced for even the most delicate skin. While skincare obsessives may not recommend it for constant cleansing, the mini bottles are perfect for removing light holiday makeup quickly and easily after a few mojitos!
Goes without saying! Are you even Irish if you don't own at least one tub? Luckily for us, Sudocreme now comes in a mini size. A multipurpose product in every sense, perfect for mysterious bumps, blisters and bites you'll never regret bringing a tub with you on your travels.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
Our desert island product, after a long week of sun, sand and sipping cocktails sometimes the last thing you want is rushing to wash your hair for the airport! Batiste can also be used to add texture to hair for styling, as daily shampooing thanks to frequent dips in the pool can leave hair too slippery to hold a style.
Banat EcoPocket travel toothbrush
These pocket sized toothbrushes are a lifesaver for anyone who is seriously stuck for space! Ideal for popping in your handbag to freshen up at the airport.