Hot days and sticky nights call for minimal makeup effort, especially when you are travelling or having fun at a festival. We have picked our favourite easy vegan summer beauty essentials to make looking good on-the-go that much easier.
SPF is essential year-round to protect from those pesky UVA/UVB rays that are seriously damaging to skin, but it is never more needed than when basking in the hot heat of a summer’s day. We love this gorgeous climate veil from Evolve beauty. Not only does it contain SPF 20, but its slightly tinted, meaning it’s fabulous if you feel like forgoing foundation in favour of a subtle, clean glow.
Another super-skin saviour is the Drunk Elephant Anti-Pollution skin tint. This is great because you simple mix a couple of drops with your daily serum or moisturiser and it gives you a gorgeous golden glow, whilst protecting from potentially toxic airborne pollution.
Whilst we are on protection, don’t forget your lips! These sensitive pillows of skin also need looking after, and what better way than with a hydrating hit of Aesop’s protective lip balm, which also contains SPF 30.
We love a product that can multi-task, which is why we adore the make-up by MILK. They offer an array of solid beauty that can be used for a variety of different things. We love the lip & cheek and tan balms, they’re seriously easy to use and apply like a dream. We tried using them as shadows and lip colours and they worked so well to give you a subtle pop of colour and a healthy glow
If you want to brush up your brows, or lengthen your lashes on the go – a mini of your favourite is always a great call. Milk makeup also do some pocket-sized products like their mascara and lip and cheek balm – perfect when you’re travelling light! Kat Von D’s infamous tattoo liner also comes in an easy-to-carry mini size; ideal for preening peepers with minimum effort.
If you’re in a partying mood and searching for some festival fun, eco-glitter is a fantastic way to dress up without harming the planet. We love the portable pots by Ecostardust, they come in so many colours and you can pick a fine pixie dust powder or bold, chunky glitter.
Sweating when you’re out and about having Summer fun can be the pits, which is why we love the teeny deodorant pots by Natural Deodorant Company. Whether you’re dancing day-to-night or simply sweating it out on the rush hour tube, they fit into the smallest bag and keep you smelling sweet for hours.
Once you’ve got your look down, we absolutely love the B. beauty hyaluronic acid face spritz to keep it looking fresh. You can use it to rehydrate and set your makeup, whilst refreshing tired, parched skin on-the-go.