Bank Holiday Beauty Essentials

This May there are TWO bank holidays – get in. Ballin’ this bank hol but don’t want the luggage? We’ve got you, babe. These are the bank holiday beauty travel minis and essentials you need to add-to-bag.

Bank Holiday Makeup

The Brushes

When travelling, you wanna make sure you’ve got everything you need in one handy bundle. Cue: Sigma. Known the world over, their v instagrammable makeup brushes are longwearing, super soft and basically everything you need in order to add-to-weekend-bag.

These are the perfect makeup brushes for travelling ‘cos they cover every base without duplicating needs. From foundation to eyeshadow to contour, this handy set of brushes has got every base covered (no foundation pun intended).

Wanna make sure your brushes are perf’ in time for your travel? Read our post on how to clean makeup brushes.

The Products

Obvs travel minis are gonna be your go-to makeup products, whether you’re spendin’ your bank holiday at bae’s or in the Bahamas. We’ve picked out our must-have minis below as the hero products you defs need.

  • Real Techniques Mini Miracle Complexion Sponges – It’s like your go-to blending makeup sponge but MINI. Latex-free, these Real Techniques sponges are great for travelling this bank holiday, but you’re gonna love them when you’re back in the office ‘cos they’re great for touch ups throughout the day too.
  • Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Mini – Your fave Benefit products just got hella cute. Dandelion is their bestselling highlighting powder, and we love it for creating a glow perfect for any look. It’s a go-to for us full-sized, and we have to have it in our bag now it’s a travel mini.
  • Mavala London Nail Colour – This bright red is perfect for a bank holiday beauty statement. Mavala‘s formulas are longwearing and pigmented, and their small size is great for chucking in your bag. If you wanna be extra AF, get prepped and follow our ombre french manicure tutorial.
  • Illamasqua IllaMustHaves Gift Set – So what if this is called a gift set? Treat. Yo. Self. Illamasqua are renowned for their MUA-approved makeup products, and this lil set comes with a primer, mascara, contour stick and gel eyeliner. It’s basically your face, in a (v pretty) bag.

Bank Holiday Haircare

Travel Size Shampoo and Conditioner

Featuring a shampoo, conditioner, dry texturing spray and a light version of their bestselling treatment, this Moroccanoil travel essentials kit was made for making sure you’ve got killa’ locks wherever you’re travelling. Bank holiday beauty is all about making sure you look fire for the whole four days (we’re obvs counting Thursday night), so these must-have products will serve you well.

Mini Hair Electricals

Gotta get that flawless blow dry and look salon fresh, no matter whether you’re heading to your local hairdressers or you’re DIY’ing it. These two electricals are the killa’ combo for making sure your hair looks bomb without having to leave the bathroom.

  • T3 Featherweight Mini Compact Hairdryer – The T3 Compact Hairdryer is amazing for travel as it folds to make itself more compact. Small is defs mighty however, as it has multiple heat and speed settings, guaranteed to get you the dream blow dry on the go.
  • ghd Gold Mini Styler – If you’re definitely not planning to leave your hair straighteners at home, then ghd could be just the fix you’re after. These mini hair straighteners have been developed with short hair in mind, not travel, however their smaller size will be perfect for straightening out kinks as and when they appear.

Bank Holiday Skincare

Travel Face Creams and Serums

New Zealand brand Antipodes have been on our radar for a while now. We are obsessed with their focus on natural ingredients and they’ve released two of their bestselling products in mini sizes for you to test – or to take with you on holiday. As far as bank holiday beauty goes, these are perfectly sized and sure to add a lil extra to your skincare routine on the go.

Travel Body Wash

It’s always a lil awkward when you stay round a mate’s and it comes to showering: which shower gel are you supposed to use? Are you gonna start a flatmate war when you lather up with the wrong product? Avoid the issues and pack the Spongelle Spongette Travel Size Body Wash Infused Sponge. One side releases an amazing scented body wash to cleanse your body, and the other side exfoliates – great for if you need to top up your tan mid-weekend. Defs a travel mini essential.

Travel Skincare Electricals

Could we really not give the FOREO LUNA Mini a mention? It’s revolutionised our skincare routine ever since it entered our lives a few years ago, and we’re so happy there’s a mini size that we can take with us. This one features a single use battery rather than one you recharge, so there’s no need to pack a charger too – winning.