Don’t leave the UAE without these must-have minis…
Can’t bear to be separated from your beloved beauty products come vacation time?
Luckily, we’ve done the hard for you and streamlined your suitcase with our editor-approved list of travel minis. Best bit? Lightening your load will leave more room for shoes.
1. Too Faced Better than Love at Sephora Waterproof Mascara Travel Size at Sephora, Dhs47
Wave goodbye to raccoon eyes with this splash, smudge and sweat-proof formula. With lashes this good, we won’t blame you for skipping the sunglasses when lounging poolside. Layer up for a more dramatic, dusk-appropriate look thanks to the hourglass-shaped brush which coats those hard-to-reach lashes. No wonder it’s a make-up artist staple…
2. Rituals Travel Eau D’Orient 10ml at 6th Street, Dhs50
This travel-friendly fragrances might not be hefty but it still packs a punch. With hints of pepper and incense, this pint-size perfume will transport you straight to the Orient. Stash this one in your handbag, stat.
3. Kat Von D Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist Travel Size at Sephora, Dhs55
We can’t be the only ones sick of sweating all our make-up off the second we step outdoors. Keep slip and slide for the poolside thanks to this hard-working mist – it lasts a whopping eight hours longer than other sprays. Win-win.
4. Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Minis – The Brown Edition at Sephora, Dhs158
This mini matte liquid collection proves why Huda Kattan is among Forbes’ richest self-made women. Long-lasting and non-drying, luckily, there’s four at our fingertips. Take your pick from an understated brown nude or channel your inner 90s It Girl with a brownish mauve. Feeling adventurous? Plump for Vixen, a dramatic brown shade.
5. Starskin Coco-Nuts Nourishing Hot Oil Hair Mask at Sephora, Dhs52
Thanks to our penchant for blow-drys, curling, and colouring – and not to mention 48-degree heat to contend with – our lacklustre locks need a little TLC. Enter this game-changer. Infused with coconut and sea buckthorn fruit, slather this on for silky smooth strands within 20 minutes. Plus, it smells good enough to eat.
6. Tarte Maracuja Oil Travel Size at Sephora, Dhs74
This powerhouse, infused with radiance-boosting maracuja seeds, has earned a place in your in-flight beauty arsenal. Plumper and smoother-looking skin awaits, so get slathering. Several drops a night should do the trick, or add to your moisturiser come morning.
7. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye-Refreshing Gel Cream at Neutrogena Middle East
Planned to unwind on your mini-break but over-indulged instead? Wave goodbye to tired peepers with this fatigue-busting budget buy. Finally, no more (eye) baggage.
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