Beauty Essentials For The Long Weekend

Before you hit the road, check out these holiday weekend beauty essentials


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Head start: Sun up or not, tan the easy, safe and subtle way, with a moisturising gradual tanner that won’t leave you looking like an Oompa Loompa. Try Dove Summer Glow, $9.63.

Fresh face: Micellar waters hail from France and remove makeup easily and gently in bottle or wipe form. Wipes save on packing space, but remember bin don’t flush. Try Simple Micellar Cleansing Facial Wipes, $11.99. From supermarkets.

Hard out: Campers and trampers who want to be welcome in the tent can use wipes or a specialist product designed for use without water. Try Pits n Bits towel off Anti-Bacterial Body Wash, $7.15. Stockists ph 0508 734 466.

Quick zhuzh: Leave the shampoo and hair tools behind and rely on a little dry shampoo to refresh your hair. Throw in a salt spray to add to the beachy vibe. Try Tresemme Dry Shampoo, $14.49. From supermarkets.

Play time: Seek out water and sweat resistant sunscreens that stick at their task. Try new Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen SPF70, $24.99. It helps sweat wick through so it evaporates rather than runs. From supermarkets and pharmacies.

Natural remedy: Rachel Hunter discovered dilo on her TV Tour of Beauty. The Pacific nut oil soothes skin and is a traditional remedy. Ideal after sun and as a rich body moisturiser. Try Pure Fiji Dilo Rescue Body Gel, $46. See purefiji.com

Child’s play: Crayons are a super easy way with makeup and pack well. Use them on lips and cheeks. Look for ones with a soft texture that blends but lasts. Try Revlon Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm, $20.50. From Farmers and selected pharmacies.


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