Whether you’re heading to a cottage with a crew of friends, roughing it at a campsite, or just planning on hanging out in your backyard and doing absolutely nothing, you’re going to want to keep your beauty routine as low-key as possible. May Long weekend is all about minimal makeup, hassle-free cleansing and low maintenance beauty. Here’s our top six picks to fill your weekend makeup bag with just the essentials.
1. Dry Shampoo
Eliminate the time and hassle it takes to wash and dry your hair. Dry shampoo can do oily damage-control with a quick scatter of powder on your roots. A good quality dry shampoo can soak up the grease and leave your hair smelling fresh even if you don’t have access to water.
Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo – $17.95
2. A Freshening Body Spray
If you want to smell instantly fresh, not overly-perfumed, and feel instantly invigorated, make Kiehl’s fig and sage leaf aromatic mist your go-to spring scent. It smells just like the promise of summer – fresh, earthy and slightly sweet.
Kiehl’s Divine! Fig Leaf & Sage – Aromatic Mist – $38.00
3. Facial Cleansing Wipes
For on-the-go cleansing and touch-ups, stash a good selection of facial cleansing wipes in your bag. Look for ones with a built-in moisturizer to leave skin feeling clean and hydrated. Purify Coconut Water Wipes are coconut-water infused towelettes that gently cleanse your skin, removing toxins, oil and make-up from pores.
Pacific Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes – $6.00
4. Natural Bug Spray
Most bug sprays are full of synthetic ingredients and toxic chemicals which you don’t want to be spraying on your skin. Honest bug spray is made with pure, organic essentials oils to naturally keep bugs away. It’s deet-free, biodegradable and contains no harsh, synthetic, or petroleum-based ingredients.
Honest bug spray – $13.00
5. Lip & Cheek Stain
When it comes to summer travelling, it’s all about beauty products with a dual-purpose. A cheek and lip stain gives lips and cheeks a hint of natural-looking colour that stays put longer than lipstick and blush do on their own. Dab on cheeks or lips using the provided applicator then blend using your fingertips or a sponge.
The Body Shop Cheek & Lip Stain – $7.00
6. A BB Cream
BB Creams (also known as a “blemish balm”) are an Asian import that have just exploded in the last few years in North America. They’re like lighter foundation with a few skin care benefits that are key for summer like SPF and antioxidants. Keep your skin hydrated, protected from the sun and glowing with a BB cream this long weekend.
Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – $47.00