Yes, planning lazy days by a lagoon pool, or roasting marshmallows on an open campfire can ignite our brain’s pleasure centre. But, if we’re being totally honest with ourselves, we are fixated on the sartorial choices that will make up the trip (and, let’s face it, the socials). Whether your vacation look is paired back and classic or a swirl of daring prints and colour, there’s a makeup palette that’ll round off the look to perfection. Here’s how to create fuss-free, but ultimately chic vacation looks, whatever your destination.

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Beach Babin’

When you only have a suitcase to work with, it’s important to incorporate versatile pieces that guarantee ongoing wears. Keep it simple with a one piece worn back with shorts and a Greek sandal or a loose dress paired back with statement glasses.

As for your beauty bag – let’s just stick with less is more. A simple wave spray and face oil will emulate that glowing beach-side appearance we’re all longing for.



L-R: VIX Embroidered Voile Dress – Uma Oils Clarifying Face OilERES one-piece swimsuitSunday Somewhere Pixie sunglasses – OUAI Wave Spray – ATP Atelier Sandals


Gone Glamping

You’re probably sitting around an open fire with a glass of the host’s finest red wine, so it’s time to take your vacay-uniform to the next level.

Keep it moody with darker tones and try cosy-chic suede boots and a crepe pant.

You can interject a pop of neutral with a wool sweater while your beauty palette remains on the darker side, incorporating a natural complexion with a hero burgundy lip and bold brows.



L-R: Philip Lim SweaterRoland Mouret Crepe PantLilah B Lip to Cheek TintHourglass Liquid FoundationSee by Chloe Suede Ankle Boots


Euro Vision

A Euro Summer is the go-to for those after an endless summer (so, most of us). While it may be one of the most fashionable destinations, you can actually pack light without dropping the chic ball. Case in point: a long maxi skirt paired back with a white top and a sneaker for those Santorini stairs.

Opt for a pink lip over red and a moody eye for dinner under the stars, it’ll go perfectly with a glass of wine in hand.

Interject small flashes of colour into your wardrobe according to your location, while keeping the overall palette neutral with a feminine twist and leather accessories.

L-R: Vanessa Bruno Satin Midi SkirtHelmut Lang Jersey Top – Adidas Court Sneaker – The Art of Makeup Palette – Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick – Simon Miller Bucket Bag


Story by Sarah McLean

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