The Only 5 Beauty Products You Will Need This Long Weekend



Or any weekend, actually!

So it’s the long weekend again and you find yourself panic packing. I feel you; I tend to pack at the very last minute possible. But do not fret! Wherever you might be heading to, you only need to equip yourself with these 5 beauty items. Yes, that’s right! Just 5 items. Your carryall—and your face—will thank you for it.

The trick to packing beauty products is to make sure that they are multi-purpose. Go for items that are as hardworking as us during the weekdays.  This not only saves baggage space but saves precious time as well. I usually make sure to cut my beauty routine to half whenever I travel to maximize the rest of the trip.

Read on for the 5 products you should bring this long weekend!

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

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This multi-award winning and multi-purpose beauty oil is a must-have for a reason. It nourishes, repairs, and softens not only your skin but every part of your body. Be it hair or lips, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse has got your beauty needs covered. I absolutely swear by this product; it did wonders for my skin after a month of continuous usage. I actually skipped a couple of steps in my beauty regimen when I use this holy grail of a dry oil. It’s also my go-to product when I am short on time at night—I just make sure to cleanse my face and apply the oil right after.


Dr. Pawpaw Original Balm

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Celebrities all over have a steady supply of this in their handbag—and for good reason. Hailed as the multi-use balm that people cannot live without, it handles all sorts of skin problems. With this with you, you don’t have to worry about dry lips, skin irritations, sunburns, cracked heels, unruly eyebrows, et al. All that in a travel-sized tube!


CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup SPF 40

While launched to be the perfect makeup you can wear during workouts, I find that CliniqueFIT is perfect for everyday wear especially for those who demand more from their makeup. And with their promise of the products being life-proof, it can weather any conditions wherever you may be. The CliniqueFIT foundation is everything you want from a good base: lightweight, sweat and humidity-proof with a matte finish with sun protection of SPF40. Plus, it doesn’t clog pores (hence causing breakouts) and can last for 12 hours—talk about heavy duty. Just put it on and you’re good to go, wherever and whenever.


Generation Happy Skin Lip & Cheek Tint

Only have space for one lippie in your bag? No problem—I always bring a trusty lip and cheek tint to bring a blush of color to my cheeks or, when need be, to my lips. It’s buildable (you can control the intensity of the color depending on your application) and versatile. A good lip and cheek tint is really all you need when you travel. Lucky for us, Kathryn Bernardo’s recent collaboration collection with Happy Skin has 4 different shades for us to choose from. The best thing about Generation Happy Skin’s 4 colors? They’re all easily wearable!


Marc Jacobs Daisy Love

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Nothing will make you cherish the memories of any trip quite like a signature scent. Just a whiff of the perfume you used during your vacation will instantly bring back memories. A good friend and beauty editor once told me of her favorite travel hack: she has a specific scent for every country she visits. So that when she’s feeling nostalgic, she’ll spray on a cologne or perfume and it will teleport her back to her happy places. That said, what’s happier than Marc Jacobs’ newest baby, Daisy Love. Equal parts bright and sunny, fresh and floral, the unique mix of crystalized cloudberries, daisy tree petals and cashmere musk is definitely memorable. It’s also very light, making it wearable for your travels.