Holiday Beauty Must Haves

At this stage of your life, you’re an experienced traveller with an established holiday packing list.  But beach trips present unique beauty problems when you’re a little older, and having just come back from one of our best beach holidays ever,  we felt compelled to share three things that made the trip even better.

While we’re long past the stage of wearing make up to the beach, let’s be frank: holiday photos are a little alarming when they feature a totally washed out version of you.  Especially when the ghosts of  glorious, sun-kissed holidays past are still percolating under that SPF 50 sunscreen…

Meet our new beach bag mainstays:

SugarSugar Tinted Lip Treatment is what would happen if your lip balm had a fling with your lipstick.  With an SPF 15, this incredibly moisturizing balm feels great on salt-water chapped lips.  Their Coral is sheer and vibrant and works as nicely on it’s own as it does over your favourite lipstick. This skin-warming shade is a keeper.  Available at Sephora.


People look plain weird without eyebrows.  How to get back what time takes away?  Marcelle Duo Eyebrow PRO.  It’s a slanted waterproof twist-up pencil on one end with a tinted brow gel on the other to keep what’s there in place. It goes on smooth and powdery, looks natural and lasted the whole day at the beach.  Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

beachBeach hair has a different meaning when you’re over 40. Scratch the tousled locks and insert  dry, frizzy and dull-coloured.  Give your hair some help with Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Hair.  A spray that contains moisturizing silk and Vitamin B5 and UV filters that protects your hair from sun, salt and chlorine. Use it in between swims and again at night to keep frazzled beach hair in line. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.