My Travel Beauty Favourites: Camilla Hewitt
My Travel Beauty Favourites: Camilla Hewitt

My Travel Beauty Favourites: Camilla Hewitt

Make-up artist Camilla Hewitt is always on the go – so it stands to reason she knows a thing or two about travel beauty. Here, we asked her to share the products she always packs, the miniatures worth the money, and her best space-saving tips…
By Rebecca Hull

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Stock Up On Cream Formulas

“One of my main concerns when travelling is breakages and spills. The thought of getting off a flight to find my favourite blush has cracked all over my suitcase fills me with fear. That’s why I always opt for cream products, if the job allows. Refy’s Cream Blush has fuss-free packaging that’s ideal for travel  – the shade ‘Malaya’ is my go-to for a subtle glow. If you’re limited to hand luggage, it works as a lip colour too, so you can double up and save on space.” 

Save Space With Empty Palettes

Vueset palettes are my favourite way to streamline a make-up kit. They’re great for professionals, but also for anyone who enjoys using cream formulas and wants to cut down on storage. You’re not only cutting out all the packaging, you’re also creating an all-in-one organised palette that makes finding and mixing different shades so simple. I love using them for lipsticks and foundations. If you want choice when you travel, this is the answer.” 

Don’t Forget A Good Mask

“Aeroplane air-con can play havoc with your skin, leaving it dehydrated and lacklustre. The Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask – which comes in a handy travel size – transforms skin in just ten minutes. The vegan formula floods skin with a mix of vitamins, antioxidants and gentle exfoliating extracts that plump up fine lines to leave your complexion looking smoother and fully renewed. While it isn’t a replacement for drinking plenty of water, it will help.” 

Tan Skin The Safe Way

“We all know the importance of staying out of the blazing sun, but if you want a little bit of holiday glow on your return, I suggest you invest in Tan-Luxe’s Super Glow HA Self-Tan Serum. It gives you a healthy-looking colour without needing to put your complexion in harm’s way. I’ve taken it on endless trips. It gives my skin a real glow, so I don’t have to pack as much make-up either. My usual tinted moisturiser stays at home – all I apply during the day is SPF.” 

SHEET MASKS are thin, take up no space and are a great way to reset your skin while away. Put them IN THE FRIDGE and use first thing as a GENTLE WAKE UP CALL.

Try Starter Skin Kits

“Instead of packing a complete skincare routine or buying endless minis, I always rely on starter kits. Most brands shrink their hero products into miniatures to get us hooked on the entire range. In my opinion, you’re better off picking up a starter kit from a reputable brand so you never have to compromise on efficacy. The Seed to Skin travel-size kit is well worth ordering – it will save you making any last-minute airport purchases. Given how effective it is, the price is so worth it – plus, the product sizes are larger than you think. On the subject of Seed to Skin, I can’t not mention its The Biom’Sphere Overnight Serum. It’s designed to rebalance your skin’s microbiome, which can become compromised by pollution, sun exposure and irritants from products like insect repellent – everything we associate with travel. It’s what I always use once I’m home as it’s brimming with probiotics.” 

Get Savvy With SPF

“We all struggle with reapplying SPF regularly, especially when we’ve spent time doing our make-up. It’s why I never travel without Kate Somerville’s UncompliKated SPF50 Soft Focus Make-Up Setting Spray. It completely takes the stress out of topping up your SPF. If you’re in direct sunlight, apply this fine mist every two hours – and you can also apply it before applying any base make-up as it’s not sticky at all.” 

Pack Multipurpose Products

“No travel beauty bag is complete without Ultra Violette’s Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial SPF50+ in my opinion. As far as recommendations go, this is one almost every beauty editor seems to love. A moisturiser, high-level SPF and primer all in one, this smart product will streamline any routine, without compromising on the effectiveness of a more thorough one. A true multitasker.” 

Keep Brassiness At Bay

“A great recommendation for blondes is Oribe’s Bright Shampoo & Conditioner – both of which come in handy travel sizes. After being in the sun, hair needs some serious TLC, so it’s worth packing the most nourishing products you can. This duo corrects brassiness and smooths the hair’s cuticle to seal in moisture. If you’re heading somewhere hot, you’ll love that both also provide UV protection to shield hair from the colour-depleting effect of the sun’s rays.” 

Finally, Pack Some Sustainable Sheet Masks 

“Sheet masks are thin, take up no space at all and are a great way to reset your skin while you’re away. If I have an early start or have spent all day in the heat, I put some 111Skin Sheet Masks in the fridge as a treat for myself. Used first thing in the morning, they’re a gentle wake-up call. At the end of the day, they cool and calm the skin – especially if you’ve had too much sun. Just be sure to buy your sheet masks from brands that use biodegradable materials.” 

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