Desert Island Beauty Products

Sue Marshall

Guest Blogger

Desert Island Beauty Products

Could there be a more difficult blog to write in the universe than your Top 10 desert island beauty essentials!? To whittle down the hundreds of brilliant products I’ve found over multiple decades .. Eeeek! Really, you should see what I travel with on holidays. The “lively” debates I’ve had with my “no checked bags super traveller” other half! My reasoning?? If a world disaster happened and you were not vacationing in the same location as The Rock..who’s going to save you? Mmm? Right! ME! I would at least have you looking awesome for the first meet with the press when you touchdown in civilisation. Think Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon not Tom Hanks in Castaway!

Whether you are a bride heading away on your island honeymoon or just a girl who wants to be prepared in case “The Rock” shows up with a lifeboat; these are my desert island holy grail saviours The beauty booty that will have you shining from the shore to your first Megyn Kelly interview once you hit dry land! Remember we can all make an eyebrow spoolie from a wattle tree for those well-groomed brows but these next products are hands down non negotiables and are a bit trickier to “Mc Gyver” our way out of.

1. Sunscreen– there’s no debate here. Not a single woman will debate that burnt to a crisp is sexy and no one wants an oily face-ever.. So Skinceuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF50 is a no brainer. It’s lightweight and pore-blurring and matte with a 50+ sun protection factor. Need I say more?

2. ExfoliatorDr Lancer RX The Polish Somewhere on this amazing yet desolate Island there will be a fresh water crystal clear stream at the ready and with this A-lister favourite in your arsenal your skin will glow and look ridiculously smooth and virtually poreless.

3. Magnetic Eyelashes– YUP! Sans the glue or latex to adhere them onto your eyes! Mascara will get downright messy on a daily basis so having these One, two lash (es) on hand you will have fabulously flirty lashes with a quick click of the magnets!

4. BalmHonest Company Beauty Balm is a natural product that gives your skin a boost and a little glow. It will be the perfect product to keep your lips kissable, your eyes lit, your cheekbones strobed and your cuticles fresh and moisturised.

5. Lip/cheek StainGlossier is a fun, chic and cool brand that makes makeup not like makeup! I mean their products make you a better version of you..kinda like you were born with it? A hint of colour with a cool kick. You can apply them on your lips and cheeks and they come in 4 delicious colours!

6. Hair oil Huile de Leonor Greyl is a cult product that has been a closely guarded A- lister hairstylist secret until recently. These high grade essential oils help retain moisture, restore nutrients and illuminate the hair from the inside out! This is the ONLY choice for those whose locks are losing their lustre due to environmental exposure as it has sun protection and adds a protective layer to make your hair fuller and healthier.

7. Concealer– this is a tough one. I can’t decide on full coverage or luminous cover? So I’ll give you both so you can decide. Both are cult favourite for a reason. In fact I wear both at the same time. Both deserve a righteous spot in makeup bag. Nars Radiant creamy concealer is an opaque but creamy cover that’s buildable and corrects and perfects your skin. YSL’s Touche Eclat is my favourite luminous concealing pen. Light, luxurious and lifting to your dark circles, I use them I’m going to cheat here!

8. Multivitamins– You ain’t nothing without good health-so this is an essential life giving, beauty saving, antioxidant potent pill that will give you all the nutrients you need to have epic skin, a luxurious mane and energy to build that hut! Garden of Life Vitamin Code is a raw nutrient vitamin that your body will absorb and utilise as it does real food!

9. MoisturiserDr Lancer Rx NOURISH-I still haven’t found anything that comes close to this product when it comes to a deep moisturising cream. It’s heavier than most but you really see the difference and it doesn’t sit on top of your skin and which means it penetrates perfectly to give you plump, moisturised skin that is smooth and soft.

10. EyelinerL’oreal Paris infalliable Silkissime Pencil is a stay fast, ultra-smooth eyeliner pencil that can be worn as liner or in a smudgy kohl sexy kind of way. It comes in a variety of colours if black’s not your vibe and won’t budge even on the hottest of tropical nights.