I find it so difficult when it comes to picking and choosing which beauty products to take away with me on holiday. When I went away last year it was a little easier because I paid extra to take a hold luggage case with me. This time however I am only taking hand luggage and so I am really restricted as to what I can pack.
In case you weren't aware or just need a little reminder, the restrictions for liquids when you are traveling with hand luggage are as follows;
All liquids are to be in 100ml containers or less
All containers must fit in a 20cm by 20cm clear bag (the one above is from Primark)
Creams, Mascaras and Lip-glosses all count as liquids and so must fit into your bag
Powers and Lipsticks don't count and can therefore be packed separately
So now for the hard part, deciding what to pack...

As face wipes don't need to fit into your liquid allowance bag I thought that these would be a better and more efficient substitute to a cleanser and toner. These No.7 wipes are so good at take off make up and cleansing the skin and they also have a little moisturiser within and so they have multiple uses.

I will also be taking my Bronze of The Champions make up kit by Benefit. This little kit is so cute and has everything that you'd need (minus the base) for a natural holiday make up look. Obviously the Hoola lip gloss and the They're Real mascara will have to go in my little plastic bag, but the eye shadows highlighter and bronzer can all remain in the compact little box. It also has a perfect size mirror that is great to take away on holiday as you can never guarantee that a mirror will be placed in natural light so I like to have a portable one with me.

I'll be packing a few powder and lipstick products that can be packed separate to my liquid beauty products which include a Mac Powder, a Nars Blusher, a Seventeen Loose Powder, Benefit's Brow-Zings in Medium and Topshop's Oo La La coral Lipstick. I've got a little zip up bag to keep all of these together just in case I need quick access whilst travelling.

I have managed to fit quite a few liquid products into my hand luggage allowance bag mainly by packing lots of miniature and samples. As I'm only going away for a week I won't need a whole lot of any one product. Skin care wise I have packed Benefit's Dream Screen facial sun cream. This is the only full sized product that I have packed but as it is only 45ml it is still quite a small little bottle. This is a wonderful product that has an SPF of 50 which is fantastic for the face as the sun can really age the skin and a bright red face is a definite no no whilst on holiday. I will also be taking Benefit's Triple Performing facial emulsion to use as a day cream and Benefit's Total Moisture to use as a night cream. I will only be using the day cream before make up, when I'm just at the beach or by the pool I will probably just be wearing Dream Screen.

I will be taking with me the new Lush Charity Pot which is a hand and body lotion that is very rich and moisturising on the skin. It doesn't take a lot and so I thought that I could use this as a hand cream as well as on my elbows and heels in case they get a little dry in the sun. I have also got a little Porefessional Primer by Benefit to wear under my make up on an evening if we go out for drinks or dinner. I am also taking a little Ghost and Chanel perfume sample which take up little to no room.

For my base I will be taking two samples from Nars, a Sheer Glow foundation and a Tinted Moisturiser. These are both a perfect little size to last me over the week and I will also be taking Erase Paste Concealer and Some Kind of Gorgeous by Benefit which is another little base product.

Two other miniatures I will be taking, which are again Benefit products, are their wonderful High Beam highlighter and their new Roller Lash mascara which I am so excited to try!

Finally I am packing a compressed spray deodorant and some 3 Minute Miracle hair treatment by Aussie. These will come in really handy as my hair can be quite dry as it is and so when in intense heat I really need to keep an eye on it.
I will also be taking with me some empty travel bottles as we plan to buy shampoo, conditioner, body wash, sun cream and after sun once we have gone though customs at the airport and then distribute them amongst us to save a bit of money.
What beauty essentials would you recommend if you were traveling with hand luggage only?