The Best Solid Beauty And Skincare Products That Will Make Packing For Your Holiday Easy

Yep, there's even an alternative for toothpaste.

While we love going on holiday, we don’t enjoy the tedious task of cramming all our beloved toiletries into the dreaded 100ml liquids bag. And even worse? When you have to give some up to get through security, sob.

But here’s the solution: solid toiletries. And thanks to brands such as Lush, Milk Makeup and Revlon, there’s loads of products that deliver equally as brilliant results as the liquid versions.

Items such as cleansing bars, shampoo bars and makeup in stick form mean you’ll sail through security faster. Hurrah.

So, to give you a head start, we’ve rounded up our favourite solid makeup and skincare products.

This cleansing bar is a sensitive skin saviour and will keep your complexion soothed and balanced after long days spent at the beach. Our news reporter Nicola was a big fan, saying: “The lather felt really foamy and soft, I didn’t have any bad reactions, and the spots from the previous week soon cleared up. Hurrah.”

New brand We Are Wild hails from America and offers a cleanser, toner and oil to shop from. All three are solid stick products, but our favourite is this solid oil – enriched with jojoba, macadamia and shea butter. It can be used on your face and body to hydrate your skin (and takes the place of liquid moisturisers).

Better Considered, or BECO for short, is a small brand doing big things – 80% of its workforce is visually impaired, disabled or disadvantaged. It has a range of affordable soaps and hand-washes that are environmentally-friendly, and its first foray into hair is this vegan argan oil shampoo bar. It’s plastic-free, packaged in a recycled cardboard box, and smells amazing.

This mineral product with SPF45 is a multi-purpose tool. Not only does it give you protection from UV rays, it also acts like your normal powder does – setting makeup and reducing shine. It’s translucent and claims to be sweat-resistant too, so you can stay protected all day long.

Lush has cleverly put toothpaste into solid form with its powdered “toothy tabs”. You simply need to pop one in your mouth, chew to break it down, add water and brush your teeth as normal. Easy.

Ditch the bulky liquid foundation bottles for this powder compact instead. It’s buildable – you can have as full or light coverage as you feel like – and it’s the perfect size for your handbag, so you can blot away a shiny T-zone with ease throughout the day.

Milk Makeup has earned a cult status in the beauty sphere for its stick formulations across skincare and makeup. Its new glow oil for lips and cheeks can be dabbed onto cheekbones or dotted onto lips for a fresh look. It’s easy to blend and super flattering.

Ditch the liquid eyeliner in favour of a vinyl one for your holidays. The fine nib makes it easy to draw on a precise cat-eye flick that’ll stay put all day.

Chapped lips are no good, and seeing as planes can be especially drying to skin, having a pot of this nearby will come in handy. It has the all-important SPF in it, too, so bring it with you to the beach for added protection.

Remain radiant with this highlighting stick from super chic brand Make Beauty. The pearlescent shade, Moon Beam, can be applied directly to the top of cheekbones, the brow-bone and your cupid’s bow for a high impact glow – or dotted on with your fingers for a subtle sheen.

We all work hard to earn our money – so it shouldn’t feel like hard work to spend it well. At HuffPost Finds we’ll help you find the best stuff that deserves your cash, from the ultimate lipstick to a durable iron to replace the one that broke (RIP). All our choices are completely independent but we may earn a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase.