With summer holidays on the horizon and heatwaves on the way, there’s never been a better time to revamp your beauty kit, and Marks and Spencer have got you covered with their hotly anticipated Summer Beauty Bag for 2023.
The coveted beauty bags have been an annual staple for many shoppers who have eagerly marked the launch date in their diaries, while others are just discovering it for the first time. But it has to be said, this year’s haul is one of the best I’ve seen in my seven years of beauty blogging.
Packed with an impressive selection of 11 carefully curated products, this beauty collection promises to refresh your routine and elevate your summer look without breaking the bank. Valued at £155, the exclusive beauty bag is available for just £25, when shoppers spend a minimum spend of £30 on home, fashion, or beauty products.
I ordered myself the gorgeous wicker picnic basket in the photos, which was £32, but you could opt for a new summer dress, treat yourself to some cool linen bed sheets or if there’s a birthday coming up, you could kill two birds with one stone and buy their birthday gift while treating yourself. It’s a win-win.
Inside, there’s everything you need to ensure a beauty routine that will keep up with your summer adventures, from lightweight moisturisers that hydrate without weighing you down, to waterproof mascaras that withstand poolside splashes.
Inside the bag there are seven full sized products, and four miniatures, all of which are still very generous, and come packaged in an M&S mesh cosmetic bag which opens out flat, making it the ultimate travel companion.
Among the summer essentials is the Bloom and Blossom Rejuvenating Facial Mist, worth £29. With a generous 100ml full-sized bottle, this mist is an instant pick-me-up for your skin, providing a burst of hydration and a radiant glow on those scorching summer days. Complete with a citrus fragrance that’s like a little spa sesh, it can be used for pre-makeup prep, as a setting spray, post-gym or simply on the go to quench thirsty skin.
Another high-end product featured in the bag is Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion, which is usually £22 for 50ml. Its lightweight formula offers deep hydration and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, without any greasy residue, making it ideal for the warmer months.
When it comes to summer makeup, waterproof mascara is a must for surviving the humidity, the swimming pool, and any weddings you may be attending. This 4ml EYEKO Beach Waterproof Mascara will keep lashes looking flawless all day and is a great airport-friendly size. Meanwhile, ensuring the perfect pout is the PIXI Lip Lift Max, a full-sized lip plumper that leaves lips with a natural-looking sheen and a subtle tingling sensation, or if you’re more of a balm gal, then there’s the Dr Paw Paw Lip Balm in a convenient 10ml size. This multi-tasking product is a total lifesaver, adding a subtle peach pink tint to lips or cheeks, while keeping chapped skin at bay.
Now, I get my nails done professionally, but the Nails Inc Coral Street nail lacquer could come in quite handy for a pre-holiday home-pedicure. This vibrant coral shade will be the perfect pop of colour just in time for sandal season.
To protect and repair hair this summer, there’s the AVEDA Botanical Repair Overnight Serum, valued at £21 In a full-sized 30ml bottle, this miracle serum works wonders while you sleep, leaving your hair soft, nourished, and manageable. Paired with the £19 Living Proof Triple Bond Complex which works to strengthen and repair locks, and the iconic Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, it’s a trio of treatments that will leave you with salon-fresh locks all summer long.
One of the stand out skincare heroes has to be the This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle – a 30g multi-tasking wonder that works to minimise imperfections and even out skin tone to offer a body-confidence boost and leave legs looking beach-ready thanks to the natural caramel colour that adds a subtle sheen and a sunkissed glow.
Last but not least, the Discover Soft Iris fragrance in a full-sized 30ml bottle of Marks and Spencer’s own-brand perfume. The light summer scent has been likened to Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel for a fraction of the price, with delicate floral notes that are so pretty this time of year. I’m a big fan of M&S fragrances, having received the Warm Neroli at Christmas, so I’m well on my way to having a small collection.
From skincare to makeup and haircare, it offers an incredible assortment of must-have products, each one carefully selected to elevate your beauty routine during the sunny months.
Priced at just £25 when you spend £30 on home, fashion, or beauty items, with a total value of £155, the Marks and Spencer Summer Beauty Bag is fantastic value for money and a whether you’re lounging on sandy beaches or heading on a sunny city break, it’s a great way to replenish your beauty arsenal while discovering new products to add to your daily routine.
Here’s everything inside the Marks and Spencer Summer Beauty Bag for 2023:
- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion – full size 50ml – usually £22
- Living Proof Triple Bond Complex – full size 15ml – usually £19
- Bloom and Blossom Rejuvenating Facial Mist – full size 100ml – usually £29
- Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara – travel size 4ml – worth approx £9
- AVEDA Botanical Repair Overnight Serum – full size 30ml – usually £21
- PIXI Lip Lift Max – full size 2.7g – usually £12
- This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle – travel size 30g – usually £10
- Philip Kingsley Elasticizer – travel size 40ml – usually £7.50
- NAILS INC. Coral Street – full size 14ml – usually £11
- DR PAW PAW Lip Balm – travel size 10ml – usually £3.95
- Discover Soft Iris ETD – full size 30ml – usually £6
- M&S Mesh Cosmetic Bag – usually £5
Shop the M&S Summer Beauty Bag here.