If you holiday isn’t on Instagram, did it even happen? And no get-away spam would be complete without the obligatory poolside #flatlay - an artfully arranged collection of sunshine essentials, designed to spark the envy of your friends and showcase your exemplary taste. Just whack on the ‘Amaro’ filter, to up the hazy, sun-soaked vibes…

So, want to up your #flatlay game? These beauty beauties look amazing on your beach towel.

TAN-LUXE is the best-styled tanning brand we’ve come across and in keeping with the theme of judging books by covers, its minimalistic white tubes are deserving of covetous ‘oohs'. Granting a glow to exposed, sun-drenched shins and shoulders after-hours, {The Gloss} is perfect for transitioning from beach to beach bar (and beyond)…

No smug summer photo is complete without a chilled glass of the palest pink rosé, and no beach bag should be without OUAI Haircare’s {Rose Hair & Body Oil} - with its beautiful 'Miraval hue', this chic bottle is infinitely portrait-worthy and it nourishes both skin and strands en vacances. Coming very soon to Cult Beauty, join the waitlist to ensure you compose your most-liked still life.

Putting luxury into protection, {Soleil Toujours} high-end range of sun filters transforms the mundane into the sublime. A joy to apply, these broad-spectrum sunscreens marry performance with desirability… we recommend the {Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist SPF 30} to instantly upgrade your Insta-game.

When it comes to creating ‘ridiculously good-looking’ make up confections, {BY TERRY} leads the charge. Their limited edition {Sun Designer Palettes} are to die for! Almost too gorgeous to use, the chic zig-zagged contents let you blush, bronze and highlight with ease - and did we mention that they’re both ridiculously photogenic? Forget scenery!

Sandal-clad toes must be suitably dressed, and a quick coat of ‘basic’ red polish won’t cut it. Purveyors of the quirkiest nail lacquers we have ever had the privilege to gaze upon, {Smith & Cult’s} confections look delicious when applied… and even better in the bottle! The best way to accessorise your snap, we’re besotted with {Beat Street} (it’s a 'Hockney pool’ blue), or try {Plastic Beach} - a bright, Malibu pink.

And for sophisticates, few things exude chic like Klaer Weis’s gorgeous range of super-natural cosmetics. The weighty, silvered compacts ooze discerning make up taste, and are stylish when posed beside sun-bathing must-haves. We adore the {Cream Blush} for its sheer, dewy finish - try ‘Happy’ to make your cheeks ‘pop’, or opt for ‘Blossoming’ to channel pared-back, pinched-your-cheeks prettiness.

SHOP SUN & TRAVEL >>