Happy #beautymonday!! I am super excited because my hubby and I leave tonight to go to the Dominican Republic for the week (YAYYY) and I could not be more thrilled. We can’t wait to lay out in the sun and enjoy our time on the beach (who doesn’t?!). Today’s post is showing you what’s in my makeup bag on beach vacations. Typically, you don’t wear a ton of makeup on vacations, for obvious reasons, but some of us still like to glam it up a little bit because #extra. Ok let’s dive into my vacation beauty must-haves!
This is my dream BB cream. It is SO light, and has a barely-there look and feel, which is perfect for the beach. I like to even out my skin tone just a little bit because I am splotchy, and I do have minor acne scarring that I like to cover a little bit. The second best thing about this BB cream is that it has SPF 30 already built into it, which means I don’t have to put additional greasy sunscreen on my face. Say goodbye to sunscreen zits (that is a serious thing).
This would be more to touch up my face at the end of the day for dinner out, rather than wearing on the beach. It is also the bomb for covering up sunscreen on your face if you happen to get a slightly toasted while you are laying out like the beach goddess you are. It’s very opaque so nobody will ever know you had a sunburn!!
This is my go-to bronzer. It smells like coconut, so it only adds to your beach experience. The color is warm and when dusted into the hollows of your cheeks and around your forehead, you can accentuate the gorgeous tan you are working on!
I love coral colors on my skin tone in the summer. They really bring out my green eyes and make my freckles totally pop. This shade of coral is so perfect for vacation. It will make you look natural glowy and flushed. Just don’t use it if you already have a sunburn…
I have been going really natural on my eyebrows lately and skipping my usual Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow. The eylure eyebrow wax is a Godsend. It goes on your skin MUCH lighter than this picture makes it seem, and helps lightly fill in the gaps in my brows. I sweep the clear gel overtop to hold those babies in place and I’m done!
I skip the eyeshadow altogether on the beach because I just don’t care to spend that much time when I am going to be swimming, however, I do use it when we go out to dinner. I love the colors in my Naked Basic 2 palette because they are matte nudes, so perfect for light crease contouring and inner corner highlight. I don’t do a full eye because it don’t like wearing that much makeup in the summertime. It fits right into my makeup bag and has every color you need.
If you’ve been around for any length of time, you guys know that Better Than Sex is my go-to mascara. It makes sense that I would snag their waterproof version for my fun-in-the-sun activities!! It stays on all day, doesn’t smudge or smear and is SUPER black. I skip the eyeliner during vacations and opt for a light layer of mascara only.
Buxom Lip Gloss in Coral
This is my new favorite lipgloss. It is so peachy and flattering. It’s not a “beach” makeup item, I opt for my chapstick with sunscreen in it for that, but it’s great to throw on for dinner. I skip the heavy lipsticks and go straight for hydrating gloss. Way easier to maintain, and lighter for summer.
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These are my FAVORITE vacation beauty must-haves and you honestly don’t need any more than that when you are going to be spending most of your days on the beach. I like to let my natural freckles show through and spend more time enjoying the company of my husband than in front of the mirror. These are quick products to help you look put together without going over the top.
I hope you enjoyed! Let me know your favorite product to take with you on your vacations below!!