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Remember Hermione’s carry-all beaded handbag? If only we
could carry our entire makeup collection around with us in one classic little
black bag this summer! But because we can’t, we’ve created a list of the 10
beauty products you’ll need for any vacation. Everything here should fit into a
small, cute cosmetic bag. Pop this into your suitcase and you’ll have more
space for everything else (like shoes!).
1. A cute cosmetics
We love, love, love this Parisian inspired cosmetic bag!
Available in turquoise and pink, this bag easily fits most of your favorite
beauty products. The glossy finish also prevents it from getting wet in the
Forever 21 Small Parisian Cosmetic Bag, $6, forever21.com
2. 2-in-1 Shampoo +
This 2-in-1 shampoo + conditioner helps you save time in the
shower so that you can go out and enjoy the sunshine. Just because you’re short
on time doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your hair—this product leaves hair
feeling silky and hydrated from oily roots to dry ends. Not only is it easy
breezy, it also smells like Hawaii and coconuts in a bottle! Pour some in a
travel-size container—you won’t need a ton.
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 2 in 1 Moisturizing Shampoo
+ Conditioner, $4, drugstore.com
3. Cleansing cloths
It’s important to make sure to clean your face thoroughly
before slipping into those PJs. These makeup remover wipes completely zap oil,
dirt and (even waterproof!) makeup from your face. There’s no need to rinse
afterwards. As a plus, it’s oil-free which means it shouldn’t create breakouts,
keeping you smooth-faced all summer.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Makeup Remover Wipes, $8, ulta.com
4. Lip/cheek stain
While this is a splurge buy, this product is definitely
worth it. This mango-tinted stain serves a dual purpose. You can blend it out
on your cheeks to create a coral glow or smooth it onto your lips to create
that perfect pout! Look sun-kissed and perfectly flushed from sunrise to
5. B.B. Creams
You’ve probably heard all the rage about B.B. creams by this
point (read more HERE
but B.B. creams are definitely the perfect product to bring around with you on
all your travels. This amazing cream moisturizes, perfects and protects (with
SPF 15) your skin. This is a great foundation alternative for ladies on-the-go.
It keeps you looking dewy and natural, and it has great staying power in even
the most humid and hot days. And believe it or not, your skin will look great after you remove your makeup too!
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream, $13,
You’ll probably be chillin’ in the sun, but your skin will
be scorched without protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays! Make sure to
apply sunscreen regularly (read about sunscreen myths HERE
This oil-free sunscreen by Neutrogena is easy to apply and packs SPF 30. To
make things even better, you can apply it on wet skin without worrying about it
sliding right off!
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray (SPF 30), $8,
If you have trouble with concealers, make sure to check out
this relatively new multipurpose concealer from Maybelline. It illuminates as
it covers for brighter, beautiful skin. We like patting it around the eyes to
brighten dark circles. Blend out on the bridge of your nose, the browbone and even
on smile lines for a lovely, luminescent glow. It comes with a brush applicator
to make application a breeze.
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer, $8,
8. Waterproof mascara
This mascara maxes out every little lash to give your gaze
that extra kick. The waterproof formula also doesn’t wash off with sweat and
water, which means you don’t have to worry about it running down your
CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof Volume Mascara in Very Black,
9. 2-in-1 razor
Use this razor to get beach-ready. It also includes a
moisturizing bar right against the blade so that you don’t need to bring
shaving cream. Shaving has never been so cinchy!
Gillette Venus Breeze, Razor Plus Shave Gel Bars, $11, drugstore.com
10. Black liner
For nights out, you might want to do something a little more
special. This waterproof pencil eyeliner by NYX comes in a variety of bold
shades from jet black to sunrise blue. Most importantly, because it’s as smooth
and creamy as butter, it doesn’t painfully tug on your eyelids for those of you
with sensitive skin! Place it on the waterline to make lashes appear fuller or
gently smudge it out to create a subtle smoky eye.
BY JANE CHA ON 7/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN beauty, hair, tips, make-up, skin, eyes, summer, lips, best products, saver, travel, pack right, summer