What’s In My Beauty Bag: Spring Break Edition

Sunnies: check.  Swimsuits: check.  Sandals: check.  Makeup: ???

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For all you makeup minimalists, it’s your time to shine.  The less space your cosmetics consume, the more space you have for swimsuits, little black dresses, and shoes galore.  I’m all about maxing out my makeup collection, but when it comes to traveling, it’s important to be selective.  You don’t need eight lipsticks, a full contour palette, and 13 brushes for a weeklong getaway.  Leave the excess at home.  Find out what beauty products to pack for Spring Break 2016.  

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1. Foundation: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

Look after your skin with this SPF 50+ Color Correcting cream.  Your skin will glow, even after a day in the sun because this product is the queen of hydration.  You thought it couldn’t get better, then you realize it comes in travel size.  Pick one up for SB ‘16.

2. Highlighter: Mini Ambient Lighting Powder

You’ve got the sun itself as the perfect bronzer.  For the natural sheen, grab the Hourglass Mini Ambient Lighting Powder.  Hourglass is a bit of a show-stealer in the highlighting world and the mini version is just the glow you need for a vacay.

3. Eye palette: Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea palette

This new, limited-edition palette comes in a round compact with eight warm and bronze shades.  It even comes with a mirror in case your on-the-go lifestyle doesn’t permit time for applying your makeup at a vanity.

4. Waterproof mascara: Dior Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara

For the girls who prefer to swim and run and prefer a mascara that doesn’t.

I’ll admit.  I’m not one to grab for waterproof mascara to finish off my daily morning routine.  But for Spring Break—especially a tropical vacation—waterproof is the only way to go.

5. Lip: Sonia Kashuk Roseberry

I haven’t found a person that this shade didn’t flatter.  What’s better: the deep pink hue or the nourishing formula?  Add a SPF 16 and call it my favorite lipstick ever.   

*Toss it all into a spunky cosmetic bag like this one from Pamela Barsky!

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– Alex

(Photos from Elle, Collage made by Alex on Polyvore)

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