So, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t leave the house without makeup. Sure, I’ll run into the grocery store in sweatpants and a t-shirt, my hair ragged; I’ll shamelessly throw a gallon of ice cream on the conveyor belt. What about it? But, I will not, do not, shall never, leave the house without a little makeup on. What does that say about me as a person? Nevermind. Let’s not get into that shall we.
Anyhow, we have vacationed in the tropics a few times now, and I live in the south where humidity can relentlessly attack and make the time I spent in front of the mirror seem absolutely pointless. Days like this I want my makeup to be quick and to the point. I like to get my face to what I call ground zero. This is, for me, a natural finish with a purpose.
I use waterproof products that are full of SPF for days at the beach, days roaming through the rain forest, whatever the sticky situation may be these few products work well:
Face: Cōtz Mineral Sunscreen. This stuff goes on thick and can feel a little sticky. However, it has coverage like a mineral makeup, and I didn’t get burnt once while we were in Mexico.
Cheeks: Nars Multiple. This thing is an investment but I LOVE it. It has rich pigment that I have found lasts all day.
Eyes: Lights, Camera, Splashes. This waterproof mascara is all natural. I have super sensitive eyes and this stuff is fantastic.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow. A have a couple of colors, and when traveling I use these as both eyeliner and eyeshadow.
Benefit POREfessional Agent Zero Shine Powder: I gently patted some of this over the mineral sunscreen and blush and it took the stickiness right out, leaving a clean matte finish.
Slap on some SPF lip balm and you are ready to go. I hope this will make getting your travel beauty bag together a little bit easier for your next vacation. And, in case you didn’t know this, I LOVE makeup so I would love to hear any of your tips as well.
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