This post is something very different for my blog but I only just started so I thought I’d give it a try!
Today I’ll be talking about what I brought in my beauty bag for a trip to the beach! And I’ll be honest I haven’t worn any make up during the day while here. It’s around 100 degrees F! It’s too hot to wear any sort of make-up and I think when I was packing I was a bit too optimistic about the heat. Plus I’ve been swimming and whatnot.
I’ll start off with the bag I choose to bring. I think my mom gave me this make-up case from Clinique as one of her free gifts but I thought it was adorable and perfect for the summer! It is pretty large but since I wasn’t flying I didn’t have to bring all travel-sized products.
For example, my daily moisturizer is quite a large product. It’s just a basic SPF daily moisturizer from the Target brand Up & Up. So it’s cheap and works really well! I find it to be very lightweight but still moisturizing and it doesn’t break me out at all! I also brought along a travel sized Clinique moisturizer for when I didn’t want something with SPF at night. This is not my favorite moisturizer by Clinique – I find it a bit sticky. But it was the travel size that lured me to bring it along.
Next – the eyes. I was definitely a bit too optimistic with these products! I brought along a sample Clinique (so much Clinique! I don’t know why!) eyeshadow quad. I really like these three shades and I find them to be perfect for summer. The first lighter shade is a lot more of a champagne color than the photos might suggest but I think it is perfect for summer! This quad is also perfect because it comes with a blush! So convenient.
I also brought along a Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner pen. I really enjoy wearing eyeliner but it just melts off my face at the beach so I haven’t worn it at all. I really haven’t worn it at all this summer. I also brought along my trusty Clinique High Impact Mascara. It’s expensive but it doesn’t irritate my eyes and gives my lashes length and volume!
As for brushes I stuck with my three Ecotools brushes I use everyday (well everyday I wear make up!). The first is a big powder brush, which normally I use for powder but I also use it for blush. The second is for eyeshadow and the third is supposedly a concealer brush but I just use it for eyeshadow all over my lid.
For my lips I kept things light with a few different chapstick options. One is just the normal moisturizing chapstick brand and another is Burt’s Bees. I also put in a few Maybelline Baby Lips if I wanted some color on my lips but nothing heavy. And I added my Nyx butter gloss in “Strawberry parfait” from my Taget beauty box just if I felt so inclined!
I also brought along 2 Essie nail polishes. I brought along the lavender (full steam ahead) because that was the color that was on my nails and also a bright orange (Vermillionaire) in case I wanted to paint my toenails.
Thanks so much for reading! I'd love to hear if you're going on any vacations soon! Or what products you'd bring to the beach?