Simple Vacation Makeup

Whenever I go on vacation, I always get a little over-ambitious with the makeup I bring along. I think I've done a little better this year than in previous years, skipping out on things I know I won't use like powder blushes and contour. Even with my streamlined makeup bag, I still found myself gravitating towards the most simple routine as possible.

I've been starting by slapping on a thin layer of the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue to help even out my skintone and give my skin a glow. This feels super nice and nourishing on my sun-parched skin, and I can barely feel it on my face once it's on - a must for this humid beach town. I've been skipping concealer because I can just feel it sitting on my skin, which really bothers me, so I haven't really been worrying about the few scars and blemishes that show through the Complexion Rescue. 

I usually don't like to go anywhere without filling in my brows, but when I'm going for such an easy and low-key look, a swipe of some tinted brow gel will do. I like brushing through a bit of the Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Brunette because it makes my brows look full yet natural. If there are any really sparse bits that aren't being helped by the brow gel, I'll fill them in gently with the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown. On my eyes I've been going for a nice wash of a shimmery champagne to brighten up my eyes. I recently got the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Rose Riot and it's really lovely - it reminds me of a more subtle and cream version of Stila Kitten.  I'll skip liner so it doesn't smudge down my face in the humidity and go for a mascara that gives lots of fluttery definition - the Maybelline Lash Sensational (waterproof of course) is perfect.

I skip cheeks altogether because they tend to look a little rosy in the heat and I'm producing my own glow with help from the Complexion Rescue, so I move straight to lips. I like to use something really natural and low-maintenance. I haven't been able to stop applying the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal, but the Dior Addict Lip Glow and the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rosewood are favorites as well.

What are your go-to picks for a super low-key look?


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