The Everyday Vacation Face

In case you've missed it from my copious amounts of beach posts on my Instagram, I'm on vacation this week! I kept myself from overpacking as much as I usually do (except for a separate makeup bag for lip products) and have been sticking to the same group of products everyday. I don't wear makeup to the beach, but I like to put a little bit on after coming back and showering so I'm ready for tourist-y pictures at a moment's notice in the evenings.

I've been starting my makeup everyday with a thin layer of the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue. This is definitely my favorite base product ever - it's so glowy and makes the skin look so healthy. You can't even feel it at all, and it has SPF 30, too. Next I do my brows with my trusty combination of the Glossier Boy Brow in Brown followed by the Milk Makeup Gel Brow in Pilsner It's super quick and easy and leaves my brows looking more groomed than they actually are.

I only brought one cream eyeshadow instead of multiple palettes (like I usually do), but I haven't even been using that in fear of it creasing. Instead I've been tightlining my upper waterline with the Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Brew-Haha and also smudging it into my upper lashes at the outer corners. This stuff doesn't budge at all, so I'm never worried about it smudging down my face throughout the night. All that's left for the eyes is a coat or two of the Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara. I had heard so many great things for years about this mascara, and I finally decided to pick it up when I went home last weekend and forgot to pack any mascara. It's been the only one I've reached for since I got it.

I've been making my cheeks extra glowy, because if you can't be dewy and verging on shiny on vacation, when can you? I start by striping on a bit of the Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer in Baked right underneath my cheekbones, and then I apply a little of the Glossier Haloscope in Topaz directly on top. I'll then blend the two out with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I blend it along my cheekbones, up onto my temples, and down to my jawbone. Lastly I stripe on a generous amount of the Glossier Haloscope in Quartz in a C-shape from my brow bone to cheekbone. I can't stop using these highlighters - they're phenomenal.

I packed a whole separate makeup bag full of lip products because I just couldn't choose, but I've been going for some variation of a sheer nude lip most days. I've been reaching for the Covergirl Oh Sugar Lip Balm in Candy quite a lot - once it's on, the formula reminds me a lot of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments. The Candy shade gives the most natural-looking pink flush to the lips, too. When I want a more traditional lipstick I've been going for the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Sheer Liar. It's super easy to apply and wear, and I think when smudged into the lips it makes them look a little fuller and almost bee-stung.

What products do you reach for in a more easy, laid-back look?