Part of the fun of planning a warm weather getaway, beside the getaway itself, is choosing makeup, skin care and hair styles for the trip. I love to pull out my favorite summer bronzer, decide on a few great lip colors, maybe a light new scent, or a lovely shimmering body bronzer.
In spite of my love for makeup, I like to keep things simple when we travel–I don’t want to spend all my time putting on makeup, or checking to make sure it’s still holding on. So I go for the tried and true.
Since finding It! Cosmetics CC+ cream, it is a must have. I also bring a SPF 50 powder for touch ups and to reduce the shine. Yes, at 58, I still battle shine on hot days! I am also a total freak about sun screen, but I have yet to find the right lotion formula so I stick with the CC cream and sunscreen powders. I like to bring two lip options, one is always Clinique Whole Lotta Honey–for me it’s a nude basic that always looks great and doesn’t melt in your purse on hot days. For this trip I also took Marc Jacobs lipstick in color 216 kiss kiss bang bang, it’s a mid range rosy mauve shade, a little darker than what I usually wear, but since I kept my eyes very simple, it worked. It worked well with the navy top and straw hats.
Speaking of eyes, I took the Naked Basics palatte. Like I said, I didn’t want to spend my whole trip applying layers of eyeshadow!
And, because I don’t look to tan, I used my Becca Luminous Body Perfecting Mousse in the color Palm Beach. I love the look and scent, so I decided not to bring an additional perfume. So there you have it! My beauty essentials for a warm weather getaway!