I know my vacation came and went, but I thought it still handy to not only show you what makeup I took with me, but to show you what I actually ended up using. I feel I always overdo it when it comes to packing, but I tried my best to minimize the load. I’ve separated all the products and even swatched them. So let’s take a closer look at what I’ve got here!
Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector SPF 50 PA++++* | I used this every single day as it was the only facial SPF I brought. I chose this one simply because it has a bit of a tint that hides redness. I didn’t get sunburned on my face using this, however I still did tan.
Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream* | I used this on top of the SPF maybe… once? We had gone out to dinner and I did it just to feel like I did something that day. I had already gotten a bit of a tan when I did use it and this enhanced the bit of natural glow I had.
e.l.f. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter in Medium* | I used concealer pretty much every day that I went out and about, but not to the beach. So maybe, 10 of the days I used it? I like this one because it’s lightweight and not drying.
theBalm How ‘Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Palette* | I love palettes as they’re so handy for traveling, but I could’ve done without this. I like that you can use this on your lips and cheeks, but I think I used one of the shades once on my lips. Otherwise I wore pretty much every color once a day and then stuck to the Mai Couture highlighter.
Mai Couture Highlighter Papier in St. Barts | I used this pretty much the whole second week of vacation. I love the way this looks when my skin has tanned. If I had to choose, I probably would’ve just brought this.
FitGlow Beauty Mineral Eye Trio in Nudie | Not used.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rosegold* | Not used.
Cle de Peau Perfect Lash Mascara in Black* | Used this every day I went out. Much the same as concealer. I emptied it this month so look for my thoughts in my June Empties!
e.l.f. Instant Brow Lift Pencil in Taupe* | I used this maybe four days? I think it was only when we were at Six Flags and Disneyland.
L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara in Transparent* | Same as above!
In the end, I brought “night out” makeup just in case, but just didn’t go out. I was anticipating this, but I guess that’s what happens when part of your vacation is merely to just be there with no set plan. We got to venture to the desert and had many days at the beach, but no need to really dress up. If I were to pack all over again, I’d probably ditch the Pacifica BB Cream, perhaps the Heimish lip tint and the FitGlow Beauty trio, but I would still bring everything else.
How do you pack your makeup for vacation? Do you settle on just a few things, pack palettes or bring the whole collection? Let me know! I’m always curious what others do.