Easter weekend is around the corner (4 more sleeps!) and many of us will be leaving the smog of the city to take a well deserved break by the coast. I just came back from my honeymoon so I won't be joining you but I thought it'd be fun to give you a sneak peak into what was in my beach beauty bag. My husband and I made a deal to pack lightly to make travelling a breeze so I had to bring the absolute essentials with me. And here they are:
Clockwise from left: Clinique Glosswear in Kissyfit, L'Oreal Superliner felt pen in black, Maybelline Color Drama pencil in Red Essential, Maybelline Color Drama pencil in Fuschia Desire, MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer, Revlon Colorburst Pencil in Shameless, Maybelline Color Drama pencil in Fab Orange, Bourjois Kohl Pencil, Sleek Blush in Sahara, Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
I knew I'd hardly wear make up and I only ended up doing so in the evenings but I also knew I needed the essentials in a very convenient form. The stars of this bag? My pencils. I. AM. OBSESSED. You know I love colour and for me it made total sense to bring make up that serve multiple purposes. My favourite of the bunch has to be Maybelline's Color Drama pencils. I brought three with me: orange, red and hot pink. I also brought along my recently reviewed fave Revlon's Shameless for a purple. What's great about all of these is I use them as lipstick, blush and thick eyeliner/eyeshadow. The only thing I forgot was my waterproof mascara (oops) but I managed without it.
I had painted my nails before I left with Rimmel's InStyle Coral. Loved it! Plus of course my basic beauty essentials which I decanted into those airport friendly mini bottles: facial wipes - to remove make up and prep for bed, facial wash, face lotion, body lotion, Vaseline - no crackly lips on this trip, and the all-important yet easily forgotten sun block.
Don't forget your hat! Not only is it a great fashion statement but it helps protect your precious skin and hair from the harsh sun.
What are your must-haves in your beach beauty bag?