Heading away this summer? Is a lightweight suitcase state of mind? A youthful glow by day and sexy eyes by night your aim? I’ve made your travel season easy with the perfect makeup wardrobe that will keep you looking beautiful from day into evening. Here are 10 essential products… so look healthy, smile, drink water and have fun!
Tinted moisturizer – hydrating skin is my number one priority, but hiding my few blemishes and protecting my skin from sun damage is essential, too! Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a sheer, lightweight moisturizer with SPF 20. A hint of color for a natural appearance and a healthy glow. It goes on smoothly and easily – foolproof.
Retails for $42. For more information, visit www.lauramercier.com
Cheeks: I always want a pop of color especially on my cheekbones to enhance my smile. NARS The Multiple has you covered. Apply-anywhere twist-up color stick can be used on lips, cheeks, and eyes. My favorite is Lamu.
Retails for $38. For more information, visit www.narscosmetics.com
Loose Powder: to conquer shine try MUD’s Loose Powder (finely milled). My preference is Zero, a colorless shade. So ultra light it stays on the skins surface without settling into fine lines.
Retails for $21. For more information, visit www.mudshop.com
Eye Shadow: sexy eyes for nighttime is my favorite way to end a summer day. Split Personality by Hard Candy has the answer: This versatile, dual-ended eye color wand contains smooth, easy to apply cream-to-powder eye shadow on both sides. It is so light and slender you can indulge and buy two.
Retails for $7. For more information, visit www.walmart.com
Eye liner: the final touch to accentuating my eyes. Enter Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen. Easy to use precision tip. For a softer more sultry look, delicately sweep across the line using an angled brush widening the line towards the mid to outer corner of the eye.
Retails for $8.99. For more information, visit www.drugstore.com
Luscious lashes – luscious fruit, luscious trees, luscious flowers, it can’t get better. DiorShow Waterproof Mascara is the one for summertime and an active women’s dream product.
Retails for $24, for more information visit www.sephora.com
Lips: I’m always concerned about dry chapped lips – definitely not an appealing look. Bobbi Brown has the solution. Treatment Lip Shine SPF15 – soft, shine lipsticks doubles as a rejuvenating treatment. Thanks to the natural Cocoa Shea butter, Jojoba, Apricot Kernel and Avocado oils long term moisturization can be achieved. It’s easy to pack, lightweight and it comes in numerous shades that will enhance your natural lip color – hurray!
Retails for $22. For more information, visit www.bobbibrown.com
Gloss: MAC’s Dazzleglass Cream Collection – an array of sheer and highly pigmented shades. They feel good, not sticky. Cutting edge 20-10 gloss.
Retails for $18. For more information, visit www.maccosmetics.com
Tools: it can’t be done without tools. Adesign has a six brush travel set packaged in a beautiful patent leather case. Invest in this must have Mini-Set – you will have it for years to come.
Retails for $45. For more information, visit www.adesignbrushes.com
Cosmetic Bag: Le Sportsac has designed a stylish 3 Zip Cosmetic Bag for the traveler whose space is at a premium. It comes in so many patterns and prints from florals to stripes, it shouts summer/happy times.
Retails for $20. For more information, visit www.lesportsac.com
– Elizabeth Reid