Beach Beauty

It’s so strange to write posts about traveling again – it feels so surreal that I actually have a beach trip planned after going nowhere for so long! It’s also been strange to pack again – I’m so used to having everything I need with me at all times. Luckily, when I’m packing for a beach trip, I tend to keep my beauty pretty simple. I thought I’d share some skincare and makeup must-haves that I take with me when I’m at the beach.

Product collage for Beach Travel Beauty contains: Kerastase shampoo and conditioner set, mini Drunk Elephant face wash, mini Drunk Elephant Protini moisturizer, mini Clear exfoliant, eyeshadow palette, Laura Mercier cream eyeshadow crayon, mini Marc Jacobs mascara, Bobbi Brown eyebrow gel, Sephora tinted moisturizer, Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation, Nars Tinted Lip Balm, Shisheido whipped cream blush.
Shampoo and Conditioner Set // Face Wash // Moisturizer // Exfoliant
Eyeshadow Palette // Eyeshadow Stick // Mascara // Brow Gel
Tinted Moisturizer // Foundation // Tinted Lip Balm // Blush

Beach Skincare

I’m not going to go into my whole skincare routine here, but just a few key items. When I can, I try to buy a travel size version of things. I like being able to have them packed ahead of time and not worry about forgetting something after I use it the day of travel.

This Kerastase set is great – and there’s enough product that if you’re traveling with anyone, you can share. I love these mini size Drunk Elephant products – the face wash and the moisturizer are both essentials in my routine. And this mini size of my favorite exfoliant is perfect, too. I’m not sharing sunscreen here, but I go for the full size of this moisturizer, and I have all my SPF favorites in this post.

Beach Makeup

When it comes to makeup, I like to keep my beauty simple and easy while I’m at the beach. I’ve been wearing this tinted moisturizer almost every day, and know it’ll be great at the beach when I don’t want a lot of makeup on my face. But just in case I want to go all out one night, I bring my favorite foundation, too. This whipped blush from Shisheido is one of my favorite products, and is great for the humidity that comes from being at the beach. A little bit goes a long way, and you can even use your fingers to apply it.

I love a cream eyeshadow stick – it’s easy to apply, it stays put, and doesn’t take up much room in my bag. I typically also bring one small eyeshadow palette just to give myself some options – I love the colors in this one, and it’s the perfect size. Usually, I just end up bringing the tube of mascara that I’m using, but I love that my current favorite also comes in a mini size. And my everyday eyebrow gel is already small and fuss-free. In terms of lip products, I don’t want something that I have to worry about smudging and smearing if I’m by the pool or on the beach. These tinted lip balms are just right – they give a hint of color, but are so easy to apply that you don’t even need a mirror. Beach beauty perfection!

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