Every trip requires a tailored beauty selection.
Not too long ago, I was invited to enjoy some sun and margaritas in Mexico with Exclusive Resorts. The sun, the sand, the water, the salt - all good things, but they can also irritate the skin. When on vacation, the beauty products you bring should all be about protection, efficacy, weightlessness and effortless application.
So when I travel, I only bring my most trusted products (in travel sizes if possible). Here's what I brought in Mexico:
Shiseido Wetforce Clear Stick UV Protector Broad Spectrum 50+ & UV Lip Color Splash Broad Spectrum SPF30
A comfortable formula easy and quick to apply in a form of a clear stick that works over and under makeup for sun protection on the go... Have you ever heard of a more perfect product for a vacation? In addition to all of that, its WetForce technology provides the skin a protective veil that becomes stronger when in contact with water or perspiration. Always remember to protect your lips as well! The UV Lip Color Splash is a moisturizing, sheer wash of colour, with a high level of UV protection.
DIOR Homme Cologne
Pure, fresh and vibrant, Dior Homme Cologne reflects the casual charm of a timeless crisp white shirt with notes of Calabrian bergamot, Moroccan grapefruit blossom and white musks. Even if it's technically a men's cologne (but I personally think it is unisex), the scent is so fresh that I can't help but wear it. It really does smell like summer and the note of grapefruit blossom reminds me of margaritas.
Soleil Tan de CHANEL
Hands down the highlighter I use the most on myself! The Soleil Tan de CHANEL Sheer Illuminating Fluid instantly gives the skin a subtle sunkissed effect. It is perfect to highlight medium to darker skin tones and give a radiant sunbathed look to lighter skin tones. I like to wear it on its own, but it can also be worn over, under or mixed with your favourite foundation. Sheer and weightless, the formula provides radiance and luminosity while botanical extracts soften, smooth and moisturize the skin.
NARS Monoi Body Glow II
Monoï Body Glow II captures Monoï de Tahiti oil in its purest state (which is the result of macerating the Tiaré flower in refined coconut extract for several days). This lightweight oil hydrates, calms, sooths, protects, and gives the skin a beautiful radiant glow - in addition to smelling absolutely divine!
HERBIVORE After Sun Soothing Aloe Mist
This natural mist contains aloe vera, lavender essential oil and peppermint essential oil to soothe, hydrate, cool, reduce redness, promote healing and help sunburnt skin heal faster.
Tip: Shake well before use. Keep refrigerated for an extra-refreshing effect.
FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color
If I'm going to wear makeup on vacation, I'll only settle for a super weightless, long-lasting lip colour, because nothing else will be going on my face other than sunscreen and my favourite CHANEL highlight. With a soft matte finish, this beautiful red Lip Paint is the perfect accent to complete a look in no time. Plus, it looks incredible on all skin tones!
LIVING PROOF No Frizz Humidity Shield (60 ml)
Humidity is always an issue for me (and my curly hair). This No Frizz Humidity Shield is a daily essential for me during summer days and exotic vacations. It guards against humidity and environmental assaults like UV damage and static.