vacation makeup look

One of the many wonderful things about a tropical vacation is the simplified beauty routine. With some color you can get away with wearing half as much makeup as usual. Is that just me?  I rely on the essentials for vacation nights: bronzer, mascara and a great lip.  So let’s dig into why these are 3 of my vacation makeup must-haves!

At the end of April, Too Faced became available at Nordstrom and, and I saw it as the perfect opportunity to try their mascara that everyone raves about. Seriously… I hear about this mascara all the time and had never tried it!  I’ve got to say, it lives up to the hype. This mascara is not a joke. I have trouble with flaking mascara getting in my eyes and I had no flaking, great volume and bold eyelashes all night. Plus it wasn’t rigorous to remove like some eye makeup can be. I always hate having to scrub my eyes if you know what I mean.

I also brought their Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer with me, which was a the perfect contouring bronzer for a little cheekbone pop. Last but not least, I love a great plumping lip gloss so I had to try the Lip Injection Extreme Lip Gloss (with a name like that, you know I had to try it). I love that it gives that plumping tingling sensation at first, and then it settles into a shining gloss.  You’re not feeling the tingling the entire time you’re wearing it so it’s not uncomfortable like some plumping lip products can be!

My other beach vacation makeup picks would be lip liner, blush (or golden highlighter), and a brow pencil. A little setting spray and you’re set!

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photographed by Christian Barnes at Hotel Wailea

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, waterproof version hereChocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer | Lip Injection Extreme Lip Gloss, regular version here | similar dress herehere and here | heels – Schutz | similar bag here and love this one

Have you ever worn Too Faced before? I’d love to hear which products are your favorite! Thanks so much for reading and sharing – XO –

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17 thoughts on “3 Vacation Makeup Must-Haves

  1. Wow, you totally rock that dress! How gorgeous! I, too, love the Better Than Sex mascara. It makes my lashes so full and long, it looks like I’m wearing falsies. Totally worth the splurge.

  2. Great post! You have such beautiful skin that you could get away with wearing no makeup and still look flawless. Also, I love the seashell necklace with your dress. I can’t wait to hear more about your trip!


  3. NECKLACE DEETS… omgggg I’m going to Hawaii for my honeymoon in September and your outfits are amazing!

  4. You look stunning….always!! You could be wearing a paper bag and look fabulous! Love all your make up suggestions, xoxo, D.

  5. You literally have THE most perfect face! Love this light make up look you have going on! I don’t wear a ton of make up to begin with and swear by my eyelash extensions, so this is definitely a look I gravitate towards!

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  6. Love your post! I am headed to Mexico next week and this is just what I needed. I did want to ask – do you put any foundation/tinted moisturizer/concealer?? Your skin looks so amazing but I love the simple look!

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