When you go on vacation there is nothing better than pulling brand new products out of your makeup bag and a never worn outfit out of your suitcase! There is no better place to experiment with colors and looks than on vacation – it’s a playground for what you wouldn’t normally wear at home. When you have perfectly bronzed skin you can pull off teal eyeliner and shimmery body oil. I left for Guadalajara, Mexico this morning, but before I left I stopped by Cos Bar to pick up some new beauty products. If you haven’t been there, it’s a makeup lover’s dream. You can test all the Tom Ford lipsticks down your arm without getting a side eye from the woman behind the sales counter. You can spray Clive Christian perfume like it’s no big deal, who cares that it is the world’s most expensive perfume?
It is the best place to go to experiment with new makeup and you always walk away knowing more than you knew before. I must warn you – you’ll leave with your bank account a little lighter, but it’s worth it. I’m detailing what I picked up for my trip below and be sure to follow along on my Instastory this week! I’ll be testing these products to show you how they work and if they are worth the investment. What are your vacation must haves?
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Body Oil & Shimmering Body Oil: Who doesn’t love to rub Tom Ford all over their body?! Both oils smell amazing and are super lightweight. I’ll be using the blanc upon arrival and the shimmering after a few days in the sun.
Terry Line Designer Eyeliner & YSL Mascara Volume in Majorella Blue: Vacation is the time to be a little daring and nothing screams bold like blue mascara and eyeliner combo! I’ve really been wanting to try a colored duo and what better place to do it than in Mexico? It’s an unexpected pop that works in tandem. The waterproof mascara also gets major bonus points for its 24-hour hold.
Amore Pacific Sun Protection Mist: After visiting Dr. Pinski I never go a day without applying sunscreen. On vacation I am all about the spray because it’s easy to apply and blend. This sunscreen also has a very pleasant cooling effect and contains plum extract, which protects against heat-aging (aka wrinkles and sun spots).
Bobbi Brown Bronzer: Whenever I’m on vacation I skip the foundation and opt for bronzer. This one works for all skin tones and gives my skin an instant radiance! It also has the perfect amount of shimmer for vacation without looking chalky.
YSL Volupte Lip Tint in Oil #2 & #19: These super hydrating lip tints are the best I have ever tried. The application is super smooth and each shade gives my lips an instant flush of color. They look gorgeous alone or layered over lipstick.