Jungle boogie to your heart's content in this mountain- and beach-filled paradise. A summer escape will fall during the country's rainy season (which lasts through mid-November) so its important to pack humidity-fighting hair solutions alongside your sun protection staples. Though youre likely to not wear a lot of makeup in this damp environment, mattifying bronzers and blushes are great for absorbing excess oil and sweat. Read on for our shopping list!
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick SPF50 Sunscreen PA+++
When sunning close to the equator, your sunscreen should always be within an arm's reach. This tube's easy to tote around for all of your rain forest activities, and best yet, it packs the ultra-nourishing punch of Arden's famous Eight Hour Cream for any scorched patches.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
Neutrogena Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Acne Wash
Tropical humidity and heat increases oil production, leaving you in danger of a vacay breakout. Switch up your cleanser to reflect where you're globetrotting, and try a salicylic acid-based acne-fighter if youre visiting a much warmer destination.
TRESemmé Climate Control Mousse
If you'd like to enjoy your trip, while fooling your hair into thinking it's still back in your climate-controlled home, look for a styling product to block out frizz-fighting elements like humidity. Polymers and UV blockers make this mousse a barricade between your hair and the outside world.
This desert oasis is full of palm trees, mountains, and golf courses galore. Once the playground of Hollywood elite (Los Angeles is a two-hour drive), this Cali town has maintained a chic, eccentric feel through the decades. Vacationers should be prepared to fight the effects of heatthe average temp peaks near 110° in July—and skin-dulling dryness.
Dr. Brandt Hint of Tint Pores No More Refiner
Large pores and oily skin, both negative side effects of desert weather, have met their match in this primer. Mineral microspheres diffuse light, minimizing the appearance of pores, while flaxseed oil absorbs and regulates oil.
Nivea Express Hydration Daily Lotion
No matter how lush your resort might look, there's no hiding the fact that Palm Springs' weather is the opposite of a tropical rainforest. Combat itchy dryness and quench thirsty skin by frequently applying a liberal amount of this lotion to your arms and legs.
Rimmel Glam'Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara
When it's too hot for a lick of makeup, what can you focus on? Your eyelashes, obviously. Make 'em count by using a mascara that thickens and lengthens. This two-in-one's respective brushes give up to 12 times more volume and 75% more length.
Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System
There's nothing like intense sunlight to remind you that your fine lines are not invisible. Up the impact of your daily eye serums with this handy tool that was designed to increase the absorption of anti-aging ingredients. The super-sonic speed of the applicator means that your favorite potions are being massaged into to sensitive skin around your eyes and lips that much better.
Europes most stylish city demands that you add a dash of panache to your beauty routine. For your trip to the City of Lights, try mastering that French femme beauty M.O. of looking glam without piling on makeup and hair products. When in doubt, remember that the je ne sais quoi attitude is rooted in good mascara and a great lipstick.
CoverGirl LipPerfection in Flame
It doesn't get more Parisian chic than a dash of red lipstick. Use a creamy lipstick freely to upgrade any outfit (or distract from your jet-lagged eyes). Breton stripes and beret, optional.
Dr. Scholl's Open Shoe Insoles
When strolling cobblestone street, there's no surer way to cry out, "American tourist here!", than to bust out your old sneakers. Instead, opt for flats or sandals and give them some extra cushioning with these ultra-thin inserts, that are designed to stay in place as you stroll the sights.
Dior Bronze Original Tan Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder
Any good beauty junkie tries to match her cosmetics to her locale. We love this très chic bronzer palette with its haute couture quilted imprint. A quick application will make you look like you just got back from the French Riviera and the tortoise shell case is pretty enough to show off on its own.
Revlon Grow Luscious Lash Liner
If there's one thing those French coquettes really know how to do, it's flirt. Get ready to bat your eyelashes with this growth-boosting, botanical- and vitamin-packed liner. The on-trend metallic shade will also help to enhance your natural eye color.
Get ready for sporty activities like hiking, kayaking, and whitewater rafting if you visit this outdoorsy outpost. Not for the weak of heart (or sweat-averse), the combination of high-altitudes, bright sunshine and low-key locals means packing smart, multipurpose picks over flashy extras.
Clarins Sunscreen for Face Wrinkle Control Cream
Strong sun, and lots of it, makes sunscreen a must (duh) here. To block UV rays (youre less protected at higher altitudes) pick a potent sunblock for your face that also boasts a formula enhanced with anti-aging plant extracts, like plane tree.
Mark Get a Tint
When your sightseeing plans involve hiking and mountains, prep with an un-fussy tinted moisturizer rather than a foundation. This shimmer lotion has a hint of SPF protection (you may need to apply more) and lots of noncomedogenic glycerin to help your skin draw in moisture in this arid environment.
Aveda Lip Saver SPF 15
Just because lipstick might be makeup-overkill when youre enjoying the great outdoors, theres no reason to leave your lips naked. Protect your kisser from sun exposure with a summer-ready stick to ensure that your pout doesnt get brunt and chapped (ouch!).
L'Oréal Elnett Satin UV Filter Hairspray
Protect your strands from mountaintop rays with the latest incarnation of this coveted hairspray. UV filters prevent sun-damage, which can have a hue-altering effect on colored strands.
This iconic Massachusetts island has a style legacy rooted in seaside staples and laidback beauty attitudes. Presidents and prepsters have all left their mark here, and the salty sea breeze and East Coast humidity makes high-maintenance beauty nearly impossible. Embrace the environment by packing your beauty bag with products that will help you nail the natural, nautical look.
Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Finishing Paste
Avoid hair looking too done by shopping for a pomade that will give hold without a too-crisp finish. This 99% natural paste contains no silicon or parabens and helps define the curves and waves of beach-air-dried locks.
Fresh Sugar Honey Lip Treatment
Whether you're whale-watching or digging for clams, give your lips protection against the sun with the newest addition to Fresh's hugely popular Sugar Lip Treatment line. SPF protection wards off damaging UVA and UVB rays, while sugar acts as a natural humectant to seal in moisture.
Stila Haute in the Hamptons Palette
A different state? Yes. But the same less-is-more makeup philosophy? Most definitely. This Hamptons-inspired collection makes packing painless (it contains four eye shadows, blush, and bronzer), and the shades all work together to create many country club-approved looks.
Paul & Joe Emery Board
Short, clean, and well-shaped nails are necessary for eating lobsters and looking posh while sailing. These limited edition emery boards are the perfect way to school your paws into their ideal manicured state.
$5 each; beautyhabit.com