By the time you read this, I'll be relaxing on the island of Kauai! My boyfriend and I have been wanting to go for years and it's my first time in the most tropical American state (whereas he's been to Hawaii twice already). We plan on tackling some hiking trails and swimming in crystal waters so not much makeup is needed at all.
Of course sunscreen is a huge must for beach trips. I'm bringing two three ounce tubes of body sunscreen because we're not checking in our luggage. The first is the Yes to Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 and the other is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30. I have a feeling we'll run out of sunscreen before our 10 day jaunt is over but we can just buy another tube when we get there.
Remember to protect your lips from the sun as well! The KIKO Ultra Glossy Stylo in 807 has SPF 15 and the sheer glossy finish is great for a fresh, no-makeup look. The Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon is a lovely red that adds natural color to tanned skin. The tube is ultra slim because mine is a mini and the cream formula means I don't need to tote around a brush to apply it. I don't like to deal with brushes on travels so liquid liner is the easiest way to add definition to my lashline. The Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum has a very fine brush tip that allows me to easily create a winged line. Waterproof mascara is a staple in my everyday makeup routine, beach or no beach. I'm trying out the Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara and I've been liking it quite a bit. It's not as good as The Falsies or The Colossal but it's still decent. Summer means sandals and my toes are rocking Zoya's Yana*, a bright fuchsia red that applies opaque in two coats.
Can't wait to soak in all that Kauai and Oahu have to offer us! I'll be on the look out for gems to feature on upcoming travel posts! What are your must have beauty products for outdoorsy trips?
*This was provided to me for free by Zoya. All thoughts are my own.