My Beach Beauty Essentials

Countdown is on for my beach vacation.  The hubby and I are taking our 3 kids to Kiawah Island, SC (I’ve been going to this location since I was around 10 yrs old- it’s wonderful, not super crowded and very laid back!  All attributes you like the older you get;-).  You might be thinking, “Well that doesn’t really sound like a vacation if you’re taking your kids with you- you’ll just be doing the same daily things with them, just in a different location!”

But this is realllly going to be a vacation, because not only are we going with one set of grandparents, but we’re taking BOTH sets of grandparents with us (that equals 4 sets of extra hands), BRILLIANT.

Here’s a peak at the makeup essentials I plan on packing up to help me put together my beach face…
{My overall beach face look.  Natural enough without looking too made up.}

1.  My Hold Me makeup bag.  The must-have beginning essential. You can check out my original posting on why I love this makeup bag for traveling HERE.

2.  Skin.  Sonia Kashuk’s radiant tinted moisturizer w SPF 15 in color beige- perfect bc it’s sheer with just enough coverage, and the SPF is key since I will be in the sun a lot.  MAC’s bronzing powder in color refined golden, for an extra boost of color since getting a tan on my face shouldn’t be an option, I don’t want wrinkles and sun spots!  La Roche Posay daily moisturizing cream with sunscreen- my skin is super dry so I need extra moisture in addition to my tinted moisturizer and this stuff has won all types of awards due to its ingredients.

3.  Eyes.  L’Oreal Voluminous mascara- the waterproof version of course.  Stila eye shadow in color Oasis- a great sunny golden color.  Wet n Wild’s H20 proof liquid liner in color smokey- to boost my look a little for when we go out to dinners.

4.  Cheeks + Lips.  Tarte eco-cheek natural cheek stain- my fave peachy cheek color with a hint of shimmer bc I don’t like wearing powder formulas when on the beach, doesn’t seem natural. Avon’s healthy makeup lip cream with SPF 15 color pink charm- I love that I get a little color, hydrating jojoba oil, and the SPF addition on my lips bc so often the lips get left out of the SPF application.

{Don’t forget the feet need decorating too!}

And to round out my look (not including the huge amount of clothing left to pack) I got some plastic silver glitter flip flops from Old Navy to sport around the sand in.  I know flip flops are a dime a dozen, but these mold sooo well to my foot (super comfy) and I will be able to just spray them off with water to get annoying sand off.  And they come in gold, silver, blue, and pink sparkle- what girl wouldn’t want to walk around with some extra foot bling??!

What products are a must have for you when you hit the surf and sand??