Since I am currently packing for a vacation, I though this would be a good time to mention some of my time-tested, can’t go anywhere without makeup and body-care faves. Often times I find that when I travel, quick, easy and versatile is what I look for and the below products certainly deliver in that department!
Moroccan Oil Dry Body Oil – you guys know how I am all about anything that will give me moisture. Taking care or your body is just as important as taking care of your face! Trust me, you older self will thank you for all the body lotions, creams, and oils. I love using dry oils especially on vacations. This particular one is a current favorite because even though it’s super nourishing and makes my skin feel silky smooth, it’s absolutely weightless and really fast absorbing. Also love that it’s a spray so the application is super easy and quick.
Moroccan Oil Shimmering Body Oil – can never have enough body oils! A shimmering one is an absolute must for me when going on a vacation. This one is non-greasy, moisturizing, and gives just enough sparkle without being too much. I use it on its own or mix it up with the dry body oil if I feel like toning down the shimmer. It has the signature Moroccan Oil scent which I am still so obsessed with.
Tom Ford Radiant Perfecting Powder (in Gilt Glow and Luna) – a couple of good highlighting powders to take on a trip is another must for me. Often times I avoid foundation altogether and just apply a little bronzer and highlighter and I’m good to go. I love the shade Luna for my cheekbones (shoulders and collarbones as well!) because it gives me that glow from within look. The shade Gilt Glow creates a rather stark highlight for me (since I have a bit of tan) so I use very little of it on my cheekbones on top of Luna if I want an extra pop of highlight (looks really pretty at night). It’s also a great powder to highlight inner corner of my eyes, the brow bone, and cupid’s bow.
Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo (in Aurora and Solaris) – love taking kohl pencils with me on vacations. I found that liquid eyeliner can be a bit messy and honestly takes too much effort that I don’t want to be putting in while I’m on a vaca! These pencils glide on super smoothly yet have great staying power. I like to smudge them a bit and create a light smokey eye (have to smudge them before they dry though!). Love these pencils because they are 2 in 1 so I’m saving room in my travel makeup bag and have multiple colors to play with.
Tom Ford Lumiere Lip Color in Glimmer – love these lip balms because they are universal and work with your own skin tone creating a color based on your own natural undertones. Wearing a lip balm and protecting your lips from the sun is so important so I always have one of these on me. They are super moisturizing, plumping, and luminous making them my beach vacation best friend.
Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Color in Exuberant – these ultra shine lipsticks are one of my favorite lipstick formulas ever. They are creamy, glossy, moisturizing, and slightly transparent making them a bit more natural looking which I love for every day use and vacations. The shade Exuberant is so stunning – it’s a beautiful pink color with a slight hint of coral making it a perfect shade to wear out to drinks in the evening or beach dinner. Definitely my go-to vacation lip color! It’s funny, at home I typically shy away from bright lip colors but since I tend to go minimal with my makeup when on vacation, I really appreciate the way bright lip pulls a look together! Not to mention the way bright coral lips look against a good tan! Basically EVERYTHING!
Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette in Winter – when packing for any trip, maximizing space is important. I hate overpacking makeup and taking a bunch of different palettes with me. This palette is ideal for a vacation. In this compact palette, I get a blush, a highlighter, and 4 different eyeshadows, not to mention the fact that the colors are absolutely gorgeous! The blush and highlighter combo work perfectly together for pink sun-kissed cheeks and I can create so many eye looks with those 4 shadows (the gold and bronze are absolutely stunning together), I basically don’t need anything else!
Tom Ford Soleil Glow Drops in Liquid Sky – this is probably the best liquid highlighter I have ever tried. It blends in so smoothly and looks so beautiful, I cannot travel without it. I’ve tried liquid highlighters that looked chalky and patchy and for a while I gave up on them altogether (until I got this one, that is). The shade Liquid Sky is the perfect iridescent glow. I like to mix in a few drops into my foundation (if I’m wearing any that day) or just wear it on my cheekbones alone – literally the perfect glow. But the biggest reason I never travel without it is because it’s one of my favorite little multitasks of all time! Dub a bit on your lids to add a slight shimmer to your gaze, apply a tiny amount on your lips just before a lip balm or gloss for that golden sin kissed lip color, or mix it with your body cream or body oil for an overall glow! Basically it does it all and of course you know how much I love that!