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Getaway Glam: Vacation Makeup Tips And Essentials For Your Escape


What is that word which goes perfectly with SUMMER? That’s right! It’s VACATION. When we go on a holiday, we leave behind the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and escape to our favourite destination.

Whether it’s a tropical beach, scenic mountains or a buzzing city; one thing’s for sure – we want to look and feel our best while we are away. And afterall, who doesn’t want to show off sunkissed faces on our profiles!? That’s where vacation makeup tips come in handy! In this guide, we’ll explore some must-dos and products that will level up your getaway glam no matter where your travel takes you.

Prep Your Face

Before diving into makeup application, it’s crucial to start with a clean, moisturised face. Once you have washed your face, toned it, and applied moisturiser, you are ready for that flawless vacay makeup.

While on vacation, your skin may be exposed to different climates and environments, so be sure to pack a hydrating face wash and moisturiser, which is matched to your skin type. Our suggestion – Try this moisturiser + primer from Sugar. This product will hydrate and refresh your skin, and will also save some space in your makeup pouch.

SUGAR Aquaholic Priming Moisturizer - 30g

Wear Sunscreen! 

Do not… We repeat… Do not go outside without applying sunblock on your face and exposed parts of your body. This is one of the most crucial vacation makeup tips you will need. Without UV protection, there are high chances of skin damage. Choose your sunscreen wisely – one with high SPF which is also suitable for your skin type. If you’re looking for a sunscreen that can be absorbed easily by your skin and doesn’t leave a white cast – try this UV Defender Serum from Loreal to get a radiant looking skin. Perfect for your vacay!

L'OREAL PARIS UV Defender Serum Protector Correct & Protect SPF 50 PA+++ - 50 ml

Fill Your Pores:

Primer has become a makeup essential lately, and rightfully so, as it acts as the perfect base for makeup. When you use a good primer before applying the base of your makeup, your makeup stays intact for longer. So, if you’re going on a long trek, adventure sporting or just chillin’ at the beach taking in the sun, your makeup will always look picture-perfect. Try this stick primer from Sugar which is suitable for all skin types.

SUGAR Face Fwd Primer Stick

Lightweight Coverage

One of the most essential vacation makeup tips that all beauty gurus swear by is – less is often more. Keep your makeup light so it doesn’t melt away due to humidity or other reasons. Opt for lightweight, breathable formulas that provide just enough coverage to even out your skin tone without appearing heavy or cakey. 

Tinted moisturisers, BB creams or lightweight foundations with SPF are perfect for achieving a natural, dewy complexion while protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Check out this lightweight foundation from Maybelline, which is perfect for all kinds of weather, and doesn’t feel heavy on your face. 

MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Super Stay Lumi-Matte Liquid Foundation - 330 - 35ml

Glow Getter:

Nothing says vacation vibes as does a healthy, sun-kissed glow! Enhance your complexion with a luminous bronzer or a tinted highlighter. Dust bronzer along the high points of your face where the sun naturally hits – the forehead, cheekbones and jawline – for a sun-kissed effect. For added radiance, dab a bit of highlighter onto the bridge of your nose and Cupid’s bow. With this vacation makeup tip, your face will glow naturally even in a low-light setting. It’s always better to go for a powder-based highlighter for vacations as it stays intact for long hours and does not melt even when the mercury rises. Here’s our suggestion for you – try this illuminating highlighter from Kay Beauty.

KAY BEAUTY Illuminating Highlighter - Rosy Dew

Waterproof Wonders:

Whether you’re lounging by the poolside or exploring a humid city, waterproof makeup is your best friend. Look for waterproof mascara, eyeliner and brow products to ensure your eye makeup stays put all day long, even in the heat or while taking a dip in the ocean. Waterproof formulas are also great for those spontaneous moments when you want to cool off without worrying about your makeup smudging or running. If you love eye make up, you must not miss out on this waterproof eyeliner by Sugar and this Sky High waterproof mascara by Maybelline.

SUGAR Wingman Waterproof Microliner - 01 I'll Be Black

Pop Of Colour:

Add some fun into your vacation makeup look with a pop of colour. Experiment with vibrant eyeshadows, bold lipsticks or playful blush shades to add a signature touch to your ensemble. One of the vacation makeup tips which beauty experts swear by is that you should either go for a bold eye look or bold lips. Both together may look too flashy. However, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the spirit of adventure – after all, isn’t that what vacations are all about? Channel your inner makeup artiste and experiment with different eye makeup looks with this eye shadow palette from Revlon.

REVLON Colorstay Looks Book Palette - Insider - 3.4gm

Multi-Tasking Marvels:

Save space in your suitcase by packing multitasking makeup products that can pull double duty. A creamy lip and cheek tint, for example, can add a flush of colour to both your lips and cheeks, while a tinted brow gel can sculpt and define your brows with just a swipe. This is the go-to vacation makeup tip followed by many influencers. You can look for products that offer versatility without compromising on performance. Try this lip n cheek tint from Chambor.

CHAMBOR Extreme Matte Long Wear Lipcolour-Blooming Rose -14 - 2.8g

Setting Spray:

Keep your vacation makeup looking fresh and flawless from sunrise to sunset with a reliable setting spray. A few spritzes of setting spray will lock in your makeup, helping it withstand heat, humidity and long days of sightseeing. Look for a setting spray with hydrating ingredients to keep your skin feeling refreshed and nourished throughout the day. Here’s one we recommend – makeup fixer from Faces.

FACES Ultime Pro Makeup Fixer

Skincare Essentials:

Last of the vacation makeup tips but certainly not the least, don’t forget to pack your skincare essentials to keep your complexion glowing and healthy throughout your vacation. Alongside your cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen, be sure to pack a hydrating facial mist to keep your skin hydrated and refreshed on-the-go, especially if you’ll be spending time in dry or arid climates.

Also, the makeup must-haves need a perfect makeup pouch, which can store all your essentials. If you’re facing any trouble finding a makeup pouch which is functional and suits your personality, here’s one by Ginger that we feel is perfect for you. 

GINGER Women Assorted Zip-Closure Pouch - Set of 3

With these vacation makeup tips and must-have products in your beauty arsenal, you’re set to embark on your next adventure with confidence and style. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on a tropical beach or exploring a vibrant cityscape, remember to have fun and embrace the opportunity to experiment with new looks and trends. After all, vacations are all about creating unforgettable memories – why not look fabulous while doing it? Safe travels and happy glamming!

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