I’m not 100% finished talking about my Grand Cayman vacation just yet. 🙂 Actually, this post is not so much about the trip as it is about the makeup that I brought with me to paint my face. I’m pretty proud of this little flat lay I did of my travel products, so I wanted to share it:
My makeup bag actually contained more than just the pictured products, but the ones I photographed are the ones I ended up using the most during our week in Grand Cayman.
What’s pictured above:
- COOLA Mineral Face SPF 30 – Matte Tint: a good lightweight option for face makeup
- Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick: August 2017 Play! by Sephora sample; good for a little more coverage than the Coola
- Glossier Stretch Concealer: still using this as my go-to concealer
- Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette: perfect for travel due to its compact size
- Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Shadow Duo in Golden Hour: December 2017 Play! by Sephora sample; great for a bronzy, shimmery eye
- Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base: January Play! by Sephora sample that actually does boost lashes
- Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara: clumpier than I’d like, but good if you wipe excess product off the brush with tissue before applying
- Glossier Boy Brow: can’t leave town without a brow grooming product!
- Glossier Cloud Paint: the first blush I reach for, at home or while traveling
- Milk Makeup Highlighter: September 2016 Birchbox sample…great shade for my skin tone, easy to use
- Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel: November 2017 Play! by Sephora sample that I’ve come to love
- No. 7 Line & Define Lip Pencil: I’ve had this now-discontinued liner for years (color: Nude) and found it pairs really well with the Sephora gloss.
- Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment: from a 2015 Sephora Give Me More Lip set (yeah…I know you’re not supposed to keep lip products for this long!). Color: Berry
- Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick: discontinued; from the same Sephora lip set as the Fresh treatment. Color: Palomino
I did bring eyeliners with me but never ended up using them. Instead, I used a brush to line my upper lash line with Crave, the darkest shade in the Urban Decay Naked Basic palette.
I also tried a sample packet of Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++ that I had received in a Sephora order awhile back. The cream is apparently no longer available, but I read on Sephora’s forums that the brand may be reformulating the product…which would be amazing, because I really liked it!
The cream only came in one “self-adjusting” shade, which I’m sure is part of the reason it has been discontinued. Right out of the packet the shade was too dark and a little orange-y for my fair skin and the color didn’t change after application. The color wasn’t horribly off, but it’s definitely not right for me. The cream made my skin look super soft and smooth and it even covered up some of my dark spots to a certain extent. And it did all of this while feeling lightweight enough for my taste. Boscia, if you’re reading this, please bring a version of this product back in more shades and in an SPF of at least 30 (Sorry, is that too much to ask? 😛 )!
Speaking of SPF, my main squeeze remains Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50.
I knew the product remaining in the Supergoop tube we had wouldn’t be enough to coat two bodies every day for a week, so I bought a backup at Ulta that I was interested in trying: Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Lotion. And you know what? Supergoop won by a long shot. The Australian Gold was sticky and would NOT wash off in the shower; every time I wore it I felt like I needed a sand blaster to remove it. The Supergoop, on the other hand, doesn’t take power tools to wash off at the end of the day. Needless to say, when I returned home I repurchased yet another tube of Supergoop.
Hope you’ve enjoyed a peek at the makeup and SPF I used while on vacation!