Sunday, May 30th, 2010

What If...

What if… you were going on a weekend vacation to the beach, what would you bring?

What couldn’t you leave at home?

Now, I’d…

For a beach vacation, I would probably bring along about 8-10 eyeshadows.  I’d either take a long to self-made quads or else fill a 15-pan palette with the shades I wanted.  For short vacations and trips, I try to plan out a couple of looks and bring those shades along, and then I’ll toss in a few of my favorite shades as well, for any impromptu looks. I’d go for one or two blushes, two to three lipsticks, and one to two lipglosses.

When it comes to the beach, I don’t wear a ton of makeup to the beach, but inevitably, you may go out at night or what-have-you.  I’d also bring SPF 30+ for both face and body, makeup primer for face (well, and eyes, but that’s kind of duh, right?), waterproof mascara, and waterproof/smudgeproof eyeliner for my waterproofing needs.  I’d also say that a dry shampoo is a must for me, because even if you don’t get in the water, I find the dry shampoo is nice to refresh beach-hair without having to fully wash it everyday.

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55 thoughts on “What makeup would you bring on a weekend beach getaway?

  1. Jordyn

    Marine Life (Mac), Shimmermoss (Mac), Float on by Eye Kohl (Mac), Soba eyeshadow (Mac), Burnt Sugar (Bobbi Brown) eyeshadow, Hipness blush (Mac), Golden bronzing powder (Mac), Buxom mascara, Quick Corrector concealer (Clinique), and Easy Lounger lip gloss (Mac).

  2. Madison

    i’m at the beach right now!

    i brought:
    LM primer
    LM tinted moisturizer
    Benefit erase paste
    Nars laguna bronzer
    Hipness Blush & Orgasm
    3 neutral Nars eyeshadows
    Mac feline eyeliner
    HIP gel eyeliner in brown
    Dior extase & convergirl lastblast waterproof
    too many lipsticks & lipgloss!

    To the Beach stuff to play with!
    beach bronze cream bronzer
    refined golden bronzer
    getaway blush
    marine life

  3. audrey

    mac studio finish concealer
    benefit you rebel lite tinted moisturizer
    mac mineralize skinfinish natural
    nars laguna bronzer
    mac blush in cubic
    urban decay 24/7 liner in zero
    wet n wild mega liner in black
    lancome hypnose waterproof mascara
    mac all that glitters shadow
    mac wedge shadow
    mac bronze shadow
    mac mylar shadow
    mac tilt shadow
    mac blue flame shadow
    mac prussian shadow
    mac crystal avalanche shadow
    mac lipglass in c-thru
    mac lipstick in creme de nude
    olay moisturizer spf 20
    tresseme fresh start dry shampoo
    urban decay primer potion

    long list, but it includes some stuff to make both a neutral look and a blue look. :)

  4. Meesh

    Lets see. I’m pretty minimalistic when it comes to makeup when I travel because clothes are more important to me XD What couldn’t I leave the house with. I’d take two quads with me. One with colors for a daytime look, one for a night-time look. I’d have to take two lipsticks for the same reason and probably just clear gloss or one dark colored gloss for night-time. I’s need a travel kit set of brushes or just toss in one face brush, two eye brushes and that it. Sun block is a must. Eyelash curler and mascara. But I don’t think I’d wear makeup actually to the beach . . .

    The rest is like shampoo, soap, toothpaste, towel, bathing suit etc. – travel essentials that everyone takes.

  5. Haylie

    I’d bring no eyeshadows (since I’m not a crazy eyeshadow fan). Definitely my gel liner and waterproof mascara. My NARS HG blush and concealer. Can’t forget my bb cream and MSFN. And some chapstick.
    Can you tell I’m a very natural/neutral makeup wearer? 😀

  6. Cos It’s just a weekend, I’ll probably bring just a golden/bronze shimmer eyeshadow and a dark brown one (for the nights), Waterproof eyeliner, mascara, Tinted moisturiser, and a tinted lip conditioner. Other than that, I guess it’s just a lot of good good skincare!

  7. Julia

    I agree with the beach. I don’t wear makeup, only maybe a little water proof mascara and a liner. but thats only if i don’t go in the ocean. If i’m planning on going in the water (which is very rare) i wont wear anything at all. Of course i would meed makeup for nights out etc. Im not a fan of foundations on vacation, i’d stick with either a tinted moisturizer or even just a cream bronzer. for blushes i would bring three, a coral, a bright pink, and a go-to pale pink like well dressed. For eyes i would probably throw together a 15 pan pallet with some neutrals, a few of my favorite colors, and a few smoky colors. For liner i would just bring a basic pencil liner, and then some water proof mascara. For lips i would bring probably 3 or 4 lipglasses, and 3 lipsticks. all basic pinks or nudes and maybe id thrown a red lip in too for a night out.

  8. Charlene

    For the beach maybe a gold cream eye shadow with water proof mascara some oil free SPF for my face with a liquid gold shimmer on top.
    When on vacation I always bring an eye cheek palette, gloss, mascara & liner. Along with skin care and face powders.

  9. starr

    probably just spf 50 sunscreen for the face and body and some various lip stains!

  10. Sunscreen, MUFE aqua eyes in 15L, ysl rouge volupte in provocative pink, covergirl lashblast mascara, barry m turquoise nail polish, guerlain kisskiss gloss stick in corail des mers, tinted moisturiser, nars duo eyeshadow in portobello.

  11. amelia

    MAC Softdew beauty powder (from indie girl look in a box)
    mascara (preferably lashblast)
    MAC penultimate liner for nighttime
    MSF natural
    spf 30+ for face and body
    some kind of body shimmer (like the new to the beach one)
    lip balm with SPF

  12. Christine

    I’d most likely lug a tinted moisturizer of some sort, Amazing Cosmetics concealer, Cargo Blu Ray powder, UD Exhale blush, Clinique Super City Block in SPF 40, Imju Fiberwig mascara (it’s fairly waterproof), some pretty pinky nude lipgloss and lots and lots of sunblock. I am not much for tanning but I do occasionally like having sunlight on my skin. For the eyeshadow fix, I’d most likely bring a palette with me like the natural palettes from Sephora – I think it’s from the Pure collection called Wanderlust.

    For those nights out, I’d most likely just bring some Stila smudge pots with me (black and violet) and a red lipstick like the Viva Glam Cyndi Lauper lipstick from MAC.

  13. jessica

    if i was going to the beach i’d just wear sunscreen

  14. KC

    Excluding skincare products, dealing with only strictly makeup:

    Colour 4 eyeshdow quad from Spring Colour Forecast (MAC)
    Dark brown eye pencil for brows
    Rapidblack penultimate eyeliner (MAC)
    Flashmode lipglass for day (MAC)
    Angelwing lipglass for night (MAC)
    Milani concealer
    MAC Studiotech concealer

  15. Joy

    I’ve actually thought about this earlier since I’m going to Europe for a couple weeks after finals (boo, trimesters) and I need to figure out how much clothing I can bring along! I’ll probably bring:

    Benefit Confessions of a Concealaholic
    CG LashBlast & eyelash curler
    MAC Marine Life
    MAC lipstick in Blankety
    MAC lipstick in Thrills
    MAC Pearlglide Intense Liner in Undercurrent (for the occasional pop of color!)
    MAC Chromagraphic Liner in NW25/NC30
    Milani Liquif’Eye Liner in Brown
    UD 24/7 Liner in Stash
    UD Summer of Love eyeshadow palette (including the mini UD 24/7 Liner in Bourbon)

    Thank goodness for palettes! And I somehow put the brands in alphabetical order… that was totally unintentional (:

  16. Odbery

    Just a weekend? Tinted sunscreen and lipbalm for day, mascara, coverup, and a bright lipstick for night.

  17. Firstly I’d bring sunscreen! Then what else follows, probably just mascara, bright lipstick, and my favorite blush coralista.

    I couldn’t leave without sunscreen!!!

  18. Tinted moisturizer
    Brown liner
    peachy-coral blush
    A Champagne & a Soft Brown E/s
    Pink-Peach lipgloss

  19. meghan

    I live at the beach so during the summer I wear very “beach ready” makeup looks, nothing too heavy.
    Today I went to a party at a friends and we went on the beach (not in the water though). I wore foundation, concealer, matte cream shadow, shimmery tan shadow, matte light brown shadow, and satin white shadow for highlight. Waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Lip stain and gloss. This was a little heavy for beach but like I said I was at a party.

    I wouldn’t bring much makeup for a beach vacation though:
    liquid foundation (for night time if I want my skin to look extra nice)
    concealer (no brainer)
    TM (daily use)
    UD eyeliners and L’oreal liquid
    waterproof mascara and normal mascara
    4 lipsticks. pink, coral, red, an nude.
    2 lipstains.
    3 glosses.
    1 bronzer and 2 blushes.
    eyeshadow pallete from Elizabeth Arden
    couple mac shadows
    UDPP orginal and UDPP sin
    lip balm.

    That would be for a week long at the beach. For going to the beach I would wear Waterproof mascara, UDPP sin, maybe UD liner in bourbon, lip stain, and maybe TM or concealer.

  20. Alex

    I would bring
    Makeup Forever HD primer
    Mac Mineralize skinfinish natural
    Mac quad with Shroom,Brun,Girlie,and Cork (all have multi-purpose uses)
    Mac Studiofinsh concealer
    Mac VivaGlam Gaga lipstick
    Mac Siss lipstick
    Stila Bronzing powder

  21. JoElla

    My skin care and extra Sunblock
    Bobbi Brown Cabana eye and lip palette
    Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Cabo Coral
    Bobbi Brown Antigua shimmering bronzer
    Smashbox Halo in light w/ brush
    L’oreal Volumous in Carbon Black mascara
    Lots of Lip Balm and at least 1 w/ spf
    4 oz Pure Grace body lotion
    Argon oil for my hair
    my deodorant
    a small bottle of fragrance
    A book and my bathing suit and a few pairs of shorts and cute tops and a cover up.. and a great dress and 3 pairs of shoes.. what else does a girl need?

  22. denise

    Sunscreen for Face & Body (SPF 50)
    Murad Oil Mattifier SPF 15
    Shiseido Sun Protection Liquid Foundation SPF 42 PA+++
    Supplist Poreless Foundation SPF23
    Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
    Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
    Shu Uemura H9 Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown
    Shu Uemura Eye lash curler
    MUFE Aqua Eyes Set
    Guerlain Terracota Light Bronzer in Brunette
    3 Lipsticks (probably Revlon Soft Nude, Chanel Rouge Allure in Genial and MAC Fresh Salmon)
    2 glosses

  23. Rosanna

    I wouldn’t wear much to the beach.

    MAC Liquidlast liners (they stay on forever!)
    A waterproof mascara (Maybelline Define-a-Lash in waterproof)
    Sunscreen for face and body (Neutrogena Dry-touch)
    NARS Sheer Glow foundation or Tinted Moisturizer
    Bronzer (Chanel Tan De Soleil that has 4 strips)
    Blushes (MAC Cremeblend “Florida” & NARS Desire, Orgasm)

  24. neli

    Mac moisture tint ,UD eyeliner lucky,mac touch lipstick ,Ysl bronzer in coppersun,format blush acouple of mac eyeshadows Humid,Soba,swiss chocolate,bronze,Ysl eyeshadow duo in ameythst my fav. chanel exceptional mascara ,Ysl golden gloss

  25. Mia

    nothing! your at the beach, u dont need any makeup! just enjoy yourself and go swimming 😉

  26. Hend

    Bobbi Brown creamy concealer
    Dior crayon eyeliner
    Benefit’s High beam highlighter
    2 or 3 eyeshadow sets
    some Dioraddict , Nars and nyx lipglosses
    Benefit Coralista blush and Nyx blush in expresso
    Dior original Bronzer

  27. Jazz

    Considering as though I took my entire makeup collection( its a big makeup bag and then a 98 color palette) for a week at the beach in jamaica , I am probably not the best person to ask … however for a few days at the beach I would take :
    bright eyeliner
    nars multiple
    ud eyeshadow palette
    maybelline quads
    water proof mascara
    lots of lipglosses

  28. IndigoXX

    How are so many of you guys able to wear foundation at the beach? It’s pointless for me to bring any foundation/tinted moisturizer to the beach with me since I can change 3 shades darker in an hour despite how often I put sunscreen on, I would have to pack 5-6 different shades. For this reason alone, I normally keep my makeup simple at the beach. Thankfully, my skin looks flawless with a tan, thus I usually just bring:

    Waterproof Mascara and eyeliner
    lipbalm that offers a lil’ color and SPF (this year I’m taking Dior Addict Lip Glow)

  29. nicole

    I have oily skin so primer and oil-controlling foundation is a must for me!

    revlon colorstay
    maybelline anti-aging primer
    stila illuminating concealer
    urban decay primer potion
    wet n wild black cream liner
    loreal voluminous mascara
    nars deepthroat blush
    mac shimpagne msf
    femme couture mineral foundation in dark (for bronzer)
    revlon matte lipstick pink about it
    mac dazzleglass smile
    mac lip liner temperature rising
    milani orangina lipstick

    i’ve been loving coral and orange lips lately!

    • nicole

      ahh i forgot the two most important things! setting powder and sunscreen!

      and my ipod, haha.

  30. coco72

    For a weekend, I only would bring
    Nars the Multiple in South Beach and Portofino
    Loreal HIP khol in Burgundy
    Benefit creaseless cream shadow/liner in RVSP and Stiletto
    MAC Viva Glam Cyndi and New York Apple for the nights
    Moisturizer (Vichy aqualia) and sunscreen
    MAC brushes 109, 224 and 239
    and my spray Fix+. Ideal to refresh my sweaty face

    • LolaGirl

      benefit creaseless eyeshadow is RSVP is the best! definitely on my list. i like it better than the mac paint pots

  31. i would bring along my new shiseido sun protection foundation which is waterproof ( i tested that unter the shower!).

    a waterproof mascara, some highlighting powder, a coral-pink blush, smolder eye kohl and a few glosses.

    maybe a few eyeshadows too.

  32. I’d bring:

    Sunscreen SPF 30+ for the body
    MAC face primer w/ SPF30 (which I still don’t have, duh!)
    Labello Sun w/ SPF 30

    Studio Fix Powder Plus
    Blushbaby blush
    Shell Pearl bp

    Thrills l/s
    Made to Order l/s
    Shy Girl l/s
    Labello Hydro Care (moisturizing lip balm)

    Rubenesque pp
    Artistry waterproof mascara
    A 15 pieces eyeshadow palette with Blanc Type e/s, Tissueweight e/s, Sand & Sun e/s, Paradisco e/s, Firecracker e/s, Straw Harvest e/s, Bright Sunshine e/s, Goldenrod e/s, HotHotHot e/s, Red Brick e/s, Pagan e/s, Steamy e/s, Birds & Berries e/s, Zoeva 04 e/s(an intense blue), Dame’s Desire e/s
    A separate palette for leftover and square e/s with Artistry Fresh e/s (similar to Pagan but with shimmer), Artistry Rain Forest e/s (medium green), Artistry Lush e/s (= Humid e/s), Golden Yellow pressed pigment (from Stacked 2!), Artistry Earth e/s (burnt orange)
    A couple of khols, Rosemary & Thyme e/k, Undercurrent pgl, Engraved e/k (it says it’s waterproof but I don’t have it, yet!)

    In my blog is a picture of everything and a close-up of the shadows. (Hope it’s ok to link to my blog. In my blog entry I’ve linked back to you, Christine.)

    • Oh, and thanks for this question. Because of it I’ve finally figured out all the eye shadows for colorful, summery looks.

  33. Amanda

    can i get some waterproof mascara and eyeliner recommendations??

  34. Sunscreen, powder, rouge, some natural and colorful eye shadow, some natural, pink and coral lip gloss, some pink and coral lipstick, and probably mascara even though I might not use mascara very much ^__^
    Don’t wanna be plastered with makeup in the hot sunshine!

  35. MissDeeCanada

    I like having waterproof eye makeup. Minearl blush which stays on very well and I also use it for making my own lipbalm.

    I use a lip balm like MAC and mix in a little mineral pigment to create a great product for the lips with some spf!

  36. Pam

    i dont’ wear make-up to the beach. i make sure that i OD on sunscreen though :)

  37. JEN

    I’m actually going to the beach soon for vacation. This is what I’m planning to bring:

    Clinique Body sunscreen SPF 50
    Clinique Sheer City Block SPF 30

    Makeup For Ever Primer in Pink – gives a really nice glow
    Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Sand
    NYX Cream Blush in Glow
    MAC Hipness blush
    MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush – eyebrow highlight and cheek highlight
    Benefit High Beam
    Fix +

    Too Faced Shadow Insurance
    Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara
    Urban Decay liner in Random

    Chapstick/carmex with SPF

  38. Waterproof mascara is an absolute must for beach holidays. Everything else is pretty much optional, lol. I find that I hardly ever wear make up on beach holidays, although I do if I go out in the evening, but probably nothing too over the top since you don’t go clubbing with 3 children anymore, lol.

  39. Angela0804

    Sun screen spf 15 ( I don’t need much protection)
    UDPP in Sin
    MAC bronze e/s
    MAC 100 strokes e/s
    MAC thrills lipstick
    MAC Love Nectar lipgloss
    MAC Engraved eyeliner
    LOreal Intense eyeliner
    Nars Taj Mal blush
    Brushes: 129, 239, 217

  40. kcrystal

    Im a lazy mofo lol. I don’t bring eyeshadows (too much work).. but i would bring my mufe (HG)mascara, mac (HG)dark brown eyeliner, Mufe aqua colored eyeliner (HG) and femme fi as a highlighter (HG).

    Primer for the face for sure, Mufe concealer ( HG), sunscreen, LM translucent powder, 2 bronzers (1 matte and 1 shimmery), 2 blush 1 pink and another orange/coral), 1 lipstick. lipliner and a lipgloss and be done with.

  41. Kat

    Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch SPF 30 for face
    Any SPF 30 suncreen for body
    Neutrogena Fresh Moisture
    Body Butter
    Body Lotion
    Loose powder
    2 blushes (1 bright, 1 neutral)
    eyebrow powder
    eye primer
    Maybelline Sunbaked Neutral Palette (8 e/s)
    Black Liner
    Waterproof Mascara
    2 lipsticks (1 bright, 1 light/neutral)
    2-3 glosses (1 bright, 1-2 light/neutral)
    Lip balm w/ spf
    Klorane Dry Shampoo
    Deep conditioner
    Blottinbg Sheets

    Long list, but my skin and hair get dried out from sea/lake water. At the actual beach I’d probably just wear moisturizer, sunscreen, lipbalm and waterproof mascara.

  42. Hannah

    I would bring:

    moisturizer with spf
    Tinted moisturizer
    Florida and Joie De Vivre cremeblend blushes
    Refined golden bronzer
    Hipness blush
    MAC quad with brule, all that glitters, bronze, espresso
    Grand Entrance eyeshadow single
    Rubenesque and Bare Study paint pots
    L’oreal HIP gel eyeliners in brown and black
    Wet N Wild waterproof liquid eyeliner
    Waterproof lashblast mascara
    Thrills lipstick
    Creme d’nude lipstick
    Way to Love lipstick
    Love nectar lipgloss
    Easy Lounger lipgloss
    Softlips lip balm
    Hush Hush and Tender Baby tendertones

    For tools and brushes:
    #187 – powder blush
    #188 – cream blush
    #134 – bronzer
    #182 – powder
    #239 – shadow
    #217 – crease
    #224 – blending/highlight
    #219 – lashline/outer v
    #209 – gel eyeliner

    eyelash curler and tweezers
    mini evian spray for beach bag
    a good book! :)

    jeez that’s a lot of stuff! I can never pack lightly, my boyfriend always freaks out about how much stuff I take lol.

  43. sara

    i just got back from a weekend at the beach :) and although i packed a small makeup bag all i wore were missha bb cream spf 42, pf pressed powder spf 50, and mac opulash. the spf products REALLY protected my face shoreside. i haven’t worn proper makeup in over a week!

  44. ocelot1

    i would probably bring lipglosses, lipbalms, some major spf, bronzer, hair texturizer and dry shampoo. maybe a TM.

  45. Mac MSF natural
    Tarte Lights Camera Splashes Mascara
    MAC Smolder Eyeliner/khol
    MAC Marine Life
    Shisedo quad (dusk something?)
    Burts Bees Lifeguards choice
    MAC Spf 50 prep and prime face
    MAC Illegal Cargo e/s
    Dior Gloss (dont know the colour, just know I <3 it) Pale shimmery pink
    Benefit Erase paste
    Benefit Benetint pocket pal

  46. I live in Australia where the summers get extremely hot, and the beach is pretty much our culture.
    And no one really wears makeup to the beech cause it all just washes off.
    At most i would wear a SUNBLOCK concealer and just curl my lashes if i’m planning to go for a swim.
    But for after, i’ll probably only add my MSFN, MAC blush in Style, a quick swipe of mascara and a pink lipgloss.
    Nice and simple.
    The beach is supposed to be free and fun, makeup can wait :)

  47. Ru

    Funny you ask! Just came back from a beach trip!

    I took with me:
    Stila illuminating tinted moisturizer
    Murad Bronzer (my sister loved this on me, said it gave me a natural glow, it did, but soon felt very oily)
    Bare Minerals Make up and mineral veil

    NARS Mediteranee (muted gold shimmer/ burnt orange shimmer)
    Maybelline Eye Studio Marbelized Eye Shadow in Ivy Icon (Shimmery green/gold)
    Maybelline Eye Studio Tuape Temptress (Pink/silver shimmery)
    Smashbox Jet Set Gel Eyeliner in Midnight (black) and blue (but I forgot the brush!)
    Sephora Mascara

    Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate
    Sephora Lip Gloss in Rosy Glow