It’s been a while, and I’ve missed you all just as much as I’ve missed blogging. Those of you that follow my social media journey may already know that a few weeks ago I headed abroad to the absolutely breathtaking Greek Islands for some much needed rest and relaxation. Things are always (thankfully) crazy around here at Lilit’s Makeup Studio, so a vacation was definitely necessary! Although most of my trip was spent makeup-free, I have a list of product essentials that I kept within an arm’s reach at all times while I was away in paradise. Summer is quickly coming to an end, but it’s not over yet! Try to plan whatever getaway you can, whether it’s a nearby beach or an overseas adventure. You deserve it! No matter what your itinerary holds, make sure to go fully equipped and ready with these summer vacation must-haves.
Lorac TANtalizer to the rescue – I can’t emphasize enough how amazing Lorac’s TANtalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer is. I seriously don’t leave home without this product, and I especially loved it while vacationing. If you’re conscious about protecting your skin, soaking up the sun and getting a natural glow is probably interrupted by a whole lot of SPF. To get that beach bronze look without those harmful rays, Lorac TANtalizer will become your new best friend.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray for the win. This product is the holy grail of hair products. Stop whatever you’re doing, and get your hands on this stuff (after you finish reading this blog post, of course). This paraben-free texturizing spray gave my beach waves the lift and texture they needed to go from flat to fabulous with just a little spritz. The best part is that it protects your locks with UV protection from those harmful sunrays. Although this product contains too many goodies to list, some highlights include ginger root extract, hydrolyzed wheat protein, and mango extract. Did I mention it smells amazing?
Shop LeRUSH was a Showstopper- I couldn’t head to the beach without my Shop LeRUSH swimsuit covers. These eye-catching covers were definitely a hit amongst European locals and tourists. Some of the designs that came out to play were the Adia and the Amari. The European lace that mimics metal featured on the Amari created a fierce beach look, while the real turquoise neckline of the Adia embraced the tropical ambience and picturesque views Greece had to offer. Add Shop LeRUSH swimsuit covers to your beach bag, and get ready to turn heads as you lounge on the shore.
Don’t leave home without Lorac’s PRO Matte Lip Color- You won’t catch me without these lip colors. Not only does it come in twelve gorgeous shades, but this stuff lasts forever! The PRO Matte Lip Color doesn’t stain or dry your lips like most matte colors can do. They have a smooth creamy texture that is just perfect. Some of my favorite shades are mauve, peach and rose taupe. Give it a go. Your lips will thank you.
Waterproof mascara at its best. The Aqua Smoky Lash Waterproof Extra Black Mascara by Make Up For Ever really took care of me while I was unwinding on the beach. Not only did this mascara stay put amongst several dips, it delivered volume, length, and intense pigment as promised! This one is Lilit approved and comes highly recommended for beautiful days on the beach.
Stock up on that SPF. You can wear all the makeup in the world, but I always say that the most important factor when it comes to beauty is your skin. Taking care of your skin means a naturally glowing complexion that cannot be replaced by any product. Sunscreen is the first step towards protecting your skin against harmful sunrays that can lead to lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture. My favorite sunscreen right now is the Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ formula by Kiehl’s. I love this formula because of how light and comfortable it is. Oil-free and fragrance-free, this SPF is my go-to solution.
Hope summer days continue to treat you well. Do you swear by any products that belong on this list? Leave a comment and let me know. Happy relaxing!
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...