TOP 10 IN MY BEAUTY BAG

The products that make it on vacation with me pass the true test as to what my "holy grail", can't-live-without, favorite beauty products are. Packing for a trip is difficult as is, figuring out which outfits and shoes to bring, but the same can be said for packing my beauty bag (I'm a huge fan of Cuyana's Leather Travel Case Sets - have 'em in both black and cream). For each of the items to earn its spot in my top 10, not only did they have to be deemed worthy of making the trip, but I had to have reached for them on a regular basis (this criteria is important since I get rather lackadaisical while on vacay).

 
 
  1. La Mer Soft Fluid Foundation SPF 20 - The formula is simply amazing and I hope it never changes. It applies on smooth (& soft) and leaves a flawless finish. A single pump provides enough coverage for a full day, a little goes a long way.
  2. RMS Living Luminizer - I use this as a highlighter and the balm blends in nicely. It provides a dewy, natural glow.
  3. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil - I'm always wary of oils because of the fear of breaking out. This one does not. The oil is blue when it comes out of the bottle and is translucent when applied. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and radiant the next morning. Honestly, my skin has never looked better and it can single-handed be attributed to this since it's the only thing I've changed up in my nighttime skincare routine.
  4. Korres Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - Non sticky, non greasy, lightweight and sits nicely under foundation.
  5. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 - This product is a game-changer for me. For those days where I don't want to wear makeup but still want look presentable, I apply this to my face. It color corrects any redness and gives me a nice, smooth finish, similar to the look of foundation. I remember telling someone that I wasn't wearing any foundation and they couldn't believe it. It's simply amazing.
  6. Glossier Super Bounce - The hype is real. It does exactly what its name says - leaves my skin moisturized and bouncy.
  7. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - My holy grail of holy grail items. I've gone through at least 7-8 bottles of this and have been using it ever since it was introduced to Chanel's line years ago. I love its lightweight texture, yet it still gives me the perfect amount of coverage. It spreads smoothly and evenly across my face and leaves me with a luminous finish.
  8. La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion - I absolutely love the texture of this moisturizer. It always feels like a treat when I apply it. I've been a fan of Creme de La Mer for a while and use the moisturizing cream at night, so I'm happy to find its daytime companion.
  9. La Mer Limited Edition Bronzer Powder - I didn't realize my bronzing powder was limited edition and sold out. Super bummed about this because I love it so much. It gives me the perfect sun-kissed glow, but I'll stop talking about it in case you're having FOMO.
  10. Le Labo The Noir 29 Eau de Parfum - My new favorite scent and I've been told that the scent is "so me". Its a perfect blend of bergamot, bay leaves, black tea, fig, hay, tobacco, cedarwood, vetiver and musk. I love Le Labo and highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for a new scent that's unique and high quality. Plus, I love how each bottle is personalized with your name. If you have a Le Labo store or counter near you, definitely make the purchase in person, it's part of the experience.