Pura Ulun Danu temple, Bali ©Khoroshunova Olga/shutterstock.com

Pura Ulun Danu temple, Bali
©Khoroshunova Olga/shutterstock.com

(Relaxnews) – The Indonesian island of Bali is a nature-lover’s paradise, but spending days outdoors doesn’t have to mean lowering your beauty game. If you’re heading off to the tropical province then there are a few things you can pack in your makeup bag to keep you looking great on the beach.

The most obvious product you’ll be needing is sunscreen. Try to choose a light, oil-free formula that won’t leave any residue, such as Neutrogena’s “Ultra Sheer” range. Once applied, allow time for it to be absorbed into your skin before applying cosmetics.

A bronzed makeup look with a healthy cheek flush looks right against tropical turquoise waters. © Nelli Bubujanca/shutterstock.com

A bronzed makeup look with a healthy cheek flush looks right against tropical turquoise waters.
© Nelli Bubujanca/shutterstock.com

Life in the tropics can be fantastic, but the weather can wreak havoc with your skin. A primer will help to keep everything in its right place throughout the day — Kate Sommerville’s new Prime Protection Dual Action Primer ($48) also contains SPF 15, saving space in your washbag. When it comes to coverage the key is to keep it light, with a BB or CC cream such as Bourjois’ 123 Perfect CC Cream (£9.99, around $15.50), launched earlier this year.

A sweep of bronzer will give you that healthy beach bunny glow and really make your features pop. Consider a dual-purpose product like NYX’s Bronzer & Blusher Combo in the shade “Sunrise in Bali” ($9) to save space in your suitcase. A dab of color on your cheeks will look lovely on the beach — Cargo’s Water-Resistant Cream Blush comes in the shade “Bali – Medium Rose Pink” and will let you swim worry-free.

Waterproof mascara is also a must for the beach, so it’s worth investing in Bobbi Brown’s No Smudge Mascara ($26) or a similar product. A pop of bright lipstick such as Dolce & Gabbana’s new Intense Color Gloss in “Purple Passion” will keep things bold and fun. Add a smoky eye in jewel tones from Nars’s The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette ($79) for an exotic evening look, keep your hair off your face in a chic fishtail braid, and enjoy the sunset.

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