(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.
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.