By Viella Galvez-Cui
When I was booking tickets to Bali for my friend and her fiancé’s joint stag/hen party, I knew we would only get to see and do so much because we were such a huge group, so I decided to pack light and only bring a 7kg carry-on luggage.
I’m not the type to bring a ton of makeup, especially on a beach trip, but there are definitely some things that I can’t live without, like after-sun skincare products. Since we were guaranteed to be drinking many times over the weekend, I wanted to bring things that could multitask so I can bring less and save space.
After many bouts of packing and re-packing, here are the 7 items I brought with me to Bali:
Damage control for an accidental lobster tan (i.e. for when you day-drink so much you end up passing out under the sun)!
A moisturizing toner, ready to spray anytime I need a refresher outside of our villa (i.e. when you head out for an after lunch drink-and-dip).
I swipe this multibalm under cheekbones, sides of the face and nose, and under the jaw to make it look like I’ve had some sun, even on a gloomy day.
The lighter of the two, Charming is a shimmery beige. Great worn alone for a day out, then as a base for layering Taupey Plum on top at night. The latter’s name is an exact description of how the color looks upon application. Both perfect for making brown eyes pop!
Coral Hibiscus goes on sheer but is highly-pigmented, so apply lightly with your ring finger instead of dotting the product straight onto your apples. Meanwhile, Raspberry Chardonnay is a warm plum brown (online photos don’t do it justice) goes on smooth like butter and doesn’t feel heavy on the pucker. With a scent that good, you won’t have any qualms about re-applying throughout the day.
There you have it, Glambabes, my 7 must-haves for a beach trip. Let us know what you think in the comments below!