Must-Have Beauty Essentials For A Girl Getaway

St. Tropez Self-Tanning Mousse - This is more of a weekend prep product!  There is nothing worse than arriving at the pool feeling pale.  I always apply self-tanner 1 - 2 times leading up to my vacation.  Just remember to exfoliate well beforehand!

Korres Greek Yoghurt Makeup Removing Wipes - I always carry makeup wipes when I go away.  It is an easy and quick way to remove your makeup.  Added bonus you won't have to worry about your liquid remover spilling in your suitcase.  

Ray-Ban - Okay, this is not a beauty product but it might as well be.  A good pair of sunnies helps protect the delicate skin around the eye area from harsh sun rays.  

First Aid Beauty Lip Balm - I have recently become a big fan of this product line.  This lip balm will be a life saver for your lips while travelling.

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzer - Like most people I try to keep shaded from the sun when it comes to my face.  Make sure to pack a good bronzer so you can still have that sun-kissed glow.

Bobbi Brown Hot Nudes - Vacation isn't the time I get creative with my makeup.  I pack one palette that has a lot to offer so I can play up my eyes in the evening.  

The Wet Brush - This has to be the best brush for us long-haired girls, it quickly detangles and is gentle on your hair.  Perfect for after a day spent at the pool or beach.

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer - This has been my go-to for years.  It is the perfect light weight makeup to even out your skin tone.

Fresh Rose Hydrating Gel Cream - For warmer climates I like a lightweight cream that still gives me maximum hydration.  This gel cream is a great option especially for oily/combination skins types.

Kate Somerville Tan Maximizer - Keeping my tan is just as important as getting it!  I always moisturize my skin after a day sipping mojitos by the pool.  This will help you from getting dry/flakey skin and prolong your tan.

Stila Stay All Day Lipstick - Pack a long-lasting lipstick in a great shade for heading out on the town with the girls at night.  It is a quick way to look polished and will need minimal touch-ups.  I have been known to pack a whole arsenal of lipsticks while on girls trips, but this one stands out as a fav!

Aritzia's Talula Pelham Hat -  Again, not a beauty product but this is most definitely a Must-Have to help protect your skin from the sun and look cute while doing so!

I am off to Scottsdale for a bachelorette party this weekend and will have all of these packed in my bag along with a few to say I check my bags and don't travel light ;)

Are you heading out of town?  If so, what are your beauty must-haves?

xx Katie.

Photo Credit: Britney Gill

Product Styling: Elim Chu

Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.