Deven Hopp May 31, 2013
the best compact cosmetics for your bag The precious space in your beach bag belongs to important beachside necessities, such as the latest Us Weekly, your wide-brimmed hat, maybe a change of shades, and sunscreen, of course. We love our Urban Decay Naked Palette (all 12 shades of it) as much as the next girl, but when it comes to lazy days at the beach, we like to keep our cosmetics as compact as possible. These pocket-sized beauty products won’t weigh down your bag or your breezy beach day. the best compact cosmetics for your bag Lancôme Star Bronzer Palette: Make your life a little easier with a product that puts your blush, bronzer and highlighter all in one place. This sleek compact houses everything you need to bump up your beach beauty look. Sephora Collection Retractable Kabuki Brush: We found the perfect makeup brush for your beach bag. Use it at its full size to apply bronzer, twist it down a notch for blush and highlighter, and when you’re done, retract the brush all the way to keep the bristles clean and sand-free. L’Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer: Liquid and cream concealers (no matter how compact they may be) are not exactly beach bag-friendly. A slim crayon that offers buildable coverage won’t take up space or make a mess. Urban Decay Supercurl Mascara: We can make room for a mascara that both curls (eyelash curlers have no place at the beach) and creates incredibly long eyelashes—especially when it’s a tiny travel size. Josie Maran Argan Oil: Between the sun, the sand, and the salt water, a day at the beach can be pretty drying. Revive parched strands, skin and nails with a pint-sized bottle of 100% pure argan oil. Kérastase Double Force Finishing Spray: We’re all for embracing beachy waves, but if yours get a little out of control, force frizz into submission with a finishing mist. This petite product also provides UV protection. What are the must-have products you pack for the beach? Share your essentials below! Photos: Lancome, Sephora Collection, L’Oréal, Urban Decay, Josie Maran, Kérastase


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