Vacation makeup and I have a complicated relationship. On the one hand, I have more time to dwell on perfectly blended eyeshadow application or an elaborate bronzer routine. On the other hand, who can be bothered to do a full face when there's so much relaxing to be done? For summer vacations (and let's be real, what's the point of going away at any other time of year) I've settled on a compromise — I focus on skin. For makeup it's all about a sweep of bronzer (Too Faced has some life-changing ones) and loads of highlighter in any form... powder, liquid, cream (BECCA and Glossier carry my current go-tos).
As far as skincare goes, one particular product has been the hero of my makeup bag this summer: Supergoop's Defense Refresh Setting Mist, which contains rosemary and SPF 50. I use this stuff religiously even when I'm not traveling. The mini size goes everywhere with me so that I can touch up my sun protection throughout the day without smudging makeup all over my face. However, it becomes even more essential during trips to seaside locales. Since this doubles as a setting mist, it locks my makeup in place on sweaty beach days, prevents me from getting sunburned, and provides a much-needed boost of refreshing hydration. It's like three products in one.
It's official — I'll be repurchasing this the minute it runs out on me.