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How to Look Hot in Paradise

- Stephanie Wong,


You are about to jet off to your next exotic vacation. Not enough room in your suitcase for your regular haul of beauty products? Ditch your usual load for some of our favorite no-fuss beauty essentials that will keep you looking fabulous in the sun.


Skoah Hydradew Mask

What is the best thing to add to your new sun-kissed, yes-I-have-been-on-vacation look? A Skoah Glow-ah. This deeply hydrating mask, fortified with sea kelp algae, will leave your face supple and glowing. For an extra-refreshing kick, leave this product in the fridge before applying.

$40.00 at www.skoah.com

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF 55

As you are soaking in the rays on your beach lounger, don’t forget that the hours of sun time you are enjoying can cause years of skin damage. Prevent the harsh effects of the sun by using this powerful and highly nourishing cream from Shiseido.

$35.00 at www.sephora.com


Living Proof No Frizz Styling Treatment

Face it – you can spend hours trying to create the perfect poolside do’, but the moment you step out of your villa, your hair poofs into a lion’s mane. Never fear because Living Proof has created the ultimate solution to fighting humidity. An all-star lineup of No Frizz products will keep your tresses smooth and manageable so you can keep looking like a beach goddess. From thick to thin hair, curly or straight, Living Proof has you covered.

$14 (travel-size) at www.sephora.com


Avon Footworks Tropical Coconut Sea Salt Foot Scrub

Spending days in the sand and in flip-flops can leave your feet in rough shape. Give your soles some love with this coconut-scented salt scrub – your toes will thank you for it.

$5.00 at www.avon.com

Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit

I think the name says it all with this one. Laura Mercier has created the ultimate collection of products you will need for a flawless face: foundation primer, tinted moisturizer, undercover pot shade, secret camouflage brush, camouflage powder brush, velour puff, and egg-shaped sponge. It includes a travel bag to serve as your one-stop-shop for vacation make-up.

$65 at www.sephora.com

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

Listed in InStyle magazine’s collection of Best Beauty Buys, this waterproof mascara will give you the Bambi lashes you’ve always wanted and won’t budge in humidity or while lounging in the pool.

$4.99 at www.drugstore.com

MAC Liquid Last Liner

Through tanning, sea-frolicking, pool-hopping, surfing, para-sailing – this stuff is invincible. If you are looking for an eyeliner that will last and last and last, this is the one for you.

$16.50 at www.maccosmetics.com

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