We all want to look our best while soaking up the sun on a cruise. Yet, women tend to over-pack by two-thirds of what they need when heading out on a trip.
How can you look great AND pack only the essentials?
Start with your makeup bag! By knowing exactly what makeup you need, you can save space without having to compromise your look.
Let’s look at what makeup items need to be on your cruise packing list.
BB Cream with Sunscreen
When out having fun in the sun, there’s no need for heavy makeup. Go for a minimalist look with a BB cream containing sunscreen.
A BB cream will keep you looking polished without clogging your pores. Its light coverage gives a natural finish. Plus, most contain sunscreen which is essential for time on a cruise.
Another major benefit is its moisturizing properties. With the sun zapping needed moisture out of your skin, a BB cream will keep your complexion hydrated.
Foundation with Sunscreen
Of course, time on a cruise isn’t always spent poolside. To look your best for dinners and nights of dancing, don’t forget to pack your foundation.
Foundation will give more coverage than a BB cream. Layer it over moisturizer for a dewy finish.
Always choose a foundation that contains sunscreen. Whether you want a fresh look for daytime shore excursions or sunset walks on the cruise decks, your skin gets protection from damaging UV rays.
If a swimsuit is part of your cruise packing list, make sure you also bring a waterproof mascara.
Waterproof mascara will stick with you from pool to ocean to hot beachy days. You don’t have to worry about black streaks running down your cheeks or smudgy eye makeup. You’ll have a fresh makeup look no matter what the conditions are.
Just be sure to apply two thin coats to prevent clumping. Then use a gentle makeup remover at the end of the day.
A Makeup Palette
After you find some of the best cruise deals you deserve a reward! Treat yourself to a beautiful makeup palette. It not only gives you makeup options while on your trip, but it also makes packing easier.
That’s because a makeup palette combines several types of makeup into one easy to pack case. You don’t have to pack separate eye shadows, blush, lipstick, or even highlighter. Depending on the type of palette you buy, it contains most of what you need in one space-saving case.
Plus, the colors blend perfectly with each other. You don’t have to worry about anything clashing, you’ll have a coordinated look no matter how you use it.
Since vacations are full of picture taking, make your lips picture perfect. Always carry a hydrating lipstick for those necessary touch-ups.
A hydrating lipstick packs double duty, keeping your lips moisturized on sunny beach days while also adding a pop of color.
If you don’t want to spend your time reapplying, choose a neutral shade that compliments your natural color.
Choose the Right Makeup for Your Cruise Packing List
Look your best while getting much needed R&R. By knowing what makeup items to put on your cruise packing list, you’ll have everything you need for the perfect vacation look.
Want to compliment your makeup with the perfect tan? Check out the products in our Sun & Tan section!