Not all of us are lucky to get a spring break built into our schedule. But for those who are #blessed with a little spring vacation, packing the right beauty products is almost as big of as task as booking that bargain airfare. You want to pack light, naturally, but skimp on your must haves? Forget about it. To take a little bit of the guess work out of it, we rounded up 12 of the newest and best beauty products that are ideal for any sweet escape.
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The best part about vacation? The late nights. The worst part? The early mornings. Hide any signs of burning the candle at both ends with Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream ($27, sephora.com), which uses peptides to support collagen and a strong dose of hydration to instantly make you look more alert during that 8 a.m. breakfast call.
If the thought of going a day without your exfoliator sends you into a fit of panic, this is the device for you. Clarisonic's new Mia Fit ($189, clarisonic.com) is a light-weight version of the classic sonic brush. With two settings, a water-proof design, and the cutest color combos you've ever seen, this brush is a must for recovering from long flights and SPF-covered skin.
If you're a fan of Fresh's sugar lip line, you're in for a treat. The new Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen ($25, fresh.com) is just as moisturizing, hydrating, and nourishing to lips as the other members of the Sugar family, but this one contains SPF 30 for more protection. Oh and did we mention it's water-resistant for whatever activities your spring escape has in store?
When Benefit's new travel size of its Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder ($15, benefitcosmetics.com) hit our desk, it immediately found a home in our travel kit. With a compact design that takes up barely more space than a baby Post-It note, this makes achieving a rosy glow on the go 100% doable.
You'd be hard pressed to find us go anywhere without at least a pack or two of blotting sheets. Whether we're sipping Mai Tais poolside or hitting the slopes, working up a sweat is a vacation staple. Too Cool For School's Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting Paper kit ($8, sephora.com) is our new go-to in the world of blotting. The 100 percent mulberry paper soaks up all signs of shine, plus the case comes complete with a reusable puff and a mirror.
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Dr. Jart+ has been our top choice in BB creams for a while. But with this new Illuminating BB Brush with SPF 30 ($39, sephora.com), natural coverage just got way easier. This illuminating formula not only covers and moisturizes per Dr. Jart+'s usual standard, but it also gives a touch of highlighter and contains SPF 30 for added sun protection. And with that fancy brush tip, getting a truly natural look has seriously never been easier.
Sometimes you want a lot of color on your lips. Other times you want just a kiss. For these times, enter Glossier's new Generation G Matte Lipstick ($18, glossier.com). This lipstick glides on like a balm (and feels like one too) but stays on like a stain. With a sheer matte finish, it's enough color to give your pout a little added je ne sais quoi that's not too powerful but rather just right for cocktail hour.
If you're like us, you shudder at the thought of going a single day without your fave eyeliner and shadow. And yet the idea of trying to cram your fave palette into a travel case is equally stress-inducing. May we present to you, Tarte's The Eye Architect Liner & Shadow ($24, tartecosmetics.com) as a solution to that problem. This double-ended tool comes with a shimmering cream and a waterproof liner to keep your eyes on fleek—and your carry on under the weight limit.
After long vacay nights, the last thing you want to do is go through your whole 12-step nightly routine. Thankfully you can get by with minimal effort thanks to Almay's Clear Complexion 4-in-1 Makeup Remover Purifying Towelettes ($5, target.com). These facial wipes not only wipe away makeup, but they also cleanse and exfoliate skin, as well as pore minimizing properties.
If you've got the space to spare, you'd be wise to opt for this self tanner-SPF hybrid. Vita Liberata's Self Tan Dry Oil SPF 50 ($54, sephora.com) is a non-greasy formula that boasts instant color that lasts up to 10 days. Plus with SPF 50, your skin is actually protected while faking a gorgeous tan.
With UV color-protecting, frizz-reducing, fly-away-taming, and split end-preventing properties, is there anything Sun Bum's Beach Formula Shine On ($20, ulta.com) can't do? We think not. Plus at three fluid ounces, it's just begging to hop in your carry on.
Lastly, what vacation would be complete without a stylish catch-all bag? Enter Ban.do's new Vacation and Dots Carryall Duo ($10, bando.com), which will do just that. With two matching baggies that are cleverly attached with a gold ring, so you're never stuck digging for one inside your suitcase, this pair just begs to hold all your goodies—and to be Instagrammed.