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What to Pack: Spring Break Essentials

Make spring break travel easier with multi-tasking products that hold up under the sun, are low-maintenance, and easy to use. None of these products require brushes, so you'll have less to pack. What does this mean for you? More time for sunning, swimming, or straight relaxing. These are the 9 spring break essential beauty products every girl needs right now.

NARS Body Glow
This product is perfect for enhancing your spring break tan with just the right amount of glow. It contains monoi oil from Tahiti and coconut oil. Trust me, it smells heavenly. I think I'm going to grab my bottle and inhale, so I can pretend my spring break started early!

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Bronzer
This bronzer has just the right balance of shimmer and color. When you have a little color on your face, you'll find you need less makeup. Sometimes a glowing bronzer is all it takes to make a huge impact. And as the name says, it's super sexy.

Benefit Cosmetics Cha Cha Tint
I've been holding onto this, waiting to bust it out for spring. I've loved the original Benefit Benetint since I was a wee 13-year-old girl, and this is a coral reincarnation that just screams spring break. You can apply to both lips and cheeks. It's no-fuss and long wearing.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain
I've recently become obsessed with these. I bought one on a whim and didn't have any expectations. I was blown away by the lightweight texture, long wearing formula, and pretty stain. Really the only thing I don't like is the scent, but that's minor. I'm stocking up on these for spring and summer.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee
This gelee feels so silky and not one bit sticky. (They almost feel like Jell-O!) The name is right on because the effect is truly like a beautiful wash of watercolor. Coconut water hydrates and helps the product to glide on.

Ole Henriksen Aloe Vera Deep Cleanser
After a day of play in the sun, salt water, and sand, your skin will appreciate a soothing cleanser. This one is very gentle with calming ingredients like aloe and chamomile, yet effective and suited to both combination and oily skin types.

Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream
This is one of the best all-around CC creams. Being that its made by a skincare god, you know it's good stuff. The coverage is really nice, it feels non-sticky, has SPF 30, and the powerful brightening ingredient Camu Camu.

JASON Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel
I can't tell you how many times aloe vera gel has been my spring break savior. Nothing soothes a sunburn like it, and you can even use it as a lightweight facial moisturizer or shave gel. If you ever try to buy it while on vacation, you'll pay too much. Just trust me and put it in your bag.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color
Don't lose your eyebrows in the ocean, girl! These stay on and are super natural looking. (I worried they would be too harsh and look like tattoo brows, but nothing of the sort!)

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Ivy Boyd

I have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, but it's creating works of art on faces that I love most. By day, I am a Senior Education Consultant for Sephora as well as a freelance makeup artist. The rest of the time, I'm creating content for my makeup and beauty blog, Wake Up for Makeup, reading product reviews, watching tutorial videos and reading makeup artist books. I live and breathe this stuff and if you could eat makeup, I'd probably do that too. I also love painting abstracts, running, attending music festivals and acting weird with my husband and our two awesome cats. I'm here to tell you what products are legit, how to better use the ones you have, give you ideas to shake up your routine and guide you through some fun tutorials I know you can dominate.

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