By Andrea Janus
2 Hand sanitizers You can buy these wee bottles in a six-pack, so you can keep one in the purse, in the car, in the beach bag…. One Step Pink Blossom Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, $5 for box of 6.
3 Melt-proof mascara Mascara is a great eye-opener, and this one promises not to melt after a day in the park or a night at a barbecue. Cargo Better-Than-Waterproof Mascara in Black, $20
4 Mini eyeliners No makeup on vacation? Harumph, we say. Why not, when these liners take up almost no room in the makeup bag? Plus, the box comes with a handy built-in sharpener. The Balm Pick-Up Liners Set of 3 Mini Eyeliner Pencils, $24
5 Pink blush Blush is instant pretty (in the words of one colleague). A pink or peach shade is the perfect complement to sun-kissed skin. Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Cheekcolor in 04 Pink Glow, $35.
6 Brush/mirror combo You need both, so this all-in-one that smushes down to a wee disc is perfect. Sephora Pop-Up Travel Brush with Mirror, $10.
7 Wax strips If you can’t time your vacation to your waxing appointments, these handy strips promise
to work on even short hair! Veet Salon Line Ready To Use Wax Strips for Legs, Body & Bikini, $13 for 20 strips.
8 Hair freshening pads Smooth one of these life-saving frizz-tamers over post-beach hair for a pre-dinner quick fix. Ted Gibson Hair Sheet, $25 for 10.
9 SPF Lip balm Your lips can get chapped and sunburned, so wear a lip balm with SPF every day. Dermalogica Solar Shield SPF 15, $14.
10 Moisturizer and Self-Tanner with SPF Forgo the foundation and let a mild self-tanner even out your skintone. This one triples as a moisturizer and sunscreen. Olay Complete Touch of Sun Daily UV Facial Moisturizer for Medium/Darker Skintones SPF 15, $18.
11 Cleansing Wipes No need to worry about bulky bottles if you carry a package of multi-purpose cleansing wipes. These can remove eye makeup, too. Almay Oil-Free Makeup Remover Towelettes, $10 for 25.
12 Sunscreen Lighten your load and find one sunscreen that the whole family can use. This one is formulated for even the most sensitive skin, and can be used on kids over 6 months. Eau Thermale AvÃ¨ne Very High Protection Cream SPF 50, $25, 50 mL.
13 Cuticle Pen Cuticle oil is the esthetician tip to keep a manicure looking fresh. This one has long been a beauty editor fave. Essie The Cuticle Pen, $20.
14 Lip gloss Day or night, gloss goes anywhere. This mineral-based shade gives lips a hint of shimmer. Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze in Eternal Blossom, $11.