Whether you're escaping the city heat to the Hamptons or indulging in your wino ways in Napa, 'tis the season for a weekend getaway and that means one thing: Learning how to pack the perfect carry-on.
To keep my packing on point, I'm stuffing this little guy with just the essentials — which to me means lipstick and dresses. See the two perfect-for-summer outfits I've got planned with the makeup to match. A dress is only as good as the lipstick that goes with it, am I right?
ASOS Maxi Dress With Stepped Hem, $93.34, available at ASOS; Zara Top With Sheer Stripe, $59.90, available at Zara; J.Crew Panama Hat in Natural, $58, available at J.Crew; Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Nude Attitude, $6.99, available at Ulta; Swiss Army Spectra Global Carry-On, $299.99, available at Swiss Army.
Rocking a monochromatic white look makes you look instantly put-together. But since the outfit is void of color, makeup is key. I like to give my lips a punchy, bright color. I have a bit of a lip color obsession, so l take every opportunity to swipe on something bold. For an all-white ensemble, I'm going for a red orange lip, using Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Fire & Ice. You can layer it on for really pigmented color or keep it light for just a hint of tint.
Then I keep my eye makeup mellow with a light swipe of bronze shadow (like Revlon PhotoReady™ Primer, Shadow + Sparkle in Metropolitan) and apply a few layers of my favorite volumizing mascara.
Zara Foldover Skort in Ecru, $49.99, available at Zara.
I also never go to a sunny destination without a hat. It blocks out the sun and covers up a questionable hair day so that you can spend less time getting ready and more time on the beach with your feet in the sand.
For a punchy eye to go with that killer dress, I love a good compact so that I don’t have to pack separate colors, like Revlon PhotoReady™ Primer, Shadow + Sparkle in Bohemian. I usually tend to gravitate towards the neutral shadows, but this minty turquoise is a great way to inject another color to your look.
To finish my makeup, I picked a light neutral gloss in a nude peachy tone to give my lips some shine without competing with my eyes. Try Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Honey Bare.
When you're packing for your next weekend getaway, take a little time to plan your looks ahead so that you can work on your tan instead of figuring out what to wear to dinner. And for your makeup, always pack compacts so that you can mix and match with your looks while saving some room in your carryon. Like Chanel says, less is more.
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Club Monaco Drop Earrings, $49.50, available at Club Monaco.