Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and here at Influenster, we like to prepare way in advance—especially when it comes to prepping our tote bags. There’s nothing worse than being halfway to your destination and realizing you didn't pack something essential. Been there, done that. That's why we've put together this no-fail holiday weekend packing guide.
No matter what your plans are for the holiday weekend, we have a feeling you’ll be storing some of these products in your tote bag to last you for the rest of the summer. They’re that necessary.
Product: Blue Lizard ($17.99 at Walgreens)
Sunscreen is the most important item inside your summer tote. Influensters raved about the results they received from using Blue Lizard. These reviewers appreciated the formula’s natural ingredients, silky-smooth finish, and sunburn-free skin!
Product: Supergoop! AcaiFusion SPF 30 Lip Balm Sheer Pink ($15 at Sephora)
Don’t forget to protect your lips! Random fact: A shiny lip gloss can absorb sunlight and increase your risk for sunburns. Try opting for an SPF chapstick that’ll give your lips a hydrated glow without the risk attracting harmful UV rays. Supergoop! AcaiFusion SPF 30 Lip Balm in Sheer Pink is beloved for its creamy, ridiculously hydrating texture. If you love a little rosy tint, you’ll adore this.
Product: Living Proof Styling Nourishing Cream ($15 at Sephora)
When the forecast calls for major humidity, products like curling irons and straighteners are worthless. You need a power product such as Living Proof's Styling Nourishing Cream that smooths the strands without getting them greasy and creates an invisible shield against frizz around your locks.
Product: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Perfector ($55 at Bloomingdales)
It’s inevitable, you’ll be sweating this Memorial Day. A product worth stashing in your purse for basically the rest of your life is the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Perfector. Blot it on your shine zones, and it tackles those sweaty areas for a more matte approach. Trust us, this is like the wing woman of beauty products. You’ll be taking her everywhere.
Product: Maybelline Lash Discovery Waterproof Mascara ($6.15 at Wal Mart)
Runny mascara is the epitome of pool party disaster. When you’re splashing away at your Memorial Day party, you’ll be thanking the creative geniuses behind Maybelline Lash Discovery Waterproof Mascara. It features a tiny micro brush that grabs every lash adding volume with every swipe. No clumps and no runniness!
Product: Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum in Oil ($6.99 at Walgreens)
The chlorine in pool water can zap the hydration right out of your hair. After your splash sesh is over, coat your hair with serum to add the moisture back in. Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum in Oil’s formula is infused with keratin and red algae, to take away some stress from your ends and make them stronger.
Bright Red Lipstick
Product: Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Stick ($4.99 at Walgreens)
We think any patriotic holiday is a free pass for wearing red lipstick by the pool. So, take full advantage of the occasion with Rimmel’s Lasting Finish lipstick from the Kate Moss Collection. This lipstick has amazing pigment and dries to a matte finish.
Product: Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Highlighter ($26 at Sephora)
When the fireworks start, you’ll want a gorgeous strobe on your cheek to compliment the sparkle. Benefit’s High Beam is known for its shimmery, lightweight, and smooth formula. It’s super easy to apply and small enough to travel with for your out of town adventures!
Strong Setting Spray
Product: NYX Makeup Setting Spray- Matte Finish ($8 at Ulta)
The weather is going to be hot and your makeup is bound to start sweating off. With NYX’s ultra-strong setting spray, your makeup will stay matte longer! Influensters who tried this raved about it, especially those with oily skin, because the product helped their makeup look fresh and clean. Not to mention, it’s a total steal!
Life-Saveing Hair Pins
Product: Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin ($6.79)
These hair pins are make a chic top knot easy to achieve. Twist them into your hair and you won’t have to worry about touching it for the rest of the day. Great for thick or thin hair!
What will you be packing in your tote bag? Any of these products? Tell us in the comments below!