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"Woo! Spring break!" might be the first thing you hear when your plane touches down on the soil where you'll be spending your week-long vacation. Well, it was for one future beauty editor. She had everything set for six days of fun in Mexico from her very own Spring break beauty arsenal (we're talking brushes, glosses, and sunscreen galore) to having her hotel booked and a four-night, all-access pass to Cancun's hottest nightclubs in hand.
While we can't exactly help you secure a luxurious hotel or get a sweet deal on excursions like this gal, we can help you pack your own Spring break beauty bag – one that will help you create every look you'd possibly want during your vacation. The key is packing for the occasion, thinking about what activities you have on your itinerary (if you have any), and trying your hardest to KonMari your beauty stash to the bare essentials (bring only what brings you joy!).
It's true that Spring break makeup looks don't exactly fit one mold. It's whatever you want it to be. You can wear a sweep of a lightweight pink shadow before spending a day at your hotel's cabana in Belize, or you could be raising the heat with a sultry smoky eye before exploring the nightlife in Spain. Even if you're wearing absolutely no makeup at all but a face slathered in sunscreen (don't skimp out on it!) and lips kissed with a moisturizing SPF balm as you ski down the snow-covered mountains of Whistler, Canada, you'll need to pack the essentials.
Wherever you're going, and whatever you have on your schedule for the week, if you pack the below 15 beauty products for your trip, you'll be completely prepared. Ahead, see our picks for Spring break makeup essentials, which might have you screaming, "Woo! Spring break!" yourself.