Blustery winter days can chill you to the bone — but that just means there’s no better time to take a vacation! Imagine yourself sprawled in the sand with tangled hair and loads of sunscreen, or hitting the slopes with your down jacket and CC cream. (What is CC cream, you ask? We’re getting there!) Whatever your vacation style, we have the beauty tools you need to put your best self forward:

For Catching Rays

Whether you prefer Anguilla, Hawaii, or Mexico, a beach bag and towel are the keys to melting your winter blues. Luckily, when it comes to beach-vacation beauty, less is more. You’ll be wearing lots of itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikinis, so be sure to exfoliate and layer on the sunscreen. To fake a golden glow, brush shimmery bronzer onto your cheekbones, forehead, chin, and the bridge of your nose using a face and body sculpting brush. Don’t worry about your hair — frolicking in the waves will earn you that beachy texture!

For Wintry Getaways

While some people want to get out of the snow, others head to the slopes for some high-altitude fun. Before you hit the ski trails or toboggan runs, maintain that natural look with a bit of CC cream, a hint of blush, and a swipe of mascara. What is CC cream, exactly? The abbreviation stands for “color correcting,” and the cream itself addresses problems with red and sallow skin. It’s essentially a lighter update to BB cream — you already know that one, right?

For Globetrotting

Maybe you’re a huge culture buff or a foodie in search of your next great meal. Beaches don’t appeal to you, and you find yourself longing for an experience that’s sophisticated and memorable. Perhaps Paris, London, or New York — a sophisticate’s dream — is your ideal vacation spot, and your look has to match that city vibe. Use a volumizing brush to blow out your hair, then add a smoky eye and false lashes. You’re going for glam, not subtlety!

For Heading off the Beaten Path

If Thailand is on your bucket list, an exotic locale may be the name of your game. Adventurous, curious, and daring, you’re up for anything and everything — and you need some beauty tools that work under any circumstance. Pick up a set of makeup brushes to get you through your trip, and don’t forget some hair elastics for when you inevitably go zip-lining or cave-jumping. (You know, the usual.)

No matter where you decide to vacation this winter, you’ll have many beauty options to choose from. Happy traveling!

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