Beauty lifesavers you need on your next girls' trip
Girls gone wild
In case you haven't heard, the new comedy Girls Trip is certified hilarious. With an 87 per cent freshness rating — rare for an R-rated comedy — the movie features Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall as well as stand-up comedian Tiffany Haddish. Inspired by the shenanigans that go down in the movie — think drinking, dancing, brawling and romancing — we dreamt up the perfect beauty pack-list for a riotous, fun-filled girls' trip. Of course there's always more you can bring, but these are the essentials that will see you through emergencies (and hopefully) have you still coming up smelling of roses. Bonus points for the fact that most of these products can be shared with all the ladies on this trip without any compromises in hygiene.
A FOUNDATION THAT OUTLASTS YOU
Don't you just hate it when a foundation looks like it has disappeared halfway through the night? Yves Saint Laurent Beauté's newest foundation is supposedly night-proof. Best way to put this claim through the test? Take it on an an all-night bender, and see if your skin still looks fresh and glow-y at 5am.
Try: Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Encre De Peau All Hours, $98
SOMETHING TO REIN THE SHINE IN
Yes, you'll need waterproof mascara and eyeliner if you plan on being the last one on the dance floor and not look like a hot mess. But remember to start things in the right direction with a good setting spray. An oil-controlling one on top of your long-lasting foundation will keep your makeup budge-proof and prevent any unwanted shine.
Try: Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray, $48
A KICKASS RED LIPSTICK
A killer red lipstick not only dresses up everything from a white shirt and jeans to a LBD — this is an instant glamouriser in a tube.
Try: Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick in Dragon Red, $92
CLEANSING WIPES TO KEEP THINGS FRESH
If you're not planning on being virtuous when it comes to practicing good skin habits like proper makeup removal, at least make sure that you have cleansing wipes with you. Get special ones for the face — we love Cleanse by Lauren Napier that come individually-packed. But remember to get others for more intimate areas so you can feel fresh on-the-go.
Try: Sephora Always Fresh Deodorant Wipes, $9.
TOOTHPASTE FOR EVERYONE
This sounds like an obvious one, but if everyone else thinks that the other is packing toothpaste, it can get inconvenient. Sure you can always pick a tube up in a drugstore, but why not indulge in some classy, expensive toothpaste since this is a girls' trip after all. This not only looks good on the hotel sink, it will help you wash the taste of last night's tequila out of your mouth.
Try: Aesop Toothpaste