Low tow

Neon Blush, Tulum packing, pack beauty products, Glossier rich moisturizer, Glossier Haloscope highlighter Moonstone, Kate Somerville Goats Milk de-puffing balm, Diptyque February special candleDr. Jart+ bb cream, MAC lipstick, Glossier priming moisturizer and 'Haloscope' highlighter, Kate Somerville de-puffing eye balm, J. Hannah Jewelry nail polish

I made a brief escape to Tulum a few weeks ago to recalibrate myself. Travel photos to come, but I wanted to share the small arsenal of beauty products and clothing I'd packed (got through a four day trip with just a carry-on, with room to spare!) that made my travel process and experience even simpler.

- Barely-there makeup is all you need: being surrounded in humid air and forgiving sunlight, I find that skin is simply better off bare. A thin layer of priming moisturizer, a swipe of the most subtle Haloscope, a dab of rust-colored lipstick on your cheeks and your pout, and you're good to go. I know there's been a lot of hype and coverage on this rich priming moisturizer from Glossier, but believe the hype! It makes my face feel plump, fresh and just dewy enough to walk out in. As for the color rust, I think I subconsciously go for colors that match my polish and right now the rich but fresh color seems appropriate for spring.

- One-pieces, denim shorts and sandals: it might not be for everyone, but I think having a one-piece suit helps ease the difficulty of matching (or even mis-matching) your tops and bottoms. I've been a long time fan of the styles from Her the Label and Onia, but there are plenty to be found because they're so simple. A one-piece can even double as a fitted tank under your favorite pair of denim cut-offs. Finish the ensemble with a chic low-heeled sandal and you're pretty set for any occasion during the entire trip.