Who doesn't want that “I just came back from vacation” glow? Fortunately, you don't have to hop on a plane to get that weekend-at-the-beach look, because beauty companies often look to travel for inspiration. Whether a bronzer will actually transport you to Tahiti is another matter, but you can at least play up a faux tan to brighten a dreary office day. Here are 10 beauty products that will transport you.
1. Tahiti: Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer ($28)
Since Gauguin, the West has been enthralled by the beauty of Tahiti, and for good reason. The balmy weather is surely one of the main attractions and this powder bronzer helps you get that lazy-day-at-the-beach color.
2. Exumas: Nars Matte Multiple ($39)
The Exumas may be off the beaten path, but that's exactly the charm behind these Bahamian islands. To match: a sassy coral in a multi-use cream to dab on cheeks and lips.
3. Barbados: Essie Nail Polish in Barbados Blue ($8.50)
While we're on the topic of Caribbean islands, make a stop in Barbados with this pretty ocean blue for your mani and pedi.
4. Cap d'Antibes: Le Metier de Beaute Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss ($32)
Celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt flock to Cap d'Antibes, and you can lead a glossy life with this slick purple hue.
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5. Mykonos: Korres Magic Light Contouring Trio ($28)
The Greek Isles have long held travelers the world over under their spell; perhaps it's the way the light reflects off the Aegean Sea. This trio aims to capture those perfect, sunset shades and give you a balmy glow.
6. Sahara: Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Sahara Haze ($79)
It may not be your usual island vacation, but a trip to the largest subtropical hot desert in the world is nonetheless exotic. This easy-to-use eyeshadow collection might get you in the mood.
7. Bermuda: Cargo Essential Lip Color ($22)
With a mix of preppy style and island flair, Bermuda is an intriguing contrast of ideals, all with a laidback vibe. This pink, nude lip color with hydrating olive oil is just as easygoing. Plus, the color flatters almost everyone.
8. Vietnam: Diptyque Tam Dao Eau de Parfum ($140)
Intriguing and woodsy, this unisex offering by Paris label Diptyque captures the spirit of North Vietnam's Tam Dao National Park, which boasts over 2,000 plant species.
9. Maui: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Maui Wowie ($18)
A perennial vacationer's favorite, Maui living represents the good life. Swipe on this metallic-gold-beige with silver sparkles and you might see things through a similar lens.
10. Comino Island: USLU Airlines Nail Polish in JCO ($16)
Malta's Comino Island is known for its tranquility and isolation (though the island has been a favorite of Hollywood, playing backdrop to films like Troy and The Count of Monte Cristo). Despite increasing tourism, you might just find a secluded cove wiggling your lilac-painted toes (the color is named after the Comino airport code) in the cyan waters.