Editor's Picks: What's in Your Beach Bag?

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Editor's Picks: What's in Your Beach Bag?

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Editor's Picks: What's in Your Beach Bag?

Editor's Picks:What's in Your Beach Bag?
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Beauty editors comb through hundreds of new products each season to bring you their latest and greatest discoveries. Now that summer is here, we've rounded up our absolute favorite can't-leave-home-without-them self-tanners, sunscreens and more. Take a peek inside our beach bags before you hit the surf.

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Dr. Robin's Sunscreen for Children

Dr. Robin's Sunscreen for Children
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"This mineral sunscreen is very safe and effective which makes the slightly whitish cast worth enduring. I tell my kids I'm 'doing their makeup' and then apply it with a beauty bender sponge, which helps it blend in." — Amy Synnott-D'Annibale, Beauty Director and Editor, Hair and Makeover Issues

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Tatcha Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers

Tatcha Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers
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"These are my absolute favorite blotting papers; not only do they sop up oils, but the leaflets are powder free so they don't leave odd matte patches on your face." — Angelique Serrano, Senior Beauty Features Editor

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Caudalie Divine Legs

Caudalie Divine Legs
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"This bronzy cream gives my legs the perfect hint of color with a nice, luminous glow." — Kahlana Barfield, Senior Beauty Market Editor

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Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes

Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes
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"I love lining my eyes with an unexpected color, like teal, for summer. This pencil doesn't smudge or smear-no matter how high the temperature soars or even through a dip in the pool! — Sheryl George, Assistant Beauty Editor

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Clarins Self Tanning Milk

Clarins Self Tanning Milk
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"I've been using this self tanner for years. It gives me the perfect bronzy glow—never orange!—doesn't streak and smells amazing. He'll kill me for saying it, but my husband is addicted too." —Selene Milano, InStyle.com Senior Beauty Editor

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Amorepacific CC Cushion Compact

Amorepacific CC Cushion Compact
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"The ample amount of SPF 50 keeps my skin from getting sunburned, and the green tea-infused formula evens out any uneven tones, making the transition from lounging on the shore to hitting up seaside boutiques even more seamless." — Marianne Mychaskiw, InStyle.com Assistant Beauty Editor

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Kerastase Soleil Huile Celeste

Kerastase Soleil Huile Celeste
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"Douse my heavily highlighted hair with this color- protective spray and it never turns green—no matter how many times I get thrown in the pool by my kids." — Amy Synnott-D'Annibale, Beauty Director and Editor, Hair and Makeover Issues

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Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Glow Moisturizer

Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Glow Moisturizer
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"I sport glowy skin courtesy of this hydrating, DHA-fueled lotion. It gives me a tropical tan in two hours – without a side of sun damage." — Angelique Serrano, Senior Beauty Features Editor

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Nars Pierre Hardy Polishes

Nars Pierre Hardy Polishes
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"I plan to mix and match the shades on my fingers and toes all summer long." — Kahlana Barfield, Senior Beauty Market Editor

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Illume Bronzing Lotion

Illume Bronzing Lotion
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"I love these bronzing lotions from Illume. They add just a hint of color to warm up pale legs and I love the fun packaging!" — Sheryl George, Assistant Beauty Editor

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Aerin Beach Cream

Aerin Beach Cream
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"I smooth this dreamy formula through damp hair and all over my arms and shoulders before slipping into a maxi dress—my summer staple. And how chic is the tube?" -Selene Milano, InStyle.com Senior Beauty Editor

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Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil-In-Cream

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil-In-Cream
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"Color treatments and flat irons damage my hair enough, and salt water combined with the sun's rays don't exactly help. After I hit the shower, I work a dollop of this camellia oil cream through my strands to restore the hydration lost at sea. Then, I'll let my hair air-dry for the ultimate beachy texture." — Marianne Mychaskiw, InStyle.com Assistant Beauty Editor

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Elta MD UV Clear

Elta MD UV Clear
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"It's 100% mineral but completely transparent and never makes me breakout." -Amy Synnott-D'Annibale, Beauty Director and Editor, Hair and Makeover Issues

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SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defence SPF 50

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defence SPF 50
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"What beach bag is complete without a great SPF lotion? This liquid formula is so lightweight, I can play in the rays for a couple of hours without developing a red, sticky face." — Angelique Serrano, Senior Beauty Features Editor

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Estee Lauder Roller Gloss

Estee Lauder Roller Gloss
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"It reminds me of the rollerball glosses that I used as a kid…but way more chic. It leaves a sheer coral tint on lips and it smells like watermelon!" — Sheryl George, Assistant Beauty Editor

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Chantecaille Ultra Protection Sunscreen Primer

Chantecaille Ultra Protection Sunscreen Primer
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"As a kid, after a long summer in the sun I had a face full of freckles. The age spots they've morphed into are considerably less attractive. Now, I never leave the house without SPF and this sheer, lightweight formula smooths on seamlessly under my makeup." — Selene Milano, InStyle.com Senior Beauty Editor

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Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
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"Goes on smooth and sheer for a balm with such a high SPF. Love the non-sticky feel and zingy grapefruit scent. " — Amy Synnott-D'Annibale, Beauty Director and Editor, Hair and Makeover Issues

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Fresh Sugar Petal Tinted Lip Treatment

Fresh Sugar Petal Tinted Lip Treatment
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"As essential to me as a fabulous pair of sunnies, the moisturizing Fresh Sugar Lip balm now comes in this soft, satin-finish pink shade. Love." — Angelique Serrano, Senior Beauty Features Editor

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Becca Beach Tint

Becca Beach Tint
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"These water resistant cream blushes are super pigmented- just a dab adds a healthy natural color (and best of all- no telltale shimmer, even in the sunlight)." — Sheryl George, Assistant Beauty Editor

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Tom Ford Nail Polish

Tom Ford Nail Polish
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"This pearly hue is a more sheer take on the opaque white nail trend." — Selene Milano, InStyle.com Senior Beauty Editor

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Tuscon Desert Straw Mat

Tuscon Desert Straw Mat
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"Not as flimsy as a towel but cuter than other mats I've seen, its perfect for the beach or a picnic." — Sheryl George, Assistant Beauty Editor

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Estée Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush

Estée Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush
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"Nothing is more flattering than a pop of pink on the apples of your cheeks. This is the exact dewy consistency I crave in the summer." — Selene Milano, InStyle.com Senior Beauty Editor

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