When I was packing for my trip two weeks ago, I was trying super, super hard to pack lightly. It did not go well. I somehow managed to wedge 4 pairs of boots and sneakers into my suitcase for a 10 day vacation (and that's not even counting the sandals for the warm weather later in the trip). It all started out so promisingly and ended with me paying $75 to get my bag onto the plane. So when it came time for me to pack makeup, I was determined to at least not add to the weight and brought only products that could do double-duty. Instead of packing numerous bottles of face products, I only packed one - Clinique's Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30. I haven't tried a lot of BB Creams and hadn't even opened this one before, but I love that it's one product that does everything you need. It has an SPF in it for sun protection, antioxidants to keep your skin healthy, and slightly more coverage than a tinted moisturizer. Plus, it acts as a primer too. It's actually the perfect product to take on vacation with you because you need all of 30 seconds in the morning to be done with that whole part of your routine. I also really like the coverage - it feels really light on my face, but it covers enough so I feel like it hides the few freckles I have and such. I like it so much that I've reached for it both mornings (okay, fine, I'm jet lagged and sleeping at weird times, so afternoons) since I've been back. It's vacation-worthy AND regular life-worthy. I love it when that happens.
Note: A sample of the above was sent to me by a PR representative working with Clinique