Saturday, 13 July 2013

Holiday Make-up

I've just spent the best part of an hour trying to decide what make up to pack to take on holiday with me.. Baring in mind I'm only going away, down south, to my favourite island, the place I spent the majority of my childhood; the Isle of Wight, for 5 days. BUT, I'm sure you'll all agree with me how hard it is to decide which pieces to take, when you have such a big collection. You take it for granted when you're at home and have everything to hand. I have 2 big storage containers full of make up, and 2 make up bags full of brushes. Choosing which to take away with me was tougher than I thought. You want to make sure you've got products for all weather possibilities.. this is England after all! And a variety of colours is a must! Girl problems!! 

I had to fit them into these 2 make up bags..

Firstly, and probably most importantly, my base. 
I have to have my Olay Regenerist CC Cream (£24.99), with anti-ageing serum and SPF moisturiser mixed with a sheer foundation, it works as the perfect primer for my base and I can also, when I'm feeling brave, wear this alone without foundation.
My 2 favourite foundations (which I often mix.. don't ask!) MAC Studio Fix (£21.50) & Chanel Lift Lumiere (£38.00), are a MUST!
And I cannot go anywhere without my faithful MAC Studio Tech (£25.00). Read my rave review about this product here

Next up, bronzers and cheek colour.
It was tricky choosing from my collection of bronzers and blushers.. did I want powders or creams? How many should I take? 
Eventually I decided on these 4 lil beauties.. Top left is a fantastic bronzer by MAC's limited edition Wonder Woman range (no longer available), it includes bronzer and my favourite shimmering Skinfinish's, so I didn't have to pack those separately. Top right is a gorgeous face powder by MAC's limited edition Archie's Girls range (no longer available). Bottom left is an amazing bronzer/blush called Africa by W7. I'd never heard of this brand before, it was a gift from a friend, from House of Fraser. The mix of pink and browns give a lovely highlighted finish as a blush, great for contouring, or an all over tanned look as a full face bronzer, perfect for day or night. It is still available to purchase from online retailers, have a google if you fancy getting your hands on one. Bottom right is MAC's Mineralize Blush, in Solar Ray, which i think may be unavailable in this shade now, but they still have a wide range of fab shades to choose from available at £20.00. So, whether I fancy highlighted, bronzed cheeks or a healthy all over glow.. I think I have it covered!

Next up, eyes.
Now I have a huge box full of every eyeshadow colour you could imagine. I was very tempted to go through my over-packed case to find outfits to match my eye colour with.. but luckily, for my own sanity, I decided against it. 
Urban Decay's Naked Palette 2 (£36.00) is a must, with its wide range of highly pigmented neutrals, they'll be something for all occasions. I also chose a white highlighting eyeshadow by MUA (£1.00) as it's a favourite for me, for an all over eye base colour, I reach for this a lot so it has to come with me.. 
I chose a couple of eyeshadow duos in pink and blue from Avon's ColorTrend range (£2.99) for a bit of colour. 
Another favourite I've been reaching for a lot this summer is a gorgeous pearlescent satin eye powder by Kyrolan, a professional make up company, in a lovely orange colour. It leaves a bright, shimmery finish on my eyes, I sometimes sweep a little over my cheeks too!
To finish off my must-have eyeshadows, I've thrown in a MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (£17.00).. was a tough decision deciding which one, but I went with Joy & Laughter.
As well as my eyebrow make up, I've also got my MAC Prep & Prime Lash (£12.50), MAC Opulash Optimum Black (£14.00), MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner (£17.00) and MAC Black Eye Kohl (£14.00) - my must-have, can't go anywhere without, eye products!!
Also you see in this pic, Benefit's High Beam (£19.50) - an amazing enhancer/highlighter I love to use on my brow bone and cheeks. 

Lips next..
I chose a few lipsticks, an array of my favourite lip glosses, some Nivea SOS Lip Relief (£3.36), a favourite for keeping my lips from drying out in this heat, and a couple of products from my new favourite lipcare company Figs & Rouge. They're super cute, moisture boosting and 100% natural . A quirky new brand with loads of multi purpose products. Here I have the 100% natural, Rambling Rose lip balm (£4.95) which you can also use on face and body. And the 100% natural Cherry Blossom tinted lip balm (£4.95). It looks and smells delish! 
Lipsticks - Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy (£24.00) - super sexy colour, glides on and lasts hours, a fave in my make up box. MAC lipsticks in Plink! & Creme d'Nude (£15.00) I have a huge amount of MAC lipsticks, they're long lasting, non drying, just downright perfect! I love their Cremesheen & Lustre ranges best! 
Lip glosses - MAC lip glasses in Culture Clash, Nice Buzz, (I'm not sure if these are still available, I can't seem to find them on their site), Underage & Viva Glam from their previous Gaga range. (£14.00). Urban Decay Lip Junkie lip gloss in Streak & Avon Plump Pout in Pink Pucker - fab for glossing over lipstick - you can actually feel the tingling of your lips plumping, a rarity for lip plumpers I have found..

I chose a few brushes from my collection for face, cheeks, eyes and brows..

And managed to squeeze it all in my make up bags all neat and snug..

After all that, I'm almost sure I'll have a few 'Oh I wish I'd have bought my..' moments!! :) 
But I have a few favourites in there, and I'm sure I'll be able to come up with some super cute looks from this little lot.. 

What are your holiday favourites??


1 comment

  1. I have the same problem. I hate having to pack my make up and beauty products. I always get the feeling I have forgotten something. I don't have as much as you though so you must of had a mammoth task. Bit of an old post but #weekendblogshare


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