Whats In My Holiday Makeup Bag

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Whenever I’m about to go on holiday I rethink the whole of my makeup bag. If I’m heading somewhere warm I won’t be taking my gel based foundation nor my liquid liner as they’re just too fussy. In the day I don’t tend to wear much at all, a brush of mascara and a quick fix concealer usually does the trick. But for those days I want a little more coverage or a blush of colour I’ve found my favourite products that feel light weight and let your skin breath without clogging the pores.

Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Cream
The light weight Vitamin E moisturiser contains SPF 15 and leaves a dewy finish to the skin. It’s a great base for products as it sinks into the skin pretty quickly without leaving a sticky finish. When applied to the skin the formula almost looks as though it has light reflective particles, similar to a tinted moisturiser.  

Garnier Eye Roll On
A light tinted eye roll on that contains caffeine to waken tired eyes. The metal roller ball application cools the skin and reduces any puffiness. I love using this product as its fuss free and doesn’t feel heavy nor flake. The pigmentation is sheer-medium as it isn’t typically a full concealer but it works perfect for a barely there, your skin but better look. Full review >here<

Benefit Porefessional
If you want a little more coverage on holiday then this little tube of magic is the perfect place to start! The pore minimising formula smooth’s over skin like silk and helps to hide large pores, fine lines and protects the skin from free radicals. It’s the perfect shield to use alone or as a base layer before adding your chosen coverage (such as a BB cream or tinted moisturiser etc).

Beautiful Movements Mineral Foundation 
If I’m wanted to add a little extra coverage in the day or perk my face up for the night I’ve found the perfect weapon. I use to think mineral foundations were for those who want light coverage and more of a barefaced look. Personally I prefer a medium coverage so I never thought of even swatching mineral powders but then I went on the hunt for holiday foundation. I wanted a product that would have buildable coverage, let my skin breath and won’t wear off in the mid-day heat…. Found it! My skin tone changes between a beige tone and a deep vanilla, so I mix the two together to create my perfect match.

Maybelline BROWdrama
I never bother with filling in my brows on holiday. It’s too much hassle and the less makeup sitting on your face the better. There for the Maybelline Brow Drama is the perfect product for a quick fix. The gel is tinted so as well as fixing those hairs in place it adds thickness and definition. Full review >here<

Elizabeth Arden Mascara
My all time favourite mascara. I’ve tried and tested tons of wands and formulas but I always revert back to my old favourite. The wand is lined with thin bristles that on application part lashes individually whilst lengthening the ends all whilst leaving a natural finish.  The great thing about this product is it only takes about 5 strokes on each set of lashes to create the perfect peepers. Full Review >here<

Jemma Kidd Eye Shadow Stick
I didn’t want to take my Urban Decay Naked palette away with me, in fact I didn’t want to take any powder form eye shadows just in case the worst happens.  So I took with me my Jemma Kidd Eye silky cream shadow stick with small flecks of glitter. This is great too use all over the eye for a natural light brown/ ash shadow or layer up to create a night time smokey brown eye. This product doesn’t crease nor budge after hours in the heat. Full review >here<

No 7 Pop & Glow Blusher Stick
I couldn’t rave about this product any more than I have. I’ve previously hated cream stick blushers as they are a pain to blend, flake after a couple hours and they’re usually too highly pigmented that you look like you’ve just applied war paint.  But No7 have converted me with their Pop & Glow Stick that comes in a handful of shades. Its silky formula glides over the skin like a dream and the cream doesn’t dry out on application there for it’s really easy to blend using your fingers leaving a natural finish. Furthermore you can add another layer for a night time pop or onto your lids for a touch of Spring! Full Review >here<

Collection 2000 Eye Shadow Pencil

A recently picked this up in a whim. I needed a cheap creamy shadow pencil that I can quickly smudge on using my finger or dab near my tear ducts to ‘awaken’ my eyes. It has a slight shimmer but no glitter particles to works a dream on the inner corners.  The formula isn’t highly pigmented so as a full eye shadow it isn’t great but I actually ended up using this as a highlighter under my brows and on my cheek bones! 

Beki Xo
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  1. I love seeing what makeup people take away on holiday with them, those cream eye shadows in particular look like a great alternative to powder shadows! I have the Collection one in the white shade and it's great for highlighting inner corners/brow bones :)

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  2. You have lots of my favourites in your makeup bag. The Brow Drama has been my go to product for easy effortless brows this past month. The Garnier Roll-on is also a staple in my routine it gives great coverage & just a little extra help in my fight against the dark circles