Wednesday, 13 June 2018

My Summer Holiday Make Up Bag

Following on from my Beauty Travel Essentials - where I talked all things skincare, haircare and body care for Summer - let's take a peek into my Summer holiday make up bag!

First off: base. What I look for in a product when it comes to a holiday is versatility and, most importantly, SPF! I've chosen the Armani Prima CC Cream, which evens skin tone and gives a boost of luminosity, can be worn alone or under make up, and contains SPF 35.  A lot of people find full on foundation a little too heavy for hot, sunny weather, myself included. If I do feel I want to wear make up (probably in the evening, mind you!) I really go for a dewy finish. My recommendations are Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation, Dior Star and Nars Sheer Glow
Next on the list is powder. I've included Bobbi Brown's Nude Finish Illuminating Powder because it's  a brick which contains different finishes, including some with micro shimmer, and actually does add some glow whilst setting your make up. As someone with dry skin that loves to glow, this is actually what I use pretty much every day, all year round. 
For bronzing, blushing and highlighting etc, face palettes are life savers. Multiple products in one case? Space efficient. Fab. My pick is Mii Cosmetics Double Delight Blush & Bronze* palette. When it comes to highlighting, honestly I was overwhelmed with choice and if I'm being totally truthful would probably take multiple highlighters, because being extra is just part of who I am as a person. 
For lips, I love anything but matte! Sheer or satin, balm or gloss - just don't let it be mattified! My top picks are Rodin's Luxury Lipstick* in two ultra flattering pinky nude tones, So Mod and Heavenly Hopp. For more of a gloss, I'm loving Mii's Lip Sheens* in the shades Relish and Indulge.
When it comes to eyes, I'm rarely seen without a feline flick so had to include an eyeliner. My holiday pick is the Flawless Eyeliner* by Flawless Lashes by Loreta. It's smooth, opaque and pretty inky black!
When it comes to mascara, waterproof is a must if you're planning to be pool-side. I'm packing the brand new Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara. This is a very exciting new launch because it's offers full coverage and curl "from beach to bar" and has a lash conditioning formula made with fruit extracts. 
Finally: the brows. To keep my brows in tip top condition I use The Hollywood Browzer*, which is a razor-like tool which takes away hairs so painlessly, efficiently, and leaves you with a sharp looking, well groomed brow. My brows look cleaner than ever and a couple of my friends even entrusted me to do their brows with this product and they loved the results, and so do I - it comes highly recommended! It's nice and compact and even comes in it's own little travel pouch so is luggage friendly as well. 
In my last holiday themed post I'm giving away a bundle inspired by summer fruits. For this post I've gone for a blue theme inspired by the ocean. Here's what you can win: 
2 x Cienna Rose Nail Polishes 
Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Day Cream (15ml) 
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick (in shade Smoke)
The brand new Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara to try for yourself!
3 x Crown Brush eyeshadow brushes (C431, C432, C408) 
Feather & Down Shower Cream, Sleep Balm and Pillow Spray 
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  1. Waterproof mascara is a must for holidays

  2. Lip balm for me! Especially when in the heat but also moisturiser

  3. It's not actually make up...but I always have a pad of blotting paper in my make up bag in the holiday! Perfect for when it's a bit hot and you can use these to keep your face from looking shiny!

  4. I have to have a good lipstick that moisturises to avoid dry lips x

  5. Heavenly Hopp looks like such a beautiful shade! I've not seen that waterproof eyeliner before, but I am going to have to look into that for my next holiday! :) Tania Michele xx

  6. a good bronzer then dont need make up at night x

  7. Lip glosses for day & night!

  8. Foundation, so my face doesn't look so shiny

  9. Fixing spray to keep my make up from sweating off my face lol

  10. A foundation that contains SPF

  11. Sun tan lotion. Even if im holidaying in th UK I always wear it, anything to help delay the

  12. Sun cream with a decent spf.

  13. Moisturiser, lip balm and mascara x

  14. Waterproof mascara and a good suntan lotion ❤

  15. Those two lipsticks look really nice & both shades are awesome! For me MAC strobe cream in pinklite is def a must in my summer makeup bag

  16. for long haul, carmex lip balm and a moisturiser sample ! I love saving my samples for travel cause theres no faffing around with squeezing big bottles into smaller ones or buying the mini ones !

  17. Good lotion,spf,makeup wipes and sunglasses:)

  18. Waterproof mascara and lip balm!


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