This was the hardest part of packing for me!!!
I love makeup and very rarely use the same product two days in a row so as you can imagine I really struggled to pack a for holidays.
But I was delighted with myself. I managed to fit everything including all my brushes into this little makeup bag.
And here's what I brought
Brushes: I know I could have just used my fingers for base/concealer etc but I just love using brushes to apply my makeup. I brought my E.L.F stippling foundation brush, Real Techniques blush brush (which I used for powder & bronzer), MAC 168 for blush & contouring, Real Techniques Dome Shadow Brush for concealer, 2x MAC 217 Blending brushes, Mint tapered blending brush, MAC 239 flat brush, and a angled eyeliner brush.
For my foundation/base I kept things very simple as I hate heavy makeup on holidays. I used the Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream which I received in the March PowderPocket box and I fell in love straight away. It gives great coverage for a BB cream, adapts to your own skin tone and leaves you with beautiful dewy glowing skin (without looking oily). I will definitely be purchasing a bottle of this. I then brought my two favourite concealers - Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer for any blemishes/spots and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer for under my eyes. Both concealers give great coverage and last great in hot weather. And to hold everything in place I used Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent. This really is a must have for every makeup bag.
To add a bit of colour back into my skin I used the Soap & Glory Solar Powder Bronzer. This is a two toned bronzer and is great for contouring and dusting on the high points of your face to give that beautiful bronze look . For Blush I couldn't decide so I brought three - MAC Style (this is a beautiful coral peach with a golden pearl), MAC Warm Soul (Bronze/Peach with gold pearl - this gives the most beautiful sun kissed glow to your skin) and TopShop cream blush in Let Her Go.
I always start my eye makeup with a primer and my favourite is the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. This is a nude cream to powder base that just holds everything in place even in warm weather or sweaty clubs. I brought my Naked palette (sorry it actually looks very scruffy in the picture but that is just because it is very much loved). It has a great range of colours, all perfect for day and nightwear. My favourite mascara at the moment is Max Factor Clump Defy and I used the Maybelline Master Sleep Brow Mascara in Light Brown to hold my brows in shape. To finish off I brought three eyeliners, Topshop Waterproof Liner in Ebony, Catrice Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black and a really old Revlon liner in a nude/pinky shade.
I just love lip products so brought a selection of glosses and lipsticks with me. From l to r MAC Lipgloss in Partial To Pink, Tanya Burr in Just Peachy, L'Oreal L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in Rose Melody, Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Bashful and MAC Cremesheen in Coral Bliss.
And that's it. Nice and compact.
A handy little tip and something I always do when going on holidays is to get your eyelashes and eyebrows tinted. This will really open up your eyes and you don't have to worry about mascara running down your face whilst you are in and out of the pool.
I hope you enjoyed my little travel blogs.
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Until next time....Be Happy
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!