Hello, my holiday to Madeira is very quickly approaching now, as I write this post I only 5 more days of work before I’m finished for the summer! Perks of working in a school! And then I will have the weekend to get ready and I fly in on Monday! It’s come round so quick, and I’m so ready to hop on a plane and enjoy some real sun! So here is everything I’m taking on holiday in my make up bag, the bag is from Primark and I was only £4. I made a deal with myself, I can take anything as long as it fits in the bag, which at the time seemed really good but actually it turns out the bag is quite big so I really shouldn’t fill it to the max!
For my base I will be ofcourse taking a favourite which I know will help my make up last, Benefit Porefessional. I have then packed MAC Studio Fix foundation as I know this is long lasting and matte. And then my secret weapon are the foundation drops from The Body Shop, these are great especially when going on a beach holiday, as you get more tanned you can add a drop to your foundation to make it darker aswell so you don’t have to take 14 different shades of foundation! Concealing my under eye is pretty much one of the most enjoyable things to do when doing my make up with a tan, when I am at home and don’t have a tan you can’t see the concealer and it really doesn’t brighten. However, when you have a tan and use a really brightening light concealer you can actually see it and it looks really great! The two concealers I’ve packed are Rimmel Wake Me Up as this is a lighter coverage and better for during the day. And for night I have packed Bourjois Radiance Reveal which is a lot heavier coverage but is still really creamy and hydrating. As for powders I have packed the MUA Cosmetics Matte Perfect Loose Powder to bake with and then Rimmel Stay Matte to set the rest of my face.
I have recently been really into using a few cream products especially the Benefit highlighters. Luckily these are in mini forms so I can take them all! I have also had the Colour Poo Contour Stick in my collection for 7 months now and have not tried it, so I have decided to give it ago on holiday. The Seventeen Cream Bronzer is my favourite cream bronzer in the world, unfortunately they are having problems with a new batch of them so after this one has run out I don’t know what I will do!
2 bronzers, 1 blush and 4 highlights, is that too many? I always like to make sure I have a few options to switch it up every night when I’m getting ready. I have chosen Nars Laguna Bronzer and Benefit Hoola Bronzer as they will both give me a sunkissed look and are really lovely shades. For my blush I have only taken Galifornia by Benefit as this is the newest in my collection, however I’m now thinking maybe I should pack Nars Orgasm as this will be a contrast! The highlights I have chosen are Tanya Burr Cosmetics Warm Bronze and Champagne Sorbet, these are also really great to wear as eye shadows! And finally Wisp and Lunch Money from Colourpop.
Even when I’m on holiday I still like to do eye shadow, I love making an effort in the evening and looking completely different to what I did lazing around the pool. I have packed one of the new palettes from Tanya Burr Cosmetics, My Paradise. This has one matte brown and 3 goldy shimmers. The bigger palette is Burning Embers from MUA Cosmetics, this is perfect for pretty much any look you want to create as the colours are so lovely and pigmented. And finally I have chosen two Colourpop eye shadows in the shades LALA and Game Face. These are both highly pigmented golden/bronzey shimmers perfect for the summer.
My two mascara picks are Maybelline Collossal and Loreal False Lash Superstar. I love both of these for creating really dramatic lashes and they both compliment each other well when worn together. As for my brows I have chosen one pomade and one Powder as I like to switch it up daily. The pomade is from MUA Cosmetics and the powder is from Freedom. I have then chosen Loreal Brow Artist to set my brows.
Looking at this “little” collection you would probably think I’m going on holiday for about a month, but no, only 7 nights. I just like to be prepared for any occasion and so I tend to take a lot of options.
Tanya Burr Cosmetics Rhubard & Custard The Body Shop Sydney Amarylis Tanya Burr Cosmetics Wild Safari MAC Candy Yum Yum MAC Saint Germain YSL 201 MAC Viva Glam 2 Miles Cyrus Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Kat Von D Bow n Arrow
Hopefully I will end up wearing all of these!
What are you make up essentials you take away with you?