I love makeup. I love holidays. So of course when it comes to packing my holiday makeup bag I get all giddy! I am very much a creature of habit, I have the colours and tones I love, and more often than not I stick to them. I do have a fair collection of makeup and like my wardrobe, I probably only use a very small percentage. It’s a sin really! I make a real effort to drag my ass out of its comfort zone for holidays, it calls for bold lipsticks and glowing goddess highlight!
Being in a warmer climate, which is pretty much anywhere but the UK! I prefer a lighter, more fresh faced makeup look. I go for a lightweight foundation, maybe even a CC cream. There’s nothing worse than being so hot you feel like your foundation is melting off your face. Holiday makeup calls for all the glow, so I probably pack too many highlights, if that is possible, but if you can’t have a million and one highlighters on holiday, when can you?! Exactly! So I’ll just go ahead and pack like ten plus! For the lips I love brighter shades, more pinks and corals work so well. For my eyes it’s as always, all about those warm tones.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Foundation
This is the perfect lightweight foundation for a natural coverage. It’s not so heavy that it feels uncomfortable in the humidity, and the heat that go hand in hand with sun holidays. I prefer to keep my makeup light and minimal while I’m away, let my natural glow come through, that and a load of highlight. This CC foundation evens out my skintone for a natural, flawless complexion. Another huge thumbs up is that it also gives me SPF50 protection, another big thing for me, not just on holiday. It’s vital to protect your skin from sun damage as it contributes to early signs of ageing. Lets face it, none of us want skin that resembles a leather handbag as we get older. I know I don’t, so I go a little crazy with the SPF in my skin care products.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops – Moonlight
I struggle to find a highlight that gives me a glow like this, its incredible! So much pigment in every drop. With it being a liquid highlight the colour pay off is so much more intense than a powder. It would be an absolute sin not to take this on holiday! If you can beam like the sun while on holiday, where can you? I’ll be mixing this into my CC foundation for an all over radiance, and also applying it over my high points for an extra little something something! I will be brighter than the sun! I’m telling you!
This palette screams out Summer perfection! Of course it had to come with me. My go to palette for any holiday eye look I could ever need. I might have had this beauty for a couple of months now, but I still can’t get over how stunning it is. The warm tones and intense shimmer shades will compliment my light, glowy makeup beautifully. I can’t wait to create more looks using this, it is fast becoming my new BFF!!
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick – Lady Danger
This colours looks amazing with a tan, and some bronzed glowing makeup going on. It is the perfect Summer / Holiday shade I feel, a rich mix of true red and orange. Its gorgeous, it was the first shade I went for when rifling my lipstick collection! A stark contrast from my usual nude shades! Such a fun bright holiday perfect colour. I really don’t know why I don’t wear it more. It’s actually a brilliant all-rounder for a pop of colour.
Clinique Cheekpop – Peach Pop
A welcome change from my usual nude tones and soft pinks, this beautiful peach blush gives me a lovely colour while on holiday. It’s not too bright, but it can be layered to achieve a more coral cheek if desired. It’s definitely a welcomed change from my everyday makeup I reach for at home.
Benefit Bronzing Powder – Hoola
Hoola, the ultimate bronzing powder! There really is no other option when packing for a holiday, my old faithful. If applied with a large fluffy brush it warms my face up, but if I used a more precise brush and really work it into the hollows of my face, it lends itself equally well to contouring. It’s such a gorgeous warm toned bronzer, for me it is the only one I need while holidaying in the sun. Its like boxed sunshine!
Sleek Highlight Palette
Because one highlight is never enough, I’ve gone for a palette of four blinding highlighters to see me through my trip! If you haven’t tried this yet, I do not exaggerate when I say blinding! The three powder formulas are so outrageously pigmented you will be seen from putter space!! I’m dead serious! The cream formula is more toned down in comparison, but if you dab that on the areas you highlight, then use the powders over top….. DAMMNNNNNN GIRL! You got yourself highlight for days!!!
What products are your holiday go to beauty items?