I’m still currently on the island of Majorca and I’m having the best time. Today I thought I’d share whats in my holiday makeup bag for a hot, sunny, Summer holiday. These are some of my favorite types of posts to write and also to read so I hope you enjoy!
My base is always hard to decide on and it is fair to say that I don’t need this many concealers, but I did try my best to narrow it down. For foundation I decided to take my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in ‘Light Porcelain’ which is one of my favorite and most reliable foundations. Concealers was hard for me… I have my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in ‘Fair’ which can literally cover anything. I decided I had to have my Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer in ‘Ivory’ for brightening the under eye, and I also chose to take my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in ’10’ which is a bit too dark for my skin so with a tan, it’ll look perfect. I’m also taking my favorite powder, Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in ‘transparent’ which sets my makeup perfectly into place all day.
Next things are cheek prodcuts (what do you even call them?), like bronzer, blusher, etc… you know what I mean. First thing is my newest addition, my Sleek cream contour kit in ‘Medium’ which I’m currently really enjoying. Also for contour, I just have to take my Seventeen Define & Conquer contour kit in ‘Medium’ which is one of my favorite products. For bronzer I’m taking my favorite one, which is L’Oreal Glam Bronze bronzing powder in ‘Caribbean Sun’ which is the perfect colour on me. And lastly I’m taking my Studio blush & highlighter palette, not for the blushers (I probably won’t use them, I’m not a fan of blusher on me), but for the amazing pink toned highlighter which is so pigmented.
Moving on to eyes, possibly the most exciting for me at the moment. Firstly, eyebrows, and I’ve chosen to take some reliable products, my Maybelline Master Shape brow pencil in ‘Dark Blonde’ and my L’Oreal Brow Artist Genius kit in ‘Light/Medium.’ I need a good eye primer and I’ve decided on the Urban Decay Eden eyeshadow primer which makes my eyeshadows last so much longer. Choosing the eyeshadows was a difficult disission but I went with my current obbsession, the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette which has the perfect array of shades for me. I’m taking my favorite pencil eyeliner, the Lancôme Le Crayon Kohl Noir and also my favorite liquid eyeliner, the L’Oreal Super Liner black laquer. You could say I’ve maybe overestimated how many mascaras I’ll need, but the first one I’m taking is my Rimmel Wonder’full mascara in ‘Extreme Black’ which I’ve been loving latley. I also decided on my Max Factor 2000 Calorie dramatic volume mascara in ‘Black’ which is one of my all time favorites. Another all time favorite of mine is the Maybelline Lash Sensational lash multiplying mascara intense black which I love lots.
One of my favorite parts is lips, and lately I’ve been trying out some amazing new products. I tried really hard to narrow it down, but as you’ll soon find out, I’ve not done very well. The first one I chose is an old favorite, my MAC Cremesheen lipstick in ‘Creme Cup,’ a gorgeous light blue toned pink. I also love my newest MAC lipstick which is MAC Satin lipstick in ‘Snob,’ which is a light/medium pink with purple undertones. I also had to take an easy option, my MAC Matte lipstick in ‘Honeylove.’ I also wanted to take a brighter more summery colour so I chose my Stila Color Balm lipstick in ‘Avery’ which feels like a lip balm, but is as pigmented as a lipstick. I wanted to take my two most recent purchases, my NYX Soft Matte lip cream in ‘Tokyo’ which I love loads, and also my NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Fortune Cookie.’ And lastly (you’ll be glad to know), I needed a lipliner so I chose one that would go with everything, my MUA Intense Colour lipliner in ‘Caramel Nougat.’
Using the right tools to apply your makeup is super important so I’m taking my favorite makeup brushes with me. For my face makeup I took my Real Techniques powder brush, my Real Techniques multi task brush, my Real Techniques sculpting brush, my Real Techniques essential foundation brush, and my Bare Minerals foundation brush. For my eye makeup I took my Real Techniques domed shadow brush, my Revlon double ended smokey eye brush, and four Fearne Cotton eye brushes.
Love Sarah x