Tuesday, 31 July 2012

My Holiday Make-Up

I am just back from my holidays in Portugal and had an amazing time. I apologise for the delay in replying to comments and general lack of interaction. As of today I am back normal.
Anyway I flew with only hand luggage! This meant I could only bring a maximum of 10kg and 100mls on the plane. I felt this entire task should be documented as for me this was nearly an impossible task.
This is what I ending up bringing and to my surprise it was more than enough.

Origins Vitazing
I normally use this every day underneath my make up but on holiday I used it by itself to give myself a tiny bit of coverage at the pool. It also contains Spf 15 which was a bonus.

Rimmel Wake Me Up
This is currently my favourite foundation and I used it every evening. The only thing was that I should have brought a shade darker with me as after a few days in the sun this colour was way too light on me.

Bourjois Bronzer 
I just used this to darken up my foundation. I didn't bother with contouring on holidays which is very unlike me.

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium
This product was a godsend for keeping my makeup in place on the hot summer evenings. I just dusted a tiny amount over my foundation.

Mac Powder Blush Well Dressed
I am actually ashamed to admit I did not use this blush once. I could have easily just taken one!

Mac Blush Creme Lilicent 
I wore this blush every evening. It was perfect formulation for holidays as my skin was drier from all the sun and it was nice to have a cream blush rather than applying powder. 

Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme Rose Gold
This was the ideal holiday product as it looked lovely in the evenings after having spend the day in the sun. It gives a beautiful healthy glow to your skin.

Naked 2 Palette
My friend took Naked 1 so we both shared the palettes and we definitely had more than enough colours to work with.  

Chanel Crayon Kohol Eye Liner Black
I dont have much to say about this product as it is the same one I use regularly at home and an all-time favourite of mine. I just use it on my waterline and find it never budges.

Max Factor False Lash Effect
This is just the mascara I am currently working my way through. I am enjoying it and definitely think I will repurchase it. It was my birthday whist I was away and one of my presents was the Dior mascara primer (review to follow) and that combined with the Max Factor mascara gave me amazing lashes!

Mac Cremesheen Lipstick Creme Cup
 This is another product I did not reach for once! I don't think I was feeling the baby pinks whilst I was away. Before I went away I had seen Kim Kardashian wearing the most beautiful pink lip and cheek combo. This was what inspired me to bring all the pale pink products.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 54 Boy
This is my lipstick staple and I wear it constantly. It is my lips but better colour so I tend not to wear much else.

Mac Cremesheen Glass Going Casual
This gloss was brought to match my Creme cup which I didn't wear so I also neglected this gloss on holidays. I didn't wear gloss at all which was strange because I would normally reach for gloss over lipstick.

Maybelline Popsticks Crystal Pink
I used this as my lip balm and applied whilst I was beside the pool. It was lovely and moisturising and also gave a lovely tint to the lips. I have reviewed it here.

Do you struggle deciding what makeup to bring on holidays? Id love to know your holiday essentials. Let me know in the comments below.



  1. I take SO much make up away with me and never use hardly any of it! XO

    1. I am the exact same! Its craziness! I am the exact same with clothes so it was a huge challenge just travelling with hand luggage! Made me realise I don't need have the crap I usually bring :) xxx Thank you for your comment xxxx

  2. This is a great collection! I am dying to try Jemma Kidd makeup, I love that blush! I love the Naked 2 pallette too! I hope you had a great time!!!

    1. That is the only Jemma Kidd product I own and I love it. I think there is free Jemma Kidd samples free with In Style magazine this month. I am going to have a look out for that! :) xxx Thank you for your lovely comment xxx

  3. Oh defo going to do this post when I come back from holidays thanks :) heading off to portugal tomorrow can't wait to get away from this rain! The naked palette will be go to eyeshadow palette too hope you enjoyed your hols xx

    1. You lucky duck!! :) Where about in Portugal are you going?? The weather was amazing when I was there! I hope you have a fabulous time xxx

  4. I hope you had a wonderful time! You had some great products with you :)

  5. Its really interesting to hear what you took on your holiday & what you used, definitely going to try some of these out now! (:

    Found you through BBU Blog Hop! xxx

  6. just discovered your blog and I love it!
    I'm your newest follower -- hope you can check my blog out too! : )


  7. Great products! I've found your blog on Blog Hop x


  8. love the comparisons between the cream blush and powder blush, i need some cream!

    come say hi at nichollvincent.blogspot.com, happy Wednesday!

    1. Some people love it and some hate it. I put some of the creme blush on my friend whilst we were away and she hated the feeling :) xxx Thank you for your comment xxx

  9. This post was really helpful! Thank you! I'm going on holiday next week and only have a carry on. NIGHTMARE! haha. Found you through the BBU blog hop and i'm following :)


  10. Mac Blush Creme Lilicent i guess this is good on my face too .
    your collection is great
    looking forward much more good makeup collection


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