12 January, 2016 The (Belated) Holiday Makeup Edit
Happy Tuesday everyone! A few weeks ago I shared with you my Holiday Skincare Edit, and today, I’m giving you all the details on my Holiday Makeup Edit. I left my makeup bag in a hotel room half way through the trip, so I went sans foundation, mascara, eyeshadow – basically all the essentials – for a good week before I got it back. In that time I realized how silly I was to have brought so much away with me; lesson learnt for next time! That being said, I tried extra hard to streamline my choices, and picked out products I thought I’d get a lot of wear out of. As always, let me know the makeup you take with you on holiday, and the products you love from my Holiday Makeup Edit.
Whenever I’m abroad and in the sunshine, a shine-reducing primer is an absolute staple. The Dr. Jart+ PORE MEDIC Pore Minish Primer ($32 here) is fantastic for controlling oil production, it absorbs easily and quickly, and it does a great job of minimising my pore size too.
For foundation, I opted for the L’oreal Infallible Matte 24-Hour Foundation (£7.99 here) in the shade Rose Beige. I get quite tanned on holiday so this quickly became far too light for me, but for everyday when I’m pale, it’s a great match – for reference I’m an NC30 in MAC. It’s a wonderfully matte, medium-coverage foundation that stays on all day and works well with my oily-combination skin. A solid favourite from 2015.
I only brought one concealer with me – the Clarins Instant Concealer (£21.50 here) in the shade Light. Again, this was far too pale, but for the first few days I loved its brightening, camouflaging powers for early-morning starts.
To set makeup and smooth away mid-day shine, the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder (£8.99 here) came in handy. This is a true handbag staple and one of the best drugstore powders on the market. My shade is Vanilla.
For a bronzer, I went with my new favourite matte powder – the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer ($30 here). This stuff is just so good. It doesn’t settle into lines, it’s not shimmery at all, and it smells divine. Highly recommend this bronzer!
You all know of my love for the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow (£49 here), so obviously I had to bring this along. The highlight shade is great with a tan, and the bronze shade is perfect on slightly deeper skin tones for some subtle definition. I’ve had this palette for over a year and still haven’t hit pan, so I would absolutely say this offers fantastic value for money.
I only brought one blusher with me, so I made sure to choose a versatile colour that would suit any makeup look. The Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed ($28 here) is SO pigmented, and the colour is a stunning mauve-nude. I completely forgot to buy a backup in Sephora, but this shade is running low so I’ll need to reorder it ASAP.
Now onto the brows and eyes: the Soap and Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush (£8 here) is a great drugstore dupe for the Anastasia Brow Whiz, and in my opinion offers a better shade option for blondes. The spoolie is amazing, the pencil is waxy and creamy, and it’s my go-to pencil for every single makeup look.
I am so hooked on the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (£7.99 here). I wear it everyday, and have probably repurchased a tube about four times now. Great for super curled, voluminous and long lashes. A staple in my makeup collection. For a waterproof, no-smudge option, I went with the Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara (£21 here). This creates quite a natural, defined effect, but it’s great on no-makeup days and it was perfect if I wanted to look human on a hike!
I’m fairly loyal to my Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Intense Black (£14.50 here), and this works for basically all makeup looks. It’s glossy, precise, and super jet-black, and waterproof too.
For eyeshadow palettes, I brought with me the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Dolce Vita (£38 here) and the NARS Eyeshadow Duo in St. Paul-De-Vence (£25 here). Both offer gorgeous variations on a classic brown/bronze smoky eye, and between these six shades I’m always sorted for any eye look. You’ll find swatches of the Dolce Vita Palette here.
I brought five lip options with me: ColourPop Lippie Stix in Fighter ($5 here) for a classic matte red, NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Gloss (£19 here, review coming soon) as my everyday pink-brown gloss, MAC Lip Pencil in Soar (£12.50 here) for a deeper berry option, Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 13 Marvellous Mauve ($14 here) for a trendier mauve lip, and Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Blondie Pink (£20 here) as my failsafe deep nude.
Let me know which products you take away with you on holiday, and I’d also love to know which products you’ve enjoyed from my Holiday Makeup Edit! Share below!
Wishing you the happiest of Tuesdays,