My favourite part about packing for my holiday has definitely been choosing what make up to take, I get all giddy and excited because I get to swatch things and see what I really want to use. It’s a right test as I am someone who relishes in the fact that I can go to my draws and choose from a variety of blushers, eyeshadows, highlighters and lipsticks; choosing ones that I have to commit to for a whole 10 days has been seriously hard.
Obviously primer and foundation was easy to choose as I use basically the same one every day. I have been using the Nivea Post Shave Balm as my primer, if you haven’t tried it yet I urge you to go out and grab a bottle just to try as it really is amazing!. Yes, you do smell a little manly for a little while after but you will have the most flawless base that stays put through absolutely anything. My foundation is my trusty Loreal Infallible which I mix with MOA Aphrodite Facial Oil to create the perfect foundation for all occasions, I’m just hoping that it will fare well in the heat.
My concealer that I use is by Younique and its completely waterproof which is great, it’s also heat-resistant which means going out on the warm humid nights I know my make up is going to stay in place. My setting powder is the NYX HD Powder, I’m still unsure about how I feel about this powder but I really want to like it so I’m hoping a change of environment will give me better results.
I’m taking along my trusty NARS Blush Duo and my new-found favourite from Mii Cosmetics the Celestial Skin Shimmer in Rose Quartz. Along with both of them I am taking my Naked Palette as it has some really great colours in for day and night, an Avon bronzer, MAC MSF in Soft & Gentle, Anna Sui Mascara, Maybelline Eyeliner, Mii Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil and Eyeshadow Pencil and the best eyebrow kit I have ever used – Kiss Cosmetics Eyebrow Kit.
Normally I end up taking over 30 lipsticks so I have really honed it in this year and am just strictly taking these – Diego Dalla Palma Lipbalm, MAC Girl About Town, Zoeva Cooling Passion, MAC Impassioned, AVON Matte Lipstick in Peach Flatters, Avon Matte Lipstick in Ruby Kiss, MUA Shade 3, Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect, Younique Lipstain in Sultry and Essence Liquid Lipstick in Show Off.
What is in your make up bag when you go away?