It’s that time of the year again, its time to go on holiday! As you’re reading this I’m currently away with my boyfriend in Greece for a well earned break after finishing university a couple of weeks ago. One of my biggest problems when I’m on holiday is the debate on how much make-up to wear and how much make-up to pack. My boyfriend and me like to just travel with hand luggage and so it’s definitely harder to pack when you have a limited amount of liquids and sizes you can take on holiday. So for todays post I thought I’d show you my entire holiday make-up bag so you can see my must-have essentials for going away.
This foundation is literally my favourite make-up product I own. If you’re looking for a high coverage foundation, which matches your skin tone this, is your go-to. I’ve already raved about this foundation numerous times but this is my definite number one item to go on holiday with.
I didn’t think it would be possible to find a new concealer I love until I discovered this one from Estee Lauder. This goes perfectly with the double wear foundation and really highlights my under eye area on days when I’m more tired.
Urban Decay setting spray (travel size) - John Lewis
After trying various setting sprays, I’m very convinced that none of the high-street ones will beat the Urban Decay setting spray. It’s my ultimate favourite and it’s a must-have for keeping your make-up in place all day.
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter - Superdrug
This is just the ultimate highlighter. I’ve also packed the Topshop highlighter in crescent moon, which I love. I think it goes without saying that when you’re on holiday it’s the only time you can over-use highlighter!
If I’m in a rush this is my favourite eye shadow to use. I never thought I’d enjoy using a cream eye shadow as much as this but it’s such a gorgeous colour. When I want to create a minimal make-up look on holiday this is what I’ll be using.
After being a long-time fan of my Urban Decay mascara, I thought it was time to test a new one out. I picked up the new miss hippie mascara with my boots points and I really like the results from using it so far. It leaves my lashes feeling volumised and looking a lot fuller.
When I’m on holiday my lips get incredibly dry and in my beauty stash I came across this lip balm. I’ve been using this the past few days and I really like it, it leaves my lips looking a lot plumper and feeling really moisturised.
L’oreal brow artist plumper - Boots
I really like this brow product from l’oreal and this is the second one I’ve used. It leave my brows looking thicker and more full.
When it comes to holiday lip products I tend to pack a couple of nude lipsticks and a couple of bright lipsticks. For my holiday this year I’ve opted for NYX Liquid Suede in soft-spoken, Maybelline Vivid matte liquid lipstick in orange shot, MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger and MAC Lipstick in Persistence.
NYX is my favourite drugstore brand at the moment and they really do create such amazing products. I picked this contour palette up when I went to Germany and I’ve used it everyday since. This has got a great mix of highlight and contour shades.
Charlotte Tilbury eye shadow palette in Dolce Vita - John Lewis
I’m trying to keep it minimal when it comes to eye shadow on holiday, but if I’m going out in the evening I will need an eye shadow palette that can really change up my eye make-up and the only answer I have is this eye shadow palette from Charlotte Tilbury in Dolce Vita.
Modern Muse by Estee Lauder (sample size) - Boots
When I recently bought my Estee Lauder foundation and a lipstick I received a make-up bag full of mini Estee Lauder samples and this perfume was one of the samples and this is perfect for travelling with (and smells insane!)
Have you tried out any of my holiday make-up essentials? What make-up product couldn’t you live without when you are going on holiday?