I am off on my holidays from tomorrow for 2 weeks, but worry not, I’ll continue posting from the South of France. In true me fashion, I haven’t even thought about packing yet but here’s what I usually bring away with me in my make-up bag.
First and foremost, a high SPF that’s not going to ruin the skin on my face: Dermalogica does this great booster that you add to your moisturiser. It’s not hard to rub in and doesn’t lead to excessive oil.
Less is always more in the summer. I rarely bring a proper foundation. I like tinted moisturiser or if I can get away with it, I’ll just use concealer and bronzer. Here is a tinted moisturiser I like, it’s oil free and has SPF in-built.
The lovely people at Collection 2000 sent me out some products to try and I’ll most certainly be bringing them with me. I used this highlighter at the weekend on a night out and I was very impressed. It’s a peachy bronze quad. I swirled a Mac 187 brush over it and swept it over my cheekbones and the top of my brow bone. The result was a very believable and not at all like a robot glow. I’ll be reviewing these in more detail but safe to say for about €5 it’s brilliant.
I think if you’re a little conservative about make-up, a holiday is a great time to try some things out that you mightn’t ordinarily wear at home. Next up is Benefit Coralista. I had seen so many bloggers raving about this, I just had to try it. Despite the price, which is expensive (about €30), this is a beautiful blush. Again, I used mine with my Mac 187 stippling brush as it’s quite pigmented and I didn’t want to go OTT.
I will of course, bring some mascara, probably Clinique High Impact which I am fond of but I’m dying to try the new They’re Real by Benefit which is being loved by many a beauty buff at the moment.
Except for some fluoro bright nail polish in bright pink, coral or yellow (review to follow!), I think that’ll be it. What do you bring away?