Holiday Makeup (Hand Luggage only!)

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The constraints of holiday makeup is a real issue, especially when you only have hand luggage.  I have just returned home from the Euros supporting ‘wee Northern Ireland.’  I only had hand luggage so choosing what makeup to take was a real challenge! How do I take all I need / want but still fit my clothes in?  Today I’m going to tell you what makeup made the selection!

Starting with base products the foundation I selected to take is a new foundation to my collection; Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid foundation.  I had only tried it maybe three times before packing and absolutely loved it and knew it wouldn’t let me down.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer;  this light weight (but really effective) concealer was a must have to have fresh looking skin in the heat.

Even though I have dry skin, I was very glad that I brought powder to set my makeup in the heat.  The chosen powder is Kick Ass pressed powder from Soap and Glory which I use most days to set my under eye concealer.

To contour and add a little colour to my face I used Benefit Hoola bronzing powder.  I find this powder blends really well and is the perfect contour colour for me.  To top it all off I got a sample size in a Christmas gift set which was the perfect size for traveling.

For blush I squeezed in two products.  To start I used Soap & Glory Love at First Blush Cheek Stick which provides a beautiful glow to the cheeks.  I then brushed Max Factor Creme Puff blush over the cream blush to set and provide more colour.

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To finish my glowing face I used sleek solstice highlighter palette.  I use all three powders in this palette and LOVE the cream highlighter for highlighting my brow bone.

Now onto the eyes…In the heat I definitely needed something to keep my eyeshadow from moving on my oily eye lids and as expected Inglot Eye shadow keeper worked brilliantly.  I have a full review on this product which you can find here.  I had only planned to bring my Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon eyeshadow palette however as my Sweet Peach palette arrived a couple of days before departure I couldn’t resist bringing both!  As a base for some of the pink eye looks I brought Maybelline 24h Color Tattoo in colour 65 pink gold.

I had planned to take Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner as I find it stays in place perfectly all day which is exactly what I needed for sightseeing in Paris; however I left it at home but was lucky that I had packed a Cynthia Rowley pencil eye liner.

A trip away always means a mascara sample gets taken from my mascara drawer.  I have a collection of samples I have picked up somehow during the year so for this trip I brought Benefits BAD gal lash mascara with me!  Yay for sample sizes!

I have talked about this product before so it will be no surprise that it is came with me on my travels…Soap & Glory Archery Brow tint and shaping pencil.  I find it really quick to use and natural looking.  As I have blonde fur for eyebrows, an eyebrow product is a must!


Lipstick completes every look and can instantly make a look dressy.  I had to limit myself to six lipsticks:

  • Jouer Lipcreme in Dulce de Leche and Noisette.  These are so long lasting and I didn’t have to re-apply often.
  • Hourglass Lipstick Opaque Rouge.  I received this in a Cohorted beauty box and have been really impressed!
  • YSL Rouge Volupté in colour 8 Pink in Confidence.  This is a very hydrating a comfortable lipstick.
  • Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Matte-Lip in Choccoberry
  • MAC Twig Satin lipstick

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Finally to finish off my look I packed Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray to give my makeup lasting power, in a sample size of course!

I hope you enjoyed this little run through.  Comment and let me know what your holiday must have products are at the minute?


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