Monday, 7 September 2015

Holiday Makeup

Holiday Beauty Makeup Favourites NARS Urban Decay Laura Mercier Benefit YSL MUFE The Body Shop

While I'm on holiday, I like to change up my makeup a bit.  I look for multi-purpose products to save on weight and I go for a generally lighter look.  These are the makeup products I couldn't get enough of during my week in Marbella.


Base first; I used the Indeed Labs Hydraluron moisturiser every day, and primed my skin using the Illamasqua Matte Veil primer (review here).  The Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation is my go-to holiday base.  It has pretty impressive coverage and it's so easy to apply and build as much as you want.  I have a shade or two darker than usual; perfect for holiday.  

I used The Body Shop Honey Bronzer on my cheek bones/temples to add a bit of dimension, then used the Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Lush Nectarine to put a bit of peachy colour on my cheeks.  The hint of shimmer is perfect for the sunnier weather.

To avoid an overly powdery look, the Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray makes everything look a bit more skin-like and keeps my base in place in the warm weather.

Holiday Beauty Makeup Favourites Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour Lush Nectarine Blush Shimmer Peach Coral

The absolute saviour was the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette; AKA the ultimate multi-tasker.  Virgin is the perfect highlighter, Foxy evens out redness (sunburn, oops), Naked is a neutral eye shadow, Faint is ideal in the crease and in my brows and Crave is a gorgeous liner.  I used it every day without fail! 

After running a bit of faint through my brows I used Benefit Gimme Brow (review here) to keep them in place, or I sometimes skipped the powder and just used this for a more natural look.  My mascara of choice was YSL Baby Doll - it separates and lengthens my lashes and it doesn't smudge or flake in the heat.  Lastly NARS Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square (review here) is such a gorgeous bright orangey red; the perfect holiday shade.  

Holiday Beauty Makeup Favourites MUFE HD Make Up For Ever High Definition Transluscent Powder Miniature Sephora

Oily skinned girls can spend next-to-no time in a hot country without a powder.  I went for this mini Make Up Forever HD Powder which I picked up from Sephora (haul on the way) which was perfect for keeping my skin shine-free.

What are your favourite holiday makeup products?

20 comments:

  1. I love the MUFE HD powder. So good.

    Sarah x

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    1. It's brilliant, and not cakey at all!

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  2. I love most of the products that you mentioned in this post! Finding multi-tasking products for when you go on holiday is key - the more it does the better :)

    Blushhx

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    1. Definitely, and I'm a sucker for a multitasker!
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  3. The Naked Basics Palette has been on my makeup needs list for so long!!! x

    http://whiteshirtchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. it's worth every penny, i LOVE it!
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  4. I've been looking at purchasing the urban decay setting spray for holidays because there is nothing worse than your makeup sliding off! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.blogspot.com

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    1. Especially in hot weather, my makeup lasts such a short amount of time in the heat!
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  5. I plan my makeup bag thoroughly before going on holiday, pack it all nicely and then... wear none of it whilst there, ha! My makeup never looks nice on holiday, as I get awfully pink due to being so pale! This is a lovely selection xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I get a bit pink too, especially my nose! Thanks lovely xx

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  6. jealous that you went to Marbella, love what you have picked, I can't live without my body shop honey bronzer!! x

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    1. It was brilliant, I loved every second! I'm loving the bronzer too; isn't it great?!

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  7. Lush Nectarine looks gorgeous! I can't get enough of the Naked Basics palettes!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I think it might be my all time favourite blusher, it's GORGEOUS
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  8. I adore the Nars matte lip pencils. I use "Bolero" and it's perfect!

    Megan || Oh Hey! blog

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    1. This is the only shade I've tried, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for Bolero!
      xx

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  9. Oh my gosh the Laura Mercier blusher is gorgeous - need to check that out! I loved the Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray on holiday too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

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    1. it's even nicer in real life, I'm desperate to get my hands on a few other shades :)
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  10. I love the HD powder! It's fab and so similar to the MAC prep and prime powder that has always been a favourite of mine.

    Emily x
    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. I've never tried that, I'll keep it in mind! Thank you :)
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