Sunday 3 June 2018

Glowy Holiday Makeup..

Does anyone else ever struggle to narrow down what makeup they take away with them on holiday? Before I had Rosie, I’d take it all with me, several palettes, lipsticks etc. These days, when I have a baby to pack for as well, I have no choice but to streamline my makeup bag and only pack the things I know I’ll use. 

We recently went away to Mallorca for two weeks, and I wanted my makeup to be glowy and fresh, but have the option to mattify my oily sections should I get too hot. 

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream - I’ve spoke about this so many times so I won’t say much except it’s my absolute favourite as a base for my makeup. 

Becca Backlight Priming Filter - This is my favourite primer at the moment for creating a glowy base underneath my foundation. It has reflecting particles that help you to glow whenever your skin catches the light. 

L’Orรฉal True Match Foundation - I usually love this foundation but for some reason whilst we were away my eyes kept watering whenever I wore it and I have no idea why. It’s great for a full coverage base but I think I’ll have to have a look for a new everyday high street foundation because I think there’s something in this that doesn’t agree with my skin. 

Estรฉe Lauder Bronze Goddess - I love this matte bronzer because of its warm tones and it looks fab with a tan. It also has a really big mirror in the pan which I love having with me when I’m away. 

Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette - For obvious reasons! This is the perfect summer palette if you want glowy, sultry eyes. I used it every night and mixed up the order of applying the shades to create different looks. 

Mac Prep n Prime Highlight in Light Boost - I use this over my foundation under my eyes to lighten them in an attempt to fake an eight hour sleep (the teething struggle is real). I’ve used this for years and always go back to it. 

Bag is from Zara last year

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Vol. 2 - My new favourite mascara! As you may know I was lucky enough to be gifted this mascara and I’m so thankful because it has fast become my most used. The volume and length it gives me with just one application is insane and I had to take it away with me. 

Illamasqua Clear Brow Gel - I don’t really wear makeup in the day on holiday because I like to use it as an excuse to let my skin breathe as much as possible. I do however like to quickly comb this through my brows just to neaten them up. It was way too hot for my ABH Dip Brow Pomade so this was perfect as a quick alternative. 

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Light Wand Highlighter - I couldn’t not take this away with me! This is another product I’ve spoken about lots in another post but it basically gives the perfect sun kissed almost wet look highlight on your cheekbones without being too much. Love love love. 

NYX Lip Liner in Nude Pink - I don’t think you can go wrong with a nude pink liner on holiday! Whether it’s to add a little something to your lips in the day or with a lipstick over the top in the evening, this was the perfect shade to take away with me. 

Pixi Beauty Eye Brightener - my favourite lash line eye liner and one I used every time I wanted my eyes to look bigger and more awake. 

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Glosses - I took two of these away with me because I couldn’t decide. I took the coral one and the nude. I don’t really wear gloss that often at home because a slight gust of wind and your hair is suddenly stuck to your face so I made the most of wearing them on holiday. 

This post seems really long now but I think that’s everything I took away with me (besides my usual Mac Studio Fix Powder and CT Penelope Pink lipstick!). 

Thanks for reading x


  1. I'm totally with you on not wearing a lot of makeup on holiday during the day. I love to glam up a bit at night. I love the L'oreal foundation. Can't believe you're having a reaction to it! Was it just while you was away or while you're at home too? So strange! I love Revlon Colorstay for a drugstore foundation, might be an alternative for you to try x

    1. I’ll definitely be trying that one! Makeup free days are the best on holiday xx

  2. Glowy makeup is my favourite. You’ve mentioned some fab products and I’ve added some to my wishlist.

  3. The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream sounds amazing! I need to give this a go x

  4. I love Glowy makeup on holiday and there are some great picks here!
    I need to choose my holiday makeup soon and this is inspiring me x

  5. The CT quads are gorgeous aren't they, perfect for glowy eyes and travel! x

    Gemma Louise

  6. There’s some fab picks in this post! I also love that Zara bag - so fun and colourful!
    Emma |

  7. Happy to see some cruelty-free products included in your list babe, ๐ŸŒธ✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

  8. I really need to cut down on my holiday makeup when I go away in August. I always take too much and don't even touch half of it. I'm the same with clothes haha xx

    1. I was before I had Rosie! Babies are a game changer ๐Ÿ˜‚ xx


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