I have really enjoyed doing these what's in my makeup bag posts for different occasions recently, and I also enjoy reading other bloggers posts which are similar. When you read this I am Majorca, hopefully with the sun shining and with a cocktail in my hand. I always find packing makeup for holiday difficult, but I have definitely managed to streamline my Ted Baker makeup bag.
For eyeshadows I decided to take my Makeup Geek Eyeshadows as I have built the palette myself it contains lots of my favourite shades. These eyeshadows come in pan form so I keep them in a Z Palette as it has a magnetic base meaning they are easy to move and swap around from my larger to my smaller palette for when I am travelling. I have also decided to pack my Colourpop Eyeshadow in Storm, which is a beautiful golden shade. The texture of these is similar to a cream and are really easy to apply and blend. The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is the only eyeliner which I have used since buying it from Sephora earlier in the year. It has the perfect pointed nib, the liquid comes out even and it is a jet black colour. I finish off my eye look with a few coatings of the Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara. I really like this mascara as it adds volume and length and does not clump your lashes.
I have included this NYX Angel Veil Primer in a lot of posts recently but it is the only primer which I currently own, and I really like the texture and longevity which it provides. I have recently rediscovered my MAC Studio Fix Foundation after my Nars Sheer Glow ran out and I decided to see what else I had in my collection. I used to use and buy this religiously for years and then I decided to branch out and it became a product which was collecting dust in my muji drawers. I love the liquid texture of this as it blends well and I use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply it. It is medium coverage and I find it sits comfortable on my skin. However, with the MAC foundation I always need to apply a moisturiser and primer to my skin before using this as it can cling to dry patches on my skin. I enjoy using the Nars Creamy Concealer with this foundation as they have similar creamy textures and blend together well. I think this works well for spot concealing blemishes and lasts well throughout the day.
I wanted to have some choice when it came to blushes, so I decided to pack my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes Palette. These are by far my favourite blushes which I own, but they are mega expensive. This palette is one of the best makeup purchases which I have ever made, as these blushes are really finely milled they add luminosity and life to my cheekbones in an instance. I have packed the NYX Liquid Illuminator as who doesn't want to have shimming cheekbones on holiday?! I decided to pack a travel size version of the Ted Baker XO Perfume, as it fitted into my makeup bag and is a perfect size for travelling with. This perfume is a floral scent, but it also contains orange which makes it more me as I tend to venture towards fruity scents. This is a fresh summery perfume which I have really been enjoying using this season. You may have realised that I have left my lipsticks out of this post, this is because it is always a last minute decision and I didn't want to just throw anything in the photo. I usually take 3-4 lipsticks usually two nude toned lipsticks, one coral shade, and one which is a brighter pink shade.
What are your holiday makeup essentials?