It's my turn to share my makeup bag for the Beauty Spotlight Team Mystery Makeup Bag series. Rather than just showing you my ordinary bag, I thought I do something a bit different and show you what I'm going to be taking on holiday with me. I'm going away for 10 days and will spend a week camping. As the tent takes up most of the car boot and the children take up most of the car, there's going to be very little space for my 'extras'. Sob! So I'm challenging myself to take one bag, including brushes and makeup to see me through the week.
Day to day, it's unusual for me to carry foundation with me. I picked LMdB Peau Vierge* to take with me as it's a great colour match for my summer skin and it contains an SPF too. The other advantage is it doubles up as skin care. I won't have much for space for skin care either.
The RMK Super Basic Liquid concealer is always in my makeup bag. I've mentioned before that it'll double up for covering blemishes as well as being a great undereye concealer. I picked the BECCA concealer* as well in case of any breakouts and for concealing redness.
I've probably gone a bit overboard on the cheek products but you never know, I might need them all! The NARS Laguna bronzer is another staple of my daily makeup bag. I find it perks up my face and adds more definition to my face when wearing foundation. I' hoping it will enhance any colour I might get whilst on holiday.
I've picked a variety of blusher colours. The Benefit Posetint is a light, almost neon pink in the tube but blends to a subtle flush of colour. The Kevyn Aucoin liquifuchsia* is one I haven't used yet but I had to add it as soon as I saw how lovely it was on Grace (see Londonmakeugirl's post here). I showed the RBR Decadent Duo in Flamenco Duende before and this is a great product to stash in your makeup bad as it's a gloss and blusher in one. The blusher is a tawny, tan sort of colour and looks nice and summery so I thought this would be ideal for my holiday bag.
I'm cheating a little here re-using the picture from my Which Palette? post but I haven't had chance to take a new one. BECCA Enigma got the most votes, closely followed by the ArtDeco palette, so that's what I will be taking with me. Thank you to all of you that voted. It'll almost be like taking along my own UD Naked palette with this combination. I'm resisting the urge to take the new NARS eyeshadows along as I really don't think they'll be as helpful for speedy looks. I've also had my head slightly turned by a naughty person sending me a link to the Stila Holiday Palettes. Tsk! They're only £10, so I'm going to pop along to Boots tomorrow to have a little look. What harm could a keep trip to Boots possibly do?!
I received this mini Film Noir mascara as a GWP. As well as being one of my favourite mascaras it's the perfect size for carrying around. RBR Atlas Swallowtail* is perfect for a quick eye look on it's own and also as a base for other colour so I thought it was another good holiday makeup choice. I choose the MAC Dirty greasepaint stick for similar reasons. It's good for a quick smoky eye, should I get the opportunity to do more than hang about on the campsite!
I'm planning to try and tint my brows before we go but I've got my trusty Shu Uemura pencil with me in case I don't get chance. As for eyeliner, I thought I'd take my two favourites: GOSH Truly Brown and YSL Waterproof eye pencil in #5. Both are really easy to apply and long lasting. I just need to make sure I take some waterproof eye makeup remover with me!
Now here comes my real nod to this being holiday, rather than everyday makeup. I've banned myself from the mid-toned pinks and instead chosen some nice juicy watermelon shades. Chantecaille Lip Chic in Zinnia was an obvious choice as this is a lovely, sheer, glossy balm which wears as a bright on my lips. The RBR gloss in Coy* is similar colourwise and one of the few glosses that I wear regularly. I thought a gloss might be a nice, low maintenance choice too. I don't suppose I'll want to visit the toilet block too often to check my lipstick!
NARS Mayflower was a gift from a very kind friend and I think it's another lovely summery colour. I have pictures ready to review this one on my return.
Looking at a couple of these brushes makes me feel very nostaligic. The 129, 244 and 213 are part of a MAC holiday set that started out my brush collection. They're still going strong though my 129 sheds like a beast (isn't that right Get Lippie?). They really are the perfect size for a makeup bag. I'm actually tempted to pay a visit to Bicester Village to see if I can find another set with short handle 217 and 219 but shhh.....don't tell my husband.
The dual ended brush is from an old and much loved Ruby + Millie neutrals palette. This one is always in my makeup bag and it's not half bad. The little slanted eyeliner brush is also Ruby + Millie and the second one of these I've purchased. I'm glad I snapped it up whilst I still could. The R+M brushes were a mixed bag but this one is a real gem.
The small pot in the top of the picture is a sample of RBR primer which I've packed in case I need to tackle a case of the shinies.
I just thought I'd give you a final quick peak at what my regular, everyday makeup bag looks like. Though the products change regularly, I do try to keep it to a minimum.
Thanks for reading, if you got this far! Do you manage to pack light when it comes to holiday makeup? Or do you find it hard not to take everything, just in care?
*Products marked with an asterisk were received at some point as PR samples.