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Monday, October 13, 2014

My Travel Make-Up Essentials


This year I am trying something new...wait for it...wait. Are you on the edge of your seat? Probably not but I am packing light. Here is what I have taken on holiday with me and why!


A quick glance at my base products, first of all we have Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm - admittedly I am not the biggest fan of this product but I do think it will come in handy as I start to tan. It can be used as a primer, tinted moisturiser of sorts or to even out tan lines. My "real" base product is Benefit Big Easy which is a liquid to powder creamy foundation. I say foundation really this is more of a tinted moisturiser as the coverage is pretty light, the fact it offers oil control is the real reason I have packed it. Daily even in the UK I use Estee Lauder Day Wear SPF to shield my skin and this trip will be no different. Lastly I have packed Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Make Up Setting Spray which is more for the evenings - Florida can be rather humid as many will know.


Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer has been stashed in my make-up bag as it can be used to warm up my skin tone, contour or even as  blush. As it is so huge it can also be used on the body - tan lines seem to be the bane of most of my trips abroad. My setting powder needs will be delivered by MAC MSF Natural - a light, almost weightless pressed powder that should do well in the balmy conditions. I'm not really looking for the perfect matte finish rather something that will keep my oily t-zone under control. Every tan needs a coral blush which is why I have chosen Essence Blush Up blush, cheap, cheerful and really pigmented. Does a girl really need more?


My summer nail colour has been Chanel Orange Fizz Nail Lacquer and since I am ditching rainy Scotland for two weeks I thought it was only fair to give it an extended run. A bright, light creamy coral that looks wonderful with a tan and goes with just about everything. If I am entirely honest with myself I know for a fact that I will be an oily mess for two weeks and the heat will melt off the vast majority of my make-up. Everything that is other than my brows thanks to Tarte Amazon Clay Brow Mousse - this stuff is heat, sweat and rain proof making it perfect for Florida. To keep my lips hydrated and soft I have packed Lanolips Lemonaide which more than does the job and smells great to boot! Lastly a tube of mascara (literally the first that came to hand) and a suit all occasions nude lipstick which happens to be Maybelline's Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Nude Perfection 

Tah-dah one lighter than light make-up bag!

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24 comments:

  1. The Chanel nail polish is such a pretty shade! I really want to try the new Maybelline Colour Drama lipsticks!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  2. I've always wanted to try the maxi delight bronzer! Also the layout of your blog and the pictures are all wonderful! Xxxx

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  3. I'm in love with the maybelline lip pencils! So cheap but the best I've tried! X x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I've been itching to try the Maybelline lip pencils. The Big Easy sounds like a great travel pick, I have yet to try it.

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  5. Great picks, I really want to try the Maybelline lip crayons.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

    x

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  6. Essence brand cosmetics have been popping up everywhere recently! I think I need to try them out soon!
    Madame Raptor x

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  7. I swear by the Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray! Such a great product, and I love how it doesn't add a layer of heaviness when used

    Tweezers and Tongs

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  8. Essence is pretty awesome for the price - their eyeliner literally stays on all day!
    Anjna Harish

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  9. You have great taste in make-up! x
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  10. Love the products you've chosen, that shade of Chanel nail polish has been my go-to spring colour ever since I bought it duty free a couple of years ago!

    Bramble & Thorn

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  11. How beautiful is that Essence duo blush?! I need to hunt that bad boy down xx

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  12. The Nude Lip Product looks beautiful
    Great Post, Kate x
    www.vanillainnovember.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Love your picks !
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  14. Nail polish and blush match pretty nice :)

    http://sparklygoddess.blogspot.com/

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  15. They all look great. I just got back from traveling and traveled fairly light with my makeup as well. It wasn't that hard for me though since I just brought all my favorites.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  16. Ohmygosh that Chanel's nail polish looks perfect, need to test it asap!!

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  17. The Maybelline colour drama lip pencils look so amazing, I can't wait to try them!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  18. Lovely post, I've got my eye on that Maybelline Velvet Lip Pencil in Nude Perfection

    Gaby // etcGabrielle

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  19. you've done well with taking only products with sturdy packaging! Love the Chanel polish and I'm keen to try the Estee Lauder SPF!

    http://gemandblueskies.blogspot.com

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  20. I like this essence blush!! And have the Maybelline lip pencil - it's sooo gorgeous (want more colors)))
    xo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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  22. Whoa! That Chanel nailpolish shade is sooo pretty.
    It actually reminds me of spring :)

    Kisses xx

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