If you follow my Instagram (@katesnooks) then you will have seen that I recently went on holiday! I visited Portugal with my family and boyf for a week to celebrate my gorgeous Mum’s 50th birthday (big holiday blog post to follow)!
I wanted to share the beauty products I took away with me so this post is all about the makeup I took, and following shortly will be the skincare, body and hair care bits I also packed!
Super picture heavy – I apologise, but I really wanted to show off my new Muji makeup bag. It was the perfect size to take away and fit all of my makeup bits and brushes in. It has two compartments, one for products and the other side has slot for brushes and more little compartments (in which I kept ear plugs and any medication/pills & cotton pads/buds)! This is currently on sale online at only £7 – bargain!
I took away Bobbi Brown products for my base – the Foundation Stick and Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation, both in the shade Porcelain. I love the liquid foundation because it gives good coverage without being too heavy in the warm weather. I also used my Collection Concealer & Cover FX Powder to complete and set my makeup.
Blush/bronzer wise I stuck to Benefit’s Hoola and didn’t use anything else (not even Mac’s Melba I took away with me). I went eyeshadow free this holiday and stuck to liquid and pencil liner to give my eyes definition, and mascara of the hols was Tarte’s Light’s, Camera, Lashes! Again love this, but it does transfer onto my eyelids after a long day.
I took away 4 lip products; Sleek Makeup lippies in Peaches and Cream & Barely There, and two red shades – MAC’s Morange and Illamasqua’s Matte Lip Liquid in Exotic.
As you can see above, I still took too many products with me (I always do) but it’s better to have too much than too little, right?!
Next post coming up is the hair/skin & bodycare products I took away!
What are your holiday beauty essentials?