Thursday, 5 August 2010
Holiday make up
I will be going on holiday today for a week. It's no where exotic but I'm looking forward to a break away with my family. So, like any self respecting make up obsessive, my thoughts have already turned to what make up I will be taking with me. I thought you might be interested in having a little peak at what's going in the bag.
I'm pretty sure I could get away with taking less than this but I do like the option of a bit of colour variety. I'm talking 2 eyeshadow quads, there's my Smoking quad which I've mentioned here before. I'm mostly taking this for Satin Taupe, but the beige shade Next to Nothing is handy as both a lid colour and a highlighter. In the other quad I've put Vex, Club, Stars N' Rockets as well as Brule which is a staple of my eyeshadow collection. I picked the duochromes because I think they'll be handy for quick but interesting looks. I'm also taking Smut along to give me the option of darkening any crease colours. I prefer Smut to carbon as it's easier to blend and not as harsh on me as black. I will also be taking along Painterly paint pot, Bobbi Brown Caviar Ink gel eyeliner, my mini Suqqu mascara and Shu Uemura eyebrow pencil to complete my eye looks. I'm taking along MAC greasepaint stick in Dirty as this can be used as a liner, eyeshadow base as well an eyeshadow for an easy smokey eye.
The blushers I will be taking along with me are my Edward Bess compact rouge in After Sunset. I want to try this as a lip colour too after reading Get Lippie's recent post. I also picked up Bobbi Brown's Apricot, this gives such a nice pop of colour to the cheeks. Again, I think it will be handy for a quick make up look. I'm taking a sample of Everyday minerals blush is Siesta, which is a subtle peachy pink colour. I've mostly added this to my bag as it's hardly been used and it's a handy size for travel. I've also put my mini Orgasm Illuminator in for the same reason, it's been neglected and I'd really like to give a proper go to see what I make of it.
I'm taking a few different lip products. I'm taking three lipsticks: Rouge Bunny Rouge Irreverence (of course), Edward Bess Secret Desire and Laura Mercier Pink Cocoa. I've also added my Suqqu Dual Gloss colour in EX-03 and Hourglass Extreme Shine lipgloss in Origami. Origami is such a fun colour for a neutrals girl like me. I really hope I get opportunity to wear this. I have my nude lip liner Rimmel Addiction in there too just in case.
I'm taking the Korres tinted moisturiser and Benefit Erase paste along for my base needs. My NARS Laguna bronzer is in the bag too and this doubles up as both my bronzer and mirror. I've stuck in sample size Eve Lom moisturiser. I tend to use moisturiser a bit like base and the size is ideal for a week away. I'm looking forward to seeing how I get on with this. I have a sachet of Nude Miracle Mask which I hope I'll get opportunity to try. I still have to sort out more skincare items but as I will be going to Bicester before we leave, I thought I might spot a handy ex-GWP set with some minis to try.
Last but by no means least, I have packed a little selection of brushes to see me through. The brush case and some of the brushes came from a MAC Christmas set (2004 I think). I've got a 129SE, 224SE, 213SE and 242SE, as well as full size 217 and 209. I think I might need to add my 188 duo fibre as well for applying BB Apricot blush.
What make up do you like to take away with you on holiday? Do you manage to be minimal or do you enjoy the extra time to play? Do you have a favourite palette that you always pack?