Deciding what makeup to take on holiday can be seriously difficult and I had to think very carefully about what I wanted to take as it is super easy to end up over packing, and before you know it half of your suitcase is your entire makeup collection.
The NYX Angel Veil Primer is the only primer which I currently own so that was one less decision to make! I like the creamy texture of this and finds it primes my face well before I apply my foundation. Nars Sheer Glow is my favourite foundation ever, and I think it looks amazing in the summer evenings on holiday. It is medium coverage and does add a glow element and luminosity to my skin. I apply this using my beautyblender slightly damp and it meshes the foundation really well to my skin like a canvas. I've decided to not pack a powder at the moment as on holiday I like to have just my foundation and I wear my makeup for a lot less hours than at home.
I had to pack the Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Ticket to Brazil as it is my current favourite therefore it got thrown into my bag with little thought. The only downside to this is that the pan is rather large so it takes up a lot of space. However, I love the texture, colour and pigmentation to this, it contains a little golden shimmer which is essential for me in any bronzer. I decided to pack the NYX Baked Blush in Foreplay as I hadn't used this in a while and I really like it. It is a pale pink blush which adds a lovely flush of colour to my cheeks adding brightness, it also complements the bronzer well. I have only just recently got into highlighter and I only own the MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold. I have mentioned this in quite a lot of posts recently, buts that because I genuinely have really been enjoying using and it is now a stage in my everyday makeup routine which I don't miss. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the NYX Liquid Illuminator. I like it when it is mixed in with my foundation, but I wanted to originally use it as a liquid highlighter. I find that the formula is quite thick and it is hard to blend. This means I struggle to make it look natural when applied to my cheekbones as I seem to end up with a stripe of highlighter which isn't the greatest look. I need to have a play around with this and see if I can find a way to make it work.
The best option to cover all bases on the eyeshadow front is to take a palette. I decided on my Too Faced Sweet Peaches palette as it has such a great variety of shades which will take you from day to night super easily. It has so many lovely orange/pink/golden tones from lights to darks and mattes to shimmers. The lipstick decision making process is always the hardest for me, and up until now I have only decided on the Jeffree Star liquid lipstick in Rose Matters. I really like these liquid lipsticks from Jeffree Star and this colour is a mid toned rose pink which goes with so many makeup looks and it suits my colouring really well. I will definitely be making some last minute decisions on any other colours which I take with me, which is usually at least 5!
What are your holiday must haves?