Trying to choose what make-up should i bring with me for the two weeks of holiday, was the most difficult part of the whole packing process. I know, silly and shallow but when you have so much make-up and when “you need it all” its hard. I had to sit down, have a cup of tea and embrace myself for the task.
After rummaging through it all, this what I’ve taken with me:
Not bad huh? Thought so myself.
As a base i got the Smashbox Tinted Moisturiser in Medium for day time, Smashbox Photofinish Foundation in L4 for night time and the wonderful Halo Powder in Medium to set everything in place. Also their concealer is just amazing, it doesn’t cake, its long lasting and of course, conceals everything. I tend to apply it on top of the foundation, for maximum coverage.
As I am very impressed with the concealer and the Halo Powder, I’m not very found of the foundation. The color was great, texture wise was very light, ideal for my holiday tan. So what was the problem then? Despite being oil free and using the Halo over it, my T-Zone was extremely shiny and oily. I used to bloat it every two hours or so when i remembered and every time the paper sheet was covered in oil. Yep, not very impressed.
Smashbox Photofinish in L4. Gives a nice dewy finish, but unfortunately not suitable for my oily skin
For my eyes i had the Clarins Instant Sun Light eyeshadow palette from the new summer collection and my old and trusty Urban Decay Book of Shadows. I must say I’m in love with Clarins this summer, their make-up collection is amazing! Except the cream blusher and bronzer (not much color pay off and very glittery) i adore everything they got. Plus, i rocked the violet/gold look that they are promoting, its suitable for every eye color and very fun to wear.
It also works as a bronzer for the face, if you mix all the colors with a blusher/bronzer brush. The palette consists of four eyeshadows (two shimmery, one highlighter and one mate brown) and a cream eyeliner. Everything you need in one little box. Also there is a bit of spray on glitter, but that will go after a couple of uses.
To create the Clarins look i used first the UD Primer Potion all over the lid and then applied the Shiseido Cream Eyeshadow in Gold as a base all over the crease. The shimmery beige from the palette went on top of the cream eyeshadow, followed by chocolate shimmery brown to create the shadow. To line and define i used a Gosh waterproof eyeliner in Purple, on top of the superior lashes and on the waterline.
As a mascara i used Lancome Hypnose in Black (original version) for volume, adding the Clarins Waterproof Mascara in purple on top, accentuating the corners right from the root of the eyelashes. I think it looks better if you use a black mascara underneath the purple one, creates a more defined look.
The rest of my holiday look was perfected by Smashbox blusher in Chiffon (soft shimmery coral) and a couple of lip glosses.
That’s about all i brought with me, plus my brushes.
For two weeks its not bad if i can say so myself!