My Holiday Makeup Bag

I always struggle with packing makeup as I don’t want to pack too much but I also don’t want to leave something at home that would end up going really well with an outfit! I should really pick up one of those Mac palettes where you can swap and change blushers and eye shadow shades so maybe one year I’ll be more organised and do that!

This year I ordered a Skinnydip makeup bag which is really great as it’s clear and easy to find things, and is also quite big so I can lay out the products flat so it’s not too bulky in my case. It’s also wipeable too for any of those pesky spillages or leaks (lets hope I don’t have one of those!)

So, time to take a look at what’s in my holiday makeup back:


La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ BB Tinted Cream I bought this mainly because it’s SPF 50 but also because it’s tinted so it will feel like my face has a bit of colour! I try not to wear makeup while I’m in and out of the pool during the daytime otherwise it ends up being smudged around my face, but I’m looking forward to trying this for that bit of protection and a hint of colour!

Rimmel Match Perfection in 103 True Ivory I’ll wear this in the evenings but I haven’t worn it in ages so I’m hoping it’s a good choice!

NYX HD Concealer Of course I still need something to hide those annoying dark circles under my eyes (which unfortunately don’t disappear even when I’m totally relaxed on holiday) so this one is in the makeup bag for sure!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Rosy Flush Cheek Palette This is perfect for holiday as it comes with a bronzer, blush and highlight, which means instead of packing three products it’s all in the same palette! I’ve found myself using this a lot more recently and I know it will be lovely on holiday to give me that lovely rosy holiday glow!

H&M Tawny Peach Pure Radiance Powder Blusher I thought I’d pack this dark blusher just incase there’s an evening where I don’t want a pink blush!


Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette I love the range of colours in the palette and the quality is great.

KIKI Out of Bounds Eye Liner Pen This is my favourite eyeliner so I’m definitely packing it!

The next 3 are all samples which are so useful to pack for holiday. Why take big ones if you can take smaller samples and save so much room!?

Laura Mercier Full Blown Mascara I really like this mascara and I’ll only be wearing it in the evenings so I don’t need to pack a waterproof one.

Benefit Gimme Brow & Ready, Set, Brow If you haven’t heard or seen that Benefit have a new brow range you should definitely check it out. However it’s pretty hard to avoid as I’m sure pretty much every magazine (okay maybe a slight exaggeration there!) are giving out free samples! I also attended a brow appointment at Benefit in Boots and was told all about the new products and given a few samples to try. I’m glad Benefit decided to up their brow game by covering every brow product and shade you can think of!


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream I’m taking Morocco and Manila as I think I’ll be fine if I have a red and a pink shade as most outfits will go with one of them! Also by taking these rather than lipsticks it means I don’t have to worry about them melting, and they’re so easy to wear!


Real Techniques I’m just taking a cheek brush, multi task brush, buffing brush, a domed shadow brush and another eye one which the text has annoyingly rubbed off of so I’m not sure of it’s name! I love Real Techniques brushes, they’re my main go-to brushes and the quality of them are so great!!

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