My go to holiday makeup


I have just got back from a lovely week in Turkey and I thought I would share my no fuss, go to makeup perfect for the hotter weather. I tend not to take a lot of makeup on holiday as I love to feel the summer sun on my face and get some of that vitamin D into my skin while I can before we blink and the cold dark winter days are upon us again.

Whilst getting ready for the first evening, as I sat right under the air conditioning to cool down, the last thing I wanted to do was to cake a load of makeup on my face just for it to slide off again in an hour or so. But a girls got to look glam while sipping a cocktail (or four) on her hols, am I right?? So I came up with this light, fresh look that I pretty much adopted for the whole week! The look is so easy to achieve (give or take a wonky eyeliner or two) and it only takes around twenty minutes which is perfect for getting in as much pool/beach time during the day as possible!



Origins GinZing – A lifesaver for making sure your skin stays hydrated after a hard day of bathin’ in the sun. The cream feels really soothing and the lovely citrus sent is also great for waking you up in the morning if you had perhaps had a few too many Pina Coladas the night before…
Mac Face and Body (C5) – A really light weight, ‘your skin but better’ foundation (check out my previous blog post here which gives a more detailed review and explains why it is in my top five favourites.
Soleil Tan De Chanel – I love a cream bronzer on holiday as I don’t tend to use a lot of powder on my skin to try and keep it looking dewy and healthy.
Dior Amber Diamond – This product is perfect for creating holiday radiant skin. I think my obsession with it is now getting a bit silly – if you wanna hear me rave about this amazing highlighter a bit more check out my post solely dedicated to it here.
Touche Eclat – A duty free airport buy from last years holiday which has not disappointed. Great for keeping your eyes looking bright and awake.


Mac Day Gleam – A beautiful gold shimmer swept across the lid
Mac Divine Decadence – A rich darker shimmer buffed into the crease to create more definition
Benefit Magic Black Ink Liquid Eyeliner – Starting at the middle of the eye and flicking outwards to create a subtle cat eye.
Maybelline Lash Sensational – A coat of my favourite mascara on both the top and bottom last line. This has just run out so I am now on the hunt for a new one. Any suggestions would be most welcome!


Mac Cremesheen Speak Louder – The perfect pop of summer pink!
PS. How cute is my makeup bag from French Connection?

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