Holiday Make Up

As you read this, I will holidaying in Orlando and running around Harry Potter world like a crazed child. Never fear though as I have several posts to go up while I am away for you to enjoy

If your wondering while I’m doing a Holiday Make Up post now of all times – well, lets keep positive! According to trusty Google, the last day of Summer is officially the 23rd of September so maybe we’ll see some more sun before then. Anyway, like many people, my make up routine differs quite considerably when I’m on holiday, so I thought I’d let you take a look into my holiday make up bag!

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

When on holiday and especially when somewhere hot, the last thing I want on my skin is thick, heavy foundation. So that is why I began the hunt for the perfect solution. The answer came in this tinted moisturizer from Nars. It is an oil-free formula that offers light coverage and ticked all the right boxes for me. It helps to even out my skin tone by covering blemishes and leaves my face feeling refreshed and hydrated. While you should never go without proper sunscreen in the sun, this tinted moisturizer also contains SPF30 which is a brilliant bonus. This is definitely what I will be reaching for day after day on my holiday.

Kiko Long lasting Eye shadow sticks & Maybelline Lash Sensational

I only tend to add eye shadow and mascara to my look when we’re going out in the evening. Again, during the day I prefer to use a lot less make up as it isn’t something I really want to be concerning myself with when I’m meant to be relaxing. But in the evening it’s nice to make a bit more effort.

For eye shadow, I’ve just been sweeping on the much talked about Kiko eye shadow sticks. This well known By Terry dupe is ideal for adding a wash of colour across my eyelids and requires very little work except a bit of simple blending. The two colours I just keep coming back to are 05 and 06 which I find to instantly completely change a look. This shimmery, golden-bronze look that both create is just perfect for a summer night, especially in a gorgeous location! As with any eye shadow, I wear Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath to prolong longevity.

The mascara I’ve been reaching for lately is the Maybelline Lash Sensational which as I’m sure you’ve found has been everywhere recently. But there is good reason for this as it’s a fabulous product that allows you to sweep on a jet black coating and lengthen your lashes ridiculously well. It really does hug all of your lashes individually and does not budge all day.

Lipstick – Kate Nude in 45 & Mac Crème Cup

I find myself sticking to nudes or pinks when I’m away as I tend to want something fairly understated and natural looking. This is why Mac’s Crème Cup and number 45 in Kate Moss’s Nude Collection are among my favourite choices. Crème Cup is a cremesheen light blue and pink and number 45 is a blue toned nude. I find that both look classy and effortless which is just what I’m after when I’m away. The last thing I want to spend my time on holiday doing is preening into a mirror, so I like it when I can just pick up a lipstick and apply it simply by feeling where my lips are and knowing I won’t look stupid.
Wherever I am, I will always have an EOS Lip Balm on me. Seriously, they are dotted about everywhere! They are the best thing I have found to keep my lips soft and moisturized at all times and as you can imagine, this can be needed when you’re spending a lot of time out in the sun. I also love that each flavour smells incredible enough to eat, making me actually want to use it and the egg-like packaging is very cute. My favourite has to be strawberry sorbet!

I’d love to know what sorts of things do you keep in your make up bag on holiday?

Emily x

  • These are really great products and perfect picks for holiday makeup as having a minimal natural look is always the best one for holidays! Since this summer I haven't had any holidays, I haven't really thought what I would take with me *sigh*

    • Hey there's nothing wrong with planning for next year Ela! Even more time to get excited 🙂 x

  • When I had the NARS tinted moisturizer I loved it! One of the top foundations I've ever had!


  • I recently got my hands on the NARS Tinted Moisturiser & I love it so much. Hope you have a great time in Orlando x

    Beauty with charm

  • On vacation in the heat, the last thing I want to do is load up my face with foundation. Love tinted moisturiser, will have to try out the Nars one!
    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

  • I do love tinted moisturisers 'coz I usually try avoiding heavy foundations and primers.

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  • love the shades, I bet I carried these lippies for my holiday makeup too.
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  • I like the lipstick colors!

  • So jealous of your holiday and Harry Potter world, that's my perfect day! Also, I love this makeup so much, Creme cup is such a beauty and I really need to try out the Nars tinted moisturiser!


  • Hope you are having a fab time in Orlando! I love the Kiko eyshadow sticks – they are such amazing quality. I took the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel with me to Venice & I absolutely loved it – such a great light weight base 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee

  • Those are fab products to have in your bag when you're off on holiday, definitely needed! 🙂 I LOVE EOS lip balm, it's just always with me 24/7!


  • Tinted moisturiser is a great shout!

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  • I LOVED this post!!! I have been thinking about getting the NARS tinted moisturiser for a while now because I have their foundation and you have definitely convinced me! I've also heard so much about the KIKO sticks, so I'm really wanting to get my hands on them as well! 😀

    P.S. Hope you're having a great holiday!!!


    • You definitely need to get both Raashi! You won't regret it 🙂 And I am, thank you so much! x

  • I really want to try out UD's primer, it sounds amazing!

    Anika |

    • I genuinely find SUCH a difference when I use it. Eyeshadow is so much more vibrant!

  • I love the sound of that tinted moisturizer from NARS. I definitely like to stick to light-coverage bases when I'm away on vacation as well. 🙂

    Thirteen Thoughts

  • I'll have to keep that Nars moisturizer in mind for next summer. It's really the worst feeling having something thick on the skin. Thanks for the suggestions.

    • It really is, definitely need something light! You are more than welcome 🙂

  • Amazing lipsticks, great pastel colours!!!


  • Love both of your lipstick shades and have fun running around in the Wizarding World of Happy Potter!! So jealous!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • I just found your blog and I love it – your photos are so pretty! Great post also x

    Lucy |

  • These are great pictures! 🙂

    x Arwa

  • These are really great products!

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

  • I need to try that Maybelline mascara as I have heard a lot of good things about it! Hope that you will have a lovely time 🙂

    Sarah |

  • Obsessed with that MAC lippy! Gorgeous shade!

    Love, Kristyn
    Contrast of Effect | IG

  • Fab post hun, some really gorgeous picks. I want to try the Nars TM as I’ve heard some really good things and I love that this formula is oil free and helps even out skintone 🙂 Lash Sensational is one of my favourite mascaras and definitely helps lengthen your lashes 🙂

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  • Hi! I love your blog and I just nominated it for the Liebster award!!!


    Xoxo Natalie

  • I really love the Lash Sensational it's such a great mascara for lengthening the lashes and it adds serious definition!


  • I go to Orlando in two weeks and have been thinking about what make up to take so this post has come in very handy, thank you! 🙂 xx