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Makeup Must-Haves For Summer Holidays

If you love makeup and are going on your summer holidays abroad, it can be a nightmare trying to pack a makeup bag with items that will cover you from day to night. I always try to downsize but usually end up bringing my whole kit!  But you can pick and choose a few key items that will cover you for your whole holiday and take you from day to night.  These are my favourite picks for makeup you can easily fit into your case and items you must have, that will double up for other uses also.

BB Cream

I know I keep banging on about this, but during the summer it really is great stuff for just putting on to even out your skintone as well as protect your skin.  When you’re already overheated, you don’t want to be clogging your skin with heavy makeup and risking it going patchy when it sweats off you, which is why BB cream is perfect.  It doubles up as your facial sunscreen also.

Maybeline Dream Fresh BB CreamMAC Face & Body

I love this as a light foundation on holidays and it stays put as it’s sweat & waterproof.  The bottles are quite large but you can easily decant them into a smaller bottle or jar.

I also love to use this foundation on my legs to even out the colour and skin-tone.  If you get a dark one it’s perfect and looks like real skin rather than using a bronzing cream which has shimmer and is obviously fake.  Plus, since it’s waterproof, it won’t run or streak!

Mac F&B

MAC F&B On Legsss

Benefit Makeup Kits

I love these little kits from Benefit that usually include a number of miniture makeup products such as eyeshadow, mascara, foundation, blush, bronzer and lipgloss.  If you get a couple of these you are sorted for everything you need from day to night.  My faves are:

Cabana Glama

Cabana glama kitThis contains a light foundation, bronzing powder, 3 eyeshadows, a tint for your lips & cheeks and 2 applicators.  So that’s basically everthing you need!

 The Bronze of Champions

Bronze of Champs

If you love your bronzing products, this contains an illuminator as well as a bronzing cream and powder, a cream and powder eyeshadow and a mascara.  So perfect for wearing with a tan.

Both kits above start at €36 so they’re well worth it.

Build your own Kits

Inglot’s Freedom system is great as you can pick what size palette you want and add in your own eyeshadows or lipsticks and have a completely custom palette with all the colours you want which is ideal!


Prices vary depending on size but all palettes are stackable and mean you can bring exactly what you’ll use from eyeshadows, to lipsticks, concealers and brow gels and save on space in your makeup bag.  Love it!

See through Makeup Bags

Bags for Makeup

These are a must have for carrying your makeup and you can can buy them at Dunnes, Penneys (Primark) or M&S for a reasonable price.  They usually come in muliple packs and as long as you don’t have any liquids over 50mls you can carry them in your hand luggage.  I always do this as I’m so paranoid about losing my case or having something break when I travel!  You can just take them out of your case for anyone to inspect and they can see everything that’s in there so they’re just the job!

Custom Lipstick Palette

In my previous post I showed you how to make your own custom palette that would be just perfect for holidays so you can try that too!

Are you off anywhere nice this year and will you be trying any of the above?  Or if you have any good tips for holiday makeup I’d love to hear them in the comments below!


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