Updated What's In My Holiday Makeup Bag

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I wrote one of these posts back in March or April when I went to Spain over Easter. Well in a week I'm going back to Spain, this time for 3 weeks, so I thought I'd give you an updated version and show you what makeup items I'm taking with me this time. If you'd like to see the original post, then you can find it here.

For skin, I'm only taking my Collection Concealer, in shade 2. I don't wear foundation at all and the sun will help to clear up my skin, so I shouldn't have many spots. I'm taking this concealer to cover up my spots during the first half of the holiday (before I've started tanning and the sun has cleared my spots) and I can use it as a highlighter afterwards if I need to.

The eyeshadow which I'm putting in my makeup bag is the exact same as the last time I went on holiday, as I really like the products that I took. Bikini-tini cream eyeshadow by Benefit is a really cute champagne base colour, which is great for an evening look when I want to get dressed up. My Barry M Natural Glow palette was probably the most useful product I took with me, as it has 6 different eyeshadows. I used the dark browns the most, as they are the most pigmented and are great for contouring. The packaging for this product is great as it's super thin and made out of a sturdy cardboard, much like the Stila palettes.

Last time I went on holiday, I took 3 mascaras, which I will admit was a bit over the top. This time I plan on taking my Benefit They're Real mascara to use whenever I get dressed up. It has to be my favourite mascara as it intensifies my lashes and makes them look really nice. Also, I've found that it doesn't come off in water, which will be handy for the pool and just in the hot weather. I'm also going to take a clear mascara to neaten up my eyebrows and wear daily on my eyelashes.

A necessity for going on holiday is bronzer. Whether you're needing a bit of a glow or it's the start of the holiday and you haven't caught the sun yet, a bronzer is always really useful to have with you. I'm taking with me a miniature of Benefit's Hoola bronzer, because it's a beautiful colour that works well on me and I really like how you can build it up. Sorry I didn't photograph this, I didn't know where it was at the time. I'm also taking with me my favourite cream blush by Bourjois in the shade 03, but that's probably not a surprise.

The last things which I'm taking is lip products. Since the last time I went on holiday I ended up taking about 6 different lip products, this time I've limited it to a nude lip, a coloured lip and a lipgloss. My nude lipstick is the Max Factor Colour Elixir lipstick in the colour 740, Pashmina. This is a beautiful, creamy lipstick that is a brown lipstick with a hint of pink in it. My coloured lip is my Models Own lip crayon in Beauty Blush. I love the texture and bright colour of this, and it's not too harsh like a lipstick. The gloss is Miss Sporty's Miss Cocktail lipgloss in Jacuzzi Break, as it looks pretty either on it's own or over the lip crayon.

These are all my holiday makeup necessities, but there are probably more products I could take if I had the room. If you think there are any vital products I'm missing or if you want to share your own makeup bag with me, then send me pictures or comment them down below, and I'll make sure to read them all!

Love from Daisy x


  1. I love the collection concealer! Deffo a good foundation substitute for holiday as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    1. Yeah, especially because it's light on your skin but still gives good coverage!