Holiday Friendly Makeup: My 4 Makeup Must-Haves

Hey everyone! This is the first part of my holiday prep series and today I'm going to talk about the makeup that I take with me when I go on holiday. The type of makeup up that I pack varies depending on where I'm going. A hot climate demands the best primer, foundation and setting powder on the planet! Whereas if I am just going across the water to London for the weekend, my makeup regime hardly changes. When I go on holiday, I tend to use a lot less makeup as I don't like my skin feeling heavy and greasy. Not only that, how am I supposed to get any sort of tan if my face is caked? Holiday time is the best time to let your skin breathe!


bareminerals Prime Time Primer review

Now I'm no expert but I'm guessing the wax dummy look is kind of not in fashion. No one wants to look like they have escaped from Madame Tussauds! This is where the bareMinerals Prime Time primer comes in. If I am being totally honest I don't wear primer everyday simply because I don't feel like I need it. At the moment I only work part time so I have makeup on for about 5 hours each day, that isn't enough time for my skin to get mega oily! It's a different story on holidays though, the humidity literally makes makeup melt off my face! Primers create a barrier between the makeup and skin so it also help prevent clogged pores. The less chance of breakouts on holidays the better! I have only ever tried two primers in my life, this one and a Boots No7 one (which I didn't like) I love it when you find a product that you are 100% happy with and I will re-purchase this one over and over again. Whatever primer you use just make sure you take it with you on holidays, you'll need it! See a more detailed review of Prime Time by clicking here.


bareMinerals READY foundation review

Although difficult and time consuming to achieve, I am a fan of the 'flawless and airbrushed' look. The only way I can achieve this is by using a liquid foundation like Revlon Colorstay that completely smoothes out my skin and imperfections. I must admit, when I was younger this was a confidence thing for me. The older I get, the less I care what people think and my makeup regime has almost changed completely. Instead of wearing heavy liquid makeup all day everyday, I now just wear it on special occasions or on night's out! My new found love is the bareMinerals READY foundation. I especially love a foundation like for holidays as the powder prevents your skin from getting too oily and it lasts longer than liquid. Especially when it's teamed with a quality primer and matt powder. Not only that, when i am on holiday I have better and more important things to be doing other than applying my makeup! it takes minutes to apply this and I love the 'natural' look of it on my face.


bareMinerals All-Over Face Colour Warmth Review

It is without a doubt that I resemble a milk bottle and I just stand out like a big British sore thumb on holiday in amongst everyone else's tan skin! The bareMinerals Warmth is a 'one size fits all' bronzer so it suits ANY skin tone. (hurrah! so you definitely will not pick up 'the wrong colour') I have had some bad experiences with bronzers in that they were too orange and just looked false on my skin. Instead of covering up your face, Mineral Warmth enriches your skin tone and gives you a healthy summer glow! You would not believe the tiny amount that you need, the tub I have at the moment is bound to last me for ages! On holiday I will apply a small amount of this all over my face and on my collarbones to give my skin a bit more colour. Surely it's better to fake the bake rather than to errr.. bake, right? See an extended review of the warmth by clicking here.


Laura Geller Blush n' Brighten highlighter review

Firstly, my camera has taken a veryyy good photo of this Laura Geller beauty, you can see the different tones in it perfectly. The Blush n' Brighten combo is perfect to take away on holiday as it is a blusher and a highlighter in one! I am not a fan of a really pink blush, I would much rather have an apricot shade as I think it is much more natural looking. I like this blush as it has a number of tones within it, so it isn't overpowering. I swipe this up my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose, on my forehead, my chin and on my collar bones. It gives me an instant holiday glow without looking too shimmery. 

And there you have it! My 4 holiday essentials to perfect glowing skin. Do you alter your makeup routine when you go on holiday? Leave you tips in the comment section! Tomorrow's holiday prep post is all about skincare, i'll be talking about lotions, suncreams and moisturisers! Make sure you follow on Bloglovin' so you don't miss it.

The Fashion Six


  1. Thank you Natasha! It's great, it gives my skin a lift on holidays x

  2. Prime Time feels so lovely on the skin, it dries in within seconds! Thank you for your comment dearie x

  3. I've heard fabulous things about BareMinerals foundation but I've never tried it despite there being a shop in my town! May have to try it out, the formula looks great. And that highlighter is super pretty xxx

  4. Great choices for holidays here! The Bare Minerals will enable your skin to breathe in humid climates too, so there's less of a chance of breakouts :) I love the 'Ready' range from BM.
    Love that highlighter - Laura Geller always make such natural looking products.

    nlmorgan, lifestyle & beauty

  5. BareMinerals is something I have never tried out, but heard great thngs about it! :)

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know! :)

  6. I absolutely love Bare Minerals. So good!


  7. It's now my favourite brand Cara! I love how they only use natural ingredients x

  8. Exactly Natalie, no need for heavy foundations that clog up your pores! x

  9. I've never tried Bare Minerals but these products look lovely. I especially love the sound of that primer!



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