Here's all the makeup that I'm taking with me to Sorrento next week! Please keep in mind that this doesn't include toiletries, skincare or haircare products. I even left out perfume...those will be part of a different post! Everything bar the Naked Palette and brush kit fits into my little pink Barry M bag. I got quite a few requests to show exactly what I'm bringing with me so here it is!
I got this bag at the Barry M event in London in 2009. I still use it everyday to store all of my basic makeup items! It's relatively small yet can actually fit a lot of products...plus it's really cute ;)
Here are my face and lip products minus the powder which mysteriously got cut out...ha ha oops!
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
I repurchased this in the shade Apricot (Universal Glow) when I started tanning and at first I found the shade too orange but quickly learned that it's all in the technique of how you apply it -- a little goes a long way and you need to be careful to blend well into the hairline. It gives a lovely warm glow to the skin, isn't as heavy as a full-coverage foundation and has SPF 30 so it's perfect for a sun holiday or day at the beach!
Maybelline SuperStay 24h Concealer
My go-to holy grail concealer -- I have this in the shade 02 Light. It covers blemishes, acne and dark circles really well. Seriously, it's a life-saver!
Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder in Transparent
Setting powder in a translucent shade which blots away shine and oil from my t-zone.
For the lips I'm just taking two products. I'm pretty low-maintenance when it comes to summer holiday lips and like something really natural & preferably shimmery :)
Maybelline ColorSensational Cream Gloss in Coffee Kiss
I bought this last week and I love it. It's not particularly long-lasting but it is very pretty and the perfect creamy brownish nude sparkle!
Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting
My first Revlon Lip Butter! I'm not sure if the colour is all that flattering on me but nevertheless it's a lovely frosty nude pink!
Sarah G Cosmetics Face Kit
This probably seems like a very bulky item to bring in my travel bag, especially since I'm only bringing it for one item (the matte bronzer). However I like to have the option and variety of the other shadows & blush, just in case! Plus the bronzer is really amazing for contouring the face and it's just the right colour for my skin tone.
P2 Sun Love Sunny Moments Blush in Summer Flirt
My all-time favourite blush for summer! I think I actually brought this with me to Sorrento last year as well. It's such a gorgeous peach/golden shade that just gives a warm healthy glow to the cheeks without being too glittery or in-your-face! Unfortunately this is only available in Germany and was a limited edition shade :( Boo! It also doubles up as a highlighter so you don't need to bring one!
HD Brows Kit
Another staple -- I use the ash brown shade to fill in my brows daily.
Urban Decay Naked Palette
When trying to decide which eyeshadows to bring, this was a no-brainer. It gives a huge variety of neutrals and you can go from super natural to night-time smokey looks very easily. Plus there's the added bonus of the eyeshadow brush which came with it!
Pink Tweezerman Tweezers
Just to maintain my brows...I only really pluck them once a week but you never know when you might need to use them on a stray hair or two! :)
Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen
I can't go anywhere without my eyeliner, and this one is super easy to use. The marker/felt-tip pen makes it fool-proof plus this has lasted many months without fading or wasting out. The line is always thick, black and long-lasting!
Impala Waterproof Eyeliner
This is another German product sent to me by Polina (Policosmetics82) and I use it daily on the waterline.
Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara
This isn't my favourite mascara but it's the one I'm using now and it's good...just not my all-time fave! It's not waterproof but I don't really like the formula of those on my lashes anyway so it'll do for me! Plus it's surprisingly long-lasting and I have cried with this on and no panda eyes ensued ;)
Finally, here are the brushes I'm taking. Last year I brought an entire brush roll, lol!! I suppose I was doing my own wedding makeup though... This year I kept it much more limited and sensible, ha ha ha!
Dior Face Brush: For my setting powder
Dior Blush Brush: For blush, duh!
Sedona Lace Contour Brush: For my bronzer/contour
Sedona Lace Angled Brush: For my brows
Dior Eyeliner Brush: For setting my eyeliner with shadow and the lower lashline
Sedona Lace Blending Eyeshadow Brush: For the crease colour on my eyes
And also the Urban Decay eyeshadow brush which comes with the Naked Palette.
That's it! That's all the makeup that will be coming to Italy with me this year. What are your travel makeup essentials? Do you have any favourite summer holiday products?