Friday, 26 June 2015

Summer holiday makeup essentials

 I'm recently back from the gorgeous island of Malta. Hopefully,  I will be doing a travel styl blog post over the coming week about my time thre. It really is such a gorgeous place and I will definitely be back. I'll also of course be including some tips on what you definitely should remember to pack if you are going to Malta or elsewhere this summer. Here's a quick sneaky snapshot below of what the view from our fabulous hotel was like:


On this holiday I really wanted to pack as light as possible where it comes to makeup and clothes as I really never end up using half of what I bring normally. I think I really succeeded when it came to picking out multi tasking makeup so I decided to share with you what my summer holiday makeup essentials are this year. All products are budget friendly so that will leave more money for cocktails ;) it's a win- win! 


Starting with face products I couldn't go abroad without my hands down favourite foundation budget or otherwise. Rimmel 25 hour lasting finish seriously is the holy grail for me when it comes to long lasting high coverage foundation that won't break the bank. Usually this is about €9.99 in Boots but when I picked it up it was on special at only €4.99! I use this foundation everyday and it includes an spf 20 perfect for your holidays so I really don't know why I didn't bulk buy a few. You will also see I have a sample size Hoola bronzer and a sample size of Boi-ing concealer from Benefit. These both came from a Best of Benefit gift set I bought a Christmas and they really do come in handy for holidays. If you are going away I would really encourage asking the girls on your local makeup counter for any samples. Last but not least for the face products is Maybelline 24 hour super stay powder. Now I can't say this full survived the heat but it definitely mattified my skin to a certain extent. I would recommend for an even cheaper bargain buy get Rimmel's Stay Matte powder. 

The eyes are the windows to the soul... You can't go on holidays without a way of keeping your brows on fleek either so here are my top three eye products. I'm such a Bargain hunter, I went into my local chemist the day of my holidays and found Eyelure brow ink. It was reduced from €9.99 to €5.50 I couldn't resist especially since I was yet to try any Eyelure brow products. I got the shade Blonde and I think I may have been converted from using brow powders! essence superfine eyeliner pen is my new favourite for doing eyeliner flicks! So much less messy than gel liner and only about four euro! I will definitely be repurchasing. Max factor masterpiece glamour extensions is my go to mascara of the minute, I have a bit of a thing for mascaras as my one beauty product that I can't live without so I have virtually tried them all. This one erases the need for false lashes and even though it isn't waterproof pretty much doesn't budge in the heat unless you stick your head under a hot shower! 

It's all about those lips for any smiling holiday selfies. I limited myself to three lip products which I got on great with. From the left is my second favourite pinky nude lipstick (Mac Creme Cup is my fave but need to repurchase as its all gone sad face) I bought this lipstick in Finland it's from a vegan brand as far as I know called We Care colours but you can take whatever pinky nude lipstick you prefer and to be honest I would recommend a matte over a cremesheen finish. The pH matchmaker gloss from Physicians  Formula also took a trip with me. I just love the science behind this product and reviedd it before if you just use the search bar to find my review. It gives a lovely non sticky colour pop pink lip. Last but not last my favourite lip liner in shade Tiramisu by Rimmel.

This is my ultimate recommendation for a holiday makeup must have. Or just a must have in general? This teensy tiny trio of colours from Wet n Wild comes in at the bargain price of €4.49 and I have been using all three colours on my eyes and reaching for them over all the Urban Decay, Inglot, Fuschia, Naked palettes I own! This is called Walking on Eggshells and Wet n Wild have stands in Dunnes Stores and other department stores. I really recommend you buy this. Another huge plus is the gorgeous shimmery link which is the lid colour also works fantastically as a high lighter which means one less product to bring with you. You can see the shades better below. 

Here are some photos from when I was away so you can see how I went from day to night makeup with these products. 

Hope this post helped if you have any questions about any of the products featured or Malta please feel free to let me know! 





  1. Fab products! I love the Maybelline 24hr powder, the packaging is so much sturdier than Rimmel's so great for throwing into your bag. Also have that Wet n Wild palette and use it so much! Hope you had a great holiday x

  2. I love that wet n wild palettes and the mascara. Such great products

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

  3. Wow Malta! Sounds fabulous I hope you had a good holiday! I absolutely love Hoola for when I'm awat since my body tansmuch quicker than my face haha! I love to take a good highlighter and BB cream too ! :) xo


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