Holiday Beauty Essentials

holiday season is in full force and almost everyone I know is leaving to spend their time somewhere else, maybe by the beach or exploring a new city. its also almost time for my holiday and when you are reading this I’m probably trying to pack or trying to get through my to-do list without completely losing it. I overpack and take too much, especially when it comes to clothing. maybe its because I’m already planning ahead for all the content I want to shoot whilst I’m there but when it comes to makeup, I have it down. I know what I love and want to use when being away. most of them are firm favourites and work for me always which I find to be essential when I’m away. I don’t want any experiments and just enjoy myself and my makeup.
I prefer a lighter base in general and have a couple of favourites but there’s one I prefer to use when it’s warmer and when I have a bit more of a tan even though I don’t really tan very well. its the it cosmetics cc cream. its leaves my skin looking very natural and glowy but freckles still show through which I love. if it fades, it fades naturally and never looks or feels heavy. it’s my perfect summer base. eyebrows might be one of essential parts of my daily makeup routine and I use an eyebrow pencil most days and a gel every day. the l’oréal brow artist plumper. it combines the perfect little tint with making sure my brows stay in place and just look so much better. it probably is the best brow gel I have ever used. as soon as its getting warmer, I find myself using cream or liquid products way more. it just feels lighter on the skin and matches a glowy summers look very well. the benefit gogo tint is beautiful for that and I always get them out whenever it starts getting warmer. the gogo tint has the perfect colour and it blends in so nicely which makes it perfect for me. it’s just a little hue of colour if you want it to be and it looks so natural and beautiful. I do love natural makeup and I do love highlighter. it doesn’t have to be blinding all the time. its just that extra glow that looks so beautiful and I can’t stop with it. my favourite this year and probably forever will be the anastasia beverly hills amrezy highlighter. it just is the perfect product. so anastasia beverly hills does not only do amazing highlighters with amrezy, they also do brilliant eyeshadows. the soft glam palette has been my go-to product ever since I bought it back in France. the colours are beautiful and just what I want to use for either a very simple look or even for drinks out. it has glitters and shimmers and everything you want. the palette has a bit of fallout and the velvet packaging is not ideal but the colours and the way they blend makes up for it. to keep on praising anastasia beverly hills, their liquid lipsticks are amazing too. crush is my favourite shade to wear and its the kind of nude that goes with everything else. I find it to be comfortable to wear and easy to remove even though it stays put all day long.
there are a few body and skincare items I couldn’t go without. the sugar crush bodywash smells like summer and it refreshes me so well. its the perfect holiday scent for me. it also preps my skin very well for tanning. I don’t tan on a regular but my legs are usually very pasty and that not a good look in a nice summers dress. the isle of paradise tanning water is what I have been using for that. it so easy to apply and smells very nice for a tanning product. it’s easy to apply and the colour it gives works very well for me. one of the best products for hot days and holidays is the nuxe after sun shower gel. its lovely and removes sunscreen, chlorine, sand and salt and refreshes the skin after a day out in the sun. if you are off to a warm place, you need it in your life. last but not least it’s the best toner I have ever used. the fresh rose hydrating toner. it feels so lovely to use it on my skin after a long day in the sun or exploring because it tones my skin but doesn’t stripit and it’s just beautiful.
so here we have my holiday beauty essentials. what are yours? have you used any of the products I mentioned? let me know!
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