Ah, it’s always a conundrum for me. How the hell am I supposed to get ALL that makeup into a tiny little bag!? Oh mimmy. My must have item for any trip are my Zuca bags. They are clear pouches but you can cram lots into them. My other item is my roll out makeup brush pouch.
You can check out the Zuca bags here – http://www.zuca-europe.com/artist-collection/pouches/utility-pouch-small.html
With regards to my fold up pouch – it’s one I have had for years and it’s probably my longest lasting relationship at this stage. This hoe is loyal!!!
My original pouch is gone but here’s one I have had my eyes on from some time – it’s compact and doubles up as a storage unit while you get ready. Oh, and you can wash it too. Sold? Check it out here: https://www.makeupforever.ie/products/bags-pouches/danys-pouch. Soon, my pretty, soon!
My pouch fits into my Zuca bag perfectly and this in turn fits perfectly into my bagpack. I look like one sexy Dora the Explorer.
I often get asked the best products to bring for holidays/city breaks. A few years ago, I would have been the last person to ask as I used to bring my entire makeup kit! Forever fearful I might want something mid-holiday that I’ve left behind – God forbid! I was only short of putting my full length mirror in the case.
I’ve now downsized and I’ve become cut-throat; my foundations, they weep! Here’s what got the call up for my recent trips:
I always bring a day foundation and a night time one, especially if it’s a City break, although sometimes you go out during the day, and you end up ”out, out” so one could do you! Here’s some of my favourites:
1. MAC Studio Scuplt in NC30
2. Vichy Teint Ideal Foundations in Fluid and Cream – greedy bitch, I know!
3. My Face and Body foundations usually get a look in for a summer holiday too.
I used to pack almost every eyeshadow palette I possessed previously, I now de-pan my favourite ones and put them into two MAC quad palettes now. My other new baby is the Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter stack is formulated to give you a smokey effect with a difference. No standard grey smokeyness here people! These eyeshadows are my new favourites,the colours are really different and I find the pigment excellent too. They come in a perfect cylinder stack and it has a mirror too, meaning you’re saving space too. They are available online and it works out at abut €45.00 but it’s worth it.
I try to go for a lighter concealer for holidays, mainly one with light reflecting particles. My Vichy illuminating concealer made the cut here. When going on a sun holiday, I always bring a green concealer to cancel out any redness from sun exposure. Without fail, my snout always gets burnt. Shock!!
1. Teint Ideal Illuminating Concealer – perfect for brightening up your complexion.
2. Make Up Forever Concealer Palette – this comes with multiple colours, including on orange that’s perfect for bruising! (Please say it’s not just me that comes home crawling on all fours on holidays!!)
Ooooh my babies… I luff you all. This one always takes a lot of deliberation but the following brushes will always get a look in, no matter what the holiday. Try to bring as many multi-tasking products as possible and usually when I am on holidays I wear less makeup. A tan takes you from a five to a solid eight instantly, yes?!
5. After Flight Care
Vichy Eau Thermale spray will replenish your tired dehydrated skin on the flight over and back. It can be your toner and will also help with those effects from alcohol overload! But maybe not the jaundice 😉 At €10, you can’t not buy this, it’s available in all good pharmacies.
6. BB Cream
I won’t lie to you, I was never really ”into” BB creams, I just didn’t see the draw. I’m all about the coverage baby. But I decided to experiment a little and I found the Soltan BB Cream from Boots to be very good for a lovely day time look that offers protections. Perfect for a day where you want to go ”makeup free” without looking like Morticia Adams. This one has an SPF of 50 too for as little as €4.00. Niiice. You also won’t end up like this:
My final saving grace would be my HD Brows and mink lashes, I’d rather stay at home if I didn’t have these. My go to place is The Lash Lounge in Dundrum.
Yours in makeup,
The Girl Pout Town
Reformed Overpacker 😉