Friday, 11 July 2014

My Holiday Makeup Bag

Hello everyone! I'm actually going away in a couple of days to the place that is paradise on earth...Tenerife. I am VERY excited about this holiday and I thought I would put together a little blog post about my makeup bag and all those beauty essentials that I will be taking with me. 

My bag is a cute little (well, not so little) Ted Baker makeup bag. I got this for around £26 I believe, but despite the steep price, it is honestly worth every penny. It is very well made, fits a heap-load of stuff inside and well, it's Ted Baker. What's not to like? 

I'm taking two different base products with me, both of which were featured in my "Beautiful Bases for Summer" blog post (read it here). The No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser is a real winner for me. It gives excellent coverage and it feels nice and light on the skin. The fact it contains SPF 15 will also protect you from those gorgeous rays of sun. The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream has been a fave of mine this month. Though the coverage isn't too great, it's a nice solution that's easy to wear and not tacky and short-lasting in the slightest. 
I'm taking both my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and my Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer as the two mixed together will give me the perfect shade for my tanned skin (yes I am being hopeful!) 

For my cheeks, I'm taking my much-loved Mac mineralise blush in the shade "Dainty" which is a nice wearable, peachy pink! I'm also going to be using my Mac Soft and Gentle Mineralise Skinfinish as it's perfect to wear on an evening when I'm going somewhere nice! As well, the highlighter can be used for a number of things, for example, as an eye shadow, so products that have multiple purposes and uses are excellent to take on holiday! My No7 Dual Bronzer was a real must-have as I'd love to look like a bronzed goddess (though I very much doubt that will happen). And finally, I will most certainly NEED my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Being in a very hot climate, I'm sure to start emanating shininess like the sun so I need my powder to keep the shininess at bay. 

For my eyes I have selected my Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara as it contains both a lower lash and an upper lash wand. Two in one is nice and compact which obviously leaves more space for more things. Perfect in my eyes. As always, I will stay loyal to my Nars Brow Perfector and I will be bringing my silver Collection Dazzling Gel liner for those nights I want to look a bit more glam! 

I 100% knew that my Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette would certainly be coming on holiday with me. Palettes are perfect for taking away with you as they are compact yet present great versatility. The Naked 1 palette is my favourite item of makeup. The 12 shades range from mattes to shimmers, from warm colours to cool colours. The colours work really well together and can give you a number of different eye looks. It also comes with a liner which is very handy. 

I have selected these three mac lipsticks to take with me. The lip products take up a large proportion of my makeup bag as you simply never know what colour you might fancy on the day. It's best to be prepared! 
Left ~ Creme in your Coffee
Middle ~ Costa Chic
Right ~ Chatterbox 

I am also going to be taking my Nars Pure Matte lipstick in the shade "Peloponnese". I simply could not live without my Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in the shade "107". Everyone needs a strikingly nice red in their makeup bag. Finally, I have my Tanya Burr lipgloss in the shade "Chic", as I really wanted a nude lipgloss. 

I have a mixture of both Eco Tools and Real Techniques makeup brushes to take with me. From left to right: Real Techniques Blusher brush, Real Techniques Foundation brush, Eco Tools Brow brush, Eco Tools Concealer brush, Eco Tools Eyeshadow brush, Eco Tools Angled Liner brush, Eco Tools Blusher brush. 

And that so happens to be everything I am taking (I am certain I will have forgotten something!) 
This has become an unusually long post but I don't intend to crop it down too much as I won't be blogging over the next two weeks whilst I am away. Don't worry though guys, I have plenty of blog posts planned and a lot of photo taking will be done on holiday, so stay tuned for the holiday related posts to come! I am continuing to upload videos on my YouTube channel that I have pre-recorded so I shall leave a link to my channel below. You can also follow me over on twitter or instagram, only if you like :) 

Thanks for the growing support guys! 
Have an amazing two weeks! 
Kiera x 

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  1. Wow just came across your blog and I must say I love it :) the design if amazing and It's a great read :)

    I have just uploaded a new post would mean a lot if you was to comment me what you think

    keep up the fanatic work :)

    keep in touch



    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! I'm really glad you like my blog, that makes me very happy :) xxx

  2. Love the look of the MAC Creme in Your Coffee! great post. :)

    1. Thank you! You should definitely check it out, it's such a striking colour, perfect for Autumn/Winter! X

  3. I'm in LOVE with Real Techniques brushes!! I just can't get enough of them. I also love ECO Tools in general :)
    I want to try the MAC Costa Chic one day. It just seem like such a gorgeous shade. And that Liz Earle makeup bag is gorgeous!! I've seen Zoella show hers in a video. I just love it!

    Arianne |

  4. YES Real Techiques are pretty incredible! And YES try Costa Chic! It is so vibrant I love it!! Also my makeup bag is Ted Baker, I know Zoella has one too, Arianne they are great! X

  5. You and Zoella have matching makeup bags haha :) I absolutely love your blog and your photos are sooo gorgeous!! Hope you have fun on holiday :) x

    1. Yes a lot of people have been saying that haha!! So glad you like my blog! And I had a great time thank you :) xx

  6. I love your makeup bag, I keep meaning to buy one haha. I just found your blog and have been enjoying browsing through your posts.

    1. You definitely should buy one! They are amazing and fit so much in them! And I'm so glad you like my blog :) xx