Save time, space and money when you plan your holiday make-up bag. Beauty editor Stephanie Smith has tips on looking good for less. Plua Celeb Get the Look and beauty products of the week.
When you’re on holiday, you don’t want to spend hours applying make-up every morning, not when there’s so much more fun to be had. Yet the cameras are out in force, capturing us sightseeing, dining, at the beach – some work and prep is required.
Beauty experts at Hairtrade.com have compiled the following list of top tips for achieving the perfect minimal holiday make-up look while saving time getting ready, and saving room in your suitcase.
Replace your foundation with a BB Cream: Foundation can feel heavy and be prone to blocking pores, especially in hot weather. Investing in a waterproof BB Cream with SPF protection will give you a good amount of coverage while feeling lightweight and giving you sun protection.
Double up lipstick as blusher: Maximise suitcase space by taking a versatile coloured lipstick that you can also apply to your cheeks as a blush as an easy and efficient way to get a quick healthy glow.
Double up clear mascara as brow gel: Applying a clear mascara to lashes when on holiday is an easy way to add subtle length and volume. It can also be used to tame stray brow hairs, setting them in place to achieve a cleaner, put-together look.
Be shimmer efficient: Shimmer is essential for a healthy glow. Take either a highlighter or a shimmery eyeshadow to use on both eyes and cheeks, and saving space in your case.
Use bronzer as eyeshadow: Bronzer is perfect for accentuating that holiday tan, but when paired with a shimmer it can also be applied to the outer third of the eyelid to create a beautiful shimmery bronze eyeshadow look.
Ban the brushes: You don’t really need make-up brushes on holiday and they can add weight to your suitcase. BB cream and lipstick used as blusher can be applied and blended using your fingers. This not only saves space but also means you don’t have to clean brushes. Don’t forget to check out travel-sized make-up products, too.