Holiday Makeup Bag

So i’m going to Madeira very soon (EEEEEEEEEEK) and i thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to treat y’all with a post. Yaa, i’ve decided i’ll give you a little peek into the makeup that i’m packing.

So i’m going to Funchal, Madeira for a fortnight, the temperature here ranging from 20-30 degrees Celsius. Because of this warm heat, i figured that it’s unlikely that i will want to be caking myself in makeup (not like i really do that at home either, to be fair). So anyway, Here are the things which i’ve packed in my makeup bag.


So, for my FACE, i’ve packed a foundation stick by Maybelline. I figure, it’s a lot easier bringing a stick foundation in plastic packaging in comparison to bringing liquid foundation in a glass bottle. I also will probably use a bit of this at night time, when eating out. just to cover under eye circles and spots. light foundation for light coverage. Plan to also use my fingers to blend this one in. A simple product for holiday time. Also seeing as it is branded as an anti-shine stick, i presume it is reasonably long lasting.

I packed the Fit Me pressed powder by Maybelline. Has to be said, i don’t have much preference when it comes to face powders. I tend to use loose powder when getting ready, but this isn’t a good idea for holidays ( highlights alllll your peach fuzz). So a light dusting of pressed powder to set my suncream and avoid that greasy-face look.


Bit of powder highlight by Technic to give my face a nice summery glow. This is the perfect natural looking highlight, imo.

Lastly, a bit of the Body Shop‘s honey bronzer to add a bit of colour to my face. I figured there’s not much point me packing blusher as it will be v v hot and my face will be red anyway lol. Bit of bronzer will be nice to add a bit of a summer-ey glow.


For my EYES, i packed the urban decay naked palette. This gorgeous palette i use everyday. it is perfect for a nice simple look, or a more dramatic smokey eye, or a nice cut crease kinda look. Also the colour, second to right, i can use to fill in my brows due to its cool tone. I also packed 2 eyeshadow singles from Makeup Obsession, to add a bit more of a warm tone to the lids. I will be using the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme de Rose as a base for these eyeshadows as it is one that makes all my shadows last on the lids all day without creasing!

I packed 2 eyeliners simply because i don’t know how waterproof the pencil is. I’ve found the Chit Chat liner stays on all day once it’s been set. Meanwhile the Rodial one blends in so effortlessly to add a dramatic outline to the eyes. Forgot to include the mascara which i’m bringing (It was in my liquids bag, not my makeup bag lol). I’m packing my Benefit Roller Lash mascara. I like the curl and length this gives my lashes, so nice enough for holidays!


Lastly, I packed my trusty Natural Collection Brow pencil to fill in my brows as i can’t go a day without a bit of brow product on. This will last all day too, when set with the neutral brown in the urban decay palette.

Thanks for reading this quick wee post. Hope you all have a lovely summer, whether you are going on holidays or not, just have a fab fab time.

Steph xx


2 thoughts on “Holiday Makeup Bag

  1. I’ve read so many great reviews about the Maybelline Fit products! I’ve held off on them because I’m afraid they’ll irritate my acne. What do you think? Are they okay for sensitive skin?

    • Hmmm, i’m really not sure, i haven’t used this stick foundation all that much, just packing it for convenience really. I’d say for sensitive skin you might be safer going for one like Maybelline Better skin or Bourjois 123 perfect. Another thing to look out for would be fragranced products also. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful with this. x

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