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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.
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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.
BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Yardley London Lily of the Valley Scrub
This exfoliating body scrub is infused with a heavenly scent, plus walnut shell powder to reveal radiant and silky smooth skin. Its ideal for using before fake tanning, with a nourishing blend of revitalising rose water, moisturising shea butter, evening primrose oil and monoi oil and antioxidant vitamin E, helping to replenish and protect the skin. Its Â£8 from Yardley.
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.
BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Illamasqua Loose Powder Illamasqua is famous for make-up that allows you to express who you are through, and this iconic powder gives it the perfect finish. Finely milled and matt, Illamasqua Loose Powder is soft and light, and fixes your make-up flawlessly, holding it in place and setting it. Ideal for brides and for this hot weather were having. Its Â£26, from Illamasqua at the VQ in Leeds.
BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2
Charlotte Tilburys reformulated Volume 2 mascara has an intense jet black colour, adding dramatic finishing touches to any eye make-up.The new formula gives you volumised lashes in a longwear, smudge-proof, humidity-resistant formula that increases volume by 507 per cent after just one application. Available on the counters including at Harvey Nichols for Â£25.
BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Lip Enhancer An invigorating gloss that instantly moisturises and plumps lips, while protecting against free radicals. Formulated with concentrated peptides and botanical stem cells to reduce fine lines around lips and boost lip volume while enhancing natural colour with a high shine gloss - the resuly is soft, full, youthful-looking lips. It's Â£45, Harleymedical.co.uk.
BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Moment by Show Beauty Candle
This new limited edition candle captures the gorgeous signature fragrance of the luxury blow dry and hair care brand in soy-based natural wax. Opulent and yet delicately balanced, it has a heart of lush rose petals combined with the softest notes of coconut milk and creamy caramel, blending into a background of Madagascan vanilla and soft white musk.It's Â£45 at Harvey Nichols.