How I Downsized My Make Up Haul On Holiday
I wanted to try and downsize my makeup/skincare haul on holiday this year. To leave more room for clothes and shoes. Bonus!
I never go on holiday without having a spray tan to help me feel body confident when i get into that bikini on the first day. Especially after the long winter we’ve had (still having) Yes you can still catch a sun tan when you have a spray tan. Yes you still have to wear spf so you don’t burn.
My next ultimate holiday beauty treatment is lash extensions. I like to go Russian glam. Lets be honest a little glam never hurt nobody, but with so many options from individual to natural look volume lashes there is something for everyone (if lash extensions aren’t your thing but you still want to avoid wearing mascara but still want defined lashes you can lash lift and tint). All options mean no mascara is needed and you don’t end up with mascara halfway down your face after getting out of the pool.
Brows are continuing to grow more and more with so many brow products around now. I took no brow products with me due to having a Henna brow tint and wax before i jetted off. Henna tint lasts much longer on the hair and skin than normal tint does and because of this my brows were filled in for the whole of my holiday without me having to make them up every day. It also meant it didn’t wash off during the day too.
You cant go wrong with a Shellac Mani pedi in a super cute holiday colour or my go to on a beach getaway is White, goes with everything and looks lovely against tanned skin. If you’re super lucky like me and prone to dry skin on your feet adding in a callus peel is a must if you want baby soft skin in those sandals.
So that was my holiday prep. What I actually took with me instead of a bulging bag of skincare and makeup products:
Under eye patches for dark circles and puffiness use on the plane before you land(first time I’ve ever not had puffy eyes after a long haul flight) can also be used the morning after a late night. Work AMAZING!
Moisturising sheet mask for extra moisture after being in the sun all day. I also took one on the plane to use but wasn’t brave enough so instead picked up a moisturiser at the airport to top up my skins moisture during the flight.
Mini Smokey Eye Palette
Lancaster Tan Maximizer. I cannot shout about how much I love this product enough. I picked it up to try from duty free as it claims to extend your tan for up to a month. I still have my tan and I’ve been back for 6 weeks now. So much so to my annoyance I still have a tan mark on my wrist from my all inclusive band! I’ve continued using this every day since I got back and really love it even just as a moisturiser. I will definitely be restocking more bottles.
Huge bottle of Aloe Vera purchased at the airport duty free
Cleanser (for your skin type)
Toner (for your skin type)
Spf for face (I go 30-50 on the face to try and stop premature ageing)
Spf for body
By downsizing my holiday makeup and replacing with longer lasting beauty treatments before I went left more room for clothes and shoes and more time to enjoy and relax on holiday without having to spend ages getting ready