One of the many strange things about living/being away at uni is that when you come home for holidays it means prioritising your favourite makeup items rather than having your whole stash. Sometimes I like this though, it means going through and selecting the bits you really love or want to make an effort to use again! This Easter I'm doing a fair bit of travelling, from visiting family to a break in London, so I wanted to have enough options while still keeping things fairly streamlined. So here are the products that got picked this time.
Started off with base, I don't tend to vary this up much so not many items in this category. Foundation wise it's mainly the Rimmel Match Perfection that wins my heart but I'd like to try and use my Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation a bit more too. Concealer, the one and only Collection Lasting Perfection. Daily base doesn't tend to include anything more but for the times when I'd like to look a bit more made up or for a longer lasting base I also packed my trusty One Heck Of A Blot Powder by Soap and Glory. As it's getting warmer now in the UK the Body Shop Honey Bronzer has started to grace my cheekbones (or lack of) more often. Finally to add a rosy glow my Stila Convertible Colour Blush in Peony - a super cute, travel-friendly size one from a christmas set.
Stupidly not pictured here but I did bring my adored MAC palette with me, which is still in-progress of being completed. The shadows I have so far are Shroom, Brule, Phloof, Naked Lunch, Omega, Era, Patina, Cork, Sable, Satin Taupe and Carbon. A nice range of mattes and shimmers, cools and warms. I also threw in my Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad To The Bronze, something that seems to appear every spring for a slightly more intense bronzy eye look. Eyeliners that made the cut are the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Nude, Rimmel Eyeliner in Sable Brown, Smashbox Eyeliner in Onyx, and the Collection Extreme Felt Tip Liner. Mascara, no surprises when I tell you I bought the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara (yes, it really is time I tried something new). For brows I'll either use MAC's Omega Eyeshadow or 2True's Eyebrow Pencil.
Lip products are where I always tend to overpack. I have that mindset of 'well one day I might feel like wearing this', when in hindsight I'll probably wear the same nudey pink for the whole holiday. However I did bring some red options in the form of Revlon's Colorstay Moisture Stain in New York and Maybelline's Colour Drama Lip Crayon in Light It Up. For a glossier look to things the Stila Lip Glaze in Guava and Bobbi Brown's Lipgloss in Bright Pink made it in too. I'm still really into these chubby lipstick pencils and so the Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick, Revlon Matte Balm Stain in Elusive and Bourjois Lipstick in Peach On The Beach came too. Finally for a really easy, wearable colour I grabbed the Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie.
Phew! Hopefully I'll make use of all of the makeup that I bought, look out on Thursday for a post using some of the bits I bought. What would you makeup picks be?