In a couple of days i'm going on my summer holiday, hoorah! And so i thought i'd share with you what i'm taking makeup wise for my week in the sun.

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer- Especially in hot weather makeup will just slide off my face so primer is essential.
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation- Normally once my skin has had some vitamin D it clears up and so i am hoping to use this only for the first few days of my holiday or in the evenings when i want a little bit more coverage. This is quite a light coverage foundation and therefore is perfect for summer.
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer- This goes everywhere with me to cover up spots and under my eyes.
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer- An extra concealer incase i need more coverage under my eyes or things needs brightening up.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder- I like to have glowy skin in the summer however i don't want to look oily.

  • Bourjois Bronzing Primer- I really love this product and so i'm hoping that if my skin is behaving i can just wear this and concealer for my base as it slightly evens and bronzes the skin.
  • Nars Laguna Bronzer- This is my favourite bronzer and is essential in the summer for me.
  • Soap & Glory Solar Powder- It might be a bit excessive to take two bronzers however because my Laguna is so low i want to have a back up just in case, yanno? And besides i do love this powder as well. 
  • Nars Orgasm Blusher- This is a gorgeous blusher that looks amazing with a tan.
  • Nars Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross- Highlighter is essential for me in the summer and as this looks golden on the skin it will be amazing with a tan.

  • Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette- I can use this for my eyebrows and if i want a little bit of eyeshadow in the evenings.
  • L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara- No matter what i always wear mascara and on holiday it is no different.

  • Topshop Lipstick in Infrared- Summer is for bright lips and so this is very appropriate.
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick- 12- Although they may seem similar, these shades of lipstick are my favourite for the summer and this one is less orange and more coral than Infrared.
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick- 107- My favourite red which looks amazing with a tan and is perfect for the evening with a black or white dress.
  • Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in 03 Peche Cosy- As the name suggests this is a gorgeous peach for when i don't want something as bright as the other lipsticks.
  • Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Chic- I'm not normally a big fan of lipglosses however i am obsessed with this and so it has to come with me.


  • Real Techniques Blush Brush
  • Real Techniques Multi Task Brush
  • Real Techniques Setting Brush
  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush
  • Real Techniques Contour Brush
  • Real Techniques Essential Crease Brush
  • Mac 217
  • Zoeva 317 Wing Liner 
Can you tell i like Real Techniques? ;)

I don't know if this is excessive for some people but for an over packer that likes to cover for all situations, this is good for me haha! It all *just about* squeezes into my 'My Warpaint' makeup bag which i looove! I now can't wait to be on holiday!
Catherine x