Long weekends – these two words have such a joyous ring to them! A mini-vacation in an otherwise busy month! However, beauty addicts like us have a tough time packing for these little breaks! I mean, how are we supposed to survive without our six favourite lipsticks and our entire eye make-up collection? Let’s be honest though, once we reach our destination, most of our products lay unused. Here is a list of what we consider as essential holiday make-up!
Pick a formula that you use on a daily basis – gel, liquid or pencil. You don’t want to waste precious vacation time perfecting a liquid eye liner when you usually use a gel liner! Opt for ONE classic colour – brown, navy, jade green or black. For a day look, draw a thin line on your upper lids. Transition into the night by adding liner to your lower eyelid, but line it halfway from the outer corner of your eye (lining till the inner corners makes eyes look smaller). Smudge it for a more natural look. You can skip the mascara if you use a brown or black shade by tightlining the upper rim!
Give your skin a breather on vacation! Rather than caking on layers of foundation and then topping it off with concealer, use a BB cream! These multi-purpose creams blur imperfections, hydrate your skin and give you a natural glow! Bonus points if you choose one with SPF!
Being the lipstick lovers that we are, we can’t limit ourselves to just one! Carry a neutral shade for the day – a light pink, nude or brown. For a night-about-town look, carry a bright shade with you – a bold pink, vivid red or a punchy orange! Double up your lipstick as a blush by applying the shade on your fingers and then blending it onto the apples of your cheeks! For those who prefer glosses, pick a shiny (not sticky!) gloss in these shades!
Personally, we feel incomplete without nail lacquer on our tips! Choose a gritty, glitter polish, rather than a matte one, as they cover up chipped nails easily and last longer! Whether you are lazing by the pool or trekking in the woods, nail paint has a way becoming dull. For an instaglam look, swipe on a coat of glitter polish! The cool part is that even if one of your matte nail chips, you can cover it with glitter – an accent nail is so chic!
Whether at home or on vacation, skin care is essential! Use hydrating make-up removing wipes to take off the day’s look, sweat and grime, without stripping off the moisture! We promise that your skin will thank you later!
Stick to these rules for a no-hassle packing situation! All that empty space can be filled up with shopping after all!
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