If you follow me on Instagram you will already know I’m in Dubai. It’s so lovely here and HOT! So I packed my make up according to the heat, well kind of. For some reason I can’t always decide on a few things so I end up taking a couple of the same products in different varieties, if that makes sense ha. You’ll see later in this post. Anyways here is what I brought with me, enjoy.
It’s all about that base –
Lets start off with foundations, I have the Giorgio Armani LSF shade 9 and the L’Oreal True match Foundation shade 8.D/8.W. Both of these foundations match my skin very well but the GA on is expensive so I didn’t want to be using it everyday so I took both. For the concealers I put the MAC PLW concealer and the Maybelline Eraser eye concealer in the bag. The Maybelline one is more for highlighting and MAC is for more coverage.
For primer I took the Too Faced HangoverX Primer because I like the way my make up sits on top of it. It also really help my make up last, and I definitely needed that in the heat. MAC Fix+ is so helpful in the heat, a quick spray on your face is all you need in the heat so definitely had to bring that. And I put two setting sprays in the bag, UD All Nighter setting spray and MFE Mist & Fix. They are both travel size so I thought it would be best to take both.
Setting powder, blush, highlighter & contour
Firstly setting powders, I had to put the Soap & Glory Kiss Ass powder in the bag because I love setting my under eyes with that. The other setting powder is the Laura Mercier Translucent powder, to set my entire face as it is hot in Dubai. I don’t wear a lot of blush so my current favourite is in the bag, NYX ombre blush in the shade mauve. For highlighter I could have just bought The Balm palette with my but I couldn’t leave my Colourpop one at home so took both. For bronzing and contour I have 3 products in my bag, The Body Shop honey bronzer in the shade 4, The Balm Bahama Mama and the Too Faced Chocolate bronzer. I couldn’t decide on which one to take so I out them all in the bag, ha. See what I mean by I can’t decide. It all fit into one bag so that was okay.
Eyes & Eyebrows
For eyeshadow I have my Too Faced Chocolate palette obviously. I have been loving this so much lately so had to bring that. I also put in the MUG single eyeshadow in the colour Coco Bear. I really like this colour in the crease so I thought I’ll put it in the bag. I don’t have a palette for it yet but nothing happened to it so it was okay. I put two mascaras in the makeup bag; YLS Effet Cils and Maybelline The Falsies Push up drama. I forgot to include them in this picture. And lastly for my eyebrows I only needed on product, my MAC eyebrow gel. Love this stuff and it stays on my eyebrows all day, so its perfect for the heat.
For lips I had a whole separate bag and way too many products so I couldn’t include it in this post but just to name a few lip products I took; Colourpop Ultra matte lip in Lumiere 2 and Tulle, Bourjois Rouge edition velvet 14 Plum Plum Girl and The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Adoring. These are only a few of the ones I took ha. Can’t leave without a variety of lip products ha.
So that is everything, what do you like taking on holiday? What can you not leave your home without? Are you going anywhere soon? Let me know down in the comments.
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