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Beach to Bar: Holiday Makeup Essentials

Beach to Bar: Holiday Makeup Essentials

How to Create a Capsule Holiday Makeup Collection

Picture this: A Holiday Makeup collection that allows you to create several different looks, yet doesn’t weigh down your carry-on. With this useful guide, this scenario can become a reality. Say hello to the capsule holiday makeup collection that is space-saving, multitasking, and fool proof. It’s all been tried and tested by the Beauty Expert team. Discover the top six Holiday Makeup Essentials that will make packing your beauty bag stress-free and – dare we say it – enjoyable.

Top 6 Holiday Makeup Essentials

  1. Kevyn Aucoin The Etherialist Skin Illuminating Foundation
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    Kevyn Aucoin The Etherialist Skin Illuminating Foundation

    Starting with base makeup products, an illuminating foundation helps you create a natural holiday glow that will look fantastic in holiday photos. The Kevyn Aucoin The Etherialist Skin Illuminating Foundation is a radiant formula that can be used over SPF, enhancing your natural skin without masking it, and can be adapted to be a light or medium coverage. Whilst you may choose to go foundation-free during the day, you may opt for a light base during the evening.

    If you prefer to use matte makeup on holiday, enjoy our guide The Best Way to Apply Matte Makeup.

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  2. Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara
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    Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara

    The new Beach mascara from Eyeko is a holiday must-have. A long wear waterproof formula that will survive in tropical conditions, it’s the ultimate product to take you from beach to bar with minimal touch-ups required. Apply several coats to up the intensity.

    If you prefer a lengthening and lash-defining mascara, we love the Eyeko Black Magic Mascara Travel Size.

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  3. Lipstick Queen Dating Game Lipstick
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    Lipstick Queen Dating Game Lipstick

    Rather than bringing several lipsticks on holiday, we’re being more selective and taking one or two perfect shades. The Lipstick Queen Dating Game collection is a collection of pink-toned shades that can either be worn as a natural stain during the day, or as a traditional lipstick during the evening.

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  4. Pixi Palette Chloette - Romantic Radiance
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    Pixi Palette Chloette - Romantic Radiance

    If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that palettes save precious space in our travel makeup bags. This beautiful powder palette from Pixi Beauty combines six neutral eyeshadows, three blushers and three darker brow or liner shades, all in one travel-friendly compact. These universally flattering shades will add a natural glow to your makeup look.

    Other travel palettes we love:

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  5. By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eye Shadows
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    By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eye Shadows

    To up the glamour for an evening look, we love the By Terry Ombre Blackstars – cream eyeshadow sticks that take seconds to apply and blend with your fingers. Available in a variety of subtle and sultry shades, there are endless looks that will make you feel like a golden goddess. If you pick a gold shade, such as Blonde Opal, it can also double up as a cream highlighter.

    Pair the Ombre Blackstars with a volumising mascara such as Eyeko Beach, and for maximum effect, apply a liquid liner.

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  6. Illamasqua Precision Ink
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    Illamasqua Precision Ink

    No-one wants to spend hours applying liquid eyeliner on holiday, so make it simple and take a liner that ticks all the boxes – precise, high-pigment and long-wearing. The Illamasqua Precision Ink Liner has a super-fine tip to ensure an even application.

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