On a summer holiday I know I shouldn't really wear any make up and I don't in the daytime, or at least not much, but I do like to in the evening or if I am going somewhere other than the beach or pool. For our summer holiday we go to a campsite in France so it's not overly glamorous but I think you know me by now and I always have to have some kind of "face" on. I think its what Joan Collins would do if she happened to find herself on a French campsite and not St Tropez!
I keep my base light as I usually have some colour, or the nights are warm and I don't want heavy makeup that will just end up sliding off my face. I will either just wear my Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow on its own or a BB cream - I like my Bobbi Brown one or Garnier one. I always use concealer for my pesky dark circles and I am liking the YSL Touche Éclat at the moment.
I tend to stay away from powders in the summer heat and that applies not only to a traditional setting powder but also with my Bronzers and Blushers. I love my NARS liquid Bronzer but also my Les Sahariennes by YSL which is what they call their balm-powder and is in a handy compact with a mirror too. I will bring my Tom Ford Gold Dust Bronzer too as I can't be without it. What I do love for holidays are products that do more than one thing and my new favourite is the Beach Stick by Charlotte Tilbury in shade Les Salinas which is a really pretty pink colur and can be used on lips and cheeks.
I need to get my hands on the NARS liquid blusher in Orgasm as I think that will be perfect but I do have a cream blusher by Tom Ford which is a lovely pinky/peach colour (the name of which has rubbed away which is rather annoying!) I also have my little tube of Cloud Paint by Glossier in Dusk which is a gel-cream blusher and is a lovely peachy colour. I do like a spot of highlighter for a summer evening as I like the dewy/glowy look and I am loving my MAC Cream Base In Hush as well as the MAC Strobe Cream along with my Glossier Haloscope Highlighter in Quartz.
I normally love a good smokey eye but I tend to not go quite as full on when I am away. I like to use a good cream eyeshadow such as my Maybelline Color Tatto in On and On-Bronze or I also like my Clarins Waterproof Eyeshadow in Copper Brown for summer evenings or even for the day by the pool if I am in that kind of mood. I also like an eyeshadow crayon for ease of application and my go to ones are my Top Shop one in Trickster and my Laura Mercier one in Burnished Bronze.
I will still wear my black eyeliner in my waterline as I feel naked without it but I may or may not wear my old faithful Collection Liquid Eyeliner as if it's too hot this can end up all over my eyes! Mascara has to be worn though as I don't feel I look alive without it!
Lipgloss is my preferred lip product on holiday and I have two by Charlotte Tilbury that I love which are Ibiza Nights and Portobello Girl but I also like Belize by Nars too. I always bring a lipstick or two and my favourites would be my Sexy Sienna lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury, True Coral by Tom Ford or my new L'Oreal lip pen called Disturbia.
If you want your makeup to stay in place - and to be honest who can be bothered to re-apply while there is rosé to be drunk - I sprtiz a bit of my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and hope this stops my makeup sliding off my face.