Make-up for travelling

July 29, 2014. No comments.

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This blog is a little later than planned! But it’s peak wedding season,so been super busy getting organised for all my lovely brides and our makeup courses

I thought I would do this blog about my recent trip to zimbabwe and how I coped practically makeup free.

As most people that know me well or that have been unfortunate enough to have to travel with me, I don’t travel lightly and this is usually down to carrying around 10kg of makeup in my suitcase and hand luggage! This is no joke! It’s not that I wear 10kg or makeup or even take it out of the bag when on holiday its more of a safety blanket, that if for some bizarre reason I wanted to go out wearing neon eyeshadows that I at least have them with me, it’s more of a “just in case” thing. This has got better over the years though, but I fully admit I take way to much! But being a makeup artist I usually have to take far more than I need so I have used that as an excuse many times!

So when I decided to go off to Zimbabwe to volunteer for two weeks I made a decision to take little or no makeup at all. Well taking no makeup didn’t work as I thought “just in case” it’s better to have some than none, and after all I am a makeup artist!

So after many stressful hours of putting lipsticks, blushers and bronzers in and out of a bag and then realising I was creeping back into old habits and my suitcase was beginning to weigh an extra 5kg I had to be ruthless and decided to keep it to a minimum six items.

So my chosen six items were:

1.Laura mercier illuminating tinted moisturiser in warm radiance, this is one of my favourite products and I used it in place of foundation as it gives a very slight coverage, beautiful glowing skin and it also contains SPF 20.

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2.YSL waterproof volume effects mascara, my usual mascara but waterproof, I pretty much just wore some mascara during the day and by wearing waterproof I knew it wouldn’t be smudging down my face in the extreme heat or wind.

20140729-212036.jpgMac Kohl eyeliner in Teddy a lovely soft eyeliner in shimmery brown, that I used to create a smokey eye in the evenings.

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4. Gurlain four seasons bronzer for brunettes, this has been the bronzer I have used for years, it’s not cheap but lasts ages! Because your complexion lightens and darkens naturally with the seasons, Guerlain has invented Terracotta 4 Seasons bronzer. A selection of four shades that blend together to create a matt and customised, natural-looking glow any time of year. This sun-kissed palette is perfect for sculpting and highlighting: use the pink or dark shades for your blush and the more neutral or nude shades to unify the rest of your face.

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5. Revlon colour burst lipstick in creeme brûlée , this range of
Iipsticks is lovely and moisturising and makes the lips appear glossier and fuller without actually having the feeling of wearing lipstick. I like this shade as its very natural.

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6. My final item of choice which was incredibly hard to choose is a great multi purpose product Bobbi browns cream blusher in Calypso coral, I used this as a light blusher and also as a lipstick.

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My next adventure is attempting to climb Kilimanjaro in just nine weeks but somehow feel the makeup list will be even smaller.

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