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Many people struggle with their summer holiday beauty look, whether you’re jetting off to hang out in that new Ibiza lounge bar that everyone seems to be talking about or preparing to go Greek Island hopping for a couple of weeks with your other half, you will want to look and feel your most glamorous on holiday.

Summer make-up is all about using as little product as possible to enhance your features and create that flawless appearance. You don’t want to be sweating and feeling bogged down with cosmetics melting on your face.

Here I have tips for last minute holiday glamour to create a knockout look that can be achieved without access to your entire makeup collection.



The key to long lasting foundation and colour is the most commonly skipped step :- PRIMER!!

Seriously the stuff works, you wont regret the few seconds it takes to apply a primer which goes on after moisturizer but before face make up.

In Summer, primers are definitely the way to go as they don’t feel heavy on the skin and they really help to hold your makeup in place.

I love Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30

Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer is ideal for holidays as you have the high protection of the SPF to protect your skin from the UV rays whilst it also smooth’s fine lines, brightens the complexion and evens out the skin texture.



I love a bit of bronzer as it really does wonders for a fresh summer look, I find it not only gives me that sun kissed look it also makes my eyes brighter and my teeth whiter, you have to admit everyone looks better with a little warmth added to your skin.

Although I am not talking TOWIE,to keep the results looking fresh and natural, I recommend applying the bronzer just to the high points of your face, where the sun would naturally hit you so :- forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose.

I find powder bronzers are the easiest to apply, look for ones with varying shades as they blend together for the most authentic -looking results.



Once your skin is protected from the sun, a great lightweight but yet gives excellent coverage is YSL Touche Eclat, this wonder of a product hides dark circles and covers any blemishes.

I find this product easy to blend and you will not feel like you are wearing anything at all. Also it takes up no room in your makeup bag!



If you want to add some colour to your cheeks, choose something that has a creamy finish as this will look like a natural flush in the sun.

I absolutely love Benefits new Benebalm  which is a tinted lip balm take on their top selling Benetint Liquid. This gem is a multi tasking product you can use not only on your cheeks for a dewy pop of colour you can also use on your lips to enhance the shade and keep them moisturised through the air conditioning and sun.



L’Oréal has given its mascara a make over with new aqua blue and turquoise versions !!

I am beyond excited with having extremely fair eyelashes and brows ( actually “fair” would determine some depth of colour I actually have WHITE eyelashes and brows) any how all year round every 6-9 weeks I get my lashes and brows tinted to give my face definition but what I lack is the thickness and volume, so on holiday these swimming pool shades are a hot summer trend, that also look great on bronzed skin.

You can wear as an all over mascara or just on lash tips over black for a flash of colour, especially if you are not giving up a nude lip, try a swoosh of colour on lashes instead.



Yes it is terribly predictable for all those that know me, that I would include a red lippie to my list! Yet I promise you there is a real good reason.

Ok, when luggage space is tight (when is it not) and you just cant be bothered to slap on a full face there is no other product that will simply lift your holiday look from lazy day to evening out.

This very bright red is my recent favourite but truth be told I could have easily picked KATE MOSS for RIMMEL in 01.



A slick T-Zone instantly screams the message “I’m hot” and I don’t mean in the lyrics of – “Don’t ya wish your girlfriend was hot like me”

To eliminate unslightly shine in seconds nothing beats blotting papers, they are cheap and easy, literally you just press and go, so if you need to perk up your makeup  these papers are your key.








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