Easy Holiday Make-up

model applying makeup

Holidaymakers have been told how to save valuable time applying their make-up this summer with six top tips to look great every day. The beauty experts at Hairtrade.com have compiled a list of their six top tips for achieving the perfect minimal holiday make up look.

A spokesperson for Hairtrade.com says, “At this time of year many people will be jetting off to sunnier climes to get some much-needed R&R.

“Saving suitcase space whilst still looking good on holiday is a constant battle when deciding what make up to take with you.

“These top tips will not only create more room in your suitcase, but also give you the perfect minimal holiday make up.”

Replace Foundation With A BB Cream

Foundation can feel heavy on the face and be prone to blocking pores, especially in hot weather. Investing in a waterproof BB Cream with SPF protection will give you a good amount of coverage whilst feeling lightweight and giving you sun protection.


Double Up A Lipstick As Blusher

Doubling up products is a good way to maximise suitcase space when travelling. Taking a versatile coloured lipstick that you can also apply to your cheeks as a blush is an easy and efficient way to get a quick healthy glow.


Double Up Clear Mascara As Brow Gel

Applying a clear mascara to lashes when on holiday is an easy way to add subtle length and volume. It can also be used to tame stray brow hairs, setting them in place to achieve a cleaner, more put-together look.


Be Shimmer Efficient

Shimmer is essential when on holiday to give the face a healthy glow. To be shimmer efficient take either a highlighter or a shimmery eyeshadow to use on eyes and cheeks. Avoid packing both to save space in you case.


Use A Bronzer As An Eyeshadow

Bronzer is perfect for accentuating that holiday tan, but when paired with a shimmer it can also be applied to the outer third of the eyelid to create a beautiful shimmery bronze eyeshadow look.


Ban The Brushes

Certain products, mainly cream based ones, do not require brushes for application. Products such as BB cream and a lipstick used as blusher can be applied and blended using your fingers. This not only saves space in your suitcase, but also means you don’t have to spend time scrubbing your make up brushes clean.

For more on summer beauty, see Top 10 Summer Beauty Hacks

Audrey Patterson

Having started my career at My Weekly on Real Life stories, for the past 8 years I have been Beauty and Fashion Editor. I also write Travel and Homes features, plus the odd book review. We’re a flexible team! I also write features for Your Best Ever Christmas covering a variety of topics.