For a short and hopefully romantic trip away next week consisting of busy sightseeing, Italian dinners and lot's of kisses, I need the perfect makeup bag to arm myself with.
For the quick and easy holiday snapshot ready makeup..
The perfect base:
L'Oréal True Match Foundation super blendable buffed in with a Real Techniques buffing brush and the equally amazing True Match Powder applied with the Real Techniques arched powder brush make the perfect duo for a flawless face. Layer on top of the Seventeen Photo Flawless primer for a whole day of unfaltering perfection.
To keep a warm Italian flush on my cheeks I also put my Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Native, the perfect blush, bronze and highlight all in one to save more space. Bronze with the Real Techniques tapered blush, colour the cheeks with the contour brush and highlight with the pointed foundation brush.
And the rest:
My trusty eye lash curlers that are years old, and may not get through security as in the right hands are definitely a weapon, and a travel sized Eyeko Black Magic mascara. Both together give the perfect curl and thickness to ahem not flirt with cute Italian waiters.
The Tanya Burr eyebrow palette, hot cocoa, chestnut and fairycake along with travel sized tweezers are needed to create the perfect brow, and pebble is actually the perfect matte brown for the crease or all over the lid.
And lastly, Vaseline to cure those airplane air conditioning dried out lips.
And for the evenings kissing on the Spanish Steps or dining on linguini:
The L'Oréal Super Liner Perfect Slim is great to add a cat flick to any look to turn your makeup from simple to super. Or use the Naked 2 palette to create a quick smokey eye before a 3 course meal in Trevi and a night touring Rome.
Lipstick may not be needed for a week away sunning and swimming but for a city break pack a few, you never know when you'll need a swipe of colour to take your look to the next level, in my bag there is a Topshop lipstick in Suspected (which for those of you who didn't know the contents made in Italy) for when you're feeling dark and mysterious, Maybelline Coloursensational in Pink Punch for when you're feeling flirty and Collection 2000 volume sensational in Cherry Pop when you're feeling a night of romance.
And there you go your secret weapon to feeling fabulous whilst away, if you couldn't tell I am very excited for next weeks adventure.