If you're a bit of a beauty obsessive like me then you'll know that one of the most exciting parts of going on holiday is the hair and makeup that comes with it. Don't get me wrong, when I was in Spain last week I spent most of my days lounging by the pool with my hair in a top knot wearing nothing but a tiny bit of concealer, but when it comes to the evening and you're going out for dinner and drinks it's rather nice to try and channel your inner bronzed goddess or in this case your inner Dany Targaryen (girl crush much)...
Base- Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in '52', Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 'light 2', Maybelline Lumi Touch in 'ivory', Bourjous Chocolate Bronzer in '51', Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in 'apricot', Benefit High Beam, BareMinerals Brow Powder in 'dark blonde/medium brown'
Eyes- Maybelline 24HR Colour Tattoo in 'on and on bronze', Urban Decay 'Snakebite' shadow from the Naked 2 palette, Maybelline Gel Liner, Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Lips- Revlon Lip Butter in 'tutti frutti'
Dress- River Island
As the title suggests I actually thought of my favourite Game of Thrones character Dany Targaryen as I was creating this look as I went for braided beachy hair, tribal accessories and a subtle golden smokey eye. I kept the base as light as I could by using mainly concealer to hide imperfections and then just evening out the rest of my skin tone (and sunglasses tan line) with my go to dewy summer base, the Bourjois Healthy Mix serum. This was followed by lots of bronzer pretty much all over my face and the Maybelline Dream Touch blush in 'apricot' on the apples of my cheeks which is the most perfect peachy-gold blush and highlight that I wore nearly every day whilst I was away. I wanted a little more on the eyes but still nothing too dramatic so slicked on some 'on and on bronze' cream shadow, added 'snake bite' in the crease as a contour and smudged out gel liner on the upper and lower lash line to create an understated bronzed smokey effect. I finished this make up look with another summer time beauty staple, the Body Shop Vitamin E face mist, which is a budget alternative to the Caudalie Beauty Elixir that adds a super glowy finish and also fixes your make up so no powder is needed. The hair was something that kind of just happened out of a lack of time to attack it with ghd's causing me to set it into beachy curls using TRESemme curl defining mouse, french plait the two front sections and then pin it all back to sit at the side. I was actually rather happy with the result as you can't go wrong with tousled waves and plaits in hot weather. I'd also like to point out the rather bargainous Peacocks earrings which cost me a measly £2.50!
What hair and make up do you wear out on holiday?
This is a rather late post because now I've started my fashion internship I don't get home till gone eight. I'm really loving it though as it's a really close knit team in a very cool studio only 20 minutes from London Embankment and I've already been allowed to get creative and take responsibility of things! Everything has gone really well so far apart from this morning when I got a bit lost and ended up in the West End rather far away from the studio. oops...
I hope you're having a lovely week!