Minimal Holiday Makeup

This week’s ‘My Makeup’ post almost became a bit redundant. Most days here include some kind of pool or waterpark frolicking  activity so I haven’t been wearing much makeup at all! However for days when we’re just mooching around some of the theme parks or indulging in my favourite activity, shopping, I have been throwing on the minutest and minimal amount of makeup…

I bought the Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser ages ago, with the sole purpose of bringing it along for this trip and I have to say I am very chuffed I did. The shade I have, Glow, does exactly that – and adds a soft glow to my skin, a hint of colour and evens everything out with a nice skin-like finish. I apply it with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush if I fancy a little more coverage in the evenings or with my fingers for a lighter look. Most days I have just been applying a small amount of concealer on areas where I need it, and my weapon of choice is the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 3. Great coverage, easy to blend and bloomin’ cheap – I have about three of these knocking about in my makeup stocks now. That’s my face done – no bronzer or blush as the sun gives me a little flush in those departments anyway and no powder as I’ve been liking the dewy look.  For my brows I’ve been testing out my newest purchase, the Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Warm Brunette. I don’t think it’s ever been so easy to pick out a shade of makeup – I’ve got warm brunette hair so I picked up the corresponding brow shade and bob’s your uncle. It’s a great colour match and superly long-lasting, I’m still getting the hang of using a pencil as I usually use a powder and a thin brush but the effects last much longer and look so much more defined – I’ll keep you updated on this one. For eyes I’ve been going for lashings of the L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara over Shu Uemura curled lashes – standard! And for lips a quick slick of the Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Nude Peach and that’s all. Definitely a good move not to bring any lipsticks, I haven’t felt like wearing much on my lips at all!

I think over the next week I’ll give my American makeup purchases more of a test so expect to see a US of A ‘My Makeup’ post next Friday! I’ve only been to drugstores so far, but I think I’ll be visiting a Sephora sometimes next week – insert girly squeal! Very exciting times! Any recommendations for what to pick up from Sephora?


  • lovely post. make the most of having to not wear any make up love the lip gloss colour. The weather is crap back here in england ig you are wondering lol xx

  • Miranda Hayes

    Rollerballs of Lady Million 😉

  • Justaspoonfulofsugarblog

    I like your make-up a lot! You make me want to try out everything in it!
    I am coming from France to London next month, do you have english make-up I really need to check out? Thank you xx

  • Laura M

    Fab post as always, I get so excited when something new of yours pops up! You’re making me very excited about going on holiday, hope you’re having an amazing time 🙂 x

  • Sarah S.

    Check out the new nail bars that have been popping up in Sephora 🙂 I lovelovelove Florida, I hope you’re having a great time 😀

  • ALICE C.

    hi Viviana
     Enjoy sun and shopping!!!!  I’m so happy I just buy  real tecniques core  colection… i’ll try buffing brush.please I want to ask you for a cleaning brush posted. Have a great time…sun and shopping my favs.
    Greetins from Mexico.

  • Your make up looks so pretty and natural, love it! Definitely giving me some ideas of what I should use when I go! Hope you’re having a lovely holiday! xx

  • beckysmakeup

    Ah you cant beat a bit of L’oreal Telescopic and Shu Uemura curled lashes! Every time you post about the Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser I want to run out and buy it. The price scares me a tad though…

    beckys makeup

  • cescafrancis_x

    Just bought the L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof mascara today finally after hearing you sing its praises for quite some time! 🙂 is it fully waterproof or does it smudge when you’re swimming?

  • Nicola

    I really envy your makeup! I love this look, very natural!

  • Chloe Salmons

    You always look gorgeous Anna, I love your blog 🙂

  • Melanie Jane

    You do the natural look so well. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve picked up on your travels and reading some reviews 🙂
    Mel x

  • Victoria

    You’ve got great skin, I’m ever so jealous. My aim is to wear tinted moisturiser instead of foundation by my next holiday.x

  • I finally ordered the buffing brush, very excited! You look very pretty. Enjoy your holiday. And OMG going to sephora, I’m super jealous!

  • aww I realy really want that tinted moisturizer!

  • Loving the Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Warm Brunette & im going to have to get my hands on the Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Nude Peach, it looks gorge!

    Hayley xo

  • Baya Sim

    Literally if you buy ANYTHING from Sephora buy the ‘Mineral foundation powder compact’ (the one with the cream stripe around the middle). I originally picked it up because i liked the packaging so much, but it is hands down the best powder or foundation i have ever used and its around $20. It has the best coverage, and i have oily skin and it stayed matte, yet did not look cakey in the slightest. I highly recommend!

  • MissLauren x

    that looks so quick and easy xx 

  • Aliiiiiiiiceeeeeeeeeeeee

    Do you still have your eyelash extensions in? xx

  • I just bought L’Oreal Telescopic because of your raves and I love it!!!