Hello! I’m Nikki from Nikki and Things and I’m now at the end of my guest post series where I’ve been going through my makeup essentials for some different holiday destinations. Albertine will be back in the sunny UK soon, so to finish off I thought I’d show you some of my staycation essentials. There are so many things to do in the UK. I’m from just outside Glasgow and it always amazes me just how much there is to do in my own home town. Whether it’s walks to the park, visiting museums and local restaurants or just spending an evening in the garden with some friends, there will be plenty to do this summer. I thought for this selection I’d show you some of my favourite products for a light, natural look which wouldn’t look out of place on the local beach or at a friend’s BBQ.
For a base, I love Estee Lauder Daywear BB Cream. It has slightly more coverage than a tinted moisturiser but this one also has all of the moisturising properties that comes along with the original Daywear moisturiser. And it smells delish! I’ve already mentioned my love for Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in my beach holiday post, but again, for colour pay off, finish and staying power, these can do no wrong. For a light, natural look I’ve went for Pale Pink, which is a lovely pastel pink colour. To finish everything off, a light dusting of Bobbi Brown Brightening Nudes Finishing Powder will keep everything in place while giving your skin that added glow. And just look at the pretty packaging!
As for eyes, I’ve raided my Mac palette for a natural brown look. Naked Lunch is pretty over the lid with Era blended in the crease. Cork is great for giving your brows a bit of definition as well as being used as a liner along the last line and under the lower lash line. To finish off, Lancome Hypnose Mascara is my favourite for every day wear. It separates, lengthens and volumises leaving a wide eyed look.
As for lips, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer is perfect for glossy but not too glossy finish. It smells AMAZING and leave your lips feeling so soft. If you wanted a touch more colour, just dab Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge on the lips then finish with the Lip Perfector. And there we go, a pretty natural look in record time!
Thank you all so much for reading, and of course, a massive thank you to Albertine for giving me this great opportunity! Hope you had a great holiday and can’t wait to hear all about it!