I tried not to take too many things with me considering we were only there for 6 days, and even with this small(ish) collection there were still a few things that I didn't use at all.
Face & Cheek Products
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 210: I usually use the Dream Smooth Mousse foundation but for this trip I took Fit Me with me as it's much more lightweight and natural looking. It provides light to medium coverage and doesn't go cakey in the heat.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20 Sand: This is OK, it's not the best concealer out there. It's good for under the eye area if you don't have too many dark circles, but that's about it.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium: This is my HG powder, it's perfect for blotting any shine without giving a powdery finish.
Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powder in #52: Previously reviewed HERE. This is a wonderful matte bronzer which I took with me to contour with, but I only used it once as who could really be bothered with the whole contouring process on holidays? Not me!
NARS Blush and Bronzer Duo in Orgasm and Laguna: Previously reviewed HERE. This got a lot of wear. A light dusting of the bronzer made sure I didn't look too pale on the beach, and the blush gave a lovely glow to the cheeks. This is my holiday makeup bag essential.
MAC Cremeblend Blush in Something Special: Previously reviewed HERE. I used this mainly during daytime at the beach when I wanted to look like I had naturally peachy cheeks (of course!).
Urban Decay Naked Palette: Really, as if this wouldn't be making it into the bag. It's got the perfect combination of summery colours. Nothing more to be said. I wrote about it previously HERE.
CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Black: This is just the normal version, I'm not into waterproof mascaras as I don't like the crunchy feeling they give my lashes. It's one of my HG mascaras.
Chi Chi Eyeliner Pencil in Black: This is fairly long lasting and doesn't melt in the heat, which is why it made it into the bag... but I used it only once as black eyeliner just didn't look right at the beach.
Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Black/Brown: This is pretty much all I use on my brows and I keep buying it over and over again. I like it because the colour matches my brows pretty well, and it's a fairly dry pencil so it doesn't melt in the heat.
This is where I took a tad too many things with me, and didn't use them all.
MAC Lipglass in Ample Pink: this is pretty lovely, but felt too sticky in the heat so I never wore it.
Designer Brands Lipgloss in Cool Sangria: I used this pretty much every day, mainly because of the sweet raspberry smell... yummm. And it's fairly glossy without the stickiness.
OCC Liptar in Pageant: I love this colour, but besides wearing it once for dinner on our first night there I never wore it again. It was too OTT. Full swatches of this and my other OCCs HERE.
MAC Lipstick in Hue: didn't use it... during the day I used a gloss, and at night this colour was too light for me.
Rimmel Lipstick in Pink Blush: love this colour... didn't use it. Same reasons as above.
Inglot Lipstick in #104: I used this quite regularly in the evenings when going out for dinner. It's the perfect coral shade that's not as OTT as MAC Vegas Volt, and not as pale as MAC Everhip. Reviewed HERE
Rimmel Lipstick in Kiss Me: Come on, look at this bright in-your-face red. Do you think I wore it at all? Nope. Nothing against the colour, but this just didn't look right with the whole relaxed vibe of the place. HERE is a FOTD with this lipstick.
Hand & Nail Products
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Handcream: this small sized tube is always in my bag for emergency dry hand rescues. It's super concentrated and a little goes a long way. Love it.
Bourjois Nailpolish in #15: I love this colour, and took it with me in case I got tired of wearing the OPI My Lifesaver (see THIS post), but I didn't end up needing this. HERE are swatches of this colour on my nails.
What are your holiday bag essentials?