The Beach Holiday Makeup Menu | Spain Edit

It feels like I'm barely back from New York but on Thursday I'm off to Spain for a chilled-out girls' holiday.  Make sure you come back on Sunday to see my non-makeup beach getaway essentials but today we're talking the makeup products I'm taking away with me!


Cover FX BB Gel Mattifying Anti-Blemish Treatment* | £35

Yep, it's that time of year again when I rabbit on about this product at every opportunity! G Medium Deep is just my perfect Summer shade and this is the only thing that doesn't melt into an oily, greasy mess on my skin in the sun. It gives impressive coverage given the fact it's such a lightweight base and gives my skin a more flawless appearance. It has a matte finish and is just incredibly long-wearing. I think the colour range is pretty good too - there are 10 shades and a variety of warm, neutral and cool tones.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup | £29.50

This is going to be my evening-time option as the shade 3.5 is perfect for my Summer skin tone and it gives a good medium coverage, whilst being nice and matte. It's lighter in coverage than the original version, which can be a little bit suffocating in hot weather, but still gives a flawless finish. It's just as matte (without being flat or drying) and as long lasting as the original at the same time, so you're really getting the best of both worlds! 

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer | £17.50

This is my favourite concealer for Summer - annoyingly there isn't a good match for my winter skin tone in the range, however Medium-Deep Warm is great for this time of year (with Medium Neutral under the eyes). I love the light, fluffy texture because it's so easy to blend out. Despite the lightweight formula, it gives amazing (but still natural-looking) coverage. It's the perfect balance between being hydrating but not greasy and is one of the few concealers I love both under my eyes and on blemishes. It's really long-wearing and doesn't crease on me, which are also so important for a beach holiday!

Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder | £11.95

This powder has been a bit of a revelation to me! It honestly sets my makeup in place amazingly and the concealer under my eyes doesn't wear away or crease and my eye makeup doesn't transfer or smear. I'm hoping that a little of this under my eyes with a damp BeautyBlender will hold everything in place in the heat for as long as possible. The shade is pretty perfect for me and the powder itself is so fine and traceless. It's extra important because I tend not to bother with a primer on holiday; if I'm already doing SPF and a moisturiser then I don't really want to add another step that needs time to sink in when I just want to get out there and enjoy the weather.


Models Own Sculpt & Glow Liquid Highlighter in 02 Rose Gold* | £9.99

This is an absolutely gorgeous liquid highlighter that can be used on top of makeup for a really dewy sun-kissed look, as a primer for a subtle glow or mixed in with a foundation to give it some luminosity. I plan on using this in the evenings mixed in with the Estee Lauder foundation or on top of it to stop it looking overly matte and to bring back some of that glow. The shade is absolutely stunning but I wouldn't describe it as 'rose gold' - it's more mid-way between gold and bronze. However it's a beautiful colour and doesn't contain big chunks of glitter. It just has a nice, natural sheen.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in That Glow | £39 | post

What can I say? I enjoy a highlighter! I have all the golden-bronze dewy options in this stunning palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. The formula is so creamy and blends out beautifully to give a really natural look. There's a gorgeous yellow-gold, a deeper bronze shade and two golden-champagne tones to get a glowing, sun-kissed look. I've swatched my favourite below but check out my post on this for all the shades.

I know I talk about this all the time but it's the only cream formula that 100% works on my skin without fading or going greasy even in the heat. There are others I love, but I just know this is going to be able to take the heat and it's just quicker and easier to pop on a cream blusher sometimes. Golden Peach is such a natural shade with a very slight shimmer running through it.

Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop | £17

Ginger Pop is a gorgeous Summer shade; a sort of vibrant peachy-coral. The formula has a little bit of a sheen to it but it looks more-or-les matte on the skin. You can apply it so quickly and easily, plus it always looks really natural on the skin. It doesn't fade or go patchy during the skin, which is essential in the sun.

ColourPop Cheek Shock in Bronze Me | $8

This is such a perfect, sun-kissed warm-toned bronzer for my skin tone. It's semi-matte but definitely has a golden sheen to it. The ColourPop formula is so unique and sort of mousse-like so it isn't greasy at all but still applies smoothly on my skin. This doesn't go patchy on me even after a long day so fingers crossed it can take the heat on holiday.

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray | £9 (Travel Size)

Ok, so a setting spray is never going to 100% save you if your makeup is literally melting on your face, however I find this really helps hold things in place and keep my skin matte for as long as possible. I love the little travel sizes that Urban Decay bring out over Summer because they're actually decent value and just so cute!


Urban Decay Original Eye Primer Potion | £8 (Travel Size)

This is an absolute life-saver when it comes to keeping my eyeshadow in place and stopping it from creasing, as well as ensuring the colours really pop on my eyelids. Therefore it was always going to be coming away with me. The full-sized really isn't that large so you can definitely travel with it, however this is half the price for half the amount so I thought I'd get the cute mini!

Clarins Ombre Iridescent Waterproof Eyeshadow in 04 Copper Brown* | £18

This eyeshadow formula is absolutely insane; I can wear it for a 12-hour day without it creasing or fading at all even without a primer. It does set quite quickly, so you don't have much time to blend it out but that's a small compromise when it's so long-lasting! I'm bringing the shade Copper Brown as I have a couple of other daytime eyeshadows in here so I wanted something I could just throw on in the evening. It's a deep, rich brown shade with gold undertones and has this beautiful pearly finish.

I talk about this all time so it's really no surprise that it's coming with me to Spain! I love ColourPop's unique spongy cream eyeshadow formula as it's so pigmented and long-wearing. This gorgeous peachy-bronze nude with a pearly golden finish works so well all over the lid for an everyday eye look in a few seconds.

I took this to Dubrovnik last year and it was the only cream eyeshadow I had with me that I could really trust to last all day in the intense temperatures without creasing. It lasts better than much more expensive options like cream eyeshadows from By Terry and Charlotte Tilbury, which is what makes it an essential in my makeup bag. The formula is fairly solid, which is possibly why it's so long-wearing. As with all my cream eyeshadows, I just apply this with my fingers and this one gives me a good amount of time to blend it out before it sets down. It's a gorgeous dewy bronze-brown shade that's not too warm or too cool in tone. It has this amazing multifaceted look to it and can just be worn all over the lid (this can be done in a matter of seconds for during the day) or used as a base for a bronze smoky eye look in the evening.

I still thought I'd pack a palette of powder shadows in case I fancy going for something a little more elaborate for the evening. The Zoeva Nude Spectrum has everything I need for any neutral eyeshadow look in a really slimline palette. I love the quality of Zoeva eyeshadows as the colour payoff is always amazing and so is the wear-time. The mattes especially are just so creamy and easy to work with. The shimmers aren't quite as butter-smooth as some others in my collection but can still be applied with minimal effort. This palette contains a really good balance of matte and shimmer shades, as well as giving me the warmer reds, golds and browns along with some cooler taupes and browns. Again I've swatched my favourites but check out my post for an in-depth look at this palette.

This isn't something I'll be reaching for during the daytime but for the evening I will definitely be wearing my usual winged liner and it's no secret that this is my favourite. It doesn't smudge or smear, even on my watery, hay fever-addled eyes! The thin nib helps you get that really exact, precise, intensely black liner that I love.

Another staple in my makeup bag! I like to go for something other than black on the bottom lash line so my eyes don't look too small and these creamy, pigmented pencils are perfect. I use Stag (a semi-matte charcoal colour) for tight-lining and the other two underneath my eyes; Smog (a warm golden-bronze shimmer) with a warmer look and Underground (a taupe-bronze) with a cooler look. They don't smudge, smear or wear away so are perfect for warmer weather.

Maybelline Lash Sensational is my favourite mascara so of course I picked up the waterproof version for on holiday again, as it worked for me last year. It gives a similar look to the original, however it's slightly stiffer and clumpier (meaning it's a little more prone to flaking), with a less 'wet' formula. However I do still get amazing length, a bit of volume and an even more amazing curl that really does last all day. Plus it never smudges or smears, so it's a small sacrifice for something that's going to work for me on holiday.

Another everyday product that I won't dwell on too much! I plan on getting my eyebrows tinted before I go but I'm packing this just in case. It's really hard to go wrong with it as far as a pencil formula goes because you just twist up the super-thin tip and the texture is the perfect middle ground between soft and waxy. The shade itself (I wear Hot Chocolate) isn't too warm, nor is it grey so just it looks really natural. This is another product I just know won't let me down in terms of wear-time either.

This is my standard duo along with the Soap and Glory as it adds that bit of colour, volume and hold to my brows without being thick, clumpy or crispy. Espresso is pretty much the same colour as Hot Chocolate, so they're the perfect pairing. It has a tiny little wand, making it quick and easy to apply precisely. It's quite possible that if I've just had my eyebrows done that I'll only need to use this to tame my brows a bit and fill in any little gaps.


This is my sheer, easy-to-throw-on everyday shade for the holiday. I find the formula nicely moisturising and it has a fuss-free sheeny finish. The shade itself is a orange-toned melon with hints of pink that's perfect for this time of year.

This is the bright matte option I've brought along for evening wear. It's quite a daring shade; a very vivid orange-coral tone that looks amazing when you've got a tan. It's one of MAC's creamier matte shades but it's still long-wearing on me.

I've also packed a slightly more muted matte colour to wear in the evenings: this warm, deep brown-toned nude by Gerard Cosmetics. I love the formula because it isn't drying on me at all but still has insane longevity, even when you're eating and drinking (and I plan to do a lot of both...)

What are your beach holiday makeup must-haves?

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  1. Love this edit! I've just picked up the new ABH glow kit and I can't wait to get involved! I love NARS multiples for holiday makeup. Usually, I only wear foundation/base in the evening if its super hot. I'm with you on the Estée Lauder double wear light too - it's a much more summer friendly base!!

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  2. Great selection! I wear so little makeup on holiday usually - just concealer, primer, blusher and powder! X

  3. Spain holiday with the girls sounds amazing, I hope you will have a great time! I don't have any holidays planned atm, however I would probably take highlighters, lightbase and colourful products like you did:) Golden peach is beautiful. x

    Ela BellaWorld

    1. Thank you - it was a lovely little break :) xx

  4. SO much makeup!!! Lovely post ! <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

  5. i'm so curious of trying the banana powderXD always very informative post jasmine(:

    xx from Brighton
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  6. I love the sound of the Kiko cream stick, definitely going to try that as I'm slightly obsessed with stick blusher. Golden Peach looks like a lovely shade too. If I was off to Spain I would definitely pack the Zoeva palette too, it really does have all the shades you need!

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  7. The UD Naked Concealer is also very long-lasting and doesn't crease on me! I know I say that every time you talk about the ColourPop bronzer, but I truly need to try it, the consistency sounds so unique and lovely!


  8. I've heard so much about the Urban Decay concealer! Definitely want to try this out.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  9. I really need an Anastasia glow kit, I also love the Gerard cosmetics hydra mattes!

    Coleoftheball xx

  10. Such gorgeous choices! I love the look of the UD Concealer - I need to try that out! :)
    Ambar | Her Little Loves

  11. There are so many stunning products here, especially for the summer!


  12. You are taking some lovely bits here! I need the ABH glow kit in my life, it's stunning! Have a lovely time hun!
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  13. Have fun on holiday, I'm jealous! Love the eyeshadows shades x


  14. Ahh, your giving me serious wanderlust! Your makeup picks are perfect, I hope you have a great time in Spain!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  15. Love all your picks! DW light would definitely be one of my picks too. I'm intrigued by the clarins eyeshadows, they sound great. And I'm literally about to order Everything Nice! xx

    LPage Beauty

  16. I never wear any make-up during the day on a beach holiday but I would bring similar colours to what you have here, for evening wear. I now need to buy one of those Clarins eyeshadows - they sound incredible! xx

    Beautylymin| Bobbi Brown Define & Glow Palette Gift Set Giveaway

    1. They're amazing! I can confirm they didn't crease in the intense heat too :) xx

  17. You're making me want to go on holidays so bad! I've been wanting to try the banana powder for ages, it sounds great!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  18. Omg makeup heaven!! Can I just have everything <3

    Enclothed Cognition

  19. Planning holiday makeup bag is such a fun :) Have an amazing holidays! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  20. I agree about Lash Sensational Waterproof. It's lovely to hold the curl but I must layer another mascara over it because it's horrid on its own on me. I hate how my lanes become crispy with it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  21. I've just picked up the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara & am really excited to try it, I've heard so many good things about it. The Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On & On Bronze is one of my summer go-to products. It's so easy & stays put however hot the temperature gets. I love the lip colours you've chosen, a great selection. Teach me how to pack only three lip products for a trip? Have a fantastic time in Spain. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    1. Thank you - it was lovely! I couldn't quite resist packing another couple haha xx

  22. So much fabulous makeup picks! I was going to pick up the ABH Glow Kit in That Glow but there's a new one out so I'm gonna get that one instead. I have been wanting to try these glow kits so I'm pretty excited! Great post! x

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  23. I just bought the Anastasia Glow Kit in Sun Kissed and OMG, it's ammmaaaazing! So pretty I kind of want all of them now :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

  24. I hope you have a wonderful time in Spain! Love the look of underground, it looks so creamy! Maybelline colour tattoos are essentials for everyday let alone the beach, they're invisble with their staying power!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

  25. wow the GC evewrything nice looks incredible! I so want it! Also I need to just buy a Zoeva palette already. Feel like the only person who still doesn't have one lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  26. These makeup products look gorgeous! That Zoeva palette in particular, those shades are right up my ally!


  27. I'm all about CoverFX's BB cream and Urban Decay's setting spray. I wear them on the regular and the summer only makes them more useful with the heat. :)

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com/

    1. Totally agree - they're the perfect sweat-proof pairing :) xx

  28. I'm obsessed with the colour tattoo in 'On and on bronze' and the Lash sensational mascara! Thanks for all your recommendations. Love your layout<3

  29. I picked up sunset blvd in my latest haul, which I'll be posting soon and it is stunning! Totally see why you adore the shade ^_^ And yesss everything nice is a gorgeous summer liquid lipstick pick, soooo flattering!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday in spain hun!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

  30. I'm going on a beach holiday in few weeks, so this is a great post for inspiration!

    Samantha Series

  31. I've been wanting to try that Estee Lauder foundation for some time. The coverage seems perfect for the hotter months! The ABH palette is sooo beautiful. I've been holding myself back from purchasing it but as soon as they came out with the newest shades and slapped a "limited edition" sticker on it, it's been even harder to resist lol.

    Hope you have an amazing trip to Spain!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  32. Tropic Tonic is stunning!! I don't think I've ever seen that shade. I'll have to see it in person because shades like that sometimes don't go with my skin tone. This looks like a perfect selection.

  33. Wish I was going on a beach holiday! MAC's tropic tonic looks like the perfect holiday shade!x

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  34. Your pictures are so pretty! I want everything! I like to use the color tattoo as a base for other eyeshadows to make them pop even more, it would look so pretty under your other eyeshadows!


  35. SO many gorgeous picks! I really want to try the ABH Highlighting palette, it looks so gorgeous!

    Lovely picks.

    Laura xo

  36. Hope you are having fabulous time in Spain. So many of my favorites are in this post particularly Gc everything nice, colourpop Bronze me, Clinique Ginger Pop. BTW how do u compare UD Concealer with Nars creamy concealer? I went to UD counter in Debenhams to get colour matched but the shades looked off to me..my skin tone is similar to yours Jasmine.
    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

    1. Thank you, it was lovely! My post on that is here:

  37. Thank you for your comments :) xx


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