Sunday, January 15, 2012

Holiday Edition: Cruisy Makeup

As many of you know, my family and I recently went on a three week holiday over Christmas. We spent two weeks aboard the Cruise ship, Zaandam, visiting the Great Barrier Reef, Darwin, Bali, Komodo Island and Semarang, then disembarked to spend a week in Singapore! It was relaxing, interesting, exciting, fun and at times, a real eye-opener.

Since this is partly a beauty blog, I thought I'd start 2012 by featuring the basic makeup products I used daily during the Cruise. (Over the coming weeks, I'll be writing more Holiday Edition posts, so keep an eye out for my Singapore Hauls as well as some posts on the places we visited). There's much to do and see at sea, so I didn't want to spend ages each morning getting ready. I found that the following items worked well, stayed on and looked decent.

Revlon Colorstay 24 Hour MakeUp in Ivory
I can't rave enough about this foundation. I wanted a base that would stay on all day as I didn't want to be touching up constantly, and I got it. This little beauty stayed on through thick and thin. I got rained on, endured extreme heat and intense humidity. Bali, Semarang and Singapore have horrible heat and humidity, and Darwin was stinking hot. You basically drip sweat constantly when you're out in these places. At one point, hubby even said to me "I can't believe your makeup is still on!" and he never notices ANYTHING about my makeup! Brilliant product.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair Clair
I love this easy to use, creamy concealer. It's just the right consistency and does the job well. Did not need to reapply throughout the day.

Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder
I've recently switched from being a compact to a loose (powder!) girl and I'm so glad. I've finally mastered the right amount of product to load the brush with (not much!) and the degree to which I should tap and remove the excess before applying, and now this is a breeze. The humidity meant I did get shiny throughout the day, but a quick application of the tiniest bit of FOA loose powder and the shinies were banished. YAY!

Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eye Shadow in Coffee Bean
Again I wanted something that would stay on all day. I love wearing neutrals, and these graduating browns along with some black liner provided a smokey look that lasted.

Benefit Thrrrob Blush
Love this gorgeous shade of pink. It's easily buildable and it's extremely difficult to apply too much, because it's such a subtle, gentle, light pink. Loving this to death!

Australis Lip Pencil in Miss-Behave
This is a great rosy/dusky natural-looking pink shade that was very versatile. Easy to apply and looks great.

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 07
My favourite of all the Kate lippies, this neutral goes on smoothly, wears brilliantly and is very flattering. I've already bought my replacement even though I'm only halfway through my current one!

Do you have 'holiday makeup'?


  1. Great products! Perfect for a holiday and I love natural eyeshadows too! :)

  2. Thanks beautychattette! Yeah, I have so many natural eyeshadow palettes. Too many, probably!

  3. OMG!!! Welcome back babe xoxoxo Just letting u know to tweet me as I cant facey anymore something terrible happened on facey xoxoo

  4. Thanks, lovely! Have messaged you on Twitter. Hope you had a brilliant Christmas :)


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