Exclusive: Sam Faiers reveals her top lipstick for summer and it's under a fiver!

Published Tuesday, Jul 8 2014, 19:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
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Sam Faiers always looks oh-so-glam on holiday whether she's perched on a sunlounger in Dubai or hitting a pool party in Marbs.

Determined to uncover her 'stay hot on holiday' secrets, I caught up with the Essex girl and former TOWIE girl for a sneak peek inside her travel beauty bag.

Sam Faiers on holiday in Dubai on 14 April 2014

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Sam Faiers on holiday in Dubai on 9 April

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"I stock up on full sizes of everything before I go on holiday! When I go away with the girls, everyone comes to me if they've forgotten something. I always bring Garnier Intensive 7 Days Daily Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter, £3.14," Sam reveals.

"My mum's always been really strict about applying sun protection and her skin still looks amazing so me and my sister Billie are obsessed with it too. I always wear SPF 30, especially on my face, chest and shoulders. I wear tinted balms or Piz Buin in Sun Lipstick, £6, on my lips.

"Girls who have blowdries for pool parties are crazy. They'll get ruined as soon as someone dunks you in the pool! I just go for a ponytail or bun with a scrunchie. My extensions can get quite dry though so I use Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor, £4.99, and Moroccanoil Treatment, £31.85.

"I try lots of different shampoos and conditioners but L'Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner, £3.99 each, are some of my favourites.

Sam Faiers at Fake Bake launch on 2 April 2014


"I love experimenting with make-up on holiday. Anything goes! This summer, I'm planning on rocking pale-coloured lipsticks. I bought Barry M Matte Lip Paint in Palest Lavender, £4.49, recently."

Sam continues: "I'm really excited because I've just launched my first fragrance - La Bella Eau de Parfum by Samantha, £24.50. It has notes of vanilla, iris flower and caramel which makes it great for evening but I especially love wearing it in the day. My top trick is to spritz it on your clothes before you get dressed!"

She adds: "A make-up artist used Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer, £6.49, on me at a shoot and I was obsessed with it. It's a matte gloss that lasts for ages. I've just bought it in three shades.

Sam Faiers posing on holiday, May 14.

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"My skin's always better on holiday so I don't bring heavy foundation - it's nice when you're tanned and your freckles show through. In the evenings I wear a tinted moisturiser with Bobbi Brown Beige Shimmer Brick, £32, and MAC Powder Blush in Peach Twist, £18. You can get away with a lot more shimmer when you're on holiday! I also love Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, £7.99.

"I don't have any eyelashes so if I want to look really glam at a pool party, I have to wear falsies. MAC Duo Adhesive, £10, is amazing - it stays on for ages and if they start slipping later, I just shove my sunnies on!

"I prefer pinks, browns and burnt orange shades to very dark eye shadows. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, £37, is gorgeous and I like Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense Black, £15."

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