Weekend Away Makeup Bag

When you are only allowed one plastic bag with all your liquids in for the weekend, it really makes you think about the things that you actually need (and all the space saving tips and tricks possible to cram absolutely everything!). I recently had to strip back my makeup bag and select a couple of key things I currently couldn’t do my makeup without, so I thought I would share them with you.

First things first lets talk base, I took two that are both very different from each other. The Avene Skin Tone Perfector* is the lighter of the two, offering nothing more than a tint of colour with only a small amount of coverage, although this is perfect for parts of my skin that are behaving and just need a little bit of a lift, I also find this keeps my skin feeling nice and hydrated throughout the day. To team up with that off course there is something with a little more coverage, I took a sample of the Estee Lauder Double Wear, this foundation is perfect for a weekend away as it doesn’t budge, meaning I can wander around not having to worry what my makeup looks like. I like to apply just a small amount of this in areas where I need more coverage. To set everything I took my trusty travel size Makeup Forever HD Powder, (massive thanks to Claire, as I won this in her giveaway at the start of the year!) I love this stuff, by using this I know everything is set in place without looking cakey. This powder is particularly good for setting the makeup under my eyes, I don’t find my concealer to crease at all.

I have wrote a full review of the Clinique Chubby Contour Stick, it is perfect for subtle definition, it is contouring without a faff! To help everything blend together I took my (yes pretty dirty) beauty blender, dampened this works a treat for both my base and blending out the contour stick, making it really good for travelling, although I do need some tips on how to clean it! For my brows I took the Soap and Glory Archery Pencil, I had this lurking at the bottom of my makeup draw and it was a fab little re discovery, perfect for travel as I can make my brows look both natural or more defined. I had eyelash extensions before going away so I took MAC’s Teddy Eyeliner to just add some definition to the lash line during the evenings, honestly I don’t really like wearing black kohl liner, having oily skin I find they just smudge and are too much maintenance. Teddy is a gorgeous chocolate brown with shimmers running through it, applied liberally along the lash line and smudged this can also double up as an eyeshadow.

Lastly the finishing touches to getting ready, lipstick and perfume. The Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Bitch Perfect is a lovely every day shade, it is comfortable and goes with a magnitude of makeup looks, a staple in my handbag! I recently blogged about the Jo Malone fragrance in Peony and Blush Suede, I pinched some room in my fiance’s little plastic bag and just about managed to squeeze this in. This is the perfect fragrance for everyday, long lasting yet not too over powering, I love it and can’t wait to pick up another one, I’m thinking Wood Sage and Sea Salt!

Hope you enjoyed this slightly long winded post! What are your weekend away makeup essentials?

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15 responses to “Weekend Away Makeup Bag”

  1. Elisabeth Hayes says:

    That Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick is gorgeous!xo, Lizhttp://lipstickandconfetti.com

  2. alittlekiran says:

    Beautiful products, I love the Teddy eyeliner from MAC, unfortunately Bitch Perfect is too pale for me. Such a shame because the name is everything. Great post, gorgeous photos xALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  3. Claire says:

    Aww I'm so glad you like the Makeup Forever Powder, I haven't used my own in years, I may be to give it a re-visit, my concealer creasing has been a pain the bum recently. I have a mini CT Bitch Perfect Lipstick and I love it, it's the perfect everyday colour :)xxx Clairehttp://www.claireellis.co.uk/

  4. Andrew BeautyandTheBoy says:

    That little makeup forever HD powder is so cute! i cant get enough i think minis of makeup just look so cute!! http://www.beautyandtheboy.com

  5. The Makeup Directory says:

    So many things I want here! I really feel like I need Bitch Perfect in my life, I love my CT lipsticks but they're all quite bold and bright so I want something for everyday. Also need a beauty blender in my life!The Makeup Directory

  6. Leanne Page says:

    I'm loving Bitch Perfect at the moment to. The Avene skin perfector sounds great. I'm all about light bases at the moment so I must check that out xxLPage Beauty

  7. Candice Petersen says:

    That lipstick shade is just gorgeous – I'm obsessed with the gold packagingCandice | Beauty Candy Loves

  8. Lizzie Schofield says:

    I love love love this lipstick shade it is beautiful!http://www.thebutter.co.uk/

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  10. Andrea Handojo says:

    That lipstick shade looks amazing! I've heard such great things about CT products!www.thebeautydojo.com

  11. Elena from Loovelle says:

    i love the ct lipstick you have. the colour is amazing for summer.❥loovelle.blogspot.com

  12. Emmys Beauty Cave says:

    That CT Lipstick shade looks stunning! So perfect for Summer!Emmy | EmmysBeautyCave | Bloglovin

  13. Natasha Kendall says:

    I really love that cute mini travel size pot!! I love anything travel sized, especially if it's things I won't use as much! xoNatasha Kendall

  14. Gemma Magpie says:

    Bitch Perfect is one of my all time favourites, it's such a gorgeous shade xx Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  15. Jennifer cheetham says:

    I love samples for a little trip away, they're so convenient. I need to get one of the mini HD powders!www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog xx

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