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20 October 2013

Whats in my makeup bag - Weekend with family edition

Every so often the rolling hills and pretty villages of the Yorkshire Dales call to us and we head off on a little road trip to visit my in-laws. These weekends usually consist of lie-ins, lunch in lovely little tea rooms and walking the dogs before cosying up with a bottle of wine in the evenings! It's usually a thoroughly relaxing get-away and as such i don't tend to dress up or wear too much make-up but here's a little look at the essentials i took last time for a fuss free, minimal effort look.
Base - I mixed Chanel Perfection Luminere with the Arbonne Sheer Glow Highlighter (which is very similar to MAC Strobe Cream) and just apply with my fingers and then follow with my favourite Bobbi Brown Concealer under the eyes and on any redness. A touch of Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink blended on the apples of my cheeks added a bit of colour (not really needed after walking in the Dales!) then a  light dusting of the Bourjois Java Rice Loose Powder finished the base.
Eyes - I used a combination of Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Sandy Gold over the lid and MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist in the outer corner and under the lower lash line; both smudged on with fingers. I curled my lashes with my Shu Umuera eyelash curler then applied Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara which is one of my favourites of the moment and i used a touch of Maybelline Brown Drama Sculpting Mascara to give my eyebrows some shape and keep them in place. 

Lips - I wore my Chantacaille Lipchic in Gerenaium to give a natural colour and gloss and i had a small tube of Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream to hand which is invaluable if you get chapped lips being out in the Great British elements!

A nice relaxed routine to fit in with a very leisurely weekend! What are your essentials for a minimal weekend make-up kit?


  1. Great make up for a weekend away! I hope you have a fab time! :)

  2. Hope you had a fab weekend! You do far better than me at packing light!! :-) xxxx

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

  3. I love the Bobbi Brown concealer! Great post, I love these types of posts.

    curlandpearls | bloglovin'

  4. These look like awesome picks! Congrats on your blog birthday :) you have a new follower via bloglovin'!

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  5. Love MAC strobe cream. I bet you looked beautiful. Hope you enjoyed your weekend away.

     The Way to My Hart

  6. sounds like such a relaxing weekend!! that Chantacaille lipstick looks gorgeous xx


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