Pretty much every weekend for the past 2 or so years I have stayed at my boyfriends. This has given an innate ability to pack only the essentials. I have learned the hard way not to over pack. I bring the basics of what I need and nothing else.
I have been loving these two mini’s I received from Sephora (6). The Caudalie serum smells great and has a wonderful texture and the Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty has keep my hideously dry skin moisturized. The YSL Touche Eclat foundation (5) is a winter must have. It is nice and light, but it gives great coverage. The Beauty Blender (8) is a must have for any girl who loves foundation. It makes putting your foundation on a whole lot easier! I just went and picked up another Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer (4) because I love it so much! I love the radiant shade and how it makes my under eye area so bright and awake looking.
I shied away from bronzer for the beginning part of winter but I needed it back in my life. I love using the Sigma E40 brush (2) with my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer (7). Another brush I have been loving is the Tom Ford Cheek brush (1). If you have a bit of money burning a hole in your pocket than I suggest picking this bad boy up! Sephora’s Orange Pop blush (11) gives me a beautiful pop of color on my cheeks. It is a nice matte shade, which makes me love it more. Now if you are looking for a new highlighter than I would suggest getting The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer (10). It has the creamiest of textures and gives you a dazzling glow.
I normally don’t bring any eyeshadow with me, because it can be a little bit to bulky. I just bring a mascara sample that I am working through and this week it happens to be Laura Mercier’s Full Blown mascara (9). And lets not forget about eyebrows. On a whim last week I picked up Anastasia’s Brow Whiz (3) and oh meh gud!! it is a god send. I never thought I would enjoy it, but I truly do. And lastly I have been loving a dark lip, so of course I brought along my trusty Chanel Glossimer in Crushed Cherry (12).
What are your weekend makeup essentials ??