29 May 2013

Travel Beauty: Summer Weekend Essentials

For me, easy summer beauty is all about the five minute face: glowing, radiant skin, teamed with a pop of colour on the lips and cheeks. And that was reflected in the pared back beauty bag I brought away with me to Galway this weekend.  

Fancy a closer look at what I packed?
Travel Beauty: Summer Weekend Essentials

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream
Lasting moisture, glowy, radiant skin and a little bit of coverage, too – this stuff was made for relaxing weekends away.  Corrects a whole host of skintone concerns, from ashiness to redness and dark circles. It’s €35 but it’s one of the good ‘uns.
Benefit Fake Up
Benefit’s newbie is a hydrating hero product for those who hate cakiness or creasing under the eyes. With a concealing core surrounded by a moisturising ring of Vitamin E and apple-seed extract, this gives a pretty dewy and radiant effect. It's €26.50.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
This is a brilliant multi-tasker and comes in a huge range of shades to cater for all skintones and ethnicities - it’s as effective on blemishes as it is dark circles. Longlasting too; it’s €26.

Travel Beauty: Summer Weekend Essentials
L-R: Fake Up (light); NARS swatches; Armani Blushing Fabric in High Density Orange
Armani Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush

One of my favourite blushers ever. The colours are incredible and the silicone based formula blends beautifully, meaning it’s so easy to use. I brought two:  High Density Orange and Translucent Strawberry (I bought one and was given the other).
Chanel Les Beiges
This product has been a total game-changer. I use shade #30 as a bronzer and it’s perfection – check out my full review.

Travel Beauty: Summer Weekend Essentials
Taking over the hotel room!

NARS Satin Lip Pencils
I love these creamy, lightweight lip crayons from NARS – they’re non-drying, easy to wear and the colours are so pretty. These two are my favourites - Lodhi is a creamy coral and Luxembourg a pinkish red; they’re €25.
Soap and Glory Smooch Operator Lip Balm
I’ve already shared my thoughts on this rich and buttery balm and yep, I’m still a fan!

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Moon Rock
Part of Chanel’s summer collection – launching this Friday, y’all! – this cream shadow stick is just divine. The taupey/platinum shade will work for pretty much everyone, and they couldn’t be easier to use – just twist up, apply to your eyelids, blend with your finger and you’re done!
Chanel Le Volume Mascara
My new mascara favourite, and for good reason – it does it all, in seconds! We’re talking length, volume and definition, and we’re talking one stroke. Read more here.

Travel Beauty: Summer Weekend Essentials
Five Minute Face: Wearing Lodhi on the lips and Translucent Strawberry on the cheeks
Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil
I was sent a few Hourglass products to trial and this was my pick of the pack. It’s pricey (€29) but good – with a twist up triangle shaped crayon at one end and a brush at the other, it’s easy and convenient to use. 

My Travalo is filled with Beige from the Les Exclusifs de Chanel collection. Stunning scents, but  the bottles are huge – making  decanters like this a must.

Hmm. Maybe this wasn’t quite so pared back, after all…Do you like to travel light, and would your packing put mine to shame?


ifthey wereme said...

I love love love the Clinique CC cream. It's so easy to use and is great at hiding my red face!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I love simple makeup looks

Anonymous said...

Great products! Those NARS swatches made my heart skip a beat! :-)

Anibani said...

lovely products :)

Izzie J. Collins said...

Emma, could you do a review on the CC Cream pleaseee? :D

x izzie

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Super products, love easy and quick ones for holiday times! You look gorgeous x

LoCo said...

Really lovely selection of products at least 5 of them are on my wishlist.

Nars concealer, Luxembourg pencil.
Benefit Fake up
Chanel volume mascara and the les beiges.

Not Just Inside - Irish Beauty Blog said...

I am DYING to get the Clinique CC Cream ever since I seen you first review of it, it makes your skin look so pretty

LoveT. said...

Amazing Summer Look! Love it :)

kisses <3

Anonymous said...

Lovely natural beauty look, very pretty.

Tanja said...

Is LaRoche Psay´s BB cream still on your top 5 BB creams? Which tone you tried?
Compared to CC cream by Clinique?

Thanks for help


fluff and fripperies said...

Tanja, I do like the LRP cream but my favourites are the ones by Dior, Estee Lauder, Kiehls, Clarins and this CC cream from Clinique. Hope that helps! I might actually do a post on this soon xo

Pink Elephant Blog said...

Love the Nars lipstics and the cheek colour! So summery!

How do you find the CC cream color-wise? I tried the one from L'Oreal and to say I turned out orange would be an understatement!


Tanja said...

It does; but a post would be even better.
Thank you for helping me (us)! :)

Avril Joanne said...

I WANT everything here! x

Alex said...

wow, these armani tints are fabulous! and I do want to try both the benefit and nars concealers... for my poor dark circles :( x

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Johanna said...

Tell me more about the NARS concealer. Does it have really great coverage? Brightening, too?

Kim Alston said...

those NARS colors are nice! so punchy and vibrant. love benefit's fake up.

Gemma T said...

You look gorgeous Emma! I loveeeee the NARS concealer, isn't it amazing? :))) <3
I think I need to get the Lodhi NARS pencil though, that colour is beautiful xxx

Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

little t said...

Emma, your posts always make me feel like I need (NEED) everything you recommend. I make ve-ry expensive shopping lists in my head as I read your blog!

Also, I have a travelo too, nifty little thing!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

You look so refreshing and pretty! Oh and cc creams? I have just started using BB creams and now there's CC creams? I definitely need to do some research on these creams. =)

Coco said...

Is that your five minute face?? Bought it! Emma I'm in need of some serious beauty advice, my face is a mess owing to stress and crazy hormones (at 30 something I hoped to be out of this).
If it really makes wonders, I'd like to try NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.
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Emma said...

Loved this post Emma, and your choice of products for travelling light. I went away last week and made the sad mistake of only bringing a nude lip liner and my NUXE lip balm (by mistake of course!) I had to improvise to make a sort of nude lipstick with the two!

Would love to see a review of the NARS lip pencils, the shades you have look gorgeous. Hope you enjoyed your trip to Galway!

Emma x

NailsByNumbers said...

Love the lip colours, coral is such a summery colour!

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does every item in this collection look colour coordinated? Fab. The stuff weekends away are made of ;-)