05 August 2013

The Bare Essentials: Five Make Up Products To Pack For A Weekend Away

Emma in Paris
It was hand luggage only for our anniversary trip to Paris (and I’ll be showing you what we did and where we went soon).

With each trip away my packing skills increase – I went from this to this in the space of a few months – but this time (if I do say so myself), I totally nailed it!

This look won’t work for all occasions and destinations, but for a few days in Paris it was ideal – these five products gave me a quick, effortless but polished face that stayed in place in the sun.

Five Make Up Products To Pack For A Weekend Away

ONE:  This Vichy Beautifying Sun Protection Compact is genius. Not only does it protect like a suncream, with an SPF of 30, but it gives the most flawless coverage, too. The compact is also space saving, and easy to reapply on the go.

I normally wear a BB cream in the summer but wanted a more perfected look – and this certainly delivered. It’s €19.50 and comes in my shade, Sandy Beige, or the darker Golden Beige.

TWO: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mat lipstick in Orange Imagine is from last year’s Autumn collection and has been a firm favourite ever since.

The shade is delicious and the rich, creamy formula is a joy to wear. It was on my lips from morning to night for four days straight, and I didn’t tire of it for a second.

THREE: For the cheeks, what else but my favourite new cream blusher from Chanel?  These are so, so good – check out my full review – and there’s not long to wait till they launch on August 16th!

FOUR:  For a fast, full brow I love Smashbox Brow Tech To Go which is super travel friendly (as the names implies!).  At one end there’s an angled waterproof pencil to fill in and define, and at the other, a gel and spoolie to groom and hold the brows in place.

FIVE: Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Holidays mascara is just one in a string of brilliant releases from this fabulous but affordable French brand.

The portable, smaller sized tube houses a standard amount of product but is just €7.99 – and it’s waterproof, too.

Snap it up while it’s still on stands – it’s limited edition, comes in four fab shades and gives lashes just the right amount of added oomph.

And that’s it: five products, five minutes, done! What are your travel beauty essentials?
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