• 27th Nov 2012

Weekend Away Makeup

Whilst in Paris I thought I’d take a quick snap of what was in my makeup bag to show you  what I took with me for my short weekend trip. Now I know this is pretty extreme for a 3 day trip, but packing was a last minute thing so I just grabbed all of my favourites and something appropriate for any situation! 

I took two foundations, Origins Plantscription* because it’s nice a dewy for the daytime and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear* for the days where we’d be out all day and my makeup needed to last. You would have seen most of the products before because they’re the ones I always go back to and I can trust to be good and suit me well. NARS ‘Deep Throat’ and ‘Laguna’ are a must, as is my new love Burberry ‘Mulberry’. 

I also took Illamasqua ‘Fogiveness’ and Bobbi Brown ‘Cement’ incase I wanted to do a more evening smokey/sparkly eye. 

My next holiday is Thailand for two weeks and I’ll be sure to pack more sensibly then! 

Are you guilty of being a beauty over-packer? 

Lily xx

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28 Responses

  1. Phoebe says:

    I always over pack my makeup when I go on holiday because I like options but end up wearing the same look every day! I want all the make up you’ve shown here, it’s all so pretty! x

  2. EllieAlice says:

    I think everyone over packs! Better safe than sorry πŸ˜‰ xx


  3. Vanessa says:

    This doesn’t look that extreme at all. It’s nice to have slightly different options so you can create different looks when away. Thailand sounds fun I bet you can’t wait! πŸ™‚ xx

  4. I wouldn’t know what to do with all those products, need to watch your youtube vids again to get some tips as I’m rubbish with make up! Have fun in Paris! x

  5. When I’m away, even for 2 days, I always feel like I need everything “in case I want to do this or this or this or this…” so I always end up with way too much and hardly use anything. But I guess I need options!

  6. charissa says:

    I always over pack when going away, I think it’s better to have more than miss out something. I really want to try out the bobbi brown foundation and the clinique chubby sticks! xx


  7. Lou says:

    I love all the products! Nars Deep throat is a MUST!! πŸ™‚


  8. Emily says:

    I really want to try the chubby sticks!


  9. Natalie says:

    Packing for a few days away is a nightmare! You did well !


  10. ALICE says:

    I always over pack, and then think why did I bring so much! But I’d rather be prepared than regret not bringing it with me.x

  11. Beth Bradley says:

    Great selection, I always pack so much make-up and never end up using it but I bet if I didnt, I’d need it!

  12. Love the look of the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Cement! I don’t think I could pull off the Burberry shade anywhere near as well as you though, even though it’s rather lovely.


  13. hollydocx says:

    i am itching to try some Burberry makeup the packaging just does it for me..

  14. Kisti Belle says:

    Oh my, I take my more with me even for a 3 day trip! I always like having options so in my opinion you definitely didn’t bring too much haha.

  15. I always take far too much stuff with me on holiday. I think you kind of need the same amount regardless of how long you’re staying for!

  16. Klaudia... says:

    Hah,when I go on holidays I either forget to pack at lease 1 make up iteam or pack too much and never use it! <3 xo


  17. Gillian says:

    I used to be really bad but think I have got better. I always take one of the Urban Decay Naked palettes with me as you can do so many looks with it x


  18. jana knaepen says:

    I really want to try that Origins foundation. I wish they would ship to Belgium.


  19. that is alot of makeup! but nice choices!


  20. great choices, its better to take more and be prepared than less. I always overpack, I over think and then take things for every situation!!xx


  21. great post, thanks for letting us have a glimpse into your make up bag πŸ˜€

  22. Loveley post as always! You have such nice makeup, im so jealous! πŸ™‚ ♥

  23. Heather says:

    That Bobbi Brown shade is to die for!! oh wow…shit. seriously. i have to buy it this instant! hahah πŸ™‚ xxxx

    Sugar and Spice

  24. Good choices i do need to try out the bobbi b foundation!
    S xxx

  25. Jen27 says:

    Ah, so many gorgeous, versatile product for a weekend away! I’ve been known to pack just as much makeup for a short trip, so I don’t think you overdid it πŸ™‚ NARS Deep Throat has been one of my all-time favourite blushes for years- so glad you’re liking it!



  26. Thailand in 2 weeks? let’s hangout then haha
    I will fly this saturday πŸ˜›

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