• 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

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00586026915858265794 Phoebe

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10433554379520813710 EllieAlice

    I think everyone over packs! Better safe than sorry ;) xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06035723345335784836 Vanessa

    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! :) xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01909853409264774558 LaraLainThatsMyName

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14722960706977115391 IlseDanielleMartina

    I love the products! Enjoy Paris! ;)

    Xo IDM

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07594192030035675016 Musing on Beauty

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10186617958571654560 charissa

    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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00474534675927063438 Lou

    I love all the products! Nars Deep throat is a MUST!! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931628941166343794 Emily

    I really want to try the chubby sticks!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17422929782746462567 Natalie

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12474932058278143404 ALICE

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04869164463456821380 Beth Bradley

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861525012963499457 Hannah Cagney Lace

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00714236011529659073 hollydocx

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05468838664037250946 Kisti Belle

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16132192724851017699 Tales of a pale face

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16745548340553984697 Klaudia…

    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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11776766899621824817 Gillian

    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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02103879248133684361 Kenderasia

    Great choices!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07278395207664142973 jana knaepen

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11122240942732812600 Cassy Workette

    that is alot of makeup! but nice choices!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04676105492382220536 Charlotte Anne Owst

    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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04179656528221580812 lily white english rose

    great post, thanks for letting us have a glimpse into your make up bag :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01244665211791239170 ABeautyRomance

    Loveley post as always! You have such nice makeup, im so jealous! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00330504071733184443 Heather

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

    Sugar and Spice

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05514003350762812637 Shradha G Loves

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    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 :) NARS Deep Throat has been one of my all-time favourite blushes for years- so glad you’re liking it!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12545249403802204600 The Beauty Dialogue

    Thailand in 2 weeks? let’s hangout then haha
    I will fly this saturday :P