I’m writing this post on the rather refreshingly empty train journey home after spending the Bank Holiday weekend ‘up North with my Boyfriend and old Uni mates. Hope you all enjoyed the time off, I know I did! Anyway, onto the makeup. I think I’ve become quite a pro when it comes to packing, makeup especially. I’m not 20 products on the face kinda girl anyway, but I’ve learnt to pack my all-time favourites with a few little extras to give myself the illusion of some choice! This weekend included a night out on the town, pub visits and some meals out – a plethora of social occasions and all of which I think my minimal makeup bag catered for!

For my base I bought along my newest foundation love – the YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat* (full review on that here), partly because I have a sample size of it and partly cause it offers a beautiful natural finish and the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 3 came with me too and is what I used instead of foundation most days just blended lightly over areas where I needed a touch of coverage. Of course brush-wise I used the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I also threw in the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Natural Beige and the Japonesque Powder Brush* which I dusted on for the nights out to make everything a little longer lasting. For cheeks I bought along the classic combo of NARS Laguna, the MAC 150 Brush and Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Peach Whisper and the Real Techniques Multi-Task Brush. Now with the eyes I kept it simple – no eyeshadow, just the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers, L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara and my newest makeup discovery the Burberry Eye Definer in Golden Brown*. I’m not a huge eyeliner girl, but this has really changed my mind, expect to see a post on it soon. Just three products for lips – the NUXE Rêve de Miel lipbalm as a base, then Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Evasion for a touch of colour, and finally Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Peach for a little shine. Simples!

I threw all of this in to my new Muji purchase – the TPU Large Pouch which may not be the sexiest makeup bag but is the official size of the clear case which you can take liquids on for flights and all that jazz so it should come in handy for holidays. So there you have what I guess are my current makeup favourites and it’s almost time for me to get off the train. Perfect timing! What makeup were you loving this Jubilee Weekend?

*PR Samples

  • earthtopetal

    I sported a red tinted lip for the celebrations! Love the blush x

  • Octoberchic

    This is like the perfect amount of stuff to take to any trip. Love it!!


  • Nicola

    Oh i envy you, I never know what to pack and end up taking too much! Hope you had a great weekend, and i really want the Laura Mercia blush you always rave about, so gorgeous!


  • Becky

    Oh I need to get some of those Muji cases, OK their not glam but they are much prettier than the plastic seal bags I usually take on plane journeys!  I cant wait for the Touché Eclat foundation to be available. 

    beckys makeup

  • Beth Bradley

    I love the Muji cases, I’m definitely gonna invest in some before I go away, they look perfect to travel!


  • Emily B

    Love the collection 200 concealer!


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  • Jemma

    Wild and wolf do great Mae-up bags which are fab sizes! Can get them on Amazon!
    Jem x


  • Florence

    Such a handy little make up bag! Definitely need a trip to Muji x


  • Sarah Holloway

    I definitely crack out a red lip for royal celebrations! x


  • Shenley Gallimore

    I’m terrible at trying to cut down products for travelling. Just can’t do it.

  • Clay Butterfleyes

    Waouw you are amazing at packing ! xx


  • Tiffany Anderson

    I’m so awful when it comes to packing for going away ! I’m going away next monday and I know I’m gonna end up taking everything with me because I just can’t choose! 

  • http://twitter.com/toujourszweee Zoe

    I am dying to try the YSL Teint Touche Eclat foundation, I can hardly wait. I also wish I was as good as you at packing for travelling, I am sosososo rubbish!! I always overpack on everything.

    Zoe xx

  • Amy_tjones

    Hi Anna, I always enjoy reading your blog and watching your videos on youtube! :) You’re make up is fab! I love the Real Technique brushes! I’ve got the core collection and stippling brush so far. I’ll gradually buy more.

    Amy xx

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YGBMITUOMVWQMORGZBQ4VL23OA chang long

    nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

  • http://beautyramblings.blogspot.com/ Charlotte

    Oh wow I wish I could be as minimal as you when packing to go away! I tend to take atleast 2 of everything.. oops ha! X