Preparing for a weekend getaway can be stressful! In order to keep up with your skincare and beauty without a lot hassle, you’ll need a bag of essentials to keep you looking your best. Here's a look at my beauty hacks when I went for a short getaway recently from concealer to essential oils to make sure a lack of time and counter space won’t sacrifice the look!
Shu Uemura All new Blanc:Chroma Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil
1. As a busy woman, this cleanser works for me on my entire face including removing eyes makeup! Recently, they launched the new series blanc:chroma. It has an improved removability for waterproof mascara that thoroughly cleanses makeup and impurities in a single step.
2. Just 2 small pumps (for heavy makeup), gently massage it over the makeup for a couple of mins and wipe away with a damp sponge. Double cleanse if you are use to doing it, if not it's fine after splashing your face with water too!
3. Just transfer a small amount to a travel size bottle and we are good to go!
4. I love all things with essential oils especially the fragrance created from Bergamot, Clementie, Grapefruits and Ylang essential oils for this series.
Makeup Balancer or Primer
I have been using Sulwhasoo's makeup balancer for almost 3 months and it's perfect for my combination skin. (Primer works well too, I have not given other brands a longer period of trial so I cant speak for them). This is light enough as a makeup base, balancing skin tone and texture for me.
Most importantly, it allows the makeup to last for a longer period of time, giving that radiance look from day to evening. It also has SPF 25 PA++ , perfect for that added sunblock.
The down side, if you have dark undereye circles, you may have to dab abit of concealer over it. And if you are very particular on cleanliness, the leftover from the pumps tends to leave some stains on the clear cover. Not much of a issue for me as I'll just clean it off with tissue (as you can see from the picture, the cap has turn slightly blurry after cleaning).
BB Cushion Foundation
BB Cushion foundation compact is definitely a must as it works well as a foundation with coverage and SPF. Therefore it is light and small enough to put into a pouch or your purse as a touch up.
I am trying the new Shu Uemura blanc:chroma brightening UV cushion foundation. My verdict? To know more, please click here.
Cream Blusher and Mist
I'm using the Make Up Forever HD cream blusher. It is light and blends really well. Dab some on the lips for some added colur and I'm good to go. I like it too as there's a mirror attached, great too for touch up anywhere!
As for the mist, I love to mist my face after make up as it sets the makeup and also, relieve the face from any tightness and dryness caused after exessive use of powder.
The mist has hydrating properties that is great for the face for hydration and freshening during mid day!
That Loose Powder
Now, this is really optional (this is if you have that extra space to put another item:) Make Up Forever HD powder loose powder, since I've started with it a few months ago, this has been my only choice if I need that extra matt coverage. Do not be deceive by the white powder, it does not gives that whitish tone on the face. In fact, the powder is so fine and light it simple slides off your face. Personally, I feel this maybe one of the finest powder in the market that gives the face a light cover over that oily complexion. It's so fine, I can just pick it up by dabbing some over the area with my fingers and my skin looks and feel great! Verdict : Velvety light finish. Click here to see the video I've done where I share on HD makeup products, particularly this powder:)
Hahaaa, that's me with my horrible selfie skills. Do not judge me on that, this is just to show the after look after cleansing and makeup in the morning. So for those who aim to achieve a radiance holiday look without too much hinge of makeup, these are some of my beauty hacks! Above all, please remember to pack some sleeping mask too:) If you too have any tips to share, please feel free to write to me or comment!
Have a great week ahead and stay happy:)
( this is not a sponsored post, all these products belong to me and I have personally tried it and am sharing my personal views on it.)
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