Nights in Nashik

I’m currently writing this post stuffed into a seat on a car along with all my luggage – scarfs, muddy shoes and woolly clothing galore packed in – on my way back home after a quick jaunt to the countryside. I walked & swam (in the Ganga – yes I’m a nutter) my way round Nashik but now it’s time for me to retire my dirty boots and spend my evening scrubbing myself back into an appeasing state. Of course with any trip, no matter how low-key it may be one of my favourite activities is packing my makeup, so here’s what I hauled along with me.

Base-wise I brought Revlon’s Photoready BB Cream in Light. This stuff does exactly what it says on the tin – provides the skin with a light veil of coverage, evening out the skintone and adding a touch of glow. Perfect for ‘no makeup, makeup’ days. A bit of Almay’s Line Smoothing Concealer in Light/Medium under the eyes and across the cheekbones for a sheen and a dash of Revlon Photoready Sculpting Blush Palette in Neutral – the illuminator side – over the top points of the face, finish off the base. I threw in the Revlon Powder Blush in Classy Coral in case I fancied a pop of colour on the cheeks, but didn’t end up reaching for it. I kept the brows simple, just giving them a groom with a spoolie and my mascara of choice for the holiday was my new purchase, Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara. I love how easy it is to get off, but it just doesn’t hold a curl as much as my other favourites. Dayum! For lips I applied the Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in Berry Crush religiously, but for evenings out the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore added a red tint and a little somethin’ somethin’.

So in due course I will be reunited with my stash and after favouring the natural look all week I think it might be time to crack out something a little more daring and yes it’s a coincidence that Navratri is near…