Weekend Makeup

Things on the blog have been a little quiet as I have just got back from a weekend away visiting my relatives outside Mumbai. I do this around once a month so have become a bit of a pro at packing and even have a pre-made washbag that stays in my travel suitcase so I never forget any of the ‘essentials’. That means that I never tend to overpack toiletries, however with makeup it’s a different story. Eyeshadows (even though I only wear it once in a blue moon), a plethora of blushes, false lashes and 5 different lipsticks always tend to be lugged along in my blugging makeup bag, so this time I really tried to cut down and I have to say I think I did a pretty good job.

Although I did bring a few other bits, I ended up using only 5 makeup items for the whole weekend on rotation! On Friday I decided to treat myself (again) to a few bits that have been on my wishlist for ages from L’Oreal and yes I did buy (another) BB cream. This time it was a slightly pricier affair than the Pond’s I got a few months ago and I am now the happy owner of the L’Oreal Paris True Match BB Cream. I got the shade Golden which is a great match for me and first impressions are that it leaves a slightly less dewier finish than the Pond’s and gives slightly more coverage. I actually really like it so far and I’m developing quite a soft spot for BB Creams at the moment – what is going on? After applying that light base I do still feel that I need a touch of colour on my lips, so pat in a little of the Maybelline Bold Matte in MAT3 over the lips. For cheeks I have been dusting on old Revlon Photoready Sculpting Blush in Neutral, which is something I have seriously swatched 20 times and always lusted after. It is gorgeous, there will definitely be a post of this soon. I dust it on with the MAC 187 brush and it gives the most gorgeous peachy glow to the cheeks. I may even prefer it to MAC Melba – say what? When it comes to my eyes I’m a simple girl, a few swipes of the champagne gold from the Physicians Formula Classic Nude palette and I’m done! I also have been adding a bit of moisture with the Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze in Perennial Pink, which am actually enjoying using up.

So those are my current favourites – I’m all about natural looking skin with a bit of blush at the moment if you can’t tell! 🙂 Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend!