So happy this week is over and the weekend is here! Weekend started off extra well on Friday since my team went out for a long-overdue team lunch and my national director took us out for Italian food and let us stay out for 3 hours! I’m definitely going back with family and friends soon!
Sorry for the missing post last weekend; I had an amazing cottage weekend, jam-packed with reuniting with friends from back in university days and high school buddies 🙂 My room was quite rustic and practical with a sink and dresser which definitely helped me get ready quickly in the morning so I’m going to show you a simple routine to enhance your overall natural “no-makeup makeup” look for “glamping” trips. Keep on reading!
First Step: Base makeup – cushion compact
Any beauty-obsessed person with access to the Internet knows of the craze with cushion compacts and rightly so. With its travel-friendly packaging and concept, using cushion foundation to even and smooth out the complexion is the fastest way to achieve coverage in a speedy way. A must-have in my book! For oily-skinned folks or just to set the foundation all-day, opt for a translucent mineral powder to lightly mattify the skin to prevent cakey-ness from settling into a heavy layer on the skin. This will allow your skin to breathe and show off its natural luminosity over the course of the day.
Second Step: Define the face – brows + eyeliner + waterproof mascara
Now that my canvas is evened out and protected with SPF 50+++, it’s time to give definition to my eyes, particularly in shaping my face with my eyebrows and lining my eyes. I prefer pencils for brows and eyes just to have more ease and control in how much definition I can give without sacrificing time to have precision. Blending the pencil out in the brows and tightlining the upper eye are the key points in quick, natural definition. Of course, we can’t forget about mascara and I find that a waterproof formula comes in handy for lasting all day and avoiding raccoon-eyes of melting lashes during hiking trails and other vigorous activities.
Third Step: Add colour to the lips
Skip any blush or contour because, honestly, who has time for that? Let your natural glow come through after a day of hiking, canoeing, playing by the water, etc. and focus on your lips. I have naturally pale lips that make me look absolutely dull and listless if I don’t have some colour to brighten my face. Liquid lipstick works for me in maintaining lasting colour despite eating, drinking, talking and laughing. Having that pop of colour pulls the whole look together and this particular formula is hydrating enough and doesn’t make my lips peel. Definitely a game-changer!
Now for some cottage-interior photos:
Et voila! That is all for today and hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend! Hope these tips come in handy for the next time you go off on a trip and want a pared-down-to-basics makeup look!