I’m going to the inaugural Fresh camp this weekend and I thought it would be a great idea to show you how I pack/edit my makeup for a weekend away. I used to go away for staycations and short trips with my friends all the time so I’m pretty used to packing like this. For me, my philosophy is - nothing too expensive I’d be sad to lose, only tried and true products! I only bring things that i KNOW i WILL use, no fancy new bits and bobs or newfangled products I haven’t used for at least a week before. Because by the sheer fate and way the world works - it will fail on me.
So this is what I’ve edited down to:
1 med-full coverage foundation
For me right now that is the Too Faced Born this way, I have the full sized but I still have the sampler from when I was trialing it.
1 tinted moisturiser or bb with spf of at least 30+
Nars Velvet Skin Tint is absolutely loveeellllyyyyyy and I think it’s perfect for this weather, again I have the sampler from Mecca. Don’t be afraid to go to Mecca and ask for samples! Or keep the sample jars and decant your usual products in, they’re the perfect size for 2-3 uses!
1 small tin of setting powder
Innisfree’s mineral powder is lovely, light, keeps me matte and doesn’t flash back too much in photos
Maybelline FitMe is my usual concealer for undereye and blemishes, nothing fancy.
Nars Orgasm x Laguna (mini)
I got this sample from a kit a while back and I absolutely LOVE it for travelling, it’s a good size and really sturdy
Colourpop Highlighter in Lunchmoney
A great no-makeup makeup essential and an absolute gem because it’s such a hard multitasker
LA Girl Strobe Lite
A really gorgeous highlighter I’ve yet to review but the finish is beautiful and similar to ABH Sunburst. Also it’s a LOT lighter in weight than all my other individual highlighters or kits (ha! Like I would EVER take my ABH glowkit)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Quad
Dash made me this from a few of her duplicate shades and it’s perfectly made up of 4 neutrals I wear all the time so it’s perfect
ELF eyebrow Kit
Literally one of the only products I’ve used consistently since I was a teenager
Covergirl Lashblast Fusion
Hands down, one of my favourite budget mascaras, it’s a rich creamy formula, doesn’t flake or clump and best of all it does not smudge
1 non tinted balm
Again a multitasker. I have Glossier BalmDotCom pictured but I prefer Aquaphor because I can use it on cuts/dry bits as well as lips
1 red tinted balm
Hurraw balm is sooo gorgeous, raw, vegan and one of my favs. I have so many in different tints and flavours
1 light matte liquid lip
KVD Bow’n’Arrow is sooooo perfect for this. Wearable and comfortable for day to day wear.
1 bright matte liquid lip
Sephora Luster Matte in Orchid. I normally veer towards a red but I looked at my wardrobe and I think a bright pink would suit better.
Only what I would call the essentials LOL: foundation buffer, tapered brush for under-eye setting/highlighting, eyebrow spoolie, contour brush
I absolutely would LOVE to bring my Le Labo Santal but absolutely would chuck a tantrum if I damaged it in anyway so this cheaper dupe is perfect. I also would definitely advocate a rollerball or mini spritzer.
This is for a weekend but I think I would pack the exact same stuff for a week away.