It was back to Victoria this weekend. I headed out with a couple of friends and the mantastic and we spent two days straight gorging ourselves with delicious food (Jam Cafe being a highlight) and basking in the sunlight. It was terrible. Who would enjoy such a thing? I kid. Of course I packed up a nice little baggie of makeup and I wouldn’t be a self professed beauty blogger (i.e. with no credibility but my own word) if I didn’t show you the contents.
I tried to pack quick and easy to use products, as the focus of this trip probably wasn’t meant to be “watch Holly do her makeup.” I started by chucking the Diorskin Nude BB Cream (Shade 02) into the pouch. It’s a beautiful finish with a medium coverage that applies easily with fingers. I then threw in my MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC20). Surprise surprise. I never seem to go a day without it. In my defense I did have a couple of nasty spots pop up on the trip and nothing works better to cover them than this concealer. I also brought my MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter (Light Boost), which might seem a bit excessive, however it certainly came in handy to brighten things up what with the lack of sleep. To finish off the skin I packed the MAC Blot Powder. It’s a good translucent powder that feels sturdy and travel friendly.
For brows I brought along my beloved Anastasia Brow Wiz (Medium Brown). It’s the perfect things for traveling – so easy to use and it has a spoolie on the end. My travel size Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara and a pair of eyelash curlers were also no-brainers. Since I’ve never been that much of an eyeshadow girl I skipped out on it altogether and instead packed the Physician’s Formula Lash Boosting Eyeliner and Serum. I still love me some gel liner, but this little pen is ideal for on-the-go use and it’s top notch quality.
Finally, I couldn’t resist taking a couple of my new Nars Lip Pencils out to see the world. Descanso and Yu were my picks. I thought a nude and a bold would be appropriate. Descanso certainly is a lovely nude, but I was particularly impressed with Yu. It didn’t dry out my lips and it’s so bright and pigmented. It even leaves a bit of a stain behind once the bulk of the product wares off.