I love a full face of makeup, and feel no shame about it. When people says things like, “You don’t need makeup” I like to point out that I also don’t need pants according to “No shirt, No shoes, No service” signs, but I happen to like to wear them.
On the weekends I like to cut back my makeup routine a bit sometimes, and there are definitely some products I like to reach for that make for an effortless look. Here’s how I get my easy weekend look…
Brush-Free Foundation & Concealer
I’ve been loving the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation* and Bye Bye Undereye Waterproof Concealer* recently. The foundation is lighter in coverage than their CC+ Cream (which I also adore!) and the concealer is waterproof which I find creases less than the original. I actually prefer to apply both with my fingers and press into the skin.
Brighten the Complexion With the Perfect Combo
Benefit Hoola is a classic bronzer many have loved, and for good reason. The texture is silky and pigmented, and it has a great olivy undertone that doesn’t lean orange. In stark contrast, I love to pair a bright blush with a paired down look for that youthful glow, and the orange-peach of Becca’s Luminous Blush in Tigerlily* works a treat. It has a built-in, subtle shimmer that gives just the right amount of radiance.
Make Eyes Pop With Two Products
When I want to look rested, after perhaps a late Saturday night (you know, watching Netflix, because I’m way past my club-going days!) I reach for a bright ivory/cream shimmery shadow, and some super black mascara. Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean* is the perfect cream (forgiving) formula that can be patted on with a finger. I love to pair it with lashings of Lancome Grandiose Extreme* which is super black and gives great length.
Finish With Brows and Lips
I personally wish I could go au-natural with my brows, but I just wasn’t blessed with full enough brows and look a bit weird without them. Thankfully Benefit Gimme Brow has great pigment and fibres in it that actually gives just enough illusion of fuller brows.
As a final finishing touch, I like a lip product that does double duty and acts as a balm and colour in one. Tarte’s Quench Lip Rescue in Nude* gives that your-lips-but-better colour with great hydration!
Do you wear makeup on the weekends? What are your favourite products for an easy, effortless look?