My Weekend Makeup

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Hello Everybody!
Saturday is always my favorite day of the week for a number of reasons, but one of my favorite parts is when I get to take my time to do my makeup properly and really enjoy the process. It always puts me in the best mood and I feel great going out for coffee or doing some shopping. I have a bad habit of just doing a really basic sweep of makeup during the week, so weekends always mean that I get to spend time picking different products in my stash to have fun with.

I can't bring myself to skip this step anymore and it always stops me from worrying about my makeup fading. It's like makeup insurance! I've been using the E.L.F Tone Adjusting Face Primer and I find it works really well. It absorbs quickly and is budget-friendly.

I've gone back to using the Maybelline Fit Me foundation which was a love of mine in 2015. I always do a light coat of this and it's enough to give me great coverage and a nice matte finish. I don't think I've ever fallen in love with a foundation so quickly like I did with this one. 

Just for those under-eyes that will forever bug me. I picked up the Rimmel Match Perfection concealer in Hawaii last year and find it really easy to use. The coverage could be a bit better, but I still enjoy using it. 

During the week I usually just flick a bit of Gimme Brow on to save time, but since I have more time at the weekend I get out my Benefit Brow Zings kit. I absolutely love this compact and it honestly makes such a difference to how I look.

I sure you guys have heard me talking about this one a few times now, but it has been one of the best investments to my makeup bag. I use the Benefit Hello Flawless powder in "Honey" and it is amazing at giving you a naturally finish. The coverage is amazing and it's lasted me months already; definitely repurchasing this one.

The Naked 3 palette is definitely my favorite out of the trio and it has the kind of shades I like to wear all the time. The one I reach for most is called "Nooner" which is a dark rose color. I paired it with another color called "Factory" which is about three shades darker, and the beauty of this palette is that all of the shades go together perfectly.

Ever since I saw Hailee Steinfeld's makeup look in her music video for Love Myself, I have been obsessed with having more smokey shades with my eyes. As usual, I use a pencil liner for a base on my upper eyelid and half of the bottom, and then use liquid liner (I have the Australis one) on top. I really love the way it looks, especially since I wear glasses and my eyes need more definition than normal.

Still loving the Benefit They're Real mascara! It took me a little while to really like using this one, but now it's a regular part of my makeup routine. It gives your lashes great definition and is always the best finishing touch to my eyes. 

I tried a new combo on this particular day: Nars Satin Lip Pencil ( I think the shade is "Rikugien"? It was a Sephora freebie anyway) and my favorite Tanya Burr lip gloss in "Lunch Date." I've been having a lot of fun finding different combinations for this nude gloss and this is probably one of my favorites so far.

 And here are the only decent selfies I could take (sorry guys, haven't quite got my beauty blogger photography feet yet.) It's a simple look, but that's my favorite kind. Bold eyes, nude lips, and flawless skin are my only makeup needs for a Saturday out.

What are your makeup must-haves for the weekend? 
Steph x.


  1. Naked 3 palette is my currently favorite again! I wish we had Fit Me Foundation in our country.. :/ will it be too dry for dry skins?

    Berfin -

    1. It's beautiful isn't it? Aw no, that's annoying they don't have it. I don't think so, I've never felt like it dried out my skin at all. It's quite naturally looking too : )
      Steph x.

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  3. I love the naked 3 palette, definitely my favourite in the naked range!!! The Rimmel wake me up concealer is amazing too, so brightening!!


    1. Yes! It's so pretty compared to the others. I need to pick up the Rimmel concealer soon! Everyone says it's amazing so I have to try it.
      Steph x.