Weekend Makeup Essentials

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When you’re going away for a weekend you cannot take your entire makeup collection. This makes it a little bit more difficult when packing. This is what happened to me when I realised that I would have to choose my weekend makeup in advance. Here is what I decided to take with me this time.

My NYX foundation and Essence powder are a no brainer as I don’t actually have any other powder or foundation to take with me. I love how they make my skin look and feel so they have to go!

I’m only going to take one blush with me because, well I alternate between the two I have anyway. I’ve chosen one by Essence (of course) although I do love both of my Essence ones. This was honestly the first one I picked up when packing.

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As I don’t really have space for ALL of my eyeshadow palettes I am going to take this Signature Naked one. I love it because the colours stay on for ages and they’re absolutely gorgeous as well! I am also going to take both my Essence  and Rimmel mascaras because I can never decide which mascara to use in the morning and only one was not going to cut it.


For my lips I have taken three (very different) options! The Essence one is Natural Beauty, then we have the Woolworths one in the shade Oyster Flush and finally we have MAC in the shade Patisserie. I definitely like having a choice of lip products!

So there are my weekend makeup essentials (for this time anyway) – what are your weekend makeup essentials? Do you like any of these products? Let me know in the comments below!


Kirsty x



  1. March 23, 2017 / 19:05

    The one thing that I hate about going away for a weekend or longer is deciding on what makeup I want to bring with me! Foundation and powder, like yourself, is vital for me as well. These lipstick colours are so pretty as well. Good read!
    Lois x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      March 24, 2017 / 16:26

      It is so difficult! How can I decide in advance how I would like my makeup?!

  2. March 23, 2017 / 19:17

    I feel like I need to up my game make up wise at the moment I only wear eyeliner, lipstick and blush haha everyone seems to be so good at it ?

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      March 24, 2017 / 16:25

      I agree! Sometime I see other people’s makeup and want to hide haha!

  3. March 23, 2017 / 19:26

    You’re so brave. I never put makeup on at the weekend. the lipsticks look amazing, especially the Mac one! Nyx is one of my fav brands/ their liquid lipsticks are amazing! xx Corinne

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      March 24, 2017 / 16:25

      Thank you! I don’t always but when I’m away I definitely need to wear it haha

  4. March 23, 2017 / 19:30

    I take a big palette with me as you get a whole variety of colours. Along with a simple foundation eyeliner and masacara. Sometimes i will slip in my contour kit! X
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      March 24, 2017 / 16:24

      Ooh a contour kit is something I need to try! Which one do you use? x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      March 24, 2017 / 16:24

      I have not heard of that shade but will definitely have to go and have a look!

  5. March 23, 2017 / 19:39

    Ah I love all of your mattifying makeup! I suffer with oily skin so these are perfect! Especially with a lot of it being essence at a good price! Thanks for sharing your favourites! I love the lipsticks too 🙂 xx


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      March 24, 2017 / 16:23

      Essence have such great makeup and so affordable too! I love the mattifying makeup as I just feel it stays on for so long! Thank you for reading 🙂 x

  6. March 23, 2017 / 20:33

    This makeup look sounds lovely and definitely something that I would go for. Essence have some of the best lipsticks and face powders. I just hit the pan on mine!


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      March 24, 2017 / 16:22

      More than half of my makeup is Essence haha they have such great products! x

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