Top 5 Quick Kits

Top 5 Quick Kits

When packing for a weekend away I always seem to end up with a bulging make up bag that frankly takes up good space that could be dedicated to shoes, it feels so wasteful! I am even slightly disgusted by the number of make-up items I carry around in my everyday handbag. Considering this, I

July 12, 2012

When packing for a weekend away I always seem to end up with a bulging make up bag that frankly takes up good space that could be dedicated to shoes, it feels so wasteful! I am even slightly disgusted by the number of make-up items I carry around in my everyday handbag. Considering this, I have picked my top 5 ‘quick kits’ to keep you looking gorgeous and make handbags everywhere less cluttered.

Stila Beach Girl Palette

This cute little compact contains four eye colours, a cheek colour, highlighter and mirror. Probably not enough items to cover everything you might need, but it is certainly ideal for keeping in your handbag or taking on a night out. The best thing is this bargain palette come in 4 different colour ways, making it easy to pick which one suits your skin tone, or pick up a couple if you’re indecisive!

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Pixi Fake Awake

This petite drawer is a ‘power nap in a box’. It contains 2 concealers, cream highlighter, brightening cream, cheek & eye awakening powder, nude setting powder, glowy pale pink lip gloss and strawberry red lip & cheek stain (and the kitchen sink!) It basically everything you could need, with a focus on getting your skin glowing, even on the go. These products are sheer but will brighten your face instantly.

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Too Faced  Natural Face

This prim and proper palette contains a luminizer, concealer, cream and powder blushes and a bronze-veil in neutral and sun-kissed shades. It also comes with three how-to tutorial cards, which demonstrate application techniques. The balance of items in this palette is great, and paired with your choice of primer or foundation you’re good to go

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Benefit Cabana Glama

This gorgeous box is packed with Benefit’s signature products including their best-selling hoola bronzing powder and some kind-a gorgeous foundation, and well as posietint poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain and three eye-shadows. Billed as your ‘vacation-ready makeup kit’ it has everything you need for bronzing and brightening, home or away.

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NARS Beach Lover

This five-piece set contains travel sizes of iconic NARS shade for a sizzling summer look. It boast a blush duo, an eye shadow pencil, a limited-edition shade of Laguna lip-glossa and a golden shimmer illuminator. This kit is small but perfectly formed, with products that compliment each other and will work a bronzed and beautiful look all summer. 

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Would these make-up essentials make your life easier? If you could make your own kit, what would be top of your must-haves list? Let us know in the comments.

About Alex Bucktin

I'm a graphic designer for a London ad agency but being creative isn't just a 9-5 thing for me. Its part of everyday life. I have an unhealthy obsession with typography, I ski like I have a death wish and my ideal afternoon would be spent walking the dogs and baking french macaroons. I collect china tea cups and shoes, and have no idea what I want to be when I finally grow up.

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