How To Lighten Your Makeup Bag For A Weekend Getaway

Rachael Pfenninger, Contributing Writer


When summer rolls around, a weekend getaway sounds like just the thing – but for some of us ladies, that means it’s time to figure out how to lighten our grab and go makeup bag.

Now, at Real Purity, we’re all about simplifying. We use simple ingredients to create simple, non-irritating cosmetics that create simple, but bold, looks. Really, simple is pretty much our thing - and luckily for you, that simplification means that our cosmetics are both kind to skin and that most can be used more than one way.  Read on to see how we take that approach and apply it to your makeup bag.

Our first step towards a lighter makeup bag is to leave items like blush and liner at home. As much as we love the bold looks they provide, you can get the same effect using just our eye shadow, mascara and/or Coco Bronzer (which works for any skin tone, depending on how lightly or heavily you apply it).

With our eye shadow, you can both blend it on your eyelid and use it as a liner (just check out our Facebook page for the tutorial). Mascara is a lightweight addition that gives you that extra boldness. If you want an extra glow, you can’t go wrong using our bronzer as a blush/bronzer combo.

Wondering which eye shadow shades to grab? I always throw in Real Purity's Vanilla Eye Shadow  (which also comes in a duo with Mocha Brown) is a great color that I can blend on my eyelid and also use to brighten under-eye darkness. I also always take along Real Purity's Icy Rose Eye Shadow (another duo opportunity, paired with Navy Blue) which can act both as a light color on my eyelid and a pop of color on my cheeks.

If you’re a lipstick wearer, then you might not know how to feel about this next idea – but I say, leave it at home! Long days in the sun can damage your favorite shades, and bold lip colors aren’t necessary when you’re bronzed up and looking naturally beautiful. Instead, check out our Vitamin E Lip Balm to protect lips and/or a light Real Purity Lip Gloss to add a little shine in the evening.

When you’re on vacation, you want to feel beautiful – but the truth is, you don’t need much. So the next time you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, throw in your favorite colors, scoop up your lightweight bag and fly out the door with style that can’t be beat.

Have follow up questions on cosmetics for our Makeup Consultant? You can reach out to her via our Facebook page or by emailing her directly at And don't forget - from now until June 30, 2016, all of our duo eye shadows are HALF OFF! Discounts are applied on each product's page.