The weekend beauty edit

The weekend beauty edit

Easy like Sunday morning

Text: Sandy Young

Weekends are for chill vibes, and your makeup should reflect a relaxed aesthetic. Here’s how the cool girls get ready for brunch or shopping at the flea market

Every girl knows that no-makeup makeup is a long-standing paradox that requires an arsenal of products to achieve a certain level of 'barefaced' perfection. For the occasions where you want to look effortless, yet polished, here is an updated version of your weekend edit.

1. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
There's a reason it's called beauty sleep. Luxe up your evening routine with this organic, cold-pressed face oil. This powerful serum promises better skin by morning and soothes dehydrated skin while diminishing pores and fine lines, so you can sleep in, guilt-free. As this overnight facial treatment oil contains retinol to renew the complexion, be sure to apply sunscreen the next day.

Sunday Riley Luna Sleep Oil

2. Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint
Sometimes the most beautiful feature is bare skin — with a little help, of course. The most modern way to wear foundation is to opt for an ultra lightweight formula that helps to maintain a fresh-faced appeal. With skin blurring properties, this skin tint by Into the Gloss' offshoot line, Glossier, will keep them guessing if you're genetically blessed with topshelf skin.

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint

3. Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil in Mystic
Although we all can't look like Cara Delevingne, we can certainly channel the brand's muse with their iconic lip and cheek pencils. In search for authenticity, the Frankel sisters created their line of portable, multifunction pencils. To create an off-duty look that's decidedly du jour, toss Mystic into a minimalist clutch for back-of-Uber ride touch-ups.

Lip and Cheek Pencil in Mystic

4. Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium
While sculpted cheekbones are taking a backseat to strobing, here are new ways to use the cult shading powder. This cashmere hue makes for a flattering crease colour that also multitasks as a brow powder. Ditch the winged liner for the weekend; instead, softly fill in the gaps between your lashes for a natural definition.

Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium

5. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray 
To achieve great hair that doesn't require an afterthought, this texturising spray from Oribe is a brilliant alternative to dry shampoo. The mane event being artfully undone hair with texture, volume and UV protection (yes, your hair needs it too) without compromising on style. This finely milled mist will take you from yoga to brunch without having to get too involved.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

6. Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum
Byredo is the new perfumer on the block that everyone can't stop talking-or rather, snapping-about. If our Instagram feeds aren't a testament to the house's establishment, be stirred by olfactory desires of this dreamy scent that is simultaneously glamorous, yet down-to-earth. The mythos of Gypsy Water invokes la vie bohème, with a base of amber and sandalwood, juxtaposed with top notes of bergamot and juniper berries. Meet the perfect counterpart to winding down your weekend with a latte and a good read.

Byredo Gypsy water

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