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Weekends are for sleeping in, croissants, and sharing bottles of natural wine with friends. Long weekends are for all of that times three. Basically it’s about doing the bare minimum, with makeup fitting neatly into that category. The answer is weekend skin, characterised by fresh, almost non-existent coverage, fluffy, gel-only brows, and a tiny lick of tinted lip balm. Mecca has actually tapped into this aesthetic with its new Hydra Skin Tint – a barely there tinted moisturiser hybrid that glides over skin offering just a smidge of coverage. It even contains cocoa seeds that are said to ward of blue light. Perfect for all that brunch you’re sure to Instagram.

Brows are easy-peasy – just an upwards swish of clear gel. Don’t be afraid to brush them backwards either, this will just encourage more volume. Lips need hydrating seven days a week, so layer up a lanolin-packed balm with a juicy tint. Lanolip’s just launched the juicy new shade Nectar. So sweet, just watch out for croissant crumbs. And there you have it. Three steps for a three day long weekend. Enjoy!

Mecca Cosmetica Weekend Skin Hydra Skin Tint, $40. SHOP NOW

Lanolips Tinted Balm In Nectar, $30. SHOP NOW

Hourglass Arch Brow Volumising Fibre Gel, $43. SHOP NOW

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