It was a perfect morning at Shelter Island’s The Chequit Hotel. This place was built in the 1800’s just steps from the coast. It feels charming and feels so remote, unlike most of the hotels I stay in when I travel for work. There are no TV’s in the room…gasp…you can’t hear a sound, maybe just the creak as you walk across the hallway. As a city girl, it certainly took me a few moments to get into this slow paced swing-of-things. I don’t think I’ve had a better night’s rest in a long time! Shelter Island is a place to grab a few good books and really relax. A place to unplug. I spent my mornings on this gorgeous sun porch overlooking the waterfront. I’d have my cup of coffee before making way for the little town down the road, where all you can find is a pizza joint and cafe. It’s a whole other side of Shelter Island I’ve come to love, just a 10 minute cab ride away from the parties and night life. For super quick weekend trips to the Hamptons, I kept my makeup super minimal. Sure, I love a clean face and bold brow, but I’m playing with a lot more color on my lids. I recently fell in love with a deep purple shadow, an unexpected pop for the end of summer.

Right now, I’m using Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage palette. I love anything that I can blend in with my fingers. This concealer palette is both matte and sheer at the same time…perfect coverage that still feels light and looks natural on my skin. Perfect for these last balmy days out in the Hamptons. And for quick weekend getaways, I stick with sticks. Eyeshadow sticks, cheek sticks, and lip sticks all deserve a whole other post here on NATALIE OFF DUTY…I live by them. For now, here is my Shelter Island look complete with Lancôme Monsieur Big Brow and Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick. Summer beauty really doesn’t require much.

Scanlan Theodore dress

AGL sandals 

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Lancôme Monsieur Brow

Lancôme Eyeshadow Stick 


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