By Kate Cheng
Fall is here, and that’s why it’s so important to make sure we’ve got our skincare and beauty travel kits covered, too! Any Travelle knows that the key to making you look beautiful is the right arsenal of products, whether it be your must-have red lipstick to pull your look together in an instant, or the perfect travel-size tweezers to make sure no stray hair is left unplucked. Here are some well-loved beauty guru favourites that are sure to raise your beauty and skincare game before you can say touchdown.
Becca X Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
So we already are huuuuge fans of the Becca illuminating skin perfector, for its ultimate ‘no-makeup’ makeup effect and for making us feel like we’ve got million $$$$ skin in one artfully placed top-of-the-cheekbone dab. And so when we heard that the limited-edition luminizer was on the market, it was a bit of a no-brainer when we came to trying it out. And it did not disappoint. The peach tone adapts to any skin tone, a unique mix of pink and yellow that neutralises undertones and warms up the complexion. Sounds pretty ideal when we’re looking flaky and sallow after that dreaded red eye!
Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel
Winter = dry skin and crepey lines. Ew. Not attractive, and not how a Travelle wants to look, even on her worst days! This immensely potent eye gel has a cooling effect and floods the skin around your eyes with moisture using active ingredients Hydro Ionized Mineral Water, quinoa extract, olive oil and Biogen Technology. It has a very thick consistency and yet is also super lightweight, so can be used day, night and, of course, throughout the day without worry of product build-up! Dab before and after conferences and meetings to ensure maximum alertness! Bonus points for the sophisticated little blue jar – even just looking at it makes us feel more put together.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution
From Garnier to L’Oreal, micellar water has finally hit the mainstream market – and about time too. A staple of Parisian beauty gurus and makeup artists alike, it’s the ultimate product for travellers and time-starved high flyers, for late nights and dry cabins at dawn. These tiny micelles, or oil particles, draw out sebum, oil and makeup residue with one clean (and it must be clean!) swipe from a cotton pad. No rinsing required.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo
Another no-water-required staple, dry shampoo is any Travelle’s ultimate saviour for days when you want to make a blowout last a little longer, when you’re rushing from meetings, or simply want to tszuj your ‘do just a touch before post-work cocktails. Sulfate-free, oil-free and silicone-free, this exceptional formula works on all hair colors because of its patented OFPMA molecule, which, through reducing friction on hair surface, makes it easier to remove and to banish dreaded streaks. We love the clean, light scent and the odor neutralisers that minimise artificial smells.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
One of the most Instagrammed products of 2015, this mascara works wonders because of its patented formula that shrinks as it dries, pulling lashes more tightly upwards to give that lifted, sculpted look. Hugging each little lash in place, this glossy formula and masterful brush won’t flake or leave unsightly black specks all over your lower lids – so you can apply mid-flight and save all that last-minute rummaging ten minutes before landing. Hats off if you can apply in the back of a taxi en route to the airport – you’ll step out looking so on point, check-in will find it hard not to give you an upgrade! A truly eye-opening (sorry) find.