Travel Tips: Beauty
Veteran Beauty Editor Eva Chen shares some of her tips for maintaining a beauty routine on the go:
Korres Lip Butter in Quince —- In a pinch, I’ve used this lip conditioner as a blush before. It’s a lovely deep rose that sheers out wonderfully to give cheeks a soft flush. Plus, as a lip product, its buttery-smooth texture can’t be beat.
Amorepacific CC Cream —- Once you’ve had a foundation shatter or explode in your makeup bag, you’ll always want to travel with a tidy compact, like this one from Amorepacific. Their new CC Cream compact provides sheer coverage and SPF—a fantastic multi-tasker.
Nars Lipstick in Heat Wave —— From jet-lag-weary undereye circles to a plane-rumpled outfit, this lipstick is the perfect flaming orange-red and distracts from a multitude of sins. Pair it with a sleek top knot and no one will be the wiser.
Sultra mini hairdryer —- There’s nothing worse than a feeble hotel room blowdryer that has as much force as a three year old blowing bubbles. This hairdryer is small but packs a serious punch.
Diptyque Mini Candle —- These candles ensure that it smells like home anywhere I go. They also make my suitcase so deliciously scented I’ve actually had TSA agents (a typically surly bunch) comment on the fragrance when they examine the contents of my bag—which, sadly, is something I seem to be jinxed with.
Cleanwell Hand Sanitizer and Wipes —- I am That Crazy Girl on the airplane maniacally wiping down the armrests, buttons and headrest before touching anything. It’s a total compulsion—but once you see how grimy the wipes get (shudder), you’ll start doing it too!
Shiseido mask —- There’s no better time to take care of your skin than when you’re sitting all alone in London/Paris/Milan/Tokyo/etc, with wild jet lag. I take the time to thoroughly cleanse and apply a mask. Shiseido’s White Lucent is a perennial favorite because of their travel-friendly packaging and the glowy aftereffects.
L’Oreal Elnett —- Bonus item—because I can’t live without it. It’s the perfect hairspray: strong but sensitive (by ‘sensitive’ I mean that it brushes out perfectly so you don’t have gloopy-feeling hair afterwards). Every beauty maven’s must-have.