Escaping the winter on an overseas trip? Megan Bedford picks your beauty essentials.
When it’s time to travel, stock your cosmetics case with only the essentials, choosing low-maintenance options, multitaskers and minis. Many brands offer tiny portable sizes, or take advantage of gift-with-purchase promotions to source travel-size versions of make-up and skincare staples.TRY: 1. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist, $41. Pack this 100ml-size face mist for inflight spritzing. As well as botanical extracts, it contains glycerin, which ensures the moisture penetrates rather than evaporates. 2. Mini brush set, $12 from Kmart. Ideal for short stints, meaning you won’t have to haul full-size options around. 3. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Paint Lacquer in Gone with the Nude, $24. A brilliant combination of dense colour and hydration with a shiny finish that doesn’t require precision application. 4. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Moisturising Day Cream, $4. Combat dry aircraft air by re-applying a simple moisturiser inflight and soon after you land. 5. M.A.C Sized to Go Cleanse Off Oil, $25. A gentle make-up remover designed to smooth over dry skin before rinsing away. 6. Jane Iredale Puregloss Lip Gloss in Hot Cider, $59. The soft shimmer gives the illusion of plumper lips and the smooth texture is comfortable to wear. 7. Garnier Original BB Cream, $20. BB creams moisturise, protect and correct, so they’re indispensable when travelling. This is one of the very best. 8. Weleda Tinted Lip Balm in Nude, $16. Essential moisture with a hint of tint. 9. Avène Thermal Spring Water, $15. Care for sensitive complexions when travelling with this skin-soother. Use it on sunburn, razor burn, facial redness, itching and more. 10. Curio Noir Pūrotu Rose parfum, 5ml, $40. Tiny, portable, fine fragrance is hard to come by. This gem is a winner. 11. Rose gold metallic eyelash curler, $7 from Kmart. Even without make-up, curling lashes makes you look refreshed when you’re jet-lagged. 12. Quilted cosmetics bag, $6 from Kmart. Medium sized to fit easily in a carry-on bag.
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