One tiny bag, one big makeup de­ci­sion

The Jewish Chronicle - - JC SPECIAL - BY JOY SABLE

O YOU’RE all set to catch that flight to some sun-kissed isle in the Mediter­ranean… what’s in your makeup b a g ? I t makes sense to take only the ne­ces­si­ties; it saves on weight and you can’t cram too much into those pesky plas­tic bags they hand out at the air­port.

A good sun­screen is a must. Clin­ique’s Even Bet­ter Dark Spot De­fense (£26) has an SPF of 45. It is quickly ab­sorbed, a nd p r o v i d e s sun pro­tec­tion to com­bat the for­ma­tion of a g e i ng dark spots on your face. At 30ml it will fit into the plas­tic se­cu­rity bags.

For the rest of your body, try Clin­ique’s Body Cream (£19.50). You should pack it in your main bag­gage as it is 150ml, but at SPF 30 it pro­vides ex­cel­lent pro­tec­tion. Water and sweat-re­sis­tant, it is suit­able for sen­si­tive skin.

Vitage’s Skin De­fence (£22) is also SPF 30, and can be used on both face and body. This light­weight daily sun pro­tec­tor does not feel heavy and is ideal as a makeup base all year round (It is avail­able from www.cosme­store. co.uk.)

Keep your skin in top con­di­tion with Chanel’s Le Jour, La Nuit, Le Week­end travel kit (£60). The com­bined ac­tion of the three lo­tions gives your skin a boost if it is stressed, dried out or in need of ma­jor pam­per­ing, so it’s good if you want to give your com­plex­ion a hol­i­day treat.

Chanel’s ex­cel­lent sun pro­tec­tion, UV Essen­tiel (£41) is avail­able in SPF 20, 30 and 50 to suit all skin types.

Go for a glow even be­fore your tan takes hold. Guer­lain’s Ter­ra­cotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Foun­da­tion (£34.50) is ideal for warmer cli­mates. It in­cludes SPF 20 and is avail­able in five shades. If you are look­ing for a

foun­da­tion with a higher pro­tec­tion fac­tor, try Estée Lauder’s Dou­ble Wear All-Day Glow BB Mois­ture Makeup (£29 and SPF 30). In eight shades, it gives long-last­ing sheer cov­er­age and will add a lu­mi­nous look to your skin.

Clar­ins’ Hy­draQuench Tinted Mois­turiser (£30) does several jobs at once — it gives light­weight cov­er­age, pro­tects with its SPF 15 and mois­turises too.

When it comes to your eyes, save space by pack­ing just one eye­shadow pal­ette.

Estée Lauder’s Nudes Eye­shadow Pal­ette (£40) suits all skin tones and con­tains eight shades to high­light and de­fine, for ei­ther a soft or sen­sual look. Fin­ish off with Essence’s I Love Ex­treme Vol­ume mas­cara (£2.79) or Clar­ins’ Truly Water­proof Mas­cara (£21).

For lips, keep it sub­tle: try Essence’s Lon­glast­ing Lip­stick, avail­able in 13 dif­fer­ent shades. Its creamy for­mula lasts for hours and at only £2.29, you can af­ford to treat your­self to more than one. Clin­ique’s fun, por­ta­ble Chubby Sticks (£17) re­main the ideal lip balms to take away on hol­i­day. The four new Baby Tint sticks mois­turise and pro­vide a slick of nat­u­ral colour too. Or go for Clar­ins’ Lip Balm Crayons (£17) in shades such as Ten­der Co­ral and Soft Cof­fee — pop one into your makeup

bag and you’re away!

From left: Clin­ique Dark Spot De­fense, £26 and Body Cream, £19.50; Vitage Skin De­fence, £22; La Nuit de Chanel, part of £60 kit; Essence mas­cara, £21; Clin­ique Chubby Stick, £17, Clar­ins Lip Balm Crayon, £17; Essence bronze pow­der

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