If you’re trav­el­ling, you need beauty es­sen­tials that go the dis­tance

Northern Rivers Style - - LOOKINGGOOD - WENDY WARD

Whether you’re glamp­ing, rent­ing a cabin at the beach or play­ing diva for a week, pack your beloved beauty prod­ucts so you can go in style.

With an en­tire car to fill, the temp­ta­tion could be to take it all, load­ing up ev­ery tube, bot­tle and tub from the bath­room. Not so with our finds.

1 Who wants to be stuck with way­ward brow hairs or strays on the chin un­til we get home? And, you can’t go past the sleek and sturdy, Tweez­er­man Slant (from $32.95, visit www.date­linecity.com or call 1800 251 215) with its su­per thin tip reaches and eases out the most stub­born and an­noy­ing hairs, par­tic­u­larly the ones that pop up be­tween the brows, all with­out pinch­ing. And it will last years and years with­out los­ing its grip.

2 Another es­sen­tial is a pack of fa­cial wipes, like the NIVEA Pure + Nat­u­ral Fa­cial Cleans­ing Wipes ($7.50 for a pack of 25 at Su­per­mar­kets and Phar­ma­cies). Kind to sen­si­tive eyes, their just-moist-enough sheets ren­der skin soft and clear of grime in a jiffy and they’re free of parabens, ar­ti­fi­cial colours and min­eral oil too. Keep them handy in the car; they’re in­dis­pens­able for clean­ing sticky fin­gers or faces en route and the ul­ti­mate in get­ting rid of the day’s make up at night and fresh­en­ing up morn­ing skin.

3 Slip into a large Zi­ploc bag the every­day per­son­als such as a brush, tooth­paste, tooth­brush and deodor­ant. Stash with those items a nail file, mas­cara, a hair clip or 2, an elas­tic to tie up the hair, a brow pen­cil like the all-in-one Eye of Horus Brow De­fine, a slim­line au­to­matic pen­cil. The twist-up nib pen­cil end shrewdly beefs up sparse ar­eas with colour while the brush at the other end blends colour through brows and tames re­bel­lious hairs, voila … per­fect arches. It’s avail­able in Husk (Light Ash Blonde), Dy­nasty (Medium Brown) and Nile (Medium/dark). $28 from www.eye­ofho­r­us­cos­met­ics.com and se­lected stores.

4 Add a lip balm, an SPF and your favourite fra­grance (yes, it’s a must) as these are the bits and bobs you some­times for­get to pack and once you ar­rive, wish you hadn’t. Take your own dryer if you can’t live with­out styling your hair and don’t rely on the ones in ho­tel rooms that often lack the power to do the job.

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