HIT THE ROAD
If you’re travelling, you need beauty essentials that go the distance
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.