Travel Beauty

Travel Beauty

For me, beauty is at its best when it’s simple and straightforward… particularly when travelling. An indolent makeup bag, if you will. These are the products that I took away with me when I went to Cambridge. Compact, light, mini products with no big bulky breakable bottles and no brushes – and bearing in mind I had a formal family wedding to attend – I covered all makeup bases. Here goes!

Beauty for holiday

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish £6 (travel) Why break my cleansing regime just because I’m going away? Take the best cleanser in miniature form and a flannel (or two) for clean and clear skin on your travels. Also doubles as a very effective makeup remover.

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic mini £6 (travel) I love this toner for the Summer months as it makes my skin feel nice and cool and fresh.

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (this is a free sample I got with purchase – although I always wear this moisturiser!) A light gel-cream which is perfect for dehydrated and sensitive skin like mine.

Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme £30 I always go back to this foundation and it goes over the Moisture Surge cream perfectly. I actually don’t think I’d need a mirror to apply this BB cream as it’s foolproof with great light coverage for Summer. I didn’t even need to pack a separate powder as it’s a cream-to-powder formulation. And it comes in a tube so it’s ideal for carrying around.

Clinique Airbrush Concealer £19 Everything you need from a concealer – for on the spot touch ups and hiding dark circles. Done.

Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blusher in Soft Pink £6.99 This small pot of blush is fantastic and very quick to apply with your fingers for a natural and healthy glow.

Clinique Chubby Stick in Mighty Mimosa £17 Yes – it’s still my favourite pink lipstick. Moisturising and long lasting colour.

Clinique All About Shadow in Daybreak £16 A little bit of this champagne-colour eye shadow is enough for the daytime. Build it up a bit for the evening for super-dazzling eyes!

Clinique Aromatics in White perfume (a free sample with purchase) A beautifully fresh and light scent – a couple of spritzes makes for the perfect refreshment on a hot sticky day.

Clinique Kohl Shaper for Eyes £15 A long lasting true-black eyeliner for sensitive eyes.

Boots No7 Extreme Length Waterproof Mascara £12.50 Length and curl for flake-free lashes that stays put even in extreme heat.

Imagine a suitcase in makeup:
a dot of liner
to make the wheels pop
and leave a trailing graphite line
so you can always find your way back.

A handle could handle
a puff of powder
to power march
through pickling crowds.

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