Now that I am traveling again, I’ve received a lot of questions on what skincare and makeup products I bring on my long trips. While I am packing, I also research on the climate or weather of the place where I am going. This helps me in planning what clothes to pack and what skincare and makeup products to bring.
If I am going to a cooler climate, I bring beauty products that are “richer”, or those that have moisturizing qualities in them. And if I am going to a warmer climate, I make sure that I bring skincare and makeup products that have sunscreen included in its ingredients.
Then of course, I also have my favorites. These are the ones I use both at home and when I travel. These are skincare and makeup products that I have recently tried and discovered work wonders for me.
Clarins’ Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum. This product is all about helping us achieve a more refined facial contour. It is not about changing our face’s natural shape – we don’t want that – but is more about helping our face look less bloated and less puffy, and “more angular” or “more contoured” instead. The serum’s natural plant-based ingredients and extracts help to release excess fat, drain excess fluids and preserve the firmness of our skin.
Just a little bit of this product twice daily will help you attain :
1) a more defined jaw line – say goodbye to your double chin!
2) reduce the bloating and puffiness on your face – which I get every time I travel!
3) preserve the firmness of your skin on both the face and neck – I make sure to apply this product on both areas, for they always have to receive the same amount of care!
And what are the makeup products I brought with me on this trip?
Laura Mercier’s Colour to Go Portable Palette – this small and handy kit has everything I need for my eyes, cheeks and lips. Everything is inside one convenient compact. It is portable and bag-friendly! It comes in a double-decker design which includes a full-size mirror along all other color essentials.
The top level is all about eyes with a trio of eye colors including Ballerina Pink (Luster), Rosy Taupe (Luster) and Cocoa Brown (Sateen), plus a Tightline Cake Eyeliner in Ground Espresso, for added intensity.
The bottom level of this compact meanwhile has a Bronzing Pressed Powder in Soft Bronze and Second Skin Cheek Colour in Pink Lotus, that give me a sun-kissed glow and just the right pinch of color on my cheeks.
Last but not the least, this handy, portable palette also contains a mini lip gloss, the Lip Glacé in Baby Doll to complete my “no-makeup look”.
Chanel Compact Powder (Jardin de Camelias Collection) – this powder is very light in texture and natural in color. I am not a big fan of putting too much powder or having too white makeup – so the rose tint that this powder gives is just perfect for me. This compact also leaves a satin finish and pearly shimmer for that nice healthy glow we need to have on our skin.
Chanel Liquid Eyeliner Intensity Definition in Black – If there’s one thing I am a fan of, it’s the black liquid eyeliner. I’ve tried a lot of brands out there but this is the only one that gives me a high intensity black color and that stays on long enough to last me from day till night.
But do you know what made me love this product even more? I wore it during my 12-hour flight and there was no smudging and creasing that appeared on my eyelids, despite the richness and color of this eyeliner! 🙂
Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in Baie Rose – Chanel’s Aqualumiere collection of lipglosses has a cult following and this particular color, Baie Rose, is one of their most popular ones because of its neutral pink shade. I use this alone during the day and it blends well with the natural color of my lips. I also use this at night, as a “topper” to my red lipstick, if I want to make the color red deeper and pop some more! 🙂
What are your favorite skincare and makeup products when you travel? Share them here with me!
Clarins Skincare and Chanel Makeup
Available at all Rustan’s Department Stores