For one of my latest collaborations with Refinery 29 I decided to nail down the products that are in my beauty bag, for on-the-go chicification and instant skin and hair redux during Fashion Week. Now that NYC Fashion Week is over, I thought more about this vital list of products, and how these not only get me through the physical and mental insanity of fashion week but my real life, especially when I travel.
“For us beauty and fashion fanatics, New York Fashion Week is like our own special Olympics. Running around town in four-inch booties (much easier to haul a** in than a stiletto, let me tell you), trying to get up-close-and-personal shots backstage, and tapping the masterminds for their inspiration — it’s quite a rollercoaster.
So, you can imagine it’s a mission to stay chic and put-together in the midst of all the chaos — especially when my day starts at 7 and ends at midnight. When presentation is everything, it’s absolutely necessary to keep my handbag stocked with just the essentials. These purse musts aren’t just helpful for running around backstage, but make up the perfect on-the-go beauty kit for any hectic schedule. Your emergency beauty kit, right this way.”
It’s my advise that you stock up. Its going to be a busy fall. Why not look and feel fabulous – always. This is the complete list of what I keep in my bag all year long, or my on-the-go Beauty Essentials:
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm in Passion: This is the perfect pink! Love a good stain, and the balm is super moisturizing, making the dual-end product a true gem.
Le Labo Balm in Jasmine 17: This floral scent is sure to keep you feeling fresh as the day goes on. It lasts literally all day and is perfect for both day and night.
Red Flower Refreshing Hand & Face Towelettes Italian Blood Orange: At some point, you need to rid your face of the impurities you encountered throughout the day. These wipes take off even the heaviest of dirt and makeup and also double as a great hand sanitizer.
Tatcha Japanese Beauty Papers: No one likes a greasy face! These are perfect for in-cab touchups. There’s nothing like feeling oil-free midday.
Dr. Hauschka Fresh Deodorant: Feeling a little insecure in the smell department? Whip out your good ole’ Neal’s Organic Whips, and followup with this all-natural and totally refreshing deodorant with the yummiest sage and citrus scent.
Almay Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Stick: This is perfect for touching up the meltiest of eyeliners and fixing an on-the-go eyeliner application mistake.
Rohto Eye Drops: I am obsessed. Used by models everywhere, these drops are the key to removing redness, dryness, and dullness from your eyes in a pinch. Warning: you might become addicted.
Original Mineral Frizzy Logic Shine Serum Mini: This cute little serum is perfect for touching up those pesky flyaways. All you need to know: Anti-frizz, anti-humidity, and curl tamer.
By Terry Touche Veloutee: My eyes instantly look brighter and more refreshed (a favorite of Kim K! – hey her skin is flawless) after using this illuminator. It works like a charm at reducing puffiness and fine lines.
Benefit Eye Bright: Hello lover. I like to pop this under my eyes, down the brim of my nose, on my cupid’s bow and anywhere else I need a little love for a little pick-me-up. Perfect as a eyeshadow or lipstick base as well.
Mac Fix + Travel Size: For an instant glowing complexion, I liberally spray this vitamin packed essence over my face and neck. It’s a must-have for a healthy glow and you can apply – magically – above or below makeup (even powder).
Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum Mini: After a good facial refreshing using the Red Flower Wipes, I like to pop on a little serum for instant glow and luminosity. Plus, if you don’t want to reapply your entire makeup, a little serum on the cheeks instantly brightens your look.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer: This highlighter is perfect for adding a radiant glow to your tired and lackluster skin. I apply everywhere from my eyelids, to the brim of my nose, to my cheekbones and chest!
Nars Larger than Life Long-wear Eyeliner in Black: Fool-proof application. I can even apply this without a mirror when I line the insides of my eyes. It’s a great product to whip out in the bathroom for a quick color touch-up – a classic.
There you have it! Bring it on, busy day.