10 Beauty Essentials for Your Fashion Week Survival Kit
It’s time once again for editors, designers, Insta-stylers and legendary fashion photogs to converge on the streets of New York, London, Paris and Milan—Fashion Month is upon us. While the cities are abuzz with must-see shows, glitzy parties and countless other events, we can’t help but wonder how the fashion pack keeps up with it all so stylishly.
The secret is preparation. Newbies and vets alike know that a key selection of beauty products is all that’s needed to look fresh while frantically hailing a cab. Below, ten of the most important items to carry in your Fashion Week arsenal—yes, your pretty Chloé one.
This uber-fashionable, egg-shaped vessel contains a lightweight, fast-absorbing hand cream to hydrate cuticles between shows or whenever hands feel dry.
Glow is chic, oil slicks are not. Keep these powder-coated blotting papers on hand to freshen your complexion between shows.
As you dash to your next appointment, find a quiet moment during your Uber ride to apply this aromatic stress treatment to your pulse points. Close your eyes and inhale the oil, counting backward from 10 to slow your breathing and calm your mind.
Exhausted? GinZing’s refreshing eye cream with built-in brighteners boosts the effects of your concealer, making your dark circles vanish while caffeine restores radiance to tired eyes. No one will ever know how little you’ve slept all week.
Condition lips between color with a soothing balm and keep unflattering, cracked skin from ruining your glossy lip look.
Even when you feel your most wilted, the show must go on. Like a cool splash of water, this facial spray is a portable jolt of “energy.” It’ll do the same for your makeup—one spritz brightens up the skin and makes foundation appear fresh and dewy.
The simplest way to take your look from day to night is with a red lip. The pencil formula is easy to apply when there’s little time to spare: first outline the shape of your mouth with the tip of the pencil before filling in the matte color. The long-wear formula will remain perfectly intact through all those air kisses.
Stress, lack of sleep, excessive coffee and cocktails—all can wreak havoc on your complexion during one of the most photographed times of the fashion calendar. Worry not. Indie Lee’s blemish stick fights breakouts discreetly while on-the-go. The clear formula can be applied throughout the day, even over makeup, so you can begin the healing process without slowing down.
The perfume you applied in the morning has quickly faded while you’ve hustled through your back-to-back schedule. Dab on this Le Labo solid perfume and emerge from the subway smelling like a freshly plucked rose.
Keep a mini Oribe dry texturizing spray in your bag for a speedy restyle. It’ll give you the textured grit you desire for an impromptu updo and can help extend the life of your blowout with enviable volume. No matter how much you apply, it never weighs hair down.