As New York Fashion Week prepares to draw to a close and the fash pack migrate across the pond to London, things are getting a bit stressful in the Stylist offices. Running between shows and attending late night parties can leave little time for beauty maintenance, but our beauty team are well-prepared with their top ten perk-me-ups.
So whether you’re attending Fashion Week, or tackling your day-to-day busy lives, keep these in your handbag so you’re prepared for every beauty emergency!
URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER SETTING SPRAY
During fashion week, days are long and life is fast-paced; so much so that even the best foundations can’t keep up. Lend your makeup a little extra staying power with Urban Decay’s All-Nighter, which promises not to budge for 16 hours.
NAILGIRLS POLISH IN BLACK #4
Black polish is not only a true classic, but it can also cover up all manner of missed-manicure sins. When you haven’t got the time for your usual nail appointment, paint on this glossy black.
MAC BLOTTING POWDER
Fashion week suddenly feels a lot less glamorous when you’re working up a sweat running between shows. Beat the shine and mop up oil with MAC’s super-sized Blot Film. They come in a cute compact and mattify skin without interfering with your makeup.
£10.50 for a pack of 30, maccosmetics.co.uk
LANOLIPS 101 OINTMENT
From the hot, busy backstage area, to the freezing cold outdoors; all these changes in temperature can really put your skin through a beating. Instead of letting your skin fall victim to dehydration, keep this award-winning ointment with you at all times. Chapped lips and dry patches don’t stand a chance.
LAURA MERCIER SECRET CONCEALER
Late parties, early shows and non-stop socialising may be fun, but the lack of sleep doesn’t exactly do wonders for the complexion. Disguise under eye circles with Laura Mercier’s Secret Concealer; a favourite of beauty editors alike.
MINI TANGLE TEEZER
Be rid of knotted hair without causing any damage or splitting any ends. This mini Tangle Teezer fits snugly into your handbag, so you can pull it out for any last minute touch-ups.
ORGANIC PHARMACY SUPER TONIC
For all ‘super women’ in the world, this tonic helps balance the metabolism and kick-start your energy. So if you find yourself losing pace between shows, this will be a quick fix!
BATISTE BLUSH ON THE GO DRY SHAMPOO
Missed washing your hair because you were out too late mingling with the greats of fashion? Head to the next morning’s shows with a can of this dry shampoo, and disguise those oily roots.
PRADA INFUSION D’IRIS PURSE SPRAY
Prada’s purse spray isn’t just a cute accessory; it also keeps your fragrance topped up, for a fresh all-day scent. Attach it to your keys or tuck it away in even the smallest of clutch bags.
GUERLAIN ROUGE G JEWEL LIPSTICK COMPACT IN GRENADE
Don’t have time to do your usual full face of makeup? A bright red lip can automatically lift the complexion and dress you up. We love Guerlain’s Rouge G lipstick compact for its moisturising formula and tucked-away mirror; perfect for application on-the-go.