17th July 2012

Packing Light With Multi-tasking Products

One product, several uses – multi-taskers are my favourite kind of beauty buy! These products are particularly good around this time of year. When you need to downsize your wash bag in time for your holiday but don’t want to compromise on size or quality, they’re make for an ideal beauty arsenal. So take a look my five indispensible multi-tasking picks for packing light, and then revel in your travel savviness…

Nuxe Huila Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Spray 
You need to hydrate your face, your body and your hair while you’re away, but don’t attempt to stuff lots of products for each area into your wash bag. Opt for this cult Nuxe product instead, which provides the ideal level of moisture without feeling greasy. Made up of precious plant oils and vitamin E, the oil makes the skin and hair feel silky soft.

Clarins Flash Beauty Balm 
This cult product works to boost luminosity, eradicate signs of fatigue, and refine the skin’s texture every day. The texture is so comforting on the skin: simultaneously feeling creamy and balm-like, it makes for a perfect one-step moisturiser, make-up base and radiance booster. For an extra skin treat, the Flash Beauty Balm can be applied in a thicker layer and left on for 10-15 minutes.

Stila Crush Lip & Cheek Stain 
When you’re going away, a key place to do some downsizing is your makeup bag. A palette is a very easy way to do this but if – like me – you don’t wear any eye colour, it might actually prove to be a bit of a waste of space. Double up on your lip and cheek colour instead with the handy Stila Brush Lip & Cheek Stain, a pen formal that delivers intense and long-lasting pigment.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Skin Recovery Accelerator 
Prepare for any skincare situation while you’re away on holiday with the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast gel. The unique formula can be used for all manner of things, from grazes to burns – the silicon-based formula can even be used as a makeup primer. Damaged skin is protected with copper, zinc and manganese, and tightness and itchiness is instantly relieved.

L’Occitane Shea Butter
The L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter is ideal for on-the-go hydration of lips, hands, feet elbows and knees. The tiny size of the pot is ideal for tucking into the pockets when you’re out and about, and because it is made up of 100% shea butter you only need the tiniest amount. Warm some between your hands and smooth over dry skin for immediate relief.

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