The Parisian’s favorite summer past time has little to do with Paris in fact. When summer roles around they become great adventurers. They’ve saved up their vacation days all year long to get away from the city and get the most out of summer with vacations galore on the horizon. Who’s going where and when becomes a constant topic of conversation amongst colleagues and friends as everyone gears up to get out of town. Perhaps they’re headed to the shores of the Cote d’Azur, a summer house in Provence, or the island of Corsica. No matter where summer takes the parisienne, her beauty essentials come too in her travel trousse. As I prepare to embark on summer trips like the rest of the French, here are some of my Lancôme summer travel essentials and packing tips for you…bon voyage!
• Leave the brushes behind — Brushes not only take up a lot of space in your makeup bag, but they also get dirty when you travel. Leave them behind by packing makeup you can apply without a brush, such as Beauty Balm for your foundation and BLUSH SUBTIL CRÈME light weight cream blush. Options like these can both be applied and blended with your fingers alone.
• Pack a compact — Bringing a compact like DUAL FINISH multi-tasking powder & foundation in one, or MIRACLE CUSHION liquid makeup in a compact, are also brush free options that will make it easy for you to keep your complexion looking great on the go. In addition, the fact that they both can double up as your pocket size mirror is ultra convenient.
• Be serious about sunscreen — Sun damage is irreversible, and in summer most of all we need to protect the skin we’re in. During summer travels, we’re out and about more than usual absorbing some lovely but very harmful rays. If you’re not using a B.B. Cream that has SPF, be sure to pack an an oil free sunscreen suitable for the face and neck like Lancôme’s BIENFAIT UV SPF 50+ sunscreen. You can also consolidate your moisturizer and sunscreen to save space with dual action skincare like BIENFAIT MULTI-VITAL SPF 30 CREAM.
• Stay Hydrated — Travel can be exhausting, for your skin most of all. Planes, trains, automobiles, and the great outdoors with changing climates will no doubt leave your skin and lips dehydrated. No matter what, don’t slack off on your skincare routine. And for a great solution to prevent chapped lips and keep them luscious, bring along an ultra-moisturizing shade of SHINE LOVER. More than just great color pay off, its Rose de Muscat Oil acts like a balm to hydrate and rejuvenate lips on your journey.