Does your travel makeup kit need an upgrade? Here are new beauty products in my radar, and they won’t get you in trouble with the TSA.
1. L’Oréal Infallible Makeup
When you’re always on the go, the last thing you want is for your makeup to melt, fade, or smudge under any circumstance. When traveling, try L’Oréal Paris’ Infallible #NeverFail collection, which features four main products—foundation, powder, lipstick, and setting spray.
At the #NeverFail event, I personally tested the lasting power of this collection. Makeup artist Chyla Guerrero applied all four products on my face, and I had it on for the next 12 hours. The result: On the 12th hour, I looked fresh and camera-ready—and this is after all the eating, shopping, running errands, and playing with my nephew.
2. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel and Top Coat
The downside to getting perfect gel nails is that you need to get it professionally done at a salon—mandatory UV light, complicated removal process and all. When Sally Hansen launched their gel polish collection back in 2014, this shook up the gel polish game. You can now DIY at home without the need for a UV light cure and a risky removal process.
This 2017, Sally Hansen Philippines launched the new and improved volumizing Miracle Gel Top Coat, making your DIY gel nails easier to set. After applying two thin coats of Miracle Gel color on clean, bare nails, apply one coat of the Miracle Gel Top Coat and let the natural light do the setting—no need for a UV/LED curing contraption. Your gel manicure can last up to 14 days, and it’s easy to remove with regular polish remover.
3. In Her Element Skincare
The future is bright for Philippine-made beauty brands. While we have a long way to go before reaching global cult status like Kanebo, The Face Shop, or Etude House, we have a growing number of Filipino beauty brands making waves in the market. The latest rookie is In Her Element, a skincare line created by top beauty blog, Project Vanity. They recently launched the Nourish & Cleanse Balm, a multi-purpose product that can be used as lip balm, waterproof eye and lip makeup remover, and dry skin treatment.
4. Kylie Dupes
One makeup brand that exploded in the scene last year was Kylie Cosmetics, but it was met with so much drama—nothing less for a Kardashian. If you’re one of those who think that her lip kits are too pricey or too difficult to purchase online, then do what other beauty junkies are doing—buy the dupes. No, I’m not talking about the fakes (read my Cosmo report here). I’m talking about similar-hued lippies from other reputable brands. Here’s a travel pack I recently got from ColourPop.
Last year we saw the rise of skincare brands delving into the cosmetics scene. The result: makeup products that are good for the skin. The only downside is that because these brands are more on the skincare aspect, the makeup hues aren’t too strong or made for photo shoots. That’s what makes them great for travel. You need only a wash of color while keeping your skin hydrated.
What makeup and beauty products do you bring when you travel?