I often have to go from breakfast meeting through to cocktail party, so my oversized Chanel make-up bag is bulging with things that repair a day-old face.
Essentials are Visine eye drops (which I stock up on in Duane Reade whenever Im in the US), La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex, £76.50, and my absolute favourite beauty product ever: Crème De La Mers The Eye Balm, £90, which is soothing even when Ive been staring at a computer screen for 12 hours. I dont like looking as though Im wearing much on my skin, so Chantecailles Anti-Smog SPF 15 Tinted Moisturiser, Just Skin, £53.83, works perfectly. Its super-sheer but it stays on all day, though I constantly touch up with Chanels Poudre Universalle in Translucent, £27. This chic black compact is the only make-up Ill ever pull out in public. Except, that is, for another two lovely Chanel things: the Hydrating Lip Treatment, £18, which is essentially just a posh lip balm, and Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Mythic, £21.50, the perfect nude lipstick. I rarely experiment with products if I were to only use one make-up brand for the rest of my life, it would be Chanel and Id be perfectly happy.
Clockwise from top: Poudre Universalle Compacte in Translucent, £27, by Chanel, Eye Drops by Visine (only available in USA), Hydrating Lip Treatment, £18, by Chanel, Slant Tweezers, £16, by Tweezerman, Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser, £53.83, by Chantecaille, Nail Scissors, £10, by Tweezerman, The Eye Balm, £90, by Crème De La Mer, Le Crayon Khôl, £15, by Chanel, Le Vernis in Ballerina, £16, by Chanel, Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Mythic, £21.50, by Chanel, Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Fresque, £28, by Chanel.