Packing for New York Fashion Week a/w 14

See what our backstage beauty reporter is taking with her

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By Joely Walker

Another season is upon us and as I gear up mentally for the month-long chaos of backstage, I’m also packing for my first trip to New York Fashion Week.

First hurdle – having just checked the weather forecast I’m very unprepared on the thermals front for the onslaught of -11C temperatures. But where my undergarments are lacking I more than make up for in the beauty department, as I’ve packed enough products to set up shop in the big apple. I need to #TrialATrend my way through the week after all.

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Here’s how I prepped, my in-flight essentials and the products that will (hopefully) get me through the week unscathed by the arctic chill.

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1. Colour Refresh at Four London

My roots were looking as neglected as my New Year’s resolutions so I booked myself into my favourite colourists at Four London. In two hours my hair had its mojo back.

2. This Works In Transit Muscle Therapy, £18

Good job I had this little rollerball to hand on my long-haul flight; after lugging my two cases and, ahem, three shopping bags through the airport my shoulders were painfully tense. This eased them up no problem.

3. Carita Ideal Hydration Lagoon Serum, £57

Packed with a cocktail of moisture-boosting ingredients, my thirsty skin slurps up this hydrating serum. My SOS treatment against the chill.

4. Sisley Nutritive Lip balm, £42.50

How exciting can a lip balm be? In this case, very. I use it before my make-up to prep my lips before applying lipstick. Chapped lips in New York, a no no.

5. Nars Multiple in Orgasm, £30

A cult classic for a reason, this cheekily named blusher stick is the perfect on-the-go pick-me-up. I use it on my cheekbones, lips and even the sides of my nose as a highlighter – just remember to blend well.

6. Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Masks, £19.99

Literally dripping in hyaluronic acid, this full-face mask might look funny on but it means business. Softer skin in 15 minutes guaranteed.

7. SHOW Beauty Dry Shampoo, £30 (travel size pictured)

You never know what’s just around the corner in NYC; I’ll be keeping this luxe bottle close at hand so I don’t get caught off-guard with greasy roots.

8. Rodial Super Fit Turbo Shots, £48

My daily dose of vitamin C plus a host of other energy-boosters; hoping this will cure my jetlag.

9. Origins Dr Weil Mega Bright Dark Circle Minimiser, £32

Under eye bags don’t stand a chance against this brightening cream. I don’t go anywhere without it.

10.Tom Ford Lipstick in Dibliquo, £36

My ultimate red – creamy, long-lasting, punchy and, well, perfect.

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