By Joely Walker
Another season is upon us and as I gear up mentally for the month-long chaos of backstage, Im also packing for my first trip to New York Fashion Week.
First hurdle having just checked the weather forecast Im 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 Ive packed enough products to set up shop in the big apple. I need to #TrialATrend my way through the week after all.
Heres how I prepped, my in-flight essentials and the products that will (hopefully) get me through the week unscathed by the arctic chill.
My roots were looking as neglected as my New Years resolutions so I booked myself into my favourite colourists at Four London. In two hours my hair had its mojo back.
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.
Packed with a cocktail of moisture-boosting ingredients, my thirsty skin slurps up this hydrating serum. My SOS treatment against the chill.
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.
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.
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 whats just around the corner in NYC; Ill be keeping this luxe bottle close at hand so I dont get caught off-guard with greasy roots.
My daily dose of vitamin C plus a host of other energy-boosters; hoping this will cure my jetlag.
Under eye bags dont stand a chance against this brightening cream. I dont go anywhere without it.
My ultimate red creamy, long-lasting, punchy and, well, perfect.