By Amy Lawrenson
It's that time again when I pack my trunk and wave goodbye to ELLE HQ because I'm New York-bound for the shows. Yes, it sounds glitzy and at times it really is, but it's also early starts, hectic backstages and the need to always be 'on'. Which is why every beauty journo has their own survival kit. And even if you 're not heading to the shows, we all go through hectics points in life where we need products we can fall back on that help us look good when we feel far from it.
MAC Charged Water eye cream, £24.50 is the only eye cream I've ever stuck with. It's super light and helps prevent my eyes from wrinkling or growing bags from the late nights. I always keep Creme de la Mer The Mist, £50, close at hand to pep up my complexion. Kiehl's BB, £23.50 and Revlon's Illuminator, £11.99 also keep me looking fresh.
I'm trying out L'Oreal's Nude Magique BB concealer, £5.99, for the first time so I will keep you posted - I'm putting it under pressure!
Other staples include Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara, £17.50 it's my all time favourite for BIG lashes and Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily Cologne, £100, which always makes me happy when I smell it. Lanolips, £11.22, is arguably the best hydrating lip balm I've tried and Chanel's new Vitalumiere Powder, £42.50, is coming with me too - I've never liked powder as I prefer a dewy complexion but this balances out the excess shine and leaves my complexion just as I like it.
I rarely sleep well in hotels so I'm also packing Magnesium tablets, a mineral known for its relaxing properties - here's hoping!
I'll be blogging every day from New York Fashion Week so keep checking back for all the latest...
I'll also be tweeting from @ELLEBEAUTYTEAM so be sure to follow us!
Until next time...