This means many many beauty looks to try, make up changes from day to night, a lot of blowdries that quickly become bedraggled, and running in heels. This is what she will take and how she'll use it:
I hate flying. This is a natural calming remedy that works beyond the plane and I would mainline if I could
Jet lag + US air conditioning + trying and retrying makeup looks + cleansing wipes to remove it all = sore, red eyes. I need an effective eye-reviver and this is it.
Corrective, unclogging care for anti-imperfections. I am expecting plenty of imperfections (see above) which I will need to counteract.
An iPhone without charge is a living nightmare backstage where we spend upwards of eight hours running from show to show digitally documenting. This holds an entire phone charge. I am taking two.
I'm downsizing my kit so I need versatile options. The first is a perfect easy daytime smoky eye (scribbble on, buff in), the second is great for defining the waterline in the evening
See point 2. There is SO much make up to remove.
It is common knowledge that we journalists are prone to 'Fashion Month Flu' from the time-zone hopping and packed schedules. Such common knowledge in fact that we get sent these supplements to help
A perfect multi-tasker for dry lips, cuticles etc. but me being a beauty director, I will use it on my eyelids for a sparkling gloss, then layer it over black kohl for a distressed smoky eye.
I cannot ever travel without a trademark very dark lipstick. I would feel imcomplete and anxious without it. This also doubles as a glossy smoky eye tool.
Since I receieved this I am unable to part with it. Totally impractical for fashion week, (it's heavy and so pointy!) but beauty is not always about practicality.
I'm wondering if I'll see the coloured lash trend stick with us for s/s2016, but just in case it won't be, I'm making the most of this teal wonder.
As if by magic, my favourite protein hair treatment just launched in miniature so I can stick it in my washbag. My hair will definitely be needing it.
Only the MOST Fashion Week-worthy dry shampoo will do for NY.
Too much sparkle? There is no such thing.
Stay tuned to see all the backstage action as it happens, plus some insta-tutorials of Sophie applying her make up looks using her kit.