Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beauty Feature: Beauty Travel Tips With Andrea Claire!

Spring break is just around the corner. If you're planning a get-away, you'll want to read beauty traveling tips and beauty must-haves from jet-setting celebrity makeup artist, Andrea Claire!

Makeup Junkie: What is a common mistake women make when packing their beauty bags?

Andrea Claire: Most women take too many beauty products while on vacation - present company included! My suggestion - streamline. Traveling is not the time to do trendy make up. Think of where you are going and the type of vacation you want. I suggest similar make up to bridal so you will look radiant and beautiful.

MJ: Does it depend on the type of climate what products to take?

ACAbsolutely! If it's a hot sunny humid climate bring a tinted moisturizer with SPF, avoid powders and foundations.  If it's colder/dry climate, bump up your moisturizer.

MJ: What must-have beauty products do you recommend?

AC: NARS The Multiples are great as they truly have multiple uses. A new fave of mine, Kevyn Aucoin's The Prime Color Creme Eye Shadow - the cream to powder finish is great for various climates and easy to carry-on. Jemma Kidd Tinted moisturizer, Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palette that has 6 eyeshadows that I can play with and then a lip gloss. I don't wear lipstick anymore - my husband won't kiss me if I wear and well... I love his smooches!

MJ: How do you keep yourself refreshed and radiant when flying?

AC: I do drink a TON of water on the plane and I have a facial spray, Herb Salad Mist by SkinFood - a line from Korea that I got hooked on when living in Singapore. Then a little bronzer blended with Jemma Kidd's All Over Dewy Face Glow. Blend a little extra of Jemma Kidd's glow into your highlight points - it'll give you a lift out of your jet lag!

MJ: If you were trapped on a deserted island what would be your must-have beauty items? 

AC: Since it's plural... My list from from above and Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and sunscreen, so if I am saved I won't look leather-faced and haggard. If I am by myself, can I request a soccer ball so I can have a friend to talk too?! [MJ: picturing Tom Hanks but can't remember the movie??]

Thanks to Andrea for all your beauty tips! For more tips and tricks, check out her beauty blog Andrea Claire: Beauty & The Blog!


Arianne (Glitter Geek) said...

Awesome tips! Will be leaving for a snowboarding trip which means no makeup for me. Or maybe just some waterproof makeup to test out. :) I'll definitely go heavy on the moisturizer though.

Make-up Junkie said...

ohh snowboarding! haven't been in years. Where will u be going to??

Ella Pretty said...

For a hot humid climate - would a powder be better than a tinted moisturiser? (I'm just wondering cuz I'll be going to Asia this summer and am planning to get some new make up for the trip)

Too funny about the soccer ball!

I always mean to carry a facial mist with me when I travel. Will have to look for a tiny one to put in my carry-on.

Arianne said...

Mont Tremblant on the weekend of the 20th. I hope there'll still be some snow left!

Makeup Junkie Donna Marie said...

I always tend to overpack! :s

Andrea Claire said...

MJ - Thanks again for including me in your blog! Always such a great read with fab product reviews!

Ella Pretty - re the powder in Asia. Powder tends to look chalky and coagulates, especially in the humidity. If you feel powder is a must for you be sure to use mineral powder which tends to work with the humidity. Mineral powders tend to have titanium dioxide in them too which is a mineral that is naturally SPF.
You may find a great concealer is best to spot correct but leave the rest of your skin to breathe. Hope this helps - enjoy Asia - I love it there!

I'm sure MJ will have more to add :)


Robin @ said...

Great makeup travel tips! When I travel, I tend to just bring my entire makeup bag, which is sometimes not such a great idea due to limited space. I will definitely be more streamlined next time.

Make-up Junkie said...

@Andrea - you're welcome! glad to feature a beauty expert ;)

@Arianne - never been to Mont Tremblant. should be fun - fingers crossed for snow (only there though lol)!

@Ella Pretty- Andrea thanks for answering Ella's question! Which part of Asia will you be going to? It's going to be an amazing time!

@Robin and Donna - you are in good company! I am getting better at packing lighter but then again I rarely travel now haha

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