Road TripsWhen you hit the highway at full speed, here are a few beauty products that are a must.
Sunscreen: No matter how safe you feel behind the wheel, your skin is still at risk. Being inside a car gives people the illusion that they are protected from the sun, when in reality the risk is just as high. So before heading out, stop by your local drugstore and pick up a small bottle of sunscreen. Neutrogena has come out with some wonderful sunblocks that are very affordable. For those of you with oily skin, try Neutrogena’s Clear Face Sunblock. For those with normal to dry skin, try Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock SPF 70.
Powder Foundation: It can get quite warm on car rides even at the beginning of autumn, so apply a powder foundation and powder blush. If you have dry skin a mineral makeup can do the trick. Bare Minerals has a wonderful powder foundation, which comes in original for drier skin and matte for those who are more oily.
Long-Lasting Mascara: On lengthy car rides you never know what could happen. A travel-savvy girl should always be at the ready for a flat tire or running out of gas. Look for a long-lasting mascara or one that is waterproof. That way, if you’re ever stuck at the side of the road you won’t have to worry about your mascara running! Try CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara in Very Black.
Plane RidesDehydration is the number one concern when flying the friendly skies so here are a few products to combat parched skin.
Moisturizer: To keep your skin feeling fresh and dewy, make sure to drink lots of water to keep hydrated. Apply a healthy amount of moisturizer to your face before applying any makeup. If you have oily skin, try to find something that is oil-free but still very hydrating. Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar is a wonderful option. And if you have combination to dry skin, try Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.
Cream Blush: After applying your foundation of choice, apply a cream blush to the apple of the cheeks. Choosing a cream blush is a good idea because it won’t cake or dry as fast as powder blushes would. You can find good quality cream blushes at your local drugstore, such as Revlon’s Photoready Cream Blush.
Once you’ve accumulated the products necessary for your travel look, make a little travel bag to keep in your purse with all the essentials inside. That way, if you need a touch up at any point your products are right at your fingertips.
You can also ask for a sample of a product at most beauty supply stores, especially ones that are more expensive, and try it out during your travels. That way you won’t have to spend a fortune on a product that you will only use once.
By: Flannery Underwood