These Are the Beauty Essentials Editors Rely on to Survive Fashion Week
Fashion Week is upon us again, and for Who What Wear and Byrdie Australia editors that means long days, and tiny handbags. For this reason, most of us plan out a few hard-working beauty essentials to take along in advance. (Trust me—they can be the difference between a good day, and a frizzy one.) There are obvious inclusions, of course, like invisible concealer and face mist, but some items are a little more out of the box. From a teensy lint roller to travel-friendly scents and calming aromatherapy blends, each editor's bag spill represents a tightly curated mix of individual products. Keen to take a peek inside?
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Chantecaille Bio Lift Concealer ($100)
Essential for under-eye touch-ups during the day. (I'll need a few.)
Sodashi Calming Rose Face Mist ($77)
A moisture boost for tired skin.
Byredo Roll On Oil Gypsy Water ($77)
I can’t live without this intoxicating scent. The roll on means I don't have to lug a full-sized bottle around.
Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector ($55)
To brighten up my eyes throughout the week.
Kora Organics Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm ($20)
I don’t go anywhere without lip balm. This one is really hydrating and smells great.
Because, fresh breath.
Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hyrdrosol Spray ($25)
I’m a little addicted to this rose petal, bergamot and chamomile face spritz… It works wonders as an instant facial refresh—I use it at least five times each day.
Neal’s Yard Remedies To Roll For Energy
I’ve always been a big believer in the power of essential oils, so I keep this guy on hand for when I need an energy boost. I always stock up whenever I’m in London. (Venustus has something similar if you’re not planning a UK trip any time soon.)
Mecca Enlightened Illuminating Balm ($32)
This luxe highlighter gives good glow even on my most hectic days. A quick dab along the tops of cheekbones, down the centre of my nose, and at my cupid’s bow, and I’m good to go.
Mini lint roller
Perfectly handbag-sized, this little lifesaver keeps my clothes fluff-free.
Lanolips 101 Ointment ($19)
This wonder product needs no introduction—it's a staple and goes everywhere with me.
Chloe My Little Chloe Signature ($45)
Fashion Week might sound glamourous, but I spend most of my time rushing around. This mini version of one of my favourite perfumes keeps me smelling sweet.
MAC Liptensity in Lobster ($46)
Even if I don’t have time for a full makeup upgrade, I can change my look pre-drinks with this product. It has real staying power and doesn't wipe away after the first glass of Champagne.
The last thing I can afford to do is get sick, so I dose up on B complex vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and zinc throughout the week.
Kora Organics Calming Lavender Mist ($40)
I spray this at least five times over the course of a normal work day, so I know it'll come in handy during fashion week when I really need to relax.
Homemade vegan protein balls
I roll each ball in a different topping so depending on my energy levels that day, I can pick and choose one to wrap up and throw in my handbag. So quick and easy, and it prevents me from gorging on sugary canapes.
Karen Walker x An Organised Life Notebook ($35)
I carry one with me at all times, so I can keep track of all the thoughts and ideas running through my head. (Read: I need that Dion Lee top in my life.)
Apple iPhone Smart Battery Case ($165)
This is a lifesaver as it means I can capture fresh content all day without suffering from the dreaded low-battery.
These will be my version of doing an eye mask the night before. (Because, I won’t.)
Beautyblender Blotterazzi Pro ($30)
One thing they don't tell you about working backstage—it's really hot. These blotting sponges matte my T-zone without the need for powder.
Sisley Phyto Lip Twist in Baume ($55)
I'm into clean glossy lips right now, and this nourishing balm does the trick.
Evo Haze Styling Powder ($30)
I can't explain how much I love this stuff. It gives hair texture and volume, and stops it from falling flat.
Tom Ford Lipstick in First Time ($78)
You'll always find a TF lipstick in my handbag, sometimes several. The texture is so perfect and this shade is the most perfect nude.
These teensy containers from Spotlight are perfect for holding earrings. I like to have a pair on hand in case I suddenly need to feel 40% more dressed up, Keeping them in a container prevents my precious jewels from getting damaged in my handbag.
Aquarian Soul Rose Quartz Toning Mist ($45)
A balancing spritz infused with rose quartz (fancy), aloe vera and geranium rose oil.
Le Labo Thé Noir 29 Liquid Balm ($132)
I've previously talked about how this fragrance gets me so many compliments it should be illegal. Obviously, it's always with me.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($44)
Fashion week = exhaustion = dark, dark circles. This stuff is a godsend.
Lanolips 101 Ointment ($19)
This is probably the most hard-working product in my arsenal. I apply it to lips, cuticles, and even my eyelids when they’re feeling dry.
RMS Lip2Cheek in Curious ($52)
Anything that can do more than one job is super-handy during the busiest week in the fashion calendar.
David Mallett Volume Powder ($52)
The days can be long (I’m talking 7 a.m. starts, and finishing at midnight), but this guy helps bring my limp hair back to life in the afternoons.
Reliquia Spiral Hoop Earrings ($120)
I’ve had these for almost two years and they’ve never let me down. Perfect for dressing up any outfit.
Lilah B Aglow Face Mist ($48)
One spritz of this and I instantly feel refreshed, revitalised, and ready soldier on.
Chanel Mademoiselle Touche de Parfum
My bag isn’t complete without a mini fragrance for on the go touch-ups.