Packing for a festival, a long weekend or a holiday in a far flung destination? Here are my expert tips for traveling light - and arriving fresh-faced.
I'm an expert in traveling light. As a make-up artist, I need to keep my kit light, especially if I'm on location, and the most successful way to do this is to carry multi-tasking skincare and make-up products that do double, if not triple duty.
Travel with Tri-Balm: It goes without saying that Tri-Balm, £46, is the ultimate multi-tasking skincare product. I also designed it to be the ideal travel companion, so it's perfectly sized for the plane, and as it's a balm, it won't spill. A cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser in one, it's also a fantastic hydrating post and inflight intensive masque. When you're on holiday, keep it in the fridge – the perfect cooling skin treat after a day in the sun.
Double Cream: BB Cream is a staple in my kit and a great holiday must-have. One of my favourites is Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, £28, a gel formula which gives a dewy finish, whilst evening out skin tone and protecting from the sun with an SPF 30. Available in 16 shades.
Glow Easy: Benefit Hoola Zero Tanlines Bronzer, £25.50, is perfect for adding a top-to-toe glow, especially during the first few days of a holiday. It has a streak-free, easy-peasy-to-apply formulation that washes off at the end of the day. For a protective bronzer-meets-sunscreen, mix it with your SPF.
All-Over Oil: For all-over moisturising – hair included – I travel with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour All Over Miracle Oil, £29. Totally versatile, Miracle Oil adds a sheen to skin, and calms redness - thanks to ultra-soothing Tsubaki Oil. It can also be used to tame frizz and restore a glossy shine to parched summer hair.
If you take your Tri-Balm on holiday (or on any journey away from home), do share a photo and tag us (@fprescottskin), we’d love to see your #Shelfies !
Photography by Emma Sweeney. Styling and art direction by Karena Callen. Make-Up by Frances Prescott. Hair by Sam Hoad. Models, Elle Dowling and Charleen Weiss. Shot on location at Beach Studios.