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21. Posted by idz (Full Member 27 posts) 11y

Use an low-oil sunscreen to awoid the greasy feeling at night.

And I always bring my Yves Saint Laurent concieler, it is not bigger than a normal pen and is perfect for covering up those blue rings under my eyes and the usual spot ot two... No need for mascara or eyeliner, the main thing is to feel fresh.

Dry-shampoo is a bit out of date, but doesn´t weigh anything and can be used to freshen up.

Well.. *blushing for even knowing these things* good luck!

22. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

If you have less-than-perfect skin, or you are pale all year, even in the summer, then it might be convenient to just buy some 3-in-1 powder-foundation-concealer in a compact from a drug store. Otherwise, skip the foundation and just splurge on a good quality concealer that matches your skin perfectly and doesn't have a tint of green, yellow or pink in it. Also, buy waterproof eye liner and mascara in a color you like, so that it doesn't smudge or run in the rain/snow/sleet/your tears/the swimming pool, hot tub water. Do bring blush if you need it- if you're darker skinned, bring liquid blush in a tube and skip the bronzer or vice versa- and if you are pale, and you also need foundation, then you need blush, also- not for everyday, but deffinately to go out at night, or if you do serious shopping. If you wear eye shadow, bring 2 of your favourite colors/shades that you already own and go with most of your wardrobe, if not all. Just don't wear it across border checks or to embassies. But, seriously, I broke out a bit in Europe and travelled all over wearing no make-up and got treated the same as everyone else. Men gave me the time of day, also, and they hit on me, so don't think you'll avoid that if you don't wear any make-up. I would stick to minimalism or else just wear the same routine everyday unless you go out and need emergency eye shadow to match your dress because you're meeting the Queen of England, or someone... You can always buy make-up no matter where you go, so you're right- you don't need the whole Yves Saint Laurent counter or something! But this is a must- you need to bring enough of your daily oil-free facial moisturizer with you to last your trip- foriegn moisturizer might make your skin break out- the humidity can change quite quickly on the same continent- especially if you have dry/sensitive skin. (Also, you might not be able to decipher the label in a foriegn/unfamiliar langauge.)
Good luck!

23. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I always look bloody fantastic, so I have absolutely no need whatsoever for all of thes lotions and potions that people less fortunate than me have to rely on.

24. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

I have really curly hair so after my 20 years of living I really have learnt not to stress myself about what my hair looks like. So I just need conditioner and a lot of it and thats about it.

25. Posted by ZazuToo (Full Member 27 posts) 11y

I find that getting a really great cut just before traveling (and telling my stylist that I'm traveling and need to look good without products, dryers, etc.) works. I've even spent a little extra and gone to someone smashing, and it paid off.


26. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Quoting angela_

I have really curly hair so after my 20 years of living I really have learnt not to stress myself about what my hair looks like. So I just need conditioner and a lot of it and thats about it.

Me too Angela! I have a shock of curls growing out of my head that looks like a couple of cats just had a fight in it, so there's just no point worrying about hair straighters...for fellow curlies out there, there is a hair serum made by John Frieda which I find great.

It comes in a tiny little bottle (so it wont take up much space) and u only need to use a little bit. If you hair frizzes in humidity it will smooth it down...and if you use it just after washing your locks, you end up with lovely scrunchy curls..;)

27. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Eve-you are really reading my mind today-honestly-scary stuff, i was talking last night about hair straightners and was wondering how i will get them to work abroad-what do i need to buy-this stuff is just too technical for me you see, I would prob be wondering why they dont work when i'm away!!!

If anyone knows-it would be of very useful use or info-or whatever, lol!

28. Posted by Delissa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

Hey, I can really feel all of your pain when it comes to curly hair. My main struggle was going out in hot humid weather and not to mention traveling with it was such a pain in the arse carrying loads of serums and conditioner and maybe an iron. I'm really not a high maintenance chic when it comes to anything else but my hair was just an absolute mess.

You may be wondering why I'm talking in the past tense and that is because I got a straight perm done recently and it is by far the best thing that has happened in my life(OK maybe I'm exaggerating or not,-- you know what I mean).

Anyways, to all of you girls out there spending so much money on ways to tame your tresses I recommend you take a trip to Asia(Korea or Japan to be exact) and get one of these wonderful straight perms. It took me quite a long while to visit a salon here and get one done because I was so scared(it kind of felt like losing my virginity, that's how weird it was) but I just did it and it's done and it feels great! The only downside is that it doesn't last forever, maybe about 6 months at the most but still worth it.

Straight perms done here are far less expensive than in the West. I got mine done for like 15,000 yen and I have long hair. In the States I think they charge like 500-600USD or more for longer hair plus you are gambling with whether they are experienced or not.

So back to the main topic of looking good, I guess that would be my tip for those of us who are curlied, frizzied, and tired out.

Sorry for the long post.;)

29. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

see my hair used to be dead straight but now i have a kink in it so i straighten it every morn, i could tie it up but i dont like tying it up-i'm so used to it down!!

30. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

I coulld never get a straight perm, it has been such a part of me for all my life that I couldn't even imagine not having it.