Category Archives: Beauty on the go

Traveling beauty: Makeup

MakeupNo matter how ill and sick I feel, I will always wear makeup. I don’t wear much makeup, but I usually always wear some. When traveling I keep my makeup in my handluggage, with my skincare and my medsicines, always!

As with skincare I like to keep it natural and simple. That’s why I fell in love with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and the Loose Mineral Foundation. The foundation is a powder and, in my opinion, the best of the loose mineral foundations on the marked. It’s very covering, still quite invisible, and it feels and looks very natural. And the best? It only takes some seconds to brush it on!

The other must have from Youngblood is their foundation brush and eyeshadowbrush. Expensive, but very much worth it! I have had mine for close to 10 years, used them every day and they are still as good as they were!

Because I am lazy I have not used any time to find another eyeshadow than Youngbloods. I am happy with the colors and the texture so why find another one?

As eyeliner I like liquid-eyeliners. In Japan I bought one from Lunasol, a cheap underbrand of Kanebo I have heard. I liked it very much, but couldn’t find it in Europe, so started using Shiseido liquid eyeliner. It’s very similar to the one I bought from Lunasol. However, when I went to Korea I found Laneige, a Korean brand, and I still have some of their liquid eyeliner left. (Yes, I bought a lot, so much that I got lots of “freebies” and testers… ) I need to go back to Japan or Korea soon!

My eyebrows are quite sad. I have black hairs, and they are thick, but there aren’t that many of them, so I need to “draw” my eyebrows. With that said, I need them natural, so no big, scary eyebrows for me! I have tried several liners and shadows for my eyebrows. The best I have found so far is one I found in Japan. It’s said it’s a “semi-tattoo”, but it goes off with makeup-remover, but stays on during the day. I think it’s a generic brand and I have never seen them in Europe, or other places I have been. Luckily I stocked up some last time I was in Japan, and next week Mr. No-Backpacker will be in Japan. Guess what he’s going to buy for me?

Lipstick has never been my thing. I love the look, but for a strange reason I can’t seam to remember to put it on and when I do, it feels unnatural. However I do have lots of lipstick, but I never get to use them before they become old… My favorite lipstick is from Missha, also a Korean company. Although I still use the one I bought 1,5 years ago, I bought one more. Maybe it’s time to change the old with the new?

I know lots of people who are in aw with MAC cosmetics. I have bought some eyeshadows and… lipsticks.. but I never got to like them. The eyeshadow was difficult to fade and the lipstick… well… don’t use it much…







Traveling beauty: Skincare and makeup

Ole Henriksen skincareMy previous job was working, as self-employeed, in the beauty-business. I started as a nail-technician 16 years ago. Continued with importing beauty-products: Essie nailpolish, Ole Henriksen skincare and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. The last 4 years of my career I traveled all over the world competing in nails, attending tradeshows and networking. I even worked backstage at London Fashion Week!

My profession was nails, but I read a lot about makeup and skincare and even did some courses. Because of that friends and family often ask me what skincare and makeup-products I prefer and about my routines.

Before I started working in the beauty-industry I didn’t know anything about skincare, makeup and even nailpolish and I didn’t wear anything myself. I liked it natural, and I still do.

When it comes to skincare and makeup I would say (just remember that I am not an expert)  it’s more important to think about what to avoid more than “all the good stuff” the manufactures promise to do with your skin. After all it’s limited how much better your skin can become as long as you don’t do any “operations”. If the products contain mineral-oil and/or talc, I can assure you, your skin will not look the best.

I started using Ole Henriksen skincare and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. I have tried other products in between, but always return…

I love Ole Henriksens Herbal Day Creme, for both night and day. The best thing is that it contains SPF15. The sunprotector is fysical and one of the best I have ever tried. I never use any other creme in my face as I use this as a sun creme too. Just be aware that if you swim and/or get water in your face, like dripping in your eyes, it will “sting” in your eyes.

For cleanser and tonic I use On The Go Cleanser and Pick Me Up Face Tonic. I like the “clean” and fresh feeling I get after using these two.

The last skinproduct I always use is Total Truth Eye Creme. I know some people swear to use different routines for night and day and I used to do that. However I find it extremely complicated to travel with too much toiletries so I decided to get rid of the “night-routine” to minimize what to pack when traveling.

Ole Henriksen uses cool packaging for his products, but they are not at all travel-friendly. The jars will, sooner or later, crack and so will the bottles. Even the travel-kit jars and bottles. I have bought some small containers from Muji and I always pack my toiletries (and makeup) in my handluggage when traveling.

On long-haul flights I use to “fresh up” before landing: Brush my teeth, wash my face and redo the makeup. I will tell you more about makeup in the next blog-post. Stay tuned!