What’s In My Beauty Hand Luggage: Violette

What’s In My Beauty Hand Luggage: Violette

Ever wondered what a beauty pro packs in their travel bag? From the incense brand that reminds her of home, to the travel-sized products she’s never without, we asked make-up artist Violette to share her essentials.
By Rebecca Hull

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Boy Brow, £15 | Glossier

“This brow product is hard to beat, and I always have at least two on the go. When I can’t get my hands on it, I’ll stock up on the MILK Kush Brow Gel, which also gives you that fluffy, defined effect.”

Available at Glossier.com

SPF 50+, £36 | Ultra Violette

“You can’t go away without SPF, and this is the best one. Lightweight, fuss-free, yet very hydrating, it ticks all the boxes and helps my skin feel so soft.”

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Fullest Volume Mascara, £27 | Ilia Beauty

“A mascara is essential. I change my mind on my favourite, but right now it’s this one from ILIA – I love that it’s available in miniature size too, which makes it easy to pack.”

Available at Naturisimo.com

Nutri-Plenish Shampoo, £9 | Aveda

“As for haircare minis, I always turn to these two brands. I tend to travel with a shampoo and conditioner – and sometimes an oil. Otherwise, my hair routine is pretty low maintenance, I tend to leave it to its own devices.”

Available at JohnLewis.com

Series 01 Incense Box, £58 | Cinnamon Projects

“I’m all for travelling light, but one indulgence I can’t resist is incense sticks from the Cinnamon Projects. I am obsessed with its ‘8PM’ scent – it’s very warming and makes me feel at home. Ideal if I’m away for work.”

Available at Goop.com

Boum-Boum Milk, £56 | Violette Fr

"Skincare is the first thing I pack, and I’m never without my Boum-Boum Milk. It’s a cooling toner, serum and moisturiser in one, so it saves on space, too. I prefer to let my skin breathe on holiday and give it a bit of a rest, so this really is the only thing I take. I use it on my scalp, body and face – it’s a spray, so you can mist it on whenever you’re feeling dry or dehydrated.”

Available at VioletteFr.com

KissKiss Bee Glow Balm, £32 | Guerlain

“I love this balm. It keeps lips really plump and hydrated, which is essential on holiday. If I want a flush of something, I’ll use my Bisou Balm Matte in Petal Bouche. Often, I’ll use the same products on my lips and my cheeks – again, it saves on packing space.”

Available at JohnLewis.com

Healthy Mix Concealer, £4.78 (was £8.99) | Bourjois

“I don’t pack foundation, only concealer. This one has been my go-to for years. It stays put for hours and the texture is easy to blend and build.”

Available at Amazon.co.uk

Yeux Paint Liquid Eyeshadow, £27 | Violette Fr

“I made these paints for myself because I know what people want from a good eye product – ease. You put these on, and they’re totally waterproof. You can jump in the water and they will not budge. Likewise, if you suffer with sweatiness or oiliness, they won’t dissolve. Just put a drop on your eyelids and blend it out with your finger. Again, they’re great for travel as they don’t require a brush.”

Available at VioletteFr.com

Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder, £40 | Guerlain

“I love, love, love this bronzer and – SPF aside – it is the one thing that’s always in my travel bag. I apply it on my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose to look a little sun kissed.”

Available at JohnLewis.com

Avec Amour Perfume, £50 | Violette Fr

“I designed this product to be worn on the beach. There’s zero alcohol inside, so it won’t stain the skin and the scent – I can’t explain it, but it has a sensual, nostalgic feel. It’s perfect for summer.”

Available at VioletteFr.com

Tongue Scraper, £3.99 | Brushd.

“Finally, I always travel with a tongue scraper, and of course, toothpaste and a good toothbrush.”

Available at BrushD.com

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