These Are The Best Celebrity Travel Tips | Clozette


While it can be fun for the most part, travelling still undeniably comes with a few hassles. As you leave your home to go on your trip, you leave behind parts of your everyday routine to make time for all the activities you have to do in your destination. That’s why we’ve compiled the best tips from itinerant celebrities so you can make the most out of your next getaway.

 

Keep it clean



Even before becoming the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle had been travelling a lot around the globe. Luckily for us, she used to chronicle her daily life on her now archived blog, where she gave us some advice for the next time we board a plane. According to her, it’s a must to give everything a quick wipe down — from the tray, the TV, and all the buttons on your seat — to keep yourself protected from unwanted germs.


Don’t forget your skin



Soaring up in the sky can be so unbearably dry and it makes your skin dull when you finally land. To keep your skin fresh and nourished through it all, follow this quick in-flight beauty routine Karlie Kloss shared on her YouTube. Now, you can relax like you're in a spa up in the clouds.


Stay warm yet chic



Wherever you go, “the key is to always, always bring a scarf,” according to Molly Sims. This trusty accessory doubles as a blanket to keep you comfortable in chilly places, and also adds an interesting element to your outfits. Scarves will lighten your load too, as you wouldn’t need to bring extra cardigans along anymore if you're heading to just slightly cool destinations.




Work it out



It’s quite tempting to put off your fitness routine when you travel. After all, you’re on a vacation and that means your body is on one as well. But this is probably doing more bad than good. For some, once they stop, it gets kind of difficult to get back on track. In an interview with Travel + Leisure, Lily Aldridge revealed a simple way to stay fit on the go. You don't even need to head to the hotel's gym as you can just use the water bottles from the rooms as weights for your arms.


Battle jet-lag



Lastly, Wonder Woman Gal Gadot shared with Vogue a sure-fire way to beat the ever-so-familiar nemesis of all globetrotters: jet lag. Aside from drinking water and staying hydrated the whole flight, she swears by the power of a freshly squeezed orange juice. The trick is to drink it as soon as you can after getting off the plane as Vitamin C is great for preventing travelling fatigue from catching up to you.


(Cover photo from: @karliekloss)

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Fans of the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder rejoiced when the brand introduced a new variant of the cult favourite, which features a luminous finish. The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow racked up rave reviews when it was first released. Mario Dedivanovic, brand ambassador to Laura Mercier and, most notably, celebrity makeup artist to Kim Kardashian-West, even filmed a makeup tutorial on how to use it with the Laura Mercier Glow Brush and an average powder puff. Having had generally good experiences with Laura Mercier’s products (their Secret Camouflage concealer is a staple in my kit), I decided to try the brand’s latest setting powder to see how it compares to its predecessor. Here are my thoughts.



Packaging and Texture


The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow doesn’t deviate too much from the original version in terms of packaging. It still comes in the same frosted plastic jar, only this time with a contrasting mirrored screw cap. I think it's a pretty nice touch, especially since the light-reflecting abilities of the cap perfectly convey what the setting powder is about. It isn’t flimsy and it does have a bit of heft, though I’d still be careful with handling it since it doesn’t seem particularly heavy-duty. Something to note if, like me, you’re a bit clumsy and have a knack for dropping things.


Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow packaging

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder Glow, SGD70/~USD51 (sephora.sg)


As for the texture, the powder is very finely milled and it goes on sheer. I took the shade Translucent, which covers skin tone levels 1-4, which I’d assume would be Fair to Light Medium. There is a subtle golden undertone to the powder — courtesy of the custom-blended pearl pigments used in creating it. I think it does reflect light quite nicely. There’s also no noticeable fragrance, only the generic scent of most talc-based powders.





Application and Wearability


Originally marketed as a setting powder with a 12-hour luminous finish, I had qualms about using the product all over my face. For one, my skin type is oily/combination and while I’m not immune to the power of a good highlight, shine is not something I appreciate in excess. This one looked like it would be glow-y, almost too glow-y for me, so I opted to use it to highlight only the key areas of my face where I’d want that extra glow and where light naturally hits: on the temples, cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow. I didn’t have the special Laura Mercier Glow Brush so I used my 3CEXMaison Kitsune powder brush. I’ve constantly relied on this one for powder-based products as it picks up just enough to diffuse evenly across the face.




What Laura Mercier gets right is the weightless texture. It didn’t feel heavy or look cakey at all on the face — very important if you live in a humid environment. The glow is subtle but buildable as it took a couple more layers to get the effect I wanted. I can’t attest to its pore-blurring qualities as I generally don’t have large pores but it doesn’t settle into fine lines nor does it draw attention to imperfections. But the 12-hour formula didn’t live up to its claim; the luminosity diminished quickly after three hours.

 

Overall Thoughts


If you’re of the oily/combination skin type, the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Glow works well as a highlighter, as it goes on easily and there’s little room for error with the kind of blendability it has. I wouldn’t recommend it all over the face as there’s still a distinguishable shimmer that wouldn’t do well for those battling with excess shine even if it’s blended out. Normal/dry skin types might appreciate it as an actual setting powder, though it’s best to go in with a light hand even then. It also photographs nicely, leaving no tell-tale traces of powder or a white overcast. I wouldn't call it a makeup essential but it's nice to have and great for drawing light to the areas of your face you’d like to enhance. As an overall setting powder, though, I still prefer the original.

 

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The K-beauty craze is not going anywhere soon, which means good news to us who have been smitten with it since the beginning. As fellow beauty aficionados, we're letting you in on a secret: Mamonde, one of our fave K-beauty brands, is having a big sale on LAZADA's 7th Birthday Bash.


That's right! Just in time for the e-commerce platform's 7th birthday, Mamonde is one of the many brands that will serve us mega discounts on some of our old and new K-beauty favourites. Catch the storewide sale of 20% off from 12AM to 2AM and 15% off from 2AM to 11:59PM (excluding Exclusive Sets). Or if you're no early bird, gear up your wallets for a vanity restock by taking note of these Mamonde picks you can get for less on this big day.


Flower Lab Essence Mask [10 + 5 Masks]



If you're planning a sheet mask hoarding session anytime soon, this might be the sign you're looking for. Coming to LAZADA Singapore first before any other e-commerce website, these super adhesive and ultra-replenishing masks are up for grabs at SGD30 for 10 + 5 during the sale for a whopping 33% savings. 


Age Control Power Serum



We all know how serums can be pricey for their potency, but what if we tell you this is just the right time to shop for one? From enhancing skin elasticity, helping reduce fine wrinkles, and aiding in strengthening the skin barrier, we have our eyes on the Age Control Power Serum for our beauty stash shopping spree. Originally at SGD58, this pick has 40% slashed off its price for LAZADA's birthday sale, making our decision to hit that 'Add To Cart' a lot easier. 

Pore Clean range



Keeping our skin clear from all the dirt and pollution is a battle we all can get behind. So now's your chance to grab Mamonde's Pore Clean range including the Blackhead Stick, Toner, and Clay Mask during the Flash Sale for Skincare at 25% off. You'll definitely be bidding skin woes goodbye after you're done using this bunch, for sure. 


Flower Pop Eyebrick eyeshadow quad



Every beauty lover knows that palettes with many pans are cool and all, but nothing beats a trusty quad you can take anywhere and put on anytime. And if you're looking for one that will give you the perfect 'K-drama leading lady' look sans the effort, you're in luck. Included in the Makeup Flash Sale is Mamonde's Flower Pop Eyebrick eyeshadow quad in No. 1 and 3. Choose between its wearable nude variations at 25% off.



Mamonde x LAZADA Surprise Box



If you're in for a haul but don't want to overthink it, why not give the Mamonde x LAZADA Surprise Box a try? Choose from an SGD37 bundle with a total worth of SGD120 or an SGD47 curation filled with products totalling SGD150. The latter comes with Mamonde's bestsellers in skincare and makeup like the Creamy Tint Squeeze Lip, the Rose Water Toner, the Floral Hydro Emulsion, and more. Talk about joining LAZADA's birthday bash celebration with a beauty bang, don't you think?


Plus, get even more K-beauty fun with special offers and promos from LANEIGE. Check them out here.


(Cover photo from: @mamondesingapore)


Grab these Mamonde goodies and more at LAZADA's 7th Birthday Sale here.


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