Glam Trip: Rustan's The Beauty Source
So: you’re finally catching a break and getting away from the daily grind; you’re set and ready to travel. But when the excitement takes over, you might give some of your beauty essentials a miss because your itinerary is jam-packed with activities. Whether you’re off on an urban tour or lounging by the seashore, Rustan’s Beauty Source will keep you looking your best with an exquisite collection of some of the world’s best cosmetics and beauty products.
New York City Girl
The Big Apple is all about embracing glamour and adding a sharp urban edge to your look. Play up your best features or add a colourful accent – think fashionable movies and TV shows like Gossip Girl, Sex and the City, or even The Devil Wears Prada. Give your hair a boost with Phyto RE30 to help your hair grow back with colour, stronger, and softer. Prep your face with L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Mineral Moisture Mask, a powerful hydrating cocktail, to moisturise skin before putting on your makeup. Achieve a luminous, dewy glow with Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation, which minimises pores and improves the skin’s condition over time. Then, highlight your inner radiance with Jane Iredale Eye Shadow Kit in Solar Flare.
The best time to go to Paris is in autumn. The weather is neither too hot nor cold, the perfect time to look au naturale. To help you blend in the city, consider products that will help you achieve an effortless, natural look. Try Dermalogica’s AGE smart® SkinPerfect Primer SPF30 to smooth uneven texture, creating a luminous finish. Intensify your look with NARS Afterglow Lip Balm, which nourishes and protects the lips with antioxidants. CHANEL’s Les 9 Ombres Palette Quintessence line breathes new life into its nude palettes—a natural finish that you can sport outdoors. When in the City of Lights, keep your fragrance subtle by spraying it around the neck, wrists, and on your scarf. With one woody and aromatic variant and another with musky oriental notes, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Gold eau de parfum offers scents that are tres au courant.
While Korean Beauty is obsessed with skincare products that produce instant results, Japanese Beauty, on the other hand, is about innovation with long-term reliability. So, when you travel to Tokyo, invest in beauty items that are proven and tested. Japanese women believe that beauty lies on a healthy skin base and looking natural. Start with Murad Hydration Prebiotic 3-In-1 MultiMist, a powerful formula that replenishes the skin with prebiotics to restore balance. This mist primes the face for make-up. Apply Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Foundation that delivers a perfectly glowing finish in any angle. La Prairie’s Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion renews the skin from within. It breaks down damaged proteins, improves the skin’s energy production, and fights external stress factors. Lastly, spray on the CHANELChance Eau Vive de Toilette Spray, a vivacious floral fragrance that’s light on the skin.
What qualities have characterised screen sirens like Sophia Loren and Monica Bellucci? The sultry stare, naturally rosy skin, and stunning lips have long set these fabulous Italian women apart. Channel their free and fiery spirit with Sisley L’Orchidee in Corail a highlighter brush that sculpts and enhances the face’s features. Put on Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution, a sunscreen that guards against UV rays, pollution, and radical damage. For the final touch, apply Diptyque’s Eau De Minthé on your pulse points for an alluring fragrance that lingers. At the end of the day, though, cleanse impurities with Neal Yard’s Remedies, particularly its line of organic nourishing shampoos and conditioners to help your hair stay lustrous.
RUSTAN’S THE BEAUTY SOURCE Store locations: Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-la Plaza, Gateway, Alabang Town Center, Rustan’s Cebu