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The beauty products a skin care-obsessed musician used on a 21-hour flight to Australia

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Hi, internet friends. I’m Kristin, a musician and writer. I love talking about all things beauty, feminism, and chocolate. I’ve been traveling a ton over the past few months, so I’ve really put an effort into making my skin care routine as efficient as possible.

Because of that, I am extremely high-maintenance when it comes to my beauty regimen. My eczema forces me to be vigilant with my skin care routine, but at the same time, I also love wearing makeup on a regular basis. My fine, pin-straight, dry hair requires more work than you’d expect. This all means that long-distance traveling puts a serious damper in my beauty groove—don’t even get me started on the toll that recycled air takes on my skin and hair.

I mention this because I recently took a trip to Australia, which required me to fly six hours from N.Y.C. to L.A., then 15 hours from L.A. to Sydney. I had a short 45-minute layover between. From before I left my apartment in New York to heading to my first event in Sydney, here’s a breakdown of every beauty product I used. These items ensured I arrived in Australia looking snatched.


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