Fashion Week Survival Tips

Although fashion week in New York may be at an end, there’s still a lot more to go around the world. And truly, these tips are great for ANYONE who works, walks to work, or just walks a lot daily in general.

When you’re out and about all day and into the evening hours with a packed schedule, the emphasis should be on long wearing products. Choose a long wearing foundation, but make sure to use a primer underneath. Set it with a makeup setting spray that has the technology behind it to make your makeup last longer. Long days and nights = dark under eye circles (at least for me). So make sure to use a high-coverage, creamy concealer that is easily blendable, and set it with a microfine powder to make sure it lasts throughout the day.

If you’ve ever heard of the K.I.S.S. principle (Keep It Simple Stupid – although I know you are not stupid, ha) the same applies with lip color. Less is more, and less is infinitely easier to maintain throughout a long day. Instead of going with a bright red lip that you have to constantly baby and retouch–go with a shimmery sheer gloss (I like Chanel #162). You can apply it while you’re walking, or in a cab, and without a mirror. Easy!

Do you ever get that gross, hot and sweaty feeling after you walk from the frigid outdoors, all bundled up, into a hot, dry air-conditioned building? If I don’t immediately de-bulk, I start to feel over-warm, sweaty, and flushed. If you’re past the point of no return, try these cool new “cooling body cloths”. They’re by Ban (yep, the same company that makes deodorant), they come in three different scents (Restore, Invigorate, or Enliven), and they’re called the Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths. My favorite scent is Enliven.

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They’re the first ever to market in the U.S. and contain technology innovated in Japan. These are super handy–just throw them in your bag and whenever you feel like you need to freshen up (arms, legs, torso, neck, underarms, you name it) these are hands down the most convenient thing ever. They may not be the sexiest product, but they’ll make you feel infinitely less gross if you’re beyond the point of no return. I get my Refresh cloths at my local drugstore, but you can find them wherever deodorant is sold.

I hope this helps! I know it’s not just exclusive to fashion week attendees–so if you find this helpful, leave a comment letting me know why and what you do for a living, etc! Let’s chat below! Tweet me with the hashtag #bantotalrefresh too and I’ll retweet you!

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  1. Daliene @ Alamo Adventures
    02.11.2014 / 12:42 am

    Is the Clinique product a primer? I have the Erase Paste but it doesn’t seem to do the trick for my sad circles. I had a good laugh when the girl at Ulta told me it was hard core. I guess I need harder core concealer. I’m thinking the peachy formula isn’t the right color for me. I definitely need to carry these cloths around in the Houston heat!

    • 02.14.2014 / 9:23 pm

      Yes it’s one of their super primers! If the erase paste doesn’t work for you, try Bobbi Brown Corrector + Concealer duo. Some of us just need more help than others! I’m right there with you, girl!

  2. 02.11.2014 / 10:13 pm

    oh! They would also be good for long hall flights! And visiting warm places, like when i go home to Australia. Thanks for the tip!

    • 02.14.2014 / 9:23 pm

      They’re perfect for long haul flights, you’re exactly right!!

  3. 02.13.2014 / 2:02 pm

    I live in a hot humid climate so those might actually come in handy here too. I work as a stylist on photoshoots and we typically spend minimum 10 hours a day on the beach shooting. I already use froggie cloths to keep me cool. I’m wondering if the ban wipes can help get rid of the musty outdoor grass beachy smell combined with different sunblock scents. 🙂

    • 02.14.2014 / 9:22 pm

      That’s an amazing way to use these ban total refresh cooling cloths! I love it!

  4. Heidi
    02.14.2014 / 2:20 am

    I need those cooling mats for my daily train rides! I have about a 12 minute walk from my office to the train and during these freezing cold days I’m as bundled up as possible. Then, I get on a SUPER HOT train and I need to delayer ASAP or else I start sweating. It’s not good coming home smelling like bad BO. At least I don’t think it’s a good idea.

    • 02.14.2014 / 9:24 pm

      That’s exactly what I’m talking about Heidi! These are perfect for you, then. 🙂 None of us girls want to smell sweaty! 🙂

  5. Ash
    02.20.2014 / 10:08 pm

    This is a great post! I’ve never seen the Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths but as an event planner who works seriously long chaotic days, I think these would be a perfect addition to my event survival kit!


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