What's In My Beauty Case? By Anabelle Ussher

What's In My Beauty Case? By Anabelle Ussher

With lockdown lifting in Sydney, travel plans are officially back on the table! This means a serious update to the way I pack my favourite products while I’m away. I’m definitely not the minimal type when it comes to my beauty regimen and my Duo Vanity Case ensures I do not have to sacrifice any steps in my routine.

First of all, the case itself is GORGEOUS, monogrammed and functional – it’s tall enough to fit my serums and foundations standing upright and the compartments are flexible which mould to the shape of my products. The case includes a mirror – an obvious necessity, a top compartment to store my lashes and eyeshadows as well as a space to organise make up brushes. My previous make up bags have always had a way of getting dirty, no matter how hard I’ve tried to keep them clean! The wipeable compartments in my Duo Vanity Case spell the end of the constant foundation stains and fingerprints, it’s really all in the details.

Summer glam for me always starts with juicy, hydrated skin! I always have hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vitamin c and lactic acid at the ready – the perfect ingredient cocktail for plump skin. Always follow up with SPF to protect and defend while the ingredients prep the skin really well for makeup application. Lately loving:

      • Urban Jungle – Glow With The Flow
      • Glow Recipe – Watermelon Dew Drops
      • Laneige – Radian-C Cream
      • Biossance – Squalane + Lactic Acid Serum
      • Ultra Violette – Queen Screen

My signature getaway make up look is all about the perfected glowing base, a good lash moment and glossy lips. We can’t forget about body -  I like to keep a body highlighter on deck for my arms, decolletage and legs! Lately loving:

    • NARS - Soft Matte Foundation
    • Pat McGrath Labs – Skin Fetish Concealer
    • Fenty Beauty – Diamond Bomb
    • Dior – Lip Maximiser
    • Hourglass – Veil Setting Powder
    • False lashes

As for extra bits and pieces, I typically prefer neatly kept hair off my face, more often than not a bun or pony with slick edges. I love the Olaplex No.7 Oil for that added hydration and shine and the Aveda Control Paste to keep my baby hair in order. I’m big on fragrance as well and I’ve been loving Tom Ford’s Bitter Peach, such a gorg luxe scent. Playful and sexy yet sophisticated, the fruitiness gives off tropical vibes while the woody notes help to ground it. Smells like an absolute daydream!
Anabelle (she/her) is a makeup artist, model and content creator. She's Ghanaian Australian, born and raised in Sydney - and feels very fortunate to  work in a creative field that she is so passionate about. A little about her – Anabelle is a cancer (the sweetest zodiac sign) and has an unhealthy addiction to TikTok and popcorn! She is all about self-care and indulging in things that make her feel like my best self. She can be found at @Glowy_Chronicles on Instagram.