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A Swiftie’s Guide To Eras Tour Essentials

January 1 | 2 minute read

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Words by Darcy Brown

Originally published on | February 8

Do you feel something in the air? No, Mercury is not in retrograde (phew!), nor is Valentine's Day causing a love storm. It's the imminent arrival of Taylor Swift's highly anticipated Eras Tour in the southern hemisphere.

Taylor Swift is en route, and for someone who provided the soundtrack to my entire life (all breakups included), you'd better believe I have everything in order for her arrival – including my beauty bag.

The Eras Tour is not your usual concert, and we Swifties are not your standard fans. Imagine a crowd whose very outfits form a fashion spectacle comparable to the likes of Coachella but are uniquely, well, Taylor-ed; so much so, that the audience creates a living tapestry of the artist herself.

When it comes to preparing your beauty bag for the event, there are a few essentials you'll want to have on hand to ensure you're ready for it.

The perfect red lipstick

Picture this: swifties stand before their mirrors in preparation for battle, swiping on a red lip like war paint across their cheeks. It’s an ode to classic beauty that has remained constant throughout Swift's career. MECCA MAX’s Pout Pop Lipstick provides comfortable wear all night long. If, like me, you’ve never tried a red lip, opting for Charlotte Tilbury's universally flattering 'Red Carpet Red' is a safe bet. Or, the Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss is a trusted plus one if lipstick just isn't your thing.

Glitter, shimmer and sparkle

Rumour has it, glitter might just be an unofficial entry requirement (I don’t make the rules). Rest assured, you will be entering a sparkly safe zone. HOURGLASS’s Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow pots will reflect the stage lights just right, or using Stila's liquid glitter will elevate your gaze to kilowatt status. Coating limbs in Sunday Riley's shimmering body oil will see you resemble a mirrorball.

Your sharpest black eyeliner

When your cat boasts a higher net worth than your sports icon boyfriend, a feline flick becomes second nature. As a Swiftie, I always ensure my eyeliner is drawn sharp enough to kill a man. It's my guiding mantra whenever I hold Urban Decay's 24/7 Inks Liquid Liner to my lid. It has impressive staying power, as does Charlotte Tilbury's Feline Flick eyeliner. Or opt for the HOURGLASS Waterproof Liquid Liner; I can confirm it passes the sweat test.

A setting spray for the eras

Swift's performances are known to extend for a whole three hours, and I'd confidently bet that a setting spray is the hero behind her consistently flawless makeup. Urban Decay's All Nighter Setting Spray lives up to its promise, ensuring lasting wear. Alternatively, By Terry's Hyaluronic Glow Setting Mist prioritises skincare with hydrating hyaluronic acid. For on-the-go touch-ups, the travel-sized spray from Anastasia Beverly Hills makes for the perfect handbag companion

Put your hands up

Trading friendship bracelets, hitting record on your phone, and singing into that invisible microphone, your hands will take centre stage throughout the evening. To prep them to perfection, start with the Patchology Rosé Fingers Hand Mask as a pre-show pamper. There's a Manucurist nail polish to match any era. Top it off with Ciaté's Nail Stickers and you’re ready to go.

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