Beautiful Travel with Emmy from Rouge

This new interview series features beautiful South African personalities to find out how they travel in style, most especially which are their best beauty product recommendations for frequent travellers…

Today it’s the turn of Emmy Schofield from Rouge. Emmy is a Cape Town-based lifestyle blogger and freelance stylist – she spends most of her free time making and tasting wine!

Read on to find out more about Emmy’s must-haves for beautiful travel…


How frequently do you travel?

As often as I can. I try and do one big trip a year with shorter, local ones in between.

What is your favourite travel destination?

The Galapagos is my favourite place I’ve been, and I want to explore more of South East Asia

What is your in-flight beauty routine?

Hydration, hydration, hydration, I always cover my whole body in a rich body cream before I leave home, so that I don’t arrive at my destination looking reptilian. I never fly wearing makeup, and apply super hydrating serums and creams instead. On the plane, I make sure I drink as much water as possible, and I stay away from alcohol. I apply a hydrating serum to my face every few hours, and if it’s long-haul, I’ll pop on a hydrating sheet mask before I go to sleep. If I’m travelling for a ridiculously long time, then I’ll just wear a cream mask the whole time. Lip balm and hand cream are also essential.

What are your most essential in-flight beauty products?

I keep my carry-on products to a minimum. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant (R300) for lips and cuticles. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Serum (R1390) and Filorga Hydra-Filler Mask (R180) for intense hydration. My go-to hand cream is Cowshed Cow Pat Moisturising Hand Cream (R162).

Tell us your essential beauty products and why you pack them first?

Sunscreen goes into my bag first. For my face I take whichever I’m using at the time (La Roche-Posay, Heliocare, Biomedical Emporium and Avene are my favourites) and always Piz Buin for my body.

I decant my current skincare into smaller containers, so I can keep my usual routine going while I’m away.

I keep my Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant with me, and I always travel with a tube of the Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask (R1990) to keep my skin in check. I take my trusty Bioderma Sensibio H2O (R210) to remove makeup and SPF in one sweep. For makeup, I take a light foundation like CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua (R740), my Lancome Hyponose Waterproof Mascara (R405) and a multi-use palette for shadow, conealer, blush and lip colours (Inglot’s Freedom system allows you to customise your own).

My MAC Lash Curler (R495) comes with me whenever I travel, as I look asleep if I don’t curl them.

What is your favourite travel fragrance?

I usually choose my scent based on the destination. My favourite pairing so far was my Carolina Herrera 212 NYC in Morocco. The scent was light enough in the intense heat, but was still around at the end of the day. It comes in two 50 ml bottles, so is perfect for travelling.

What beauty essentials do you pick up in duty free or at your destination?

Anything I’ve had my eye on that we can’t get in South Africa. The number of NARS products I bought in Sephora in Bangkok airport was bordering on embarrassing.

Where will you be travelling this year?

I’m hoping to go back to both Mozambique and Italy