In flight beauty essentials

In flight beauty essentials

Hello Lovelies,

If you remember recently, I showed you my non beauty in flight essentials, well here are the beauty goodies! I don’t normally carry this for short flights but I mostly fly long haul, 5hrs+.

These are my tried and tested favourites. All within the TSA regulations and nothing high end in case of damage.

I always arrive to the airport with make up on and remove it on the plane. I use Yes to Cucumbers wipes or Ole Henriksen for this as they are gentle and have a refreshing scent. Mr T is happy to use them for his hands and to refresh his face. You can never go wrong with packs of tissues too. I constantly have about 3 packs on me at any one time so flying is no different!

Once the make up is off, I apply First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and my holy grail Boots spot treatment, if needed. I top this up regularly on long haul flights. Travel always makes me break out, I think it’s the stress and dry air. I keep a tube of Weleda Skin Food with me too as you can use it all over the body as well as the face if you are feeling particularly parched.

The headrest always makes my hair so dry and tatty so I give it a good brush and put it in to a low ponytail or braid to keep it out of the way. I have a mini Denman brush with a mirror on it, to save me carrying one.

The airplane cabin is extremely drying on the skin so I always pack lip balm and lash it on constantly throughout the flight. Both of us do. Something in stick form is a must so you aren’t dipping your fingers in to a pot. I also carry eye drops with me for Mr T and I as there’s nothing worse than that scratchy feeling if you have napped.

The Body Shop Vitamin C facial spray is perfect for those pick me up moments where you feel a bit blah. Usually when you wake up from a nap or towards the end of the flight. I must be the only person who gets roasting hot on a plane and I like this to cool me down. I keep an Travelo atomiser of my favourite perfume to keep me fresh too as no one wants to sit next to a stinker!

Using the anti bacterial spray or liquid soap in the bathroom always leaves my hands feeling like sandpaper so I frequently reapply hand cream to keep my hands silky soft – The Gardners Hand Therapy from Crabtree & Evelyn is my absolute favourite. It is so fresh and spa-like. When preparing to land, I hit the bathroom and apply some deodorant and use my waterless toothbrush. 

Back at my seat I use another wipe to refresh my skin and then apply a powder foundation, after a bit of concealing. I have tried plenty but the Collection Perfecting Mineral one comes with a built in brush so you don’t need to apply liquids or carry extra brushes. This powder foundation does give quite good buildable coverage. I prefer this to using a pressed powder foundation and a sponge. I always have my brows and lashes tinted before trips so I don’t need to worry about that. I carry a Tarte Blush in Tipsy and just lightly use the foundation brush to apply it. A bit of a bold gloss and I am done on the face front. My go to lip gloss is the L’oreal Glam Shine Stain in 200 Princess. A gorgeous reddy coral. Just bright enough to perk you up without being OTT.

I take my hair out and give it a brush and I am done.

If I am on a short flight, I will keep my make up on and just refresh myself with my Vitamin C spray and perfume. Keep my hands and lips well moisturised, apply some more lippy before landing and be on my way.

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