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5 in-flight makeup essentials

by Martha Adams

When you’re up in the air, we all know that it’s best to give your skin a break and go bare-faced . But if you want to look fabulous when you land, you may have wondered whether you should wear makeup on the plane? From personal experience, wearing makeup on a flight is never a good idea. However, it is a good idea to bring a small compact mirror and do a quick in-flight makeup routine just before you land.

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Here are five of the best airplane makeup tips, so that you can look fresh and glowy by the time you land.

BB Cream

A long-haul flight can severely dehydrate your skin. It’s tempting to reach for a foundation, but most formulas will cling to dry areas and bring out flakiness. Skip your base and go straight for a hydrating BB Cream to even out your skin tone.

bh loves: BIODERMA Sensibio AR BB Cream

Cream Blush

Dehydrated skin and powders do not mix. A cream blush will give your skin a fresh, dewy appearance and a hint of colour that will wake up your complexion.

bh loves: Avon mark. Be Blushed Cream Blush Stick

Eyebrow Pencil

Full, fluffy brows will instantly wake up your complexion and give you a more youthful appearance. Look for an eyebrow pencil with a sharp tip to create precise lines that will softly shape and fill in your brows.

bh loves: Automatic Beauty Eyebrow Pencil

Nourishing Lip Balm

Dry, flaky lips are one of the more annoying side effects of a long haul flight. Keep a deeply nourishing lip balm with you and continue to touch up your lips regularly throughout the flight so that the dryness doesn’t last for your entire holiday.

bh loves: Lanolips Banana Balm Lip Sheen 3-In-1

Hydrating Facial Spray

It might annoy the person in the seat next to you, but your skin will thank you for using a hydrating facial spray throughout the flight. This is great to use before and after you’ve applied your makeup.

bh loves: Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray

What are your in-flight makeup essentials? Have you tried any of the products we mentioned in this article?

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