January 11, 2015

Flight Proof Make Up

By the time you're reading this, I've probably loaded up the trunk with my luggage and hopped in the car, as I'll be flying back to Leeds today (if my plane takes off that is – fingers crossed). My flight isn't till later today, but I'll be having brunch with my parents and sister before they drop me off at the airport. I tend to not wear any make up when I fly, especially with long-haul flights. But as I'll have quite some errands to do when I touch down, I thought I'd share my go-to products when flying short-haul. Something light, natural and luminous.

Something I never thought I'd be saying, but I'm loving these highlighters/radiance primers lately, or you could say obsessed. (You'll notice in the coming months.) BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl is a cult-classic and as I tend to get shiny throughout the day, I only apply this on my cheeks/cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, brow arch and inner-corner of my eye. It makes such a big difference and brightens up my face, even if you follow up with a (heavy) foundation. To conceal my dark circles and any blemishes, RMS "Un" Cover-Up is still my favourite. Despite it being creamy, it lasts so well on my skin and has a good punch of coverage.

I like to set it with a light layer of NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation in Fiji, buffing it in with EcoTool's Retractable Kabuki Brush. It's the softest brush ever and just perfect in every way. I always carry this brush around as it's retractable and thus hygienic for any touch ups throughout the day. A few spritzes of Caudalie's Beauty Elixir seals the powder and makes it look more natural. For the sake of convenience I've used the same brush to apply some colour on my cheeks using the NARS Virtual Domination Palette. I've been rocking Final Cut, which is a gorgeous peachy shade, with Laguna, their cult non oompa-loompa bronzer. I've had my brows done at Shavata before Christmas so all they need a coat of Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso to define them a bit more.

I'm the kind of person who always runs out the house without putting on perfume, so ollerballs are perfect, as I can just apply it whilst I'm on-the-go without making other people gasp for air. Recently I've been loving Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black, which is a tad more feminine, but very similar to Tom Ford Black Orchid. A look wouldn't be complete without a lip product, and as I'm keeping it very natural and simple, Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry has the perfect shade of red. It's very moisturising and buildable as well, perfect if you fancy a bolder lip. And that's it. I'll keep you posted on Twitter and Instagram and I'm super excited to return back to my house in Leeds (don't tell my parents). But right now? I can't wait to browse the Duty Free section. I mean... This much was expected, right?



  1. The BECCA Skin Perfector is one of my all time fave beauty products, such a good idea to have some handy after a long flight, great way to look a bit more refreshed than I generally feel after flying!

    Angie || the maquillage

  2. omg yes duty free makeup shopping is the best. i always try and get something when i can but i haven't flown international in a while. :(

    this actually gives me an idea for a post, but i don't know if i'll actually write it.

    i took a flight at around midnight a while ago and two girls came on, super fashionably dressed, full face makeup and when they got on the plane they went to the bathroom and washed it off. i thought, 'that's interesting.' when they landed, they had reapplied their full face of makeup. i, on the other hand, went to the airport barefaced. i just thought to myself, what a difference in ...lifestyles (? i guess) 'cause...yea i don't want to look like a hag when i get off the plane but i also don't think i don't worry too much about how ppl will judge me if i do...but yes this was for a 5hr flight..which to me isn't short.

    if its a short haul flight...i'd still probably go very minimal. like eyeliner and brows.


    A Beautiful Zen

  3. Final Cut is such a gorgeous shade. I missed it when it was released on its own! I'm so hesitant about the palette as I have so many blushes to go through that I just need to maintain self control right now!

    Have a safe flight! xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  4. Becca Shimmering Skill perfectors are so lush. Everytime I go up to Dublin I pop into the SpaceNK store and stare at them like a weirdo for... probably too long. At some point I'll have to get one. They are pricey, but they probably last forever!

  5. I love how it just lits up your face and complexion.

  6. I did quite well and only walked out with 2 products I actually needed. Shocker.

    Hmm, that's interesting. If it was midnight, maybe they came from a party – hence the way they dressed and full face of make up? Or yes, maybe you're right, the difference in lifestyles would play a role as well. I always fly bare faced, unless it's a short haul flight and I know that I'll be meeting with people right after. Because I know my skin will react to wearing make up up in the air for +2 hours. (Badly.)

  7. Thanks Celina, landing was a bit rocky but I arrived in a piece! I get that feeling. I only justified it to myself as I was really gutted about not having snapped up the Guy Bourdin palette, it was Christmas, and I didn't have any similar shades that were in the palette. Fingers crossed they'll bring out Final Cut again!

  8. They are amazing. I didn't really use them as often as I'm doing right now (i.e. every day, when I'm wearing make up) and it just brightens up my entire complexion and make me look awake and radiant, without looking sweaty. And yes, you need the tiniest amount. I think this bottle will last me a lifetime.


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