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?