Flying is a test not only for the nerves, but also for the skin of the face. How to protect her from dry air, what kind of makeup is appropriate in flight, and is it even worth painting at an altitude of ten thousand meters above the ground, says Darya Bogatova, director of the ARTBAND makeup studio.
We want to get out of the plane refreshed and blooming like a movie star. For this, it is best to make a make-up shortly before landing ─ dry cabin air and possible sleep in a chair will nullify all earthly efforts to bring beauty to life. Fortunately, you can take a travel cosmetic bag with a miniature set of samples in your hand luggage (including liquids with a capacity of no more than 100 ml are allowed for transportation). If your favorite brand doesn't have these lines, try a sampler or special mini-jar. Remember that for a make-up in flight, products with a creamy texture are optimal. Let's get started!
Bring micellar water and cotton pads with you to cleanse your skin before makeup. If you are not into micellar, make-up remover wipes will do. By the way, one should not forget about antibacterial wipes and / or “sanitizer” for hands, so as not to accidentally provoke inflammation on the skin.
What must be in your cosmetic bag if you have to endure a long flight? First, thermal or grape water (travel versions provide the same 100 ml in a bottle): spray a moisturizing spray all over your face, and then blot with a dry cloth. Secondly, patches, cooling rollers and anti-bag gels will take care of the sensitive skin around the eyes. Thirdly, a face toner ─ this product does an excellent job of both cleansing and moisturizing, and the most daring ─ this is fourthly ─ can apply a fabric mask on the face on an airplane.
The foundation must be liquid or creamy - no powder that clogs into the folds of the skin and emphasizes wrinkles. An excellent option is BB or CC cream. Combining both care and make-up components, they prevent moisture from evaporating from the skin and "seal" the moisturizing ingredients in it and mask imperfections. Correcting creams can make it possible to do without a full-fledged foundation in flight, but if you really want or need to, they can be used as a base for a full-fledged toning agent.
It is better to choose a cream-based one - a dry crumbly, powdery or "meteoric" texture will not last long in an airplane.
"Airy" make-up should be, first of all, natural and unobtrusive - as if it were not you who had been preparing for the descent down the plane for 20 minutes.
If it is not possible to do without mascara at all, then you should pay attention to waterproof products so that the particles that fall off after the eyelids, covered for a couple of minutes or a quarter of an hour of sleep, do not spoil the make-up.
It is better to completely abandon it on the plane: firstly, the big risks to apply it is not ideal even if you have a good table mirror at your disposal, and secondly, it, like mascara, can crumble and / or irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes. In flight, it is best not to overload your eyes with makeup and do only with mascara, having previously darkened the inner edge of eyelash growth with a pencil.
The overdried air of the aircraft cabin also has a bad effect on the delicate skin of the lips, so you must definitely take with you a fatty nourishing or moisturizing balm (they are presented today, including in toning versions). Hygienic lipstick can also do a good job - the main thing is not to stop using it until you are fully seated. If we go to hot countries, we take lipstick or balm immediately with SPF factor.
8. The final touch
Pay attention to the list of sos assistants that also claim to be in the cosmetic bag. The concealer will help to hide the slightest skin flaws and bruises under the eyes without overloading the skin, matting wipes will remove the oily sheen before planting, and the make-up fixer will fix the result.
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