BEAUTY ON THE FLY

SMALL ENOUGH TO FIT IN YOUR CARRY-ON, TH­ESE TRAVEL TREATS WILL EN­SURE YOU CAN HIT THE TAR­MAC RUN­NING AF­TER A LONG HAUL

The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Front Page -

As you read this I’ll be deep in In­dia, some­where around the Agra re­gion, tak­ing a mil­lion pho­tos of the Taj Ma­hal. But a trip to In­dia means ap­prox­i­mately 14 hours on a plane and that’s not quite as fun.

This is prob­a­bly the only time I’m thank­ful for my short, stumpy legs, so leg room is not a ma­jor gripe, but there’s no doubt the trip takes its toll. Af­ter binge-watch­ing trash TV guilt-free, my sec­ond favourite thing to do on planes is sleep. If you find it tricky to conk out, a nat­u­ral shut-eye as­sis­tant like the soft, pil­lowy sleep masks from Lou­velle will come in handy. Com­pletely black­ing out light, they make it easy to keep your eyes closed and your mind rest­ful.

With the air­con seem­ingly blast­ing Arc­tic tem­per­a­tures, skin dry­ness is an­other gripe I have on long flights. There are plenty of trav­el­sized prod­ucts on the mar­ket but when you’re packed into a tin box with other sar­dines you’ve got to be con­sid­er­ate in what you choose.

Na­tio’s face mist is vir­tu­ally un­scented and su­per fine, so you won’t be giv­ing any­one an asthma at­tack. It works in­stantly.

If your skin needs a more se­ri­ous over­haul, Jo­joba has a handy travel kit that shuns the sham­poo and con­di­tioner for more skin­in­ten­sive prod­ucts in­clud­ing a cleanser, day cream and overnight re­newal cream.

Vain as I am, I’ve been known to do a makeup touch-up on de­scent – you know, just in case the pa­parazzi are wait­ing for me or the love of my life is stand­ing at the ar­rival gate with a sign and a dozen roses (damn you Hol­ly­wood!).

PUR Cos­met­ics has a travel pal­ette that is the In­spec­tor Gad­get of make-up, with eight eye shad­ows, a high­lighter, a matte bronzer, bak­ing pow­der, lip pen­cil, lip gloss and mas­cara all in one teeny tiny pal­ette. It’s small and thin enough it’ll take up barely any room in your carry-on. Who­ever it is that chased you across the world to de­clare his love for you will know he made the right de­ci­sion the sec­ond you step off that plane.

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