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
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.