easy light airport makeup + tips

Hey guys! Since I got back from my trip, I’ve been wanting to share with you all what I do to prep my skin for the sky.

My key ingredient to travel makeup is going light. I don’t want to sit in a recirculated air bucket for hours on end with a caked face. Or maybe I do, but my skin will 100% reject me for it.

That being said, I really recommend using a BB cream or tinted moisturizer (or even just concealer) as your base. But before we get into all of that, it is absolutely important to moisturize, scrub and do your facemasks before you go. This starts the night before.

The night before I travel, I always do my normal skincare routine incorporating a facial scrub and hydrating mask to ensure that my skin is prepared for the damage and germs it will come into contact with on the trip. The morning of, I will continue with my skincare routine, making sure not to strip it of any natural oils. I want my skin to be as happy as possible the day of!

With my skin ready, it’s time to get into the makeup! d661055b-dbb8-4d6a-9abf-7aef35247523.jpgI start with moisturizing my skin with my Estee Lauder moisturizer for the SPF in it. After that, I will still use my primer potion, but I go in very sparingly as to not put a whole lot of product on my face before I get to the stuff I really need.

Even though I recommend a BB Cream or Tinted moisturizer, I haven’t found one that I absolutely love yet. So, I’m using a small amount of the Dior Backstage Foundation applied with literally just my fingers and perfecting with a Morphe M439 brush. I did this where I have color on my face and can even out my complexion, but leave room for my skin to breathe. (Have I emphasized that enough yet? No? Just wait.)

Then, I will put a small amount of my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer under my eyes and on my lids to cover up my redness. Then I will set with the smallest amount of Cover FX setting powder so I don’t crease. I absolutely do not bake before I get on a plane. (Usually, because it’s 5 am and who has time for that – but also because I like to keep my powder to a minimum in the air- clearly.)

From there, I will put on a very small amount of Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer and Milani Baked Blush in the shade Luminoso to keep my face from looking completely flat.

I do want a little bit of eyeshadow so I will apply Burnt Orange from my ABH Soft Glam palette (or Modern Renniasance) all over my lid and on my lash line.

When I’m done with that, I do my brows and set them with Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel.

Then, I spray my All Nighter Setting Spray to keep it all in place.

Lastly, I curl my lashes, prime them and apply my regular three coats of mascara. (The only thing that really stays the same.)

For lips, I tend to just keep reapplying a lip balm all day instead of a gloss or lipstick. Again, focusing on the moisture being put into the skin instead of my actual look.

I will occasionally put on a lippie too, which I did on the way to Colorado, but not on the way back. airplaneAnd I’m done! It’s super simple and really quick so I can get out the door and to the gate with time to spare- not to mention a few more hours of sleep (the most important part).

When I was younger I never paid attention to how much makeup I wore on the plane, but now that my skin reacts to every little thing, I take the extra precautions.

Anyways, hope you enjoyed my 5-minute airport makeup routine. It really is so fast and easy. Leave me a comment below on what your airport makeup routine is like!

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