Yesterday, I flew into Chicago to spend time with family. Makeup and traveling can be tricky; it’s inevitable that you’ll feel grimy after getting off of a plane, so most opt for skipping makeup on travel days. When I touchdown at my final destination, however, I want to be presentable and feel polished.
So for my 6 hour travel day, I kept things light while still making a statement. I created my entire look using NYC products, and the whole face worth of makeup cost less than $12! They’re all carry-on friendly, so I brought them on the plane for touch ups, too.
For the Face:
I started out with the Smooth Skin 5 in 1 BB Creme in Medium. This BB cream contains extremely fine shimmer particles to give the face a radiant glow. While I don’t normally like shimmer in my makeup, the subtle luminous effect is much needed for the dry plane environment that sucks the life out of my skin!
To add some dimension to my face, I used the Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in All Over Bronze Glow. If you watch my videos, you know that I’m a big fan of NYC cult favorite: the Sunny bronzer. My biggest complaint with that one was that it’s a bit too warm for me— but I put up with it because I have a hard time finding matte blushes at the drugstore. The Mosaic Face Powder is officially my new fave! It is a matte, cool toned bronzer that is perfect for contouring! This will be repurchased a LOT in my future. I ran this in my cheekbones, on my temples, and a bit under the jawline.
For the Eyes:
After curling my lashes, I applied the Big Bold Curl Mascara. It defines, adds length, and holds my curl all day. Watch out for that wand, though. It’s huge!
For the Lips:
To tie the entire look together, I grabbed the Expert Last Lipstick in Forever Fuchsia for a bold lip. If you read my review of this lipstick in the shade Blue Rose, you’ll remember that this is one of my favorite drugstore lipstick lines! The formula is comfortable to wear, long lasting, and super pigmented. Forever Fuchsia really makes a statement and makes me feel glam, even after a long and exhausting flight.
Do you wear makeup while traveling? What are your go-to in flight products?