• Mon, Sep 7 2009

How to look like a celeb after a flight

One of the highly annoying thing about celebrities is how they always look good after a flight. Take, for example, frequent flyers like Angelina Jolie, Paris Hilton, and the entire Twilight cast; they never seem to look worn out after they fly. Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie

When it comes to normal people, when we get off a plane, we often look tired and are showing the effects of the pressurized – and dry! – air. Meanwhile celebs look like they’ve been sitting beside their stylists the whole flight! How do they do it?

Get the post-flight celebrity look!

I found a great tutorial that a regular girl, someone just like you and me, put together on her three hour flight, demonstrating how you can do simple makeup to keep yourself looking fresh and pulled together despite being on a plane for hours on end. This is something you can do in the comfort of your own seat, as long as you don’t have an aversion to doing makeup out where people can see you.

I especially loved one of her first tips, to use a big fluffy brush to blend in your concealer. I’ve always used my ring finger to blend concealer in (ring fingers have the least amount of pressure so it’s gentle around your eyes!) but it doesn’t always blend in that well. When the girl in this makeup tutorial did it with the brush it looked so natural and seamless. I’m definitely going to try it!

If you’re travelling, a few other tips include:

  1. Wear clothing that is loose and comfortable, and made from materials that don’t wrinkle easily. In other words, this isn’t the time to wear that silk dress you love!
  2. Drink up! Water, I mean. While it’s nice to have a cocktail, the air in a plane is dehydrating and alcohol or caffeine will only add to that. Water will keep you hydrated and cut down on the dry skin look.
  3. Wear comfortable shoes that aren’t constrictive. Swollen feet are not only an unattractive look, it can be dangerous on a plane!
  4. >li>If you wear contact lenses like I do, bring a bottle of saline solution or eye drops made especially for contacts. If the air in the plane starts to irritate your lenses, the drops will keep you from getting the horrors of bloodshot eyes. In fact, eye drops would benefit anyone for the same reason, just follow the directions and don’t over-use them!

Of course, if all else fails, get yourself a pair of sunglasses, preferably the currently trendy big, round shades that celebs wear. Not only do they keep all the flashes from bothering celeb eyes when they’re being photographed, they can hide tired post-flight eyes if you don’t have the time or energy to do up your makeup!

Paris Hilton

Do you have any flight tips to stay beautiful while you travel? Share them here!

Images: INF

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