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PSA: The In-Flight Beauty Travel Essentials We Swear By

Guaranteed to make you look fab when you land.

The last thing you want to do when onboard a long-haul flight is to worry about how you’ll look when you land. After all, the struggle is real when it comes to looking refreshed and radiant despite getting inadequate rest. Moreover, you have to make sure that the skincare products you bring with you onboard are heavy duty enough for the harsh and dry cabin air. Not to mention some makeup items that will hide dullness, dark circles and add an instant glow to your complexion. So if you don’t want to cover up with a cap and sunglasses, here are the best travel-friendly products that you can count on to look fabulous when you land.

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Roller Ball, $40
Radiant skin starts with getting enough rest. This handy roller ball slips into your purse of carry-on bag and is infused with the relaxing scents of vetiver, chamomile and sandalwood. Apply onto pulse points to help soothe your mind for a restful sleep. This Works Sleep Plus + Pillow Spray, $51 for 75ml
Whether you’re travelling with a portable pillow or have an actual flat bed to recline on when onboard, a few spritzes of this sleep-inducing pillow spray will prime your mind and body for a restful slumber. Made with a calming blend of lavender, chamomile and vetiver, it supports uninterrupted sleep and is gentle on skin so you don’t have to worry about irritation. Caudalie Grape Water, $11 for 75ml
If there’s something that you can’t not have with you while travelling, it’s facial mist. This one from Caudalie emits a fine mist of organic grape water, which instantly increases skin’s moisture levels and also infuses skin with antioxidants to fend off free radical damage. It also helps soothe tightness and redness, making it perfect for all skin types. La Mer Treatment Lotion Mask, $230 for 6 pieces
Infused with La Mer’s The Treatment Lotion, each sheet mask deeply replenishes skin with moisture and essential nutrients to energise and revitalise dull skin. Made with Japanese technology, each sheet mask has millions of micro-fibres to adhere closely to your facial contours, ensuring maximum contact area for optimal results. Within minutes, your skin is plumper, smoother and brighter. Erborian Sleeping BB Mask, $53 for 5oml
Formulated to leave skin feeling soft and silky, it contains Asian herbs to hydrate, energise and brighten your complexion. With a nourishing, yet non-sticky texture, it forms a protective barrier over skin, feeding it with skin-conditioning ingredients while sealing in moisture. It also works beautifully as a moisturiser under makeup so foundation glides on smoothly. Tatcha Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm, $42 for 6g
The skin on your lips doesn’t have any sebum glands, which means that it is unable to self-lubricate. In addition, it is also thinner and more prone to dryness than the skin on the rest of your face. This explains why it is so important to give your puckers a little extra TLC in the form of this lavish lip balm. Rich in camellia oil to soften and protect parched lips, it is also infused with gold flakes to add a subtle gleam. Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Gel Stick Foundation & Concealer, $78
Thanks to its buildable coverage, fresh application and handy format, this gel stick can be used as a foundation as well as a concealer. Just apply onto skin and blend to watch the water-infused formula disappear into skin while gradually perfecting its appearance. Formulated with aloe vera and optical diffusers, it retains a dewy glow even as you layer on more for added coverage. Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator, $64
This dual-ended stick not only adds a natural flush to your cheeks, it also helps accentuate your cheekbones for a healthy glow. Best part, it is enriched with vitamins to keep skin hydrated and conditioned so the pigments doesn’t sink into fine lines. We also love that the cream-to-powder formula glides onto skin seamlessly and can be easily blended with your fingertips. The cheek colour also doubles up perfectly as a lip stain.