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Long flights, changes in weather, and long travel days can take a toll on your skin and makeup. Find out how to make your makeup last all day with these five items!


How to Make Your Makeup Last All Day



For long-haul or overnight flights, it might be better to cleanse your skin and remove any makeup as suggested in this post on keeping your skin blemish free while traveling. However, there are times when we want to look just as polished when we get off the plane as we do when we get on.

Depending on how long your flight is, keeping your makeup down to a few minimal products can go a long way throughout your trip. These long-lasting makeup items will survive any full day of of traveling without budging and smearing on your skin.

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These multipurpose products will require the least amount of touchups and will look flawless from flight to hotel. You’ll look and feel refreshed by the time you reach your destination.




BECCA Face Primer


Prime for a Flawless Base


The first step to keep your makeup lasting over 12-18 hours is to use a primer that targets your skin concerns. The dry air in-flight can cause your makeup to fade, crease in fine lines, and look patchy due to lack of moisture.

The BECCA Backlight Filter Face Primer creates a smooth and even canvas for your makeup. Silicone or lotion-based primers will either moisturize or control oil, depending on how your skin reacts to climate change.

Apply the primer by massaging it on your face and neck and allow it to settle for 5 minutes before using any foundation on top.


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Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek


Glow-Getter Cream Blush


To bring back some moisture on your skin, a cream blush is the perfect companion for a flush of color to your skin. The cream formula hydrates the skin for a fresh, dewy look to the cheeks.

The MILK MAKEUP Lip + Cheek cream color stick is easy to apply on the go for a no brush, no fuss application. Simply dab onto your cheeks and blend away with your fingers. The hydrating, multi-use lip and cheek stick provides buildable, blendable color in a single swipe.


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Marc Jacobs Eyeshadow


Bright Eyes Cream Shadow


Love wearing eyeshadows to brighten your eyes but can’t stand creasing and fading? Cream-to-powder formula shadows are the longest wearing, while giving full color pigmentation.

The Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Stick Eyeshadow is perfect for on-the-go, to apply during your flight, or while you’re headed to the airport. A single swipe of color can be applied using your finger and blended until the cream sets to a budge-proof powder finish.




Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara


Double Duty Brows and Lashes


Eyebrows are having a moment in the makeup world. While we can’t all get away with fleek Instagram-brows while traveling, it’s important to keep your brows and eyelashes looking tidy.

The CLINIQUE Lash Doubling Mascara can be used with your eyebrows to set the hair in place while adding some color. Your waterproof mascara will keep your brows in place throughout your in-flight naps.


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Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray


Budge-Proof It with Setting Spray


To set your makeup and spritz a quick burst of hydration, a setting spray can easily take your makeup to the next level. In fact, it might even be the single most important solution in the quest to figure out how to make your makeup last all day.

This Urban Decay Setting Spray is infused with glycerin that will hydrate parched skin while keeping your makeup set in place. A setting spray can be used either after primer to infuse your skin with moisture before you apply makeup, or as a finishing touch.



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