Come Fly With Me: The Emirates Cabin Crew's Top In-Flight Beauty Tips

03 July 2013 by

Looking glam in the cockpit really is possible!

If you've already had the chance to catch up with the latest issue of Grazia, you may have spied our rather awesome little feature on packing up your beauty kit for your summer hols (with tips from the likes of Miranda Kerr and Poppy Delevingne, we doubt these pages escaped your attention). So, with your packing under control, and your beauty looks perfected come touchdown, it's time to make sure your in-flight beauty regime is in tip-top shape, too...

Well, look no further, fellow jet-setters, as we managed to catch up with the impeccably glamorous Emirates cabin crew who filled us in on their beauty tips for flying. Makeup and skincare regulations are strict for the crew, and as the public face of Emirates they have only one opportunity to make a good first impression. Each crew member undergoes training specific to their makeup and skincare routines. So, take note of their golden rules and get ready to glow!

The 5 Skincare Rules

  1. It is recommended that cabin crew follow a skin care routine that helps them deal with the different hours that they work. Exfoliation and masks are highly recommended as they help to enhance the appearance of the skin.
  2. Eye gel helps to refresh the eyes during a long flight and can be used over make-up. 
  3. It helps to remove all make up and apply a vitamin C mask during bunk rest periods as it boosts the skin cells and gives the skin a healthy glow, especially when visiting highly polluted areas.
  4. Hydration sprays can be used to maintain the moisture balance in the skin.
  5. Post flight rest is highly recommended as it helps with cell renewal/rejuvenation which helps skin to repair itself and look immaculate.

Get ready to join the mile-high beauty parade...

The 5 Makeup Rules

  1. Our female crew must match their signature red lipstick to their scrunchies and red hat. Each skin tone is different and each individual needs to find their perfect match. We advise applying foundation and powder under lipstick to make it last longer. The use of lip gloss or lipstick that contains gloss is not recommended as it wears off easily.
  2. Blusher must be worn. It plays a big part in helping the skin look fresh as it gives the impression/illusion of a healthy glow even during long flights.
  3. Concealer should be used for dark circles.Using a product that contains light reflectors is the best option. Concealer can also be used to cover pigmentation and pimples. This is also the only item of make-up acceptable for gentlemen.
  4. Bronzer should be treated with caution as it can make the skin appear tired and dull, especially in the aircraft lighting.
  5. Using eye-liner on the top lid, will give the appearance of larger, more open eyes, for those undertaking ultra-long trips.

by Annie Vischer


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