Saturday 24 February 2018

Insider Beauty Tuesday's: Sky-high Beauty

Emirates give us at INSIDER tips on how to stay looking good at 30,000 feet.

If you've ever wondered how cabin crew stay looking like they've just stepped out of the salon, even after a 12 hour flight, then listen up for the most well kept beauty secrets.

Sibille B. Juen, image specialist with Emirates, whose background is in cosmetics has previously worked with Chanel and now trains all the new cabin crew with the airline to the highest of standards.  She knows a thing or two about looking pristine and was happy to share her tips with us.

First up you need to pay attention to your skin care routine, try samples from different brands until you find a regime you love and will stick to. 

The Emirates ladies are in full make up any time they're in uniform in the public eye, so that means before leaving the house - no last minute lippy applications on the way to work! 

Often on long haul flights crew will remove their foundation with handy travel wipes while in the crew rest area and apply a hydrating mask.

Luckily, us passengers (and mere mortals) are under no pressure to arrive looking quite so glam. 

The cabin atmosphere can be very dehydrating so it's recommended to wear as little make up as possible for your flight, or take it all off as soon as you're on board and drench your skin with moisture as a protective barrier.

Whether you choose to go with or without make up on your flight, Clarins Fix' Make-Up (€26)

is a hydrating mist that can be applied over cosmetics or to bare skin for a refreshing boost and to add hydration back into your skin.

 In a handy 30ml bottle perfect for flying, this is a must have for your travel bag allowing you to land feeling spa-fresh!

Tinted moisturisers, BB and CC creams are the best bet for your skin while flying and beat foundation hands down to keep skin looking fresh.  For added staying power just set with a pressed powder that will double up as a compact mirror saving space.

Sibille recommends Clarins Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil in Black (€18.50) to add subtle definition to the eyes. 



"Pencils are easier to work with for beginners", she explains.  Waterproof pencils last longer, but drying agents mean you have to work quickly if you want to smudge the line for a softer look.  Darkening the lash line gives definition and makes lashes appear longer, a small stiff brush will help you to soften the line and means you can get away without having the steadiest of hands...or applying during turbulence!  Sibille says to keep waterproof mascara only for occasions when it's really necessary as it dries out the lashes.

Using blush in pink or coral tones instead of bronzer will give a much healthier glow due to how the pigments show up under cabin lights.  The latter will make you look tired, we're told. 

Try Clarins Multi-Blush (€21) in Peach, as the cream texture makes applying with your fingers a doddle and won't look dry on your skin.



The look wouldn't be complete without the trademark Emirates red lip, but it's a hard look to get right.  When asked if red lipstick can suit all skin tones, Sibille explained how many different shades there are in the red family ranging from orange to pink to even blue undertones (which help make your teeth look whiter!).

"The best thing to do is to sit down at a make up counter and try out a few until you find one that suits your colouring, there really is a red for everyone".

Pencil is a must to get the shape right but also to help prevent bleeding.  For maximum staying power, fill in the entire lip surface with pencil before applying lipstick.

Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Passion Red (€23) is a classic shade that matches the Emirates famous red hats perfectly.


The satin texture is hydrating but long lasting, gloss might feel good to wear in drying conditions but requires too many touch ups and who has time for that when working or having a cocktail at the bar?

So now, if you're on one of Emirates newly launched twice daily flights from Dublin to Dubai, you'll know all the INSIDER info. Bon voyage


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