They say the journey is half the fun. But let’s be honest, when we’re talking intercontinental air travel, the getting there is never quite as much fun as the being there. So, our in-flight beauty goal is to minimize the impacts of the long, tedious trip—dehydration, a sleepless night—and arrive feeling rejuvenated and ready to take in all the wonders of our destination. According to Gritty Pretty’s Eleanor Pendleton, seven simple products could be the difference between bedraggled traveler and glam jet-setter.

The Aussie beauty editor speaks from experience, having embarked on her fair share of long-haul flights from the land down under. And as evidenced by her website and interactive magazine, which touch on everything from contouring your cheekbones to perfecting your pout, Eleanor knows all about how to enhance one’s best features with just the right amount of product.

Get ready for your most effective touch up—and touch down—yet with Eleanor’s favorites, guaranteed to make your skin glow at any altitude.

SERGE LUTENS BEAUTE Demaquillant Pour Les Yeux

“Whenever I fly, I usually go to the airport wearing light makeup. As soon as I get on board my flight, I pull out one of these easy-to-use wipes from Serge Lutens, and within seconds my skin is clean and hydrated.”

RODIN Luxury Face Oil

“For many, it’s hard to sleep on flights—but this Rodin face oil gives skin the illusion of a solid eight hours. After removing my makeup on the flight, I press three or four drops of this decadent oil onto my face and neck. It features a blend of eleven essential oils derived from flowers and botanicals, and the fragrance is incredibly addictive. Once you try it, you—and your skin—will be hooked!”

TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

“The key to surviving a long-haul flight and coming out of arrivals looking completely refreshed and rejuvenated is keeping your skin and body hydrated. I drink a lot of water and spritz my skin regularly with Tatcha cooling face mist. This leaves the complexion dewy and radiant.”

BY TERRY Rose Balm

“Despite drinking water and keeping your skin hydrated, the cabin pressure can still cause lips to become dry. I avoid this by popping on a lip balm like BY TERRY Baume De Rose regularly. It’s creamy, non-sticky, and features a lovely rose fragrance. Bonus: it can also be applied to nails and cuticles.”

YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTY BB Cream Skintone Perfector SPF 25

“Hydrate, conceal, correct, protect, and prime. I’m not kidding, this YSL BB cream does it all! When the plane begins its descent, I apply a small amount, using my fingers to melt the BB cream into the skin.”

BOBBI BROWN Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks

“Upon arrival, I always put on a lip and cheek balm, like Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge. It saves me space in my carry-on while giving my face a pretty pop of color.”

FRÉDÉRIC MALLE Carnal Flower / FRÉDÉRIC MALLE Traveler’s Spray

“After stepping off a 15 hour flight, nothing makes me feel more refreshed than a spritz of Frédéric Malle’s Carnal Flower. This particular scent is deliciously warm and comforting. And, as it’s less than 100ml, it’s easy to pop into your handbag before jumping on a plane. Add the accompanying travel case, and you’re good to go.”

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