A special thank you to Lisa Ingram at Virgin Australia and Philippa Murray for helping me develop my blog.
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[Left: The Virgin Australia Cabin Crew Wings on Uniform Scarf. Right: Pilots wings on scarf.]
Virgin Australia Makeup Look
(The products mentioned in this post are my personal opinions and what I use, you should not feel obliged to use the same products!)
The Virgin Australia uniform standards guide suggests using the cosmetic brand Model Co and the company use a cherry red/ bright red lipstick.
To begin with, apply a moisturiser or primer to your face, this will help your makeup to stay on for longer and it will stop your foundation or BB cream sinking into your pores. I recommend using the GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer in Clear which you can purchase from Superdrug. This primer is really good at creating a smooth and pore filled base before applying my foundation.
Then add your foundation or BB cream to your face using your favourite foundation brush. Using a BB cream will add colour to your face but has a light to medium coverage and is really hydrating! However if you like to use a foundation for coverage, make sure you have fully hydrated your skin before and during a flight as the air can dry out your skin easily. I recommend the Gosh BB Cream as it is great for little touch ups or to add warmth to the face.
After applying your foundation or BB cream you should apply a concealer to areas that may have blemishes or, underneath the eyes to conceal dark circles; this will give you a 'wide awake' look. I recommend using either the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer as this has amazing coverage for those under eye bags or the GOSH CCC Stick ;this is also a great product as it can be used for multiple items. (i.e, the range has highlighters, concealers and contour sticks).
To set the foundation/BB cream and concealer in place you now need to apply a powder, you can by any powder you want as long as it keeps your makeup in place for the duration of your flight! I always use my MUA Pro-Base matte satin pressed powder as it comes in many shades and is perfect to set your makeup and keep it in place for hours. (I always recommend removing makeup before crew rest to let your skin have some rest).
I then go on to contour my face using the Essence 2in1 highlight and contour stick. I use this product as it fits inside my bag and does not take up much space and it contains two products in one! This will add shape to your face.
Then, I recommend applying a blush that is the colour you naturally flush to again add colour to your face. Many airlines ask you to wear blush and I think that investing in a good quality blush such as a NARS Blush as they are great quality and have amazing pigmentation.
After you have applied your blush, you may want to apply bronzer to areas that the suns rays would normally hit to give you a lovely healthy glow. If you want a high end product, then I would recommend the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer or if you want a cheaper alternative the Essence Mosaic powder is also great to achieve an all year round glow!
Moving on to eyes, I have chosen to use the Makeup Revolution: New-trals vs Neutrals Palette. This palette has a great range of mattes and shimmer colours which are perfect for creating multiple looks and as an added bonus, it is a dupe of the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette. My top tip is to use colours that complement your eye colour and the uniform.
Immediately after I have completed my eyeshadow look I will apply my mascara. I always use the Essence Volume Stylist 18h Curl and Hold Mascara to give my lashes lasting volume and incredible curl.
For my eyebrows, I like to use either the Benefit Gimmie Brow Volumising Brow Gel or the Essence Make Me Brow, Brow Gel. Both of these products are great and create such thick brows that look so real with extra hairs to fill them out.
To really give my eyes the 'wide awake' look, I use a creamy khol eyeliner in Luminous Beige from Miss Sporty and this is a life saver for those tired eyes on those 'red-eye' flights! Apply this to your waterline to open your eyes more and you could also use this as a cream eyeshadow stick.
And finally to complete the look, we use the iconic Virgin red on our lips. I love to use a matte lipstick however one thing to remember is that you want it to not dry out as your lips will be so in-hydrated! I love to use Too Faced Melted Matte in Lady Balls (a true red) or NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Kitten Heels.
A big thank you to Virgin Australia for helping me create this look and I hope to do more airline 'look' inspired posts.