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    23 In-Flight Beauty Products Perfect For Your Next Plane Ride

    Budget economy class but make it luxe.

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    1. A Lano leave-on flyer mask formulated with lanolin, mint, caffeine, and ginger. In English? That means that your skin will be hydrated, dewy, clean-feeling, and awake — in spite of the fact that you had to leave your home at 3AM for the budget red-eye flight you booked.

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    Promising review: "I use this in the morning at least 10 minutes before applying make-up (which, for me, typically consists of mineral veil, mascara, and a brow pencil). It leaves my face feeling hydrated but doesn't make me greasy. I love the glow I get after using it." —La B

    Get it from Ulta for $24.

    2. A hydrocolloid COSRX pimple patch because what do we want joining us on our Italian vacation we’ve been planning for months? Not a zit. Slap this baby on during your flight to reduce painful pimple swelling and make it practically non-existent.

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    Promising review: "These little dots of magic work some kind of voodoo to remove those big, erupting volcano pimples, or tiny little extremely painful ones, and the dreaded blind pimple that looks likes a skittle was shoved under the skin. These little tabs are clear and painless are barely noticeable when worn. I wear them overnight for the best results, and there’s no peeling or burning since it doesn’t containsSalicylic acid. You’ll notice a 'center' start to form on the dot that is white or cloudy and that’s how you know it’s doing it’s job...that center is the goopy stuff being drawn from the offending blemish." —Darci

    Get a pack of three with 24 patches each for $8.57.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's take on the COSRX pimple patch.

    3. A jade roller said to promote circulation, tighten skin, and help with lymphatic drainage. You know how your feet get gloriously swollen while flying? The same thing kind of happens to your face. Use this handy tool to help remain de-puffed.

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    Promising review: "I used this product for the first time with my face oil and it’s safe to say that I am obsessed! I put it in the freezer for a couple of hours before using and it was so refreshing. I currently have a head cold and this jade roller really helped relieve some of the pressure in my sinus areas. I suffer sever migraines and am looking forward to seeing if the roller can help relieve some of that pressure as well! My favorite part is the smaller side — I love to use it under my eyes and on my temples." —Karlie Velvick

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    4. A Burt’s Bees lip balm that provides moisture (thanks to a blend of shea butter and botanical waxes) as well as a buildable tint, meaning your pout will be soft and supple while a touch of color adds some life back into your exhausted face. Red eyes, am I right?

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    Promising review: "I really love this product! As someone who has never mastered the art of lipstick, this is perfect. I tend to be more of a minimalist with makeup and this is so easy to just slide on before going out. You'll have to reapply during the day/night, but the application is very quick." —Cornelius

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.48 (available in six colors).

    5. Eye masks that will de-puff, moisturize, and brighten even the darkest of eye circles. Traveling may wreak havoc on both your sleep schedule and your complexion, but pop these on whilst enjoying your in-flight pretzels to look as if you got a full eight hours of restful sleep,

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    These vegan and cruelty-free masks are plant collagen to reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well!

    Promising review: "I was honestly surprised at how well these worked and I saw a visible difference. I purchased these with the intention of wearing them during a twelve hour red-eye flight. I brought them on a plane with me, scanned through TSA with no problems, and popped them on about 30 minutes before we landed. I definitely got some weird looks, but the end result was very very worth it. Definitely will be repurchasing!" —Denise Lloyd

    Get a pack of 15 patches from Amazon for $12.99.

    6. Mini Wet Brush brushes designed with flexible bristles to detangle your (very tangled) 'do without painfully pulling chunks of hair out in the process. Goodbye, in-flight knots that have mysteriously appeared even though I haven’t moved my head in…several hours.

    instagram.com / Via @wetbrush

    Just an FYI that these are great for both wet and dry manes!

    Promising review: "We have placed these in every place that we end up brushing our hair — bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, swim bag. This is the best hairbrush ever! Does not pull your hair and is easy for my young girls to use on their own." —KM

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    7. A lightweight SPF18 tinted moisturizer (from the Balm Cosmetics) to give you some of that sweet, sweet coverage without feeling like you have 19 pounds of foundation on your face. Consider your pores blurred, redness soothed, and blemishes all but invisible.

    instagram.com / Via @thebalm, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Ok, let me fist state that my skin is a problem child. I am very, very fair, with cystic acne, redness, dry spots, oily patches, and freckles. My skin hates nearly everything and breaks out all the time. That said, I have found the holy grail product. It doesn't aggravate my skin at all, it covers my redness, it doesn't settle into my smile lines (23-years-old with smiles lines already...yeesh) it evens out my skin tone, it protects my skin, and it doesn't hide my freckles. This is everything I've ever wanted in a skin product." —Pepper Levinson

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in seven shades).

    8. A TONYMOLY hydrating sheet mask for the brave musketeer who has absolutely no problem looking like a movie monster while sitting in economy. Not only will this mask moisturize tired skin, but it’s also infused with lavender — the kind of aroma that could lull you to sleep despite alarmingly bad turbulence.

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    Promising review: "My skin is really sensitive and acne-prone, and I've has some bad experiences with sheet masks in the past. I tried this sheet mask last night after washing, exfoliating, and toning. It was really nice! The lavender smell wasn't too strong, and the mask left my skin feeling really soft and hydrated. It tingled a little bit but not in a burning way, and there was no irritation when I took the mask off after the recommended 30 minutes." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $3 (available in 27 scents).

    9. An Invisibobble you’ll want to start carrying around on your wrist ASAP. This genius accessory will keep your mane out of your face without causing any dents in the process. You’ll be able to take your hair out of your pony and BAM! It won’t look as if you had it in an updo for several hours.

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    Promising review: "I am a hairdresser and I feel like this should be explained better. This is not made to hold your ponytail while you go for a jog. It is strong enough that you could use it to secure a braid. The beauty of this product is that the coils prevent your hair from getting a band mark. Want your hair to have lots of volume in the morning with no bed head? Gather your hair onto the top of your head and loosely secure it. In the morning, take out the Invisibobble and voila!" —Annadj

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.88 (available in four colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's take on the Invisibobble (#1).

    10. A Mario Badescu facial spray that I’m not sure how you’re living without. This impressive blend of aloe, herbs, and rosewater can do everything from set and refresh makeup, give your complexion a dewy appearance, and wake up tired skin — the kind that was waiting in an airport for one million hours due to a delayed flight caused by “bad weather”.

    instagram.com / Via @mariobadescu

    Psst, this facial spray comes in a set of two! One with four fluid ounces, the other with two fluid ounces (AKA travel-sized).

    Promising review: ""The redness on my cheeks has gone way down and I have a much more even complexion after just four days. I've been lightly spraying this on my face after cleansing with the Mario Badescu Rice Milk Carnation Cleanser and again first thing upon waking. It smells very nice and magically fixes skin problems — even my acne has cleared up! I'm very impressed." —Terryoke

    Get it from Amazon for $7+.

    11. Vitamin e-infused makeup wipes available in individually-sized packets, meaning you can stash one in your purse before boarding a flight to cleanse your face of dirt, oil, and makeup. All without having to ask the person in the aisle seat to get up so you can use the restroom! Skin = saved. Awkward ask of a stranger = avoided.

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    Promising review: "I bought these to put in little hangover bags for a bachelorette trip and at first, I was annoyed that I had to buy a box of 50...but now I'm so glad I did. They are PERFECT for traveling. I've been bringing them with me on trips all over and can fit as many as I need for a week-long trip. I also use them when I come home late and all I want to do is go to bed, but don't want to smear my pillow cases with makeup. They also don't make my face feel too dry afterwards, although I still put a little face moisturizer on to help." —Pam Dupuis

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $12.30.

    12. A cruelty-free Glossier brow gel because the eyes aren’t the window to the soul, it’s the eyebrows. This pomade formula will keep your brows in place while subtly filling them in, immediately giving your ensemble an air of ~I am put together can’t you see my brows look good~.

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    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four colors).

    13. A three-in-one tint you can use as a highlighter, lip balm, and blush for a dewy, glowing complexion. This vegan and cruelty-free product contains coconut extract that makes it super hydrating, and is ideal for anyone who has plans immediately following the landing of their flight. 
Who's showing up to brunch with a plane hangover? Not you!

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    This vegan and cruelty-free product contains coconut extract that also makes it super hydrating.

    Promising review: "I have, like, a thousand blush/lip tints and this is the only one I use anymore. Rosy is a neutral pink that would work well for anyone, and I actually like this better than the Glossier blush (which was my absolute favorite). This is far less expensive, you get more of it, AND it works well as a hydrating lip tint." —violet

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in three colors).

    14. A Burt's Bees travel-sized kit that comes with everything you'll need for a luxe in-flight skincare routine: a milk and honey body lotion, a coconut foot cream, a soap bark and chamomile cleansing cream, a clary sage cleanser, a hydrating moisturizer, and a shea butter hand cream.

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    Promising review: "UH-MAZING. If you're considering buying this, don't hesitate. It is WORTH IT. All the products smell amazing and the quality is phenomenal. It really helps my dry skin and is super travel-friendly." —Naomi

    Get it from Amazon for $8.82.

    15. Mini hair pins to give you the ballerina bun of your Swan Lake-loving dreams. Just one of these little pins can do the work of up to *20* hair pins, meaning the joy of your in-flight movie won’t be ruined by excessive random pins digging into your scalp.

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    How does it work? Just gather your hair, pull it into a super tight bun, spin the pins into place, and BAM! You've got yourself the perfect bun.

    Promising review: "I'm a nursing student and have to wear my hair in a bun every day. I've tried all the bun makers, watched YouTube videos, and spend way too much time on getting my hair into a bun. I was able to make a pretty bun that was secure in under 30 seconds. I thought it was a fluke so I did it again, and then again. I just ordered two more packs because I know if I lose one of these, I'd have to tear the house down looking for it. I have hair to my mid back, and three of these worked perfectly for me. If I can get my hair in bun in under 30 seconds, trust me...anyone can." —Tina

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.89.

    16. A Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream formulated with macadamia nut oil, shea butter, rosa hybrid extracts, and rosa gallica extracts because you are (hopefully) washing your hands a ton to avoid coming in contact with icky plane bacteria. What does that cause? Dry hands. This little tube will solve that problem.

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    Promising review: "This is my very favorite hand lotion. I have used it for years, and nothing else compares for me. It's hard to find that combination of effectiveness and nice scent in hand lotions that actually work well! It is on the pricey side, but high quality and definitely worth it." —SnoopyJacksMom

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in seven scents and two sizes).

    17. Biodegradable body wipes made with tea tree oil, peppermint, aloe, and ginseng that will leave your skin feeling refreshed, clean, and not dry or sticky. Plus, they're lavender-scented which basically sets you up for ultimate relaxation.

    instagram.com / Via @goodwipes

    These wipes are also hypoallergenic and won't irritate sensitive skin. Hip hip HOORAY!

    Promising review: "I LOVE these things! I like to workout over my lunch hour to break up the day, but don't have time to get lost in my thoughts in a post-shower. I just use one of these! The scent is not too overpowering, but it's strong enough so that no one knows I got my sweat on at the gym." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. An LA Girl Pro concealer here to banish blemishes, redness, and dark circles to the pits of Hades. Say hello to flawless coverage that is crease-resistant, long-lasting, and lightweight. This little tube is perfect to bring with you on-the-go, as just a little dab or two will cover any blemish you’re trying to, dare I say, conceal.

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    If you're looking to target redness specifically, opt for the green concealer! Just a little product will be able to cancel out blotchiness immediately.

    Promising review: "I suffer from hyper-pigmentation and dark spots, which is why I wanted to try this product in the first place — because sometimes foundation doesn't have enough coverage! So I bought this and OMG, it works! I put it on my dark spots, use a beautyblender to pat it down, and add some foundation to my face with a brush! My dark spots are no longer visible and my makeup doesn't look cake-y. Plus, just a little goes a long way." —jaszyboo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.41 (available in 29 shades).

    19. A paraben-free Bioderma moisturizing lipstick for long-lasting hydration that even the recycled air aboard the aeroplane won't be able to ruin. Long gone will be the days of you fishing through your overstuffed backpack because of your need to reapply.

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    Promising review: "I am addicted to lip balms, and this is the first kind I have found that actually moisturizes my lips without drying them out more. I only have to apply this once in the morning and once at night (and with other lip balms, I usually have to reapply every hour or so)." —grelmcmu

    Get it from Amazon for $4.90.

    20. A travel-sized Batiste dry shampoo capable of making your 'do look freshly-washed by the time you land at your destination. Grease? You don't know her. You're too busy traveling the world to even think about her.... *nervous giggle*

    instagram.com / Via @batiste_us

    Not to mention this adds immediate volume to even the flattest hair.

    Promising review: "After trying several dry shampoos and thinking that none of them would work for me, I finally found a product that does what it's supposed to do — and VERY WELL!!! My flat hair had immediate volume and smelled great!!" —SD

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.99.

    21. A matte Maybelline SuperStay liquid lipstick you can apply right before boarding an international flight — and it will still look great when you wake up on another continent. This magic stuff has a staying power of up to 16 hours, which means it must be the byproduct of some sort of sorcery. I know.

    instagram.com / Via @maybelline, amazon.com

    While I am personally not a lipstick wearer whilst flying, this is the perfect product for anyone who feels naked when their lips aren't drenched in pink or red.

    Promising review: "I love this lipstick! I fell asleep with it on and it stayed on all night. Plus, it has amazing pigment and dries within about five minutes. As a busy mom, I probably won't be trying out any other lipsticks for a while." —A. Williamson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67 (available in 26 colors).

    22. A hydrating Summer Fridays cream face mask created to give tired, dull, stressed skin some serious pampering. Pass that marriage certificate because you'll definitely say ~I dew~ to the glow that this little product can give. Another traveling perk? This totally doubles as an eye cream.

    instagram.com / Via @summerfridays

    This cult-favorite mask is packed with vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants, and gently exfoliating extracts to give you a dewy complexion that every ~no makeup makeup~ guru would envy.

    Reviewers have used this as an eye mask, a moisturizer, an overnight mask, and as a primer for makeup in the AM!

    Promising review: "This has been the most amazing face mask I have ever tried, and I suspect that it will replace all other masks in my collection. It is amazing for my sensitive skin! I love how it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated, and it even seems to gently exfoliate my skin when I wipe it off. I have been taking this everywhere with me and I've been using it on an almost daily basis. This is a holy grail product!" —rayla311

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    23. A spray hand sanitizer that kills — Destroys! Obliterates! — 99.99% of icky germs that cause all **cough cough, I can't come, I'm sick** situations. I'm sorry but planes breed bacteria. Disinfect everything. EVERYTHING.

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    Promising review: "Umm, this stuff is amazing. I usually hate hand sanitizer because of the way it makes my hands feel after, but this leaves zero film on your hands and it also smells delightful. I also love that it's a spray. Easy for kiddos and adults alike!" —Rebecca Rucker

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.99+.

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