The long weekend is here, and you’re probably waiting to jet off to your next blissful getaway. But the real question is this: are you prepared for the not-so-pretty hassle of a busy airport? So, in an effort to make everyone’s wanderlust-fueled adventures easier this season, we’ve rounded up 5 foolproof beauty looks you can comfortably wear in transit. #VacationMode: ON!


FOR YOUR FACE: Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, P1,450
FOR YOUR EYES: Hello Gorgeous Fabulash Mascara, P350
FOR YOUR LIPS: Skinpotions Unicorn Lip Shaker in 1, P399

Keep your makeup to the bare minimum for an au naturel look that’s as easy as it is effortless. Dab on a lip tint for a subtle pop of color, a swipe of mascara for wide-awake eyes, and subtle highlighting for a lit-from-within complexion. This lightweight combination lets your skin breathe—which is essential for long-haul flights.


FOR YOUR FACE: MOSP Perfect Blemish Moisture Balm SPF50, P911
FOR YOUR CHEEKS: Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer, P1,800
FOR YOUR BROWS: DETAIL MakeBrow Mascara, P199

For a laid-back look that practically screams vacation mode, channel your inner beach babe with casual earth-toned colors. Swipe on some brow-cara for textured arches, dust on some bronzer for warmth and dimension, and a UV-protected base to enhance your complexion. With the added SPF, you can dash straight to the beach post-landing.


FOR YOUR SKIN: Mizon Black Snail All in One Cream, P1,350
FOR YOUR SPF: Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel, P485
FOR YOUR FLIGHT: Benton Honest TT Mist, P450

If you’re a skincare purist, save the makeup for after touchdown. Your only focus should be keeping your bare skin hydrated and protected from check-in to check-out. Opt for a rich snail cream for long-lasting moisture and anti-inflammatory benefits to ward off travel-induced breakouts. Then, layer a light sunscreen on top for SPF protection. Oh, and don’t forget your face mist! Nothing remedies cabin-dry air like a quick hydrating spritz.


FOR YOUR FACE: Missha M Magic Cushion SPF50+, P1,200
FOR YOUR CHEEKS: B. by Banila Cheer Water Cheek in Girlish Red, P595
FOR YOUR LIPS: HAN Lip Gloss in Nude Rose, P700

A fresh, youthful makeup look helps combat dullness during stressful airport trips. Grab a travel-friendly cushion foundation for pore-less skin and add a dab of cream blush on your cheeks for a natural flush. Then, top it off with a quick swipe of rose-colored gloss. You’ll look 100% blooming no matter how many flights you’re running to catch.


FOR YOUR FACE: Pink Sugar Our Lil’ Secret Concealer With Applicator, P349
FOR YOUR BROWS: ColourPop Brow Boss Pencil, P395
FOR YOUR LIPS: BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick in Bold, P349

We can sum up this look in 3 words: stylish, practical, and simple. By pairing a classic red lip, a spotless complexion, and immaculate brows, you create a timeless look that’s equal parts graceful and effortless no matter where you are.

Illustrations by Carli Dagdag

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