You know an Emirates cabin crew members when you see one: Their red lip, great skin, and pulled-back hair (worn under a red hat) are so iconic, you can’t miss them. Somehow, cabin crew manage to look perfectly polished and made-upâ€”even when they’re on 10-plus-hour flights. Mollie Wollmuth, a cabin crew member from Walla Walla, Washington, says the longest flight she’s ever worked was 16 hours (it was a trip from Dubai to Houston). Here are her best tips for looking flawless and fresh:
Drink Tons of Water
“On that 16-hour flight, I probably drank five liters of water,” says Wollman. Sometimes, she’ll pour Crystal Light water flavors into her H2O or use lemon slices to help make it tastier.
Wear Lip Liner
Wollmuth uses a matching liner to keep her red lip looking sharpâ€”not sloppyâ€”for hours on-end. She says she’s careful to reapply both liner and lipstick regularly, particularly after she eats, drinks, or naps (yes, she gets nap breaks if she’s working a longer flight).
Keep Chap Stick Around at All Times
All of the cabin crew members flaunt a red pout, but lipstick can be dryingâ€”so Wollmuth makes sure to keep chap stick on-hand to guarantee her mouth stays moisturized.
Use Coconut Oil
Wollmuth uses this as both a natural makeup remover and a moisturizer. “I put it on my face, rinse with water to get it all off, and then apply a thin layer of coconut oil to moisturize,” she says.
Apply Masks Regularly
“There are some flight attendants who swear by post-flight masks, and they have great skinâ€”so I started copying them,” says Wollmut. Now, she uses Lush Fresh Face Mask in Cupcake ($6.95, Lush) after every flight she works. “If I’m not flying, I’ll use it two to three times a week,” she says.MYNEWSHUB/WHM