Les Essentials

In flight beauty essentials

With a couple of days to go for a rather long flight to Australia, I thought some “whats in my bag” posts were in order. I am sharing my in-flight beauty bag today because I am dead serious about it and its the first thing I have assorted and kept aside in the name of “packing”


In flight skincare Tata harper refreshing cleanser Tata Harper replenishing nutrient complex kiehls moisturiser Avene Thermal Water Smith's Minted Rose lip balm

  1. I need a cleanser on me – “Micellar Water” shall not do and I don’t know what wipes are! I have invested in a lot of Tata Harper minis over the past year and refilling before each trip works just fine. Here I have the Refreshing Cleanser (in the Purifying Cleanser bottle)
  2. I always carry some treatment/serum with me on the plane. I find myself too shy for sheet masks and face oils or hydrating serums under moisturiser work much better with my constitution. This roll-on tube of Tata Harper’s Replenishing Nutrient Complex checks every box. Also, no spillage!
  3. My current favorite lip balm is the Smith’s Minted Rose. This is minty, hydrating, glossy, plumping and VERY cutely packaged!
  4. Some sort of mist – Avene’s Thermal spring water is as uncomplicated as it gets. And it works.


In flight essentials makeup Chanel Les beiges powder Nars Radiant Creamy concealer Nars Rikugien Satin Lip pencil Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede Burberry Kabuki brush

  1. I carry enough makeup in my carry-on to see me through the trip in case I lose my luggage (God forbid!). A concealer that can cover up anything – Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. My shade is Ginger
  2. Chanel Les Beiges powder with a tiny kabuki brush
  3.  Nars Rikugien Satin Lip Pencil – “satin” means I can get away with using it on both lips and cheeks. I have tried it and it works!
  4. Some sort of perfume to smell ladylike again.


In flight essentials hand cream Aesop Resurrection hand cream Hand sanitizer toothpaste invisibobble


  1. a hand cream – Aesop Resurrection because it smells good and keeps me from nauseating.
  2. Toothpaste and toothbrush – obviously (in fact the only essential essential)
  3. Migraine and stomach medicines
  4. Hand sanitizer
  5. Invisibobble
  6. I also keep a plastic zip bag in case the security checks require me to stash beauty products in clear bags. This also comes handy if something threatens to leak.

In my carry on I also always keep a book or two, my neck pillow, a big jacket or small blanket-cum-scarf and an eye mask to shut off the light.

What are your essentials?

– Divya


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