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Airport bathroom beauty tips that actually work

Beauty on the GoBeauty on the GoYou've just stepped off your second red-eye flight in as many weeks, and you have an hour to grab a bite to eat, pick up your husband and get to your daughter's Christmas pageant. A quick 5-minute pick-me-up in the airport bathroom will wipe away the fatigue and have all those other mothers wondering how you manage to do all you do and still look great.  

Lay the foundation


  • "Curling eye lashes, even if you don't have time for eye makeup, will instantly make you look awake even if you don't feel it," says Leslie Blodgett, founder and owner of Bare Escentuals.
  • For that wide-awake look, apply eye-liner thinner at the inner corner and thicker as you move along. Finish with a soft shimmer to your lids, beginning at the inner corner.
  • Brush your brows upwards and apply a warm brown eye-shadow to the brow. Focus on thin areas and apply a dab of hair gel to hold the look.

Get cheeky

123 Glam123 GlamSmile to find the apples of your cheeks and apply color, blending along the cheekbones. To add shine, warm a small amount of moisturizer between your fingers and gently tap along the cheekbones. The look is hydrated and glowing, not greasy.

Lip tricks

  • Exfoliate your lips with your tooth bush, which will swell them and eliminate that dehydrated look from a long flight.
  • Blodgett suggests a swipe of lip gloss to plump the lips further.
  • If you can't find a gloss you like, use olive oil or break open a capsule of vitamin E.

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