This Is Shanina Shaik's Exact Beauty Routine When She Flies
We all know that flying doesn't do any favours for your skin. Between the recycled air, severe lack of moisture, inevitable dehydration, and unforgiving changes in pressure that can leave you swollen and bloated, air travel can be a big bummer when it comes to beauty. But for models—whose job is landing from long-haul flights looking fresh-faced and ready to work with a clear, glowing complexion—they have no choice but to maintain beautiful skin that doesn't seem like its been subjected to all that goes on at 35,000 feet in the air.
So when Shanina Shaik spilled her exact in-flight beauty routine with us, we were all ears (and took some vigorous notes). The Australian model, who you likely recognise from many a runway (including Chanel, Ford, and Stella McCartney) as well as the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, has been busy planning her wedding to DJ Ruckus and working on a yet-to-be-titled project with E! set to come out next year. When she took a moment out of her schedule to chat with us, she walked us through every step and every product she swears by on flights (in addition to drinking plenty of water)—so study up and add these model-approved tricks to your arsenal the next time you fly.
Keep scrolling to discover every step of Shanina Shaik's in-flight beauty routine.
Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask Hydration ($24)
"I like the egg cream mask from Korean brand Too Cool For School," notes Shaik. "I travel with my egg white pore mask as well. I might use that after the flight because my skin's super oily. With that and the facial serum, you're pretty much good to go."
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Precision Makeup Sponge ($24)
Though Shaik tries to avoid makeup as much as she can when flying, there are times when she gets off a plane and has to go to meetings. "I really only use the Fenty beauty blender and concealer—you can use it for anything, like blemishes or under-eye. It just covers it up and looks so natural." Shaik notes how her skin colour changes all the time with the seasons. "Sometimes I need two concealers to get the right skin tone. That's why I love Fenty Beauty—it has a huge range of skin tone colours."