Gigi Hadid’s Makeup Artist Shares His Tips and Tricks for Travel Beauty

Putting on a face is the last thing we think about at the airport. In fact, we’re trying to cover up and move as fast as possible until we can throw on an eye mask and fall asleep on the plane. But for celebrities like Gigi Hadid, it’s a prime spot for paparazzi, so they’re always prepared to put their best face forward.

That’s when makeup artists like Patrick Ta become a godsend. He’s been working with the supermodel for awhile now and in an interview with Forbes, shared the products he uses to ensure that Hadid and his other clients are not only camera-ready, but left with healthy skin, too.

La Mer Micellar Water

La Mer

For starters, he recommends that they go makeup-free whenever possible since the pores have a higher chance of clogging in-flight. And when they don’t have time to fully cleanse, he suggests La Mer Micellar Water since it does a good job of removing makeup, while also leaving behind that fresh, just-out-of-the-shower feeling. If you do have to wear makeup, Ta says to spritz your face with setting spray before take-off.

“Allow it to soak into the skin for that no makeup makeup look!,” he said. “You can also use it during and after your journey to refresh your makeup and give you a dewy finish. Try the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water for the best results.”

Hydration is also key, so before you leave the house, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Traveling from one climate to the next can seriously dry out the skin, so moisturizers like La Mer Concentrate will keep you soft and supple.

“It is a miracle product that removes fine lines, redness and hydrates the skin like none other. The other obvious thing, which people often forget, is to drink a lot of water if you don’t want to look puffy coming off a plane.”

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick


Now, if you’re not about that “no makeup” makeup life and refuse to step outside without a proper makeup beat, Ta’s top three products–which work on every skin tone–include Smashbox’s Always On Liquid Lipstick.

“It’s a classic red that works with every skin tone.  Also, it’ll last you all night, while still keeping your lips hydrated.”