Flight attendant reveals beauty secrets on long haul

  • Dubai-based Mirelle Diniz flies regularly to America and Australia with Emirates
  • The 25-year-old flight attendant shares her beauty secrets with FEMAIL
  • Self-described ‘pro’ at long haul flights said moisturiser and dry shampoo key
  • But when it comes to looking fresh, some of her advice might surprise you 

A glamorous flight attendant has lifted the lid on just how she stays looking so fresh when travelling sky-high at 30,000ft.

Dubai-based Mirelle Diniz flies regularly to North and South America and Australia as an air hostess for Emirates, and shared her beauty secrets with FEMAIL.

The 25-year-old who has always been ‘passionate’ about travelling and describes herself as a ‘pro at long haul flights’ said moisturiser and dry shampoo were ‘must have’ items on trips away, but some of her beauty advice might surprise you.

Dubai-based Mirelle Diniz (pictured) flies regularly to North and South America and Australia as an air hostess for Emirates, and shared her beauty secrets with FEMAIL

Dubai-based Mirelle Diniz (pictured) flies regularly to North and South America and Australia as an air hostess for Emirates, and shared her beauty secrets with FEMAIL

The 25-year-old who has always been 'passionate' about travelling and describes herself as a 'pro at long haul flights'

The 25-year-old who has always been ‘passionate’ about travelling and describes herself as a ‘pro at long haul flights’

‘I prefer powder foundation than liquid, to avoid getting that ‘cracked’ effect during the flight, specially the long ones – my favorite is Shiseido Perfect Smoothing Compact Foundation,’ Mirelle told FEMAIL, adding that another advantage is that she doesn’t need to use a powder to finish it.

‘A concealer under the eyes makes all the difference, I use Catrice Liquid Camouflage which is waterproof so it lasts,’ she said.

Emirates cabin crew are renowned for the distinctive red lipstick they wear onboard – and Mirelle described it as the most ‘important’ item in her make up bag. 

The flight attendant said moisturiser and dry shampoo were 'must have' items on trips away, but some of her beauty advice might surprise you

The flight attendant said moisturiser and dry shampoo were ‘must have’ items on trips away, but some of her beauty advice might surprise you

Mirelle revealed there is one brand of lipstick she relies on to give her bold red lips for 13 hours straight

Mirelle revealed there is one brand of lipstick she relies on to give her bold red lips for 13 hours straight

‘Sephora Cream Lip Stain number 01 is my favourite,’ she said. ‘I already did a 13-hour flight without replenishing it.’

Mirelle – who trained to become a flight attendant after wishing she could simply travel more – said she deems it her ‘dream job’.

‘There are some down-sides of course – it can be difficult to have a healthy lifestyle without a routine and you tend to eat and sleep at the wrong hours,’ she said.

Mirelle - who trained to become a flight attendant after wishing she could travel more - said she deems it her 'dream job'

Mirelle – who trained to become a flight attendant after wishing she could travel more – said she deems it her ‘dream job’

‘With all the different time zones your body gets affected, but you get used to it and learn how to minimize the effects. For example, if you have consecutive days off, try to adjust your life back, go to the gym, eat properly, sleep well.’

Alongside moisturiser, which she keeps with her during the flight, Mirelle said lip balm is another thing she can’t leave without.

‘Lipstick is a must while in uniform, so I need to keep my lips hydrated when I’m not working,’ she said. 

Alongside moisturiser, which she keeps with her during the flight, Mirelle said lip balm is another thing she can't leave without

Alongside moisturiser, which she keeps with her during the flight, Mirelle said lip balm is another thing she can’t leave without

The long haul 'pro' said it was a good idea to keep liquid beauty products in a separate pouch to avoid spills

The long haul ‘pro’ said it was a good idea to keep liquid beauty products in a separate pouch to avoid spills

‘Nail polish remover wipes too – because there’s nothing worse for me than chipped polish, and the wipes are perfect to travel so you don’t need to bring the bottle and worry about leaking in your bag. 

‘Talking about leaking, it’s a good idea to keep your liquid beauty products in a separate pouch and always try to buy the travel size, because even if the damage is done, it is going to be smaller,’ she advised. 

Mirelle said she makes sure she removes her make up and applies moisturiser after every flight, even if she’s going to reapply make up to go out. 

Mirelle said she makes sure she removes her make up and applies moisturiser after a flight, even if she's going to reapply make up to go out

Mirelle said she makes sure she removes her make up and applies moisturiser after a flight, even if she’s going to reapply make up to go out

Emirates cabin crew are renowned for the distinctive red lipstick they wear on flights - and Mirelle described it as the most 'important' item in her make up bag

Emirates cabin crew are renowned for the distinctive red lipstick they wear on flights – and Mirelle described it as the most ‘important’ item in her make up bag

‘Sometimes, when I need an extra boost I sleep with diaper rash cream under my eyes and on my lips, sounds crazy but helps to regenerate the skin and hydrate the lips,’ she said.

And there’s a trick to getting your body clock back in balance too, according to the air hostess. 

‘If I land at 11pm at a destination and in Dubai is still 6pm I will try to sleep, so I can enjoy the next day. 

‘If I land after 11am at the destination, I’ll push myself to stay awake until it’s a reasonable bedtime on my new time zone. 

'I recently discovered meditation apps - they have guided meditations for sleep - and it relieves the anxiety of trying to do so,' the flight attendant said

‘I recently discovered meditation apps – they have guided meditations for sleep – and it relieves the anxiety of trying to do so,’ the flight attendant said

Mirelle said many passengers don't drink enough water on long haul flights and that it is important to do so

Mirelle said many passengers don’t drink enough water on long haul flights and that it is important to do so

‘I recently discovered meditation apps – they have guided meditations for sleep – and it relieves the anxiety of trying to do so.

‘It helps me to go to sleep at unusual times and also when jet lag kicks in the middle of the night.’

When it comes to tips on what to eat and drink if you’re a passenger on a long haul flight, Mirelle is clear. 

'We don't mind if you come to the galley for a chat, we love to hear your stories and you're also helping your blood to circulate and in worst case scenario preventing a deep vein thrombosis,' she said

‘We don’t mind if you come to the galley for a chat, we love to hear your stories and you’re also helping your blood to circulate and in worst case scenario preventing a deep vein thrombosis,’ she said

Mirelle, who never travels without an umbrella, says no day is ever the same in her job and that's what she loves about it

Mirelle, who never travels without an umbrella, says no day is ever the same in her job and that’s what she loves about it

'Apart from the glamorous side and the 'chicken or beef' it's a very serious job,' Mirelle said

‘Apart from the glamorous side and the ‘chicken or beef’ it’s a very serious job,’ Mirelle said

‘I drink a lot of water and that is the best advice I can give, bring your own bottle to make it easier for you and we can refill it throughout the flight,’ she said.

‘Some people don’t drink water because they don’t want to go to the toilet but that is wrong.

‘And we don’t mind if you come to the galley for a chat, we love to hear your stories and you’re also helping your blood to circulate and in worst case scenario preventing a deep vein thrombosis.

‘At 30,000ft you get dehydrated very easily so avoid excessive alcohol consumption, caffeine and other things that is going to make you dehydrate,’ she added.

She said that as cabin crew members are responsible for the safety and security of all passengers on board, they go through intense training

She said that as cabin crew members are responsible for the safety and security of all passengers on board, they go through intense training

'I just love the dynamic of it, and I can say the best sunset and sunrise views are from my 'office',' she said

‘I just love the dynamic of it, and I can say the best sunset and sunrise views are from my ‘office’,’ she said

Mirelle, who never travels without an umbrella, says no day is ever the same in her job and that’s what she loves about it.

‘I just love the dynamic of it, and I can say the best sunset and sunrise views are from my ‘office’,’ she said.

But whilst it appears glamorous, there is a serious side to her role.

She also said that there is a trick she uses to get her body clock back into balance after a long haul flight

She also said that there is a trick she uses to get her body clock back into balance after a long haul flight

'I love what I do so I plan to stay in this job for a long time, if I don't I'll be out exploring the world somehow.'

‘I love what I do so I plan to stay in this job for a long time, if I don’t I’ll be out exploring the world somehow.’

‘Apart from the glamorous side and the ‘chicken or beef’ it’s a very serious job, we are responsible for the safety and security of all passengers on board, we go through intense training.

‘We are ready to help someone give birth, save a life, fight fire and also restrain disruptive passengers,’ she said.  

‘I love what I do so I plan to stay in this job for a long time, if I don’t I’ll be out exploring the world somehow.’





Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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