This May, we’re talking travel! In our Jet-setter Beauty series, we ask goddesses in the sky a.k.a flight attendants to spill their best-kept beauty secrets.
We admire flight attendants for always looking picture-perfect from take-off to landing. But while they make it seem so effortless, a lot of work actually goes into their beauty prep. We interviewed flight attendant Riley David to try and unpack her beauty secrets. From her mini skincare regimen between breaks to her makeup kit essentials, here’s what she has to say about navigating the jet-set life with her best face forward.
On life as an F.A.
What is it like working as a flight attendant?
"It is a physically and emotionally challenging job. We have constant jet lag and lack of sleep, (although not required) we assist in lifting bags and moving heavy trolleys and we perform numerous tasks most of the flying public aren’t aware of. We also handle passengers, who are most of the time stressed out, due to the hassle of airport procedures and flight delays, which are beyond our control. It really does require us to have a lot of patience, self-control and understanding. At times it can also be very lonely; we also often miss out on holidays and celebrating milestones with our families because we’re always travelling.
Still, I can confidently say that I have the best job ever. I’ve been flying for three years and everything is still magical: the beauty prep, wearing the uniform, seeing the crew I’m going to be flying with, the “walk” at the airport, and meeting people from different walks of life in-flight. I also think the best thing about this job is the days off. During those days I get to rest and sleep soundly."