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It’s that time of the year again when the fashion and beauty coverage turns away from the amped up glitz of the VMAs and swivels to the gowns, and Italian charm that is the Venice Film Festival.

Taking place from the 31st of August to the 10th of September the festival is attended by international actresses, models, socialites, and paparazzi alike, with films screened a prelude to those you’ll be hearing about come Awards season. However from a beauty perspective, located on a sandbank just off Venice, transit to the island is no easy feat, with international punters jetting in before arriving by vaporetti –Venetian water busses, making it the perfect research material for in-transit, jet-setting beauty. 

Here are out findings:

Embrace your hair’s natural texture

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English actress Gemma Arterton looks equal parts French Girl chic, and English cool, with a textured bob and oversized Raybans. Simply leave as is,  or refresh limp ends with a touch of texturising product – just make sure to avoid any troubles at the pre-flight security check with a miniature bottle of aerosol-free dry shampoo, and you’ll be ready for any hair conundrum.
A Beautiful Life, Pre-Game Texturising Spray, $32. SHOP NOW
Bumble and Bumble, Pret-a-Powder, $17. SHOP NOW
Schwarzkoph, Extra Care Instant Volume Powder, $8.99. SHOP NOW

When in doubt opt for a bun

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We’re excited to see the return of Emma Stone on the red carpet, and while she’s gone for a fuss-free, and laid back approach, the actress proves that classic is best.

know your quick fixes 

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If you need to look as if you’ve made an effort stat, minor tweaks can make all the difference. Messy, bed hair can we teased into a chunky braid, and while stubborn under-eye circles can be hidden from plain sight (see below), alternatively, make like Caroline de’Maigret, and skip the under-eye coverage and add a subtle smoky eye for a slept-in, I-woke-up-like-this look.

Invisibobble, Invisibobble Nano in Crystal Clear, $9.95. SHOP NOW
Marc Jacobs Beauty, Twinkle Pop Stick Eyeshadow in Au Revoir, $42. SHOP NOW
Nyx, Jumbo Eye Pencil in Dark Brown, $9.95. SHOP NOW 

Sunglasses hide a matter of sins

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Flying generally equals foods heavy in sodium, poor air circulation, restless (or none whatsoever) sleep, leading to puffy, congested skin, and giveaway tired eyes accompanied by dark circles. If you’re going from a flight to a meeting, or event – preparation is key

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Switching her transit-friendly, floaty flock for a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini bamboo print silk-chiffon maxi during a photo shoot, Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin squeezed all the mileage out of her french braided half-up do. Perfect for hiding oily roots for post layover hair. Additionally, observe Palvin’s minimalist take on makeup -a radiance-boosting tinted moisturiser, neutral lipstick, and a bit of lash and brow definition is all you need.

On a scale of 1 to Barbara Palvin frolicking on a beach, how candid is your photo?
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Surrat Beauty, Surreal Skin Foundation Wand, $97. SHOP NOW
Estee Lauder, Genuine Glow Blushing Crème for Lips and Cheeks in Peachy Keen, $36. SHOP NOW
Benefit Cosmetics, 3D BROWtones Eyebrow Enhancer, $42. SHOP NOW