Up in the Air

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Like their jet-setting clients, some of the industry’s best ­beauty specialists also happen to be seasoned travelers. Here’s what they can’t fly without—and where they shop when the whole ­universe is their playground.


Home Base Los Angeles

Clients Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale

Miles logged 1.5 million in five years. “I’m an American Airlines platinum member for life.”

Carry-on Policy “I arrived in London for a premiere with Jessica Biel, but my kit did not. With only an American Airlines comb, Fekkai Glossing Cream, and Klorane dry shampoo, I created one of my favorite looks of all time.”

Never leaves home without Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray

Global Marketplace “Masudamasu in Tokyo is like a Bloomingdale’s for hair products. But to get in, you have to show a business card to prove you’re in the industry.”


Home Base New York

Clients Karolina Kurkova, Wendi Murdoch, Carolina Herrera, Ivanka Trump

Miles logged “North of 700,000—I have platinum status with Continental and always get upgraded.”

Carry-on Policy “I bring makeup brushes and a few go-to products poured into travel- size containers—my ‘just in case’ kit.”

Never leaves home without Concealer and lipstick. “Concealer can easily double as foundation, and lipstick can always substitute as a blush.”

Global Marketplace “The Paris Berlin Maquillage Professionnel store in Paris. Their brushes—many of which you won’t find in the U.S.—are simply amazing.”


Home Base Los Angeles

Clients Demi Moore, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts

Miles logged “I’m not even sure, but I’ve made a habit of gifting friends with extra miles.”

Carry-on Policy “An exfoliant, my serum (Skin Elixir Line by Terri Lawton), and a mask. That can get me through two days, by which time a fresh set of products will have arrived via FedEx.”

Never leaves home without “Nitrile gloves—the kind doctors use. My craniofacial massage calls for my hands to go inside the mouth.”

Global Marketplace “Almost any European pharmacy—under one roof you can buy vitamins and an entire array of all-natural skincare.”


Home Base New York

Clients Chloë Sevigny, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Elisa Sednaoui

Miles logged 20,000 in less than two months

Carry-on Policy “I split my kit in half and carry on what I can—essential things like Shu Uemura foundation sticks.”

Never leaves home without Japanese Hakuhodo brushes. “Even after multiple washings, the bristles remain soft and don’t fall apart.”

Global Marketplace “I’m really loving Shen, which is actually quite near my home in Brooklyn. They carry products from London, like the Amanda Lacey Camellia Face Oil— so when I run out, I don’t have to panic.”