On-The-Go: Drew Barrymore Sparks Off The Latest Beauty Trend

#CommuterBeauty. A trending hashtag courtesy actress Drew Barrymore, who posted a picture of herself using a concealer on the subway on Instagram.

With her followers and almost every other girl has found herself in a similar situation at least once, the picture has led to a surge of similar selfies with #commuterbeauty as its prefix.

Get on board with the latest beauty trend by snapping up pictures of your own, while we give you five basic beauty fixes to be the fresh-faced traveler who’s a head turner all the way.

1Mane Problem

Traveling can damage your hair, tangle your strands, and leave your tresses all dried out. Use a hair-tie to keep these problems at bay. You can make a bun if you have long hair or a side bun too, for that dash of elegance. For curls, braid your hair when it’s still damp and let loose when you reach the destination.

2Lip Balm

Your lips take a serious beating when you travel due to sun exposure, drying winds, and dehydration. Needless to say, chapped lips can really be a downer on your overall appearance.

Drink plenty of water, and try these at-home ingredients for an inherently moisturized pout. You could also use a lip balm with SPF every three hours to side-step the problem.

3Mirror Image

Women (and some men) are always looking for reflective surfaces to feed their vanity. Why wait till you reach a destination for a beauty fix when you can just use the front camera of your smartphone as a mirror?


Sunscreens and moisturizers are two must-haves while traveling. Make sure to stock them in multiple travel-sized bottles in your glove compartment, your handbag and at work too. If you want to go all-natural, here’s how you can make your own sunscreen, and how you can identify the right moisturizer for your skin type.

5Face Mist

An alternative to the moisturizer is the face mist, which requires more regular spritzing for hydrated skin. You can keep inflammation in check, dry skin at bay, and also give your face a dose of antioxidants on the go. To identify which concoction suits you best, here are five multi-purpose face mist DIYs for travelers.