It seems a bit of red lipstick goes along way for Virgin Atlantic cabin crew and is one of the elements that has earned them the accolade of most attractive according to a survey of 1,000 people by the Business Travel and Meetings Show - BTMS.
Apart from their tailored red uniforms, red lipstick is the only other uniform stipulation.
Singapore Airlines received only 18 per cent of the vote at second place, although they are often named the best cabin crew in the world.
In third place, with 12 per cent, was Abu Dhabi flag carrier Etihad, and Emirates in fourth place.
Aer Lingus scraped by with six per cent. Neither British Airways, Ryanair nor easyJet featured in the top ten. Do you agree with the results of the survey? Name your top ten.
On a cabin crew forum I found a thread about Virgin Atlantic makeup and what their secret is. Galleychic advises: "as long as you actually wear make up and you don't apply it like your going to a disco (IE glittery eye make up, thick black eye liner etc....) then you will be fine...
"Any colour that compliments your eye colour and the uniform is best, you dont even have to wear eye shadow if you dont want to, just a bit of liner and mascara if your not that into make up, or if your not sure how to apply it."
And a final piece of advice: "You just need to find what colours suit you and work with your eye colour and skin tone, and learn how to apply it - some girls i'm sorry to say really havent got a clue and would be better off not wearing it at all cos they look ridiculous."