After an eternity of festivities, it is finally time for the bride and groom to relax and unwind. One of the most exciting parts of being newlyweds is, probably, the honeymoon. And while you cannot wait to soak up the sun by the beach or sit at a window and watch the snow cascade down the mountains, it is important to look amazing. Honeymoon trips demand low maintenance ‘no makeup’ looks, so you can enjoy your much-deserved vacation in full glam.
While wedding ceremonies demand makeup on a heavier side with full shenanigans, your honeymoon look does not have to be this complicated. So, to ensure that you’re not forced to pack an entire suitcase full of makeup, here are our top DIY makeup tips for your honeymoon trip.
Whether you’re hitting the beach or the mountain, there is no such thing as less moisturiser and sunscreen. Your skin is going through a hangover phase after the heavy makeup from your wedding festivities. Therefore, you need to take care of it. Use your regular skincare moisturiser day and night. During the day, use a high spectrum sunscreen like the Clinique SPF 50 With/Avec UVA UVB Protection Face Cream. Choose a sunscreen that is water-resistant and glides over your skin without leaving a visible grey sheen over it. At night, add in a skin enriching serum to your skincare routine.
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Now, you may not hear a lot of experts say this, but using a primer on your face during vacation is unnecessary. Primers are essential for a smoothe application of foundation over your face. However, you’re on your honeymoon, and you’ll barely have time to pull off the whole foundation routine. So it’s safe to say that you can skip this step in your ‘no makeup’ makeup look which won’t require caking on a full coverage foundation.
The Beauty Balm or BB creams are basically every girl's go-to item for a flawless 'no makeup' look. It is a multi-tasking product that primes, moisturises and offers coverage over the skin. A BB cream will basically work as a base during your honeymoon. It is best to avoid using a foundation on vacations because you’re there to travel and relax. You need to use this opportunity and allow your skin to relax. So, choose a BB cream that is light and non-sticky, like the L.A. Girl HD PRO BB Cream. Add a bit of concealer, set your BB cream with a bit of pressed or loose powder and you’re good to go!
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We cannot emphasise enough on the importance of a lightweight concealer that matches your skin tone. Concealer will be the only makeup item you require which will help cover those dark circles and tired blemishes for flawless photographs. Experts swear by the Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Concealer, which has not only a lightweight but a full-coverage formula. Set with some pressed or loose powder, your concealer will not even feel like it’s there while hiding all that you wish hidden.
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Do we even need to mention this? The rule is simple, no foundation, no heavy contouring. Instead, opt for a bronzer. A bronzer will give you a healthy sunkissed look and add a little glow to your skin. The Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer is one of the best bronzers out there. A good bronzer used with a large face brush with wide hair will accentuate your features. Apply your bronzer in upward strokes with a large face brush to chisel your cheekbones and obtain a perfectly snatched holiday skin.
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Rather than a tip, this is an advice. To ensure you don’t overpack makeup for your honeymoon, select only a few of your favourite shades. This also means that you do not need lipliners with each shade of your lipstick as they’ll only crowd your makeup bag. Make sure that your set of limited lipsticks contains a nude, a red, a pink and a brown. You’d wanna slay each day’s look with a beautiful lip colour. And you can always mix two shades to create a new shade or an ombre, so you don’t repeat one lip look twice.
Eyelash curlers are great tiny tools that can help accentuate your lashes and bring some extra beauty to your eyes. Now, unless you’re one of those people who have naturally long eyelashes, eyelash curlers can bring true definition to your eyes. On lazy days, where you don’t feel like applying mascara, just curl your eyelashes. If you wish for a more steady curl, then use a hairdryer to slightly warm up the curler and then curl your eyelashes.
The best way to do your eye makeup during your honeymoon is to keep it neutral and simple. Carry your favourite neutral eyeshadow palette, and line your eyes with simple colours. Nude eyeshadows add depth to your eyes and make them look more defined without giving off the impression that you're wearing too much makeup. Add dimension to your eyes with a waterproof kohl pencil and eyeliner (if you want). One of the best neutral eyeshadow palettes is the Nykaa Just Wink It! 12 in 1 - Eyeshadow Palette, which can help you make endless combinations of colours onto your eyes, without looking too gaudy.
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Setting your light makeup with a setting spray is the perfect way to finish any of your looks. One of our favourite setting sprays is the M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+, which not only sets your makeup but also works as a hydrating primer. A setting spray will help keep your makeup in place and disallow it from sliding away from the heat or cold. At the same time, a spritz of a good setting spray will keep your skin hydrated.
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We’re all well aware of the importance of waterproof makeup. Be it the mountain top or the ocean, having waterproof makeup is always an asset. With water-resistant products, you don’t have to worry about your mascara smudging due to humidity or your sunscreen washing off after a dip in the water. Plus, waterproof makeup naturally lasts you longer than formulas that crease or wash off easily.
So, ladies! After your long and stressful wedding ceremony, some time away to relax and unwind is what you require. Whether you’ve planned a grand escapade to a foreign country or a private vacation to a snug little spot, you deserve to celebrate and have fun on your honeymoon in style.