17 Honeymoon skincare + beauty essentials you’ll want to pack

Honeymoon skincare prep being taken over by wedding day table plans and last dress fittings?

If you’re jetting off to sunnier climates post-big day, don’t overlook the skincare essentials. It doesn’t need to be too daunting; after all the wedding stress, sometimes you need to strip back the beauty routine and let your natural beauty shine.

We’ve rounded up some of our sun skin saviours and make-up picks to have your skin healthy and glowing!



1. Eight Hour Intensive Lip Repair Balm (£20) Elizabeth Arden

Chapped lips are so not a good holiday look, keep them hydrated with this repair balm, which has shea butter, palm tree butter and honey extracts.


2. Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask (£25) iluminage

With a silky soft feel for some luxurious comfort, the innovative mask calms the mind and senses – annnd, relax!


3. Charlotte’s Magic Cream (£70) Charlotte Tilbury 

This now famous cream plumps skin, giving you a glowing and dewy complexion – much needed after a long haul flight!





1. Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF50 (£36) Kiehl’s

You might be tempted to use a lower SPF, but protect your skin and banish the worry of burnt noses. This one is ultra-light and is great to use on your face.


2. Anthelios Sun Care Protective Oil SPF50 (£18) La Roche-Posay

With a special filtering system, this oil protects your skin to the max and is water resistant too, but don’t forget to reapply throughout the day.


3. Compact Styler Gold Rush (£12.49) Tangle Teezer

Keep hair tangle free after a swim with a quick brush from the mighty Tangle Teezer – it makes washing and styling it later much easier!


4. Sun Stick SPF 50+ (£18.50) COLLISTAR

A concentrate of plant waxes, sweet almond and calendula oils, you can use this stick on the most vulnerable and exposed areas (nose, lips and eye contour area).



1. After-Sun Rescue Balm with Aloe (£20) Clinique

Moisturise with the soothing aloe helping calm sun-exposed skin.


2. High Repair After Sun Balm For The Face (£33.50) Decléor

Give your face some extra love before make up with shea butter, avocado and jojoba extracts, which leaves skin soft and regenerated.


3. Solar Haircare Serum (£14.90) Kiko Cosmetics 

Your hair needs some TLC post-sun too and this one reduces frizz and leaves hair super shiny.


4. Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask Gradual Build Tan (£26.50) Vita Liberata

This intensely hydrating overnight mask not only hydrates, but also gives you a faux glow to help boost your natural tan.


5. Sun Care Hair & Body Cleanser (£18.50) Aveda

The tropical cleanser removes chlorine, salt and product build-up, perfect after a day at the pool or beach.






1. Shimmer Brick Compact (£35) Bobbi Brown

Save space in your makeup bag; this wonder product can be used to highlight and bronze your face – and can act as an eyeshadow too!


2. Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum (from £56) Tom Ford

Like summer in a bottle, treat yourself to a new perfume. Whenever you smell the scent again, it will take you back to happy memories of your honeymoon.


3. Soleil Tan de Chanel (£36) CHANEL

Ideal for blending in any white strap marks, use the bronzer on face or body. The creamy formulation glides on with no shimmer in sight






4. Glow-Expert Duo Stick in Amber Light (£38) By Terry

Enhance your natural newlywed glow and acts as a blush, bronzer and highlighter all in one.


5. Personalised Stripe Monogram Canvas Clutch Bag (£35) HA Designs

We love personalised everything and this canvas clutch can be used as a make-up bag or perfect for night time too.



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