Beyond The Bridal Blush: 5 Beauty Tips For Your Honeymoon
You’ve done 100 facials and body-slimming treatments, and have been waxed and plucked to perfection for the wedding.
Now it’s time to jet off on your honeymoon—without your trusty make-up artist and professional photographer (and, more importantly, those professional retouching services). What’s a gal to do, left to her own devices, to keep that illusion of goddess-like radiance that doesn’t necessarily come naturally from within?
1/5 Establish a good skincare routine for the evenings
In the evenings, apply Biologique Recherche’s Masque PIGM 400 sheet mask, available at the spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. The mask features a brightening formula that will give your skin back the moisture it’s lost—whether you’ve been in the sun all day or have been battling drier climates—and even out pigmentation and redness. Finish up with Amorepacific’s Botanical Radiance Oil (pictured) to lock in all the good stuff.
2/5 Start with a fantastic base—and we don’t mean your foundation
Healthy skin will glow from within, so your first step is to apply a mask on the plane. Fresh’s new Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask is a riff on its bestselling wash-off version. It’s a two-step leave-on mask that will sink into your skin without a trace so no one is the wiser, and uses time-release technology to provide long-lasting hydration that’ll last through the flight.
Once you’re back on the ground, you’ll need La Prairie’s White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion and White Caviar Crème Extraordinaire to get your glow back on track. The proprietary ingredients essentially decrease all types of pigmentation and allow your face to reflect light better, giving you that effortless radiance you’ve always dreamed of.
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3/5 Wear that sun hat that says “Bride” but don’t forget the SPF
Before you get to primer in the morning, remember your UV protection. Dr Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops, available at Joyce Beauty and Net-a-Porter, have an SPF of 50 with a serum-like consistency that mixes in to any of your skincare steps without leaving that dreaded white cast in flash photography.
4/5 Make good choices when it comes to the make-up
An illuminating multitasker like Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter means your foundation will literally leak radiance, and you can put it on under your foundation or mix it directly into the formula.
For concealer, try YSL Beauté’s Touche Éclat High Cover (pictured), a high-coverage concealer version of the brand’s longtime favourite highlighting brush pen, and then seal everything in place with Sisley’s Blur Expert velvety pressed powder, which uses “reflexshine” technology to reflect and diffuse light while keeping your skin matte and oil-free.
To spend less time in front of the bathroom mirror so you have more time for sightseeing, try this quick combo: a wash of Clé de Peau Beauté’s Cream Eye Color Solo in 308 or 309 (pictured)— limited-edition shades for this summer—across the eyelid will brighten the area and can be blended easily with your fingers.
Sweep Diorskin’s Mineral Nude Glow from its Wild Earth collection in 001 across the cheekbones and apply a little of Hourglass’s new Unreal non-sticky lip gloss (pictured) and you’re good to go.
5/5 Don't forget the body
For an out-of-this-world luminescence that can be appreciated from miles away, try Fenty Beauty’s Body Lava Body Luminizer, available at Sephora. Spread it across your arms, shins and décolletage. It’s got razzle and dazzle, sparkle and glitter—everything you’d expect from a product that comes from an attentiongrabbing superstar like Rihanna.
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