honeymoon makeup must haves

Top 5 Honeymoon Must-Haves: Putting Your Best Face Forward on the Beach

Ah, the honeymoon—one of our favorite part of weddings for so many reasons. You and your hubby have said I Do and can finally leave the stress of wedding planning in the dust for a romantic paradise all to yourselves. Seriously, is there anything better in the world? We don’t think so.

We often get asked by our brides what makeup items they should bring on their honeymoon and, while most think they need to pack their entire makeup bag, that’s simply not the case. You want to look au-natural, after all. Our advice is to pack smart by only bringing along makeup you will actually use. So, to help you as you prep for a week full of mojitos and suntanning, we’ve broken down our top 5 picks below:

BB Cream or Tinted Moisturizer

There is no need for full-coverage foundations and heavy powders—especially not on the beach where most brides spend their honeymoons. Instead, consider something a little lighter. We recommend bringing a BB Cream or Tinted Moisturizer. These products are lightweight and are a great way to add a little finesse to your skin without the fuss. Plus, there’s no better place to give your skin a break than on a moisture-rich beach. Hold the foundation, bring on the daiquiris!


Every woman knows there’s no better way to liven up your skin than with a little bronzer. Apply some to your cheeks and hairline and you’ll no longer be the palest bride on the beach. If you’re on the fairer side, make sure the color you choose isn’t too orange. If you have a darker skin tone, choose a color that doesn’t look too muddy. We love Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer.

MAC Viva Glam V Lipglass

This lip gloss is the perfect neutral pink with a soft golden sheen and was created to go with any skin tone. Plus, it contains Jojoba oil to help soften and condition, so your lips won’t only look good, but they’ll feel good, too—which is a major bonus for that new hubster of yours.

Mascara/Brow Product

This category doesn’t really need any explanation. We all know the quickest way to make an impact is to throw on some mascara or fill in those brows or get our eyebrow microblading experts touch you up before you leave! Our top picks? Maybelline Great Lash and Kevyn Aucoin Brow Pencils.

Makeup Wipes

If you’re doing you’re honeymoon right, chances are the last thing on your mind is washing your face. We recommend bringing along makeup wipes as a fail-safe way to make sure your face gets cleaned each night—even if it’s just a mild cleanse. MAC Wipes take off any makeup, dirt and grime pronto! We also love Almay’s non-oily makeup pads.

Overall, don’t stress about makeup too much on your honeymoon. You want to look (and feel) like an easy, breezy, brand-new bride, so, as long as you don’t overdo it, you’ll be good to go. Now get back to those mojitos and that stunning new hubby of yours!


Photography // JLM Photography

Makeup // La Di Da Beauty artist Laura Garcia


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