Whether you are headed to a tropical island or a cosy cottage for two, these 10 beauty essentials have you covered for your honeymoon.
1. Sun protection
Just because you are loved up and in holiday mode, doesn’t mean that you should neglect to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. We recommend a spray version like Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Sun Spray SPF 30 (R139.99) for added convenience and a soothing sensation.
2. Soothing eye cream
If you are traveling to your destination via a long-haul flight, be sure to pack an eye cream that targets dark circles and puffiness to keep your eyes looking their best. Vichy Idealia Eye Contour Idealizer (R325) contains energizing caffeine and illuminating ingredients for pretty-looking peepers.
3. Make-up wipes
Taking off your make-up before bed is crucial, but luckily for us, make-up wipes provide an easy solution for those nights when we couldn’t be bothered to spend an hour at the sink. Garnier Skin Active Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes (R59.95) are our go-to’s for gentle make-up removal.
4. Dry shampoo
Who has time for a lengthy hair wash session when there are so many exciting things to do and see? For instant hair refreshment between washes, we love Kardashian Beauty Hair Take 2 Dry Shampoo (R395). Throw it into your travel bag to spruce up your hair anytime, anywhere.
5. A sexy scent
You and your new hubby will remember your honeymoon every time you get a whiff of the fragrance you wore, so choose wisely. Our pick for the perfect post-wedding scent? Missoni EDP (R1 180 for 50ml), a fruity and woody floral that’s fresh and feminine.
6. A lightweight base
There’s no need to pile on the foundation while you are on honeymoon with your sweetheart. Pack a sheer foundation, BB Cream or tinted moisturiser and you’re good to go. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water SPF 30 (R510) provides natural-looking coverage.
7. Tinted lip balm
Travelling and a change in climate tends to dry out the skin and lips, so be sure to keep a nourishing lip product on hand. For a hydration boost and a soft wash of colour, Lancome Juicy Shaker Biphase Colour Infusion Lip Oil in Freedom of Peach (R270) does the trick.
8. Look-at-me lip colour
There’s nothing quite like a bright red or pink lipstick to get you in the mood for a romantic dinner for two. Try a kiss-proof, matte formula, such as Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Matte Lipstick in Bold Red (R275), for a power pout that lasts as long as you do.
9. Face powder
Keep shine at bay and look good all day with a light dusting of translucent powder over oil-prone areas, such as the nose, chin and forehead. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent (R109.95) is budget-friendly and does exactly what it says on the label.
10. Waterproof mascara
You don’t have to faff with eye shadow and liner when you are on holiday, but if you do want something to instantly open up your eyes, look no further than a trusty tube of mascara. To prevent that embarrassing panda-eye look, opt for a waterproof version like Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara (R295, Limited Edition).