Pulled in several directions, brides are often unable to look beyond their wedding make-up, particularly if honeymooning straight after their nuptials. There’s only so much a person can manage, and unfortunately, honeymoon packing and beauty bags typically fall victim to this bandwidth issue. We therefore thought we’d take the opportunity to highlight one of the beauty industry’s best travel tips – to swing by Estée Lauder World Duty Free at the airport to either curate a scent, make-up or a skincare holiday bag at the counter or pre-order beauty treasures online to pick up before jetting off. Brides can pass the pre-honeymoon hours at the airport experiencing Estée Lauder World Duty Free’s nifty fragrance finder technology, leaving with a tailored scent from Estée Lauder’s Luxury Fragrance Collection rather than simply twiddling their thumbs before the departure gate flashes up. Beauty experts can help them curate a full holiday look, or boost their skincare regime, tailored to their destination. It’s a pampering way to kick start a honeymoon, and one that makes good use of dead time.
We’ve rounded up the very best products and pointers for your Estée Lauder Duty Free experience – whether it’s for a pre-honeymoon beauty bag spruce or simply a clever use of airport time for that long overdue romantic escape.
Dream Dusk Eau de Parfum 100ml from Estée Lauder’s Luxury Fragrance Collection
Scent plays a key sensory role in forging holiday memories. Whether it’s the herb-infused air along the sun-baked fringes of the Mediterranean or the fig and pine candles wafting through chalet rooms on winter ski jaunts, scent solidifies memories. It also has the power to transport – to free you from the constraints or routine of home and tip you into a different dimension. Estée Lauder at World Duty Free offers a clever fragrance finder service – the technology you need to whittle down what scent will best pair with your impending trip (and possibly see you through the next chapter of life, à deux. It’s the sort of pampering and highly rewarding experience you’d rarely get round to during the weekly grind, and yet, in an airport where time hits differently, it’s a seductive proposition. We love Dream Dusk Eau de Parfum from Estée Lauder’s Luxury Fragrance Collection, mainly as it immediately evokes the sights and sounds of a Mediterranean garden, right at that precious moment when the sun dips and the cicadas clear their throats for an evening chorus. We love that these can be gifted to newly-weds to pick up at the airport – a great present from friends or family as a scented rendition of the photo frame, framing memories for years to come.
From £60.80 (for 40ml)
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighting Powder
If jetting off to a far-flung island, or somewhere where a tan can be optimised, if not flaunted, Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Highlighting Powder is a sure-fire addition to your beauty bag. The joy of choosing the shade at World Duty Free is the time you’ll have to master the best hue – one that really draws out a tan and can stretch on to lift the sun-kissed look of future sun-drenched escapes. We love the pearly highlighter for chest and shoulders as well as cheeks and forehead – it’s the ultimate companion for beach breaks or a simple spruce before heading to those Mediterranean markets for sundresses, ceramics and roasted almonds. It’s also a great way to wake up your skin after a long haul flight or a long British winter, slipping into holiday mode with a gentle bronze highlight and margarita.
Estée Lauder Daywear Sheer Tint
Getting the foundation or coverage right on holiday, and especially on honeymoons, is a topic that has long filled the beauty pages of glossy magazines. And for good reason: it’s not easy. But Estée Lauder have conjured up a daywear sheer tint that sits like a silky moisturiser and provides enough coverage without feeling cakey or dry. It’s practically designed for beach holidays, where the natural look is the goal, yet light cover up is perhaps needed without interfering with sunbathing or waterborne activities. The ease with which you can lather it on and not appear too ‘done’ also suits a safari or adventure-style honeymoon, where early rises may need a little dewy confidence boost, and evening suppers feel too unbuttoned and ‘Out of Africa’ to cake on the foundation and blusher. We’d also highly suggest the Daywear Sheet Tint for skiing for hitting that sweet spot between a dry make-up free face and a thick, full face of foundation that will melt off. The beauty of World Duty Free is the expertise of the team on its counter, helping match the right shade to your skin tone and avoiding any ‘tango’d’ moments in that unforgiving sunshine.
Estée Lauder Re-nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Eye Serum 15ml
One of the key ingredients to a restorative, romantic holiday is (amongst several things) a good eye serum. Tiredness is cruel on the delicate skin around our eyes, as is stress, whether it’s pre-wedding cortisol, work pressures or life’s tribulations. Add to this the air conditioning from long haul flights and you’re landing in paradise with a pair of incredibly dry and fatigued peepers. Cue Estée Lauder’s Re-nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Eye Serum – small-but-mighty potion with black diamond truffle extract that promises to brighten, tighten and reduce puff. It’s that SOS product that you’ll struggle to live without on future trips and is a high-impact way to end hot holiday evening beauty regimes.
Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Multi-Recovery Complex 100ML
Long haul air conditioning, the ravages of late nights and the negative impact of pollution on skin can all build to a crescendo on holiday. Yet really, this is the best time to give skin some long overdue TLC, which doesn’t always need to come from an expensive facial but rather a clever overnight mask that works its magic on weary skin while you sleep. It’s quite a claim – as Estée Lauder’s most comprehensive Advanced Night Repair serum ever, with fast visible results. After a day in the sun, exploring time-warp villages or snorkelling with your beloved through gin-clear, salty water, lather well-worked skin in this wunder-serum and wake up to more radiant, hydrated and even-toned face. We love the skincare consultations at Estée Lauder World Duty Free, where experts can take you through the basics and tailor products to suit whatever skin issues you may have, or indeed, whatever environmental assaults modern life has thrown at it. We recommend discussing your destination with them – if heading into searing heat, they may recommend a different serum or moisturiser to that of a cooler city break or romantic adventure into the Alps.
To browse or pre-order your honeymoon/romantic trip beauty bag from selected UK airports, visit: worlddutyfree.com