I am finally heading off on my very pandemic-delayed honeymoon to Florida and I’ve just finished packing my cases. What I spend the most time on, packing-wise, is always my skincare and makeup bags. I don’t want to be wasting this precious vacation time doing elaborate skincare and makeup routines; so I need to know that all of the products I take with me are going to deliver. I want to achieve effortlessly radiant honeymoon skin fast, so this isn’t the time to be trying any new products.
Since my honeymoon is in a hot destination, the less makeup products I have on my skin, the better for its health and clarity. It’s a skincare-dominant approach for me. These tried and tested products are my go-to favourites for achieving beautifully dewy, radiant, natural-looking skin in just 5 minutes.
Follow these steps on your honeymoon to get the skin and trip of your dreams.
Youth to The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask – £47 from Youth to the People
This buttery, literal dream mask is like an enveloping hug for your skin. It softens, hydrates, boosts glow and gives you a mega dose of free radical-fighting antioxidants. Vitamin C is in there to brighten the skin, mega hydrators squalane and hyaluronic acid flood the skin with moisture and keep it locked in, and a superberry blend gives the skin that antioxidant protection against environmental stressors. Apply this as an overnight mask and your skin will be glossy and plump by morning.
Peach Slices Citrus-Honey Aqua-Glow – $10 from Peach & Lily
This incredible thick gel moisturiser is as smooth as silk and gives you the enviable glass skin look in just one slick. If you like skin that is effortlessly plump and dewy, this is all you could want and more. It’s a cross between a moisturiser and a serum, so you can skip a step in your routine with this. Glycerin hydrates the skin and ceramides help to fortify the skin barrier to keep that moisture locked in where it belongs. Soothing honey gives this moisturiser anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great one for acne-prone skin. Citrus oils brighten the skin and annatto seed adds antioxidant protection and anti-aging properties.
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base – £52 from Bobbi Brown
This buttery moisturiser makes the most perfect makeup primer for those who want glossy, plump, glass skin. It’s a mega shine booster, in a good way. It instantly conditions and moisturises the skin with hyaluronic acid and squalane hydrators, as well as cushioning, softening & shiny shea butter. Finally, a blend of B, C and E vitamins nourish the skin. This rich but lightweight moisturiser is likely to be that thing you’ve always been searching for.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter – £39 from Charlotte Tilbury
This unique product is like a cross between a perfecting primer and a concealer. It corrects pigmentation and tonal differences, to make skin look more uniform. It also boosts luminosity and gives a very light coverage. Depending on your individual skin needs, you could wear this on its own, or finish with a bit of regular concealer too. It’s a little bit of magic in a bottle.
NudeStix Nudies Matte Stick in Sunkissed Glow – £30 from Boots
You might think a matte blusher is the opposite of what you would want when you are trying to achieve radiant skin; however, there is such as a thing as too much glow. By choosing a matte cream blusher, you’ll be able to blend it out very naturally; allowing you to sculpt the face by keeping the glow just where it should be. These sticks are so handy as you can just draw onto the skin with them. Don’t forget to add a bit across the bridge of your nose to give you a flush where it would naturally appear.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops – £31.64 from Cult Beauty
There are so many ways that you can use this clear product, but it’s best just pressed onto the skin as a finishing step to boost/fake dewiness. Get that glass skin ‘wet’ glow with just one or two pumps. Vitamins and hydration nourish the skin and refine its texture for Instagram-worthy skin that looks at its healthiest.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skin Stick in Purrl – £25 from Harvey Nichols
This particular shade of MatchStix gives an oily finish with its translucent iridescence. Use it on the high points of the face to give a colourless shine that looks like an extremely natural highlight. Just like one your skin would naturally produce. This stick instantly melts on contact with the skin and it will become your go-to highlighter instantly.
Glossier Ultralip in Trench – £18 from Glossier
This Glossier formula is like a lipstick and a gloss combined. Its super-shiny finish makes lips look full and plump. It gives your skin the injection of moisture that a balm would; whilst giving a hint of colour and an incredible glossy shine. Trench is a natural nude that would suit all skin tones.
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