Honeymoon Makeup Checklist

Whether you’re relaxing on the beach with a book, shopping in Paris or even taking pictures at touristy hotspots… you gotta look your best during your honeymoon. To make sure that you’re prepped up for this special time of your life, we have just the right checklist for you!

Pack Smart!


1.Eye shadows

You think you’ll need ALL your makeup on your one week get away but in most cases that is far from reality. Pack smart on your honeymoon by only keeping makeup that you will actually USE. Instead of bringing individual eye shadows, pick a neutral palette that has shades you can wear everyday as well as some shimmery shades, which you can wear in the evenings. Shimmery shadows look great, especially on a tan.Always travel with palettes!

Recommended Palettes

Naked Palette 2 – has neutral colors for day and shimmery shadows for evening. Colors work great on normal skin and ‘pop’ on tanned complexions. The matte black shadow on the end comes in really handy.


Too Faced Rebel Palette – A beautiful eyeshadow palette with creamy colors that pop. Colors work particularly well on desi tanned complexions.




2. Sun Safety

Sunblock is one of the – if not THE, most important beauty product you should be packing. Sun damage is the #1 cause of premature aging, wrinkles and fine lines. Protect the skin you’re in!


Recommended Product

Bioderma Sun Protection – gentle and effective.



3. It’s All About the Base

The kind of foundation texture you take depends a lot on the destination. For warm to hot weather you would need something that has SPF, is long-lasting and still natural enough to wear in tropical weather. You don’t want to have an overdone face on a resort. When going on a honeymoon, chances are you’re going to get tanned. So be prepared and bring along a slightly bronzey foundation to match your new skin tone on your trip to avoid the “grey skin syndrome”.


Recommended Products

Soleil Tan De Chanel – the BEST bronzing base


Mac Pro Long Wear Foundation & Concealer – An excellent long-wearing foundation & concealer that has a natural finish.


4. Mascara is a Must


Many women don’t realize how important mascara is. It’s what allows lashes to appear longer, thicker and defines the eye. Thick, long lashes give femininity and flirtiness to the eye and the face, overall. For a long-wearing mascara, always go for the waterproof version. A must pack beauty item. Waterproof is a better option.

Recommended Product

Lancôme Hypnose – An all time favorite mascara and one of the best on the market.


L’oreal 4D – Drama & Definition a great drugstore mascara


5. Hints of Color


You don’t really need too much color on your face when you’re on a honeymoon. One bronzer and one blush are more then enough to last you for your trip. Go for a soft pink or a neutral tone blush that will match any look you decide to go for.


Recommended Products

Guerlain Terracotta Blush – Guerlain has the best bronzers on the market, the color is NEVER orange and always looks natural. The perfect bronze every time.


Mac Mineralized Blushes in Dainty or Warm Soul – Minearlized blushes work best on tanned skin as the sit close and give shine along with color.


6. Long Lasting Lips


You will need lipstick with maximum staying-on power- putting on a new coat of lipstick every half an hour will get annoying. On this trip you will need a product that will last for hours and does not suck the moisture from your lips.

Recommended Product

Mac Long Wear Lipstick


7. Makeup Remover

Makeup Remover is something you don’t want to forget to pack. You don’t want to scrub your face with complimentary hotel soaps to remove your makeup at the end of your day.


Recommended Product

Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes – Love these as the sheets are thick, durable, doesn’t irritate the skin and smells great.

Bioderma Makeup Remover – the best on the market, leaves skin clean yet hydrated. You’ll be hooked after the first time you try it.



Quick Checklist

  • Foundation/Concealer
  • Powder (for women with oily skin)
  • 1 palette of Eyeshadow
  • 1 Blush
  • 1 Bronzer
  • 1 Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • 3 Lip Colors
  • Eyebrow Color
  • Makeup Removing Wipes (travel size)
  • Mini Brush Set

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Nilo Haq
Tagged as one of the five women to have shaped the beauty industry in the Middle East, Nilo is a pro makeup artist with stints at MAC Cosmetics, Toni&Guy, & Alexander Zouari Paris. Nilo Haq is the founder of iGlow Studios, Snobby Face lashes and creator of the first ever Online Makeup Course made for South Asian women. Nilo is now based in Toronto and is a sought-after bridal makeup artist who runs makeup workshops across three continents.

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