Honeymoon Packing | Makeup, Skincare & Haircare

Another honeymoon packing post because as this goes live I'll be a married women! In amongst the last minute wedding preparations and honeymoon packing I made sure to take some time out to take some photos of my packing process, including my outfit planning and now my Makeup and wash bags.  My makeup bag is quite minimal compared to some holidays I've been on. I've packed all of my makeup essentials, brushes and skincare inside my Ted Baker Libbert Bow Wash Bag. This is a fantastic size for longer products like palettes, brushes and moisturisers and means my products can be packed away safely without getting squashed or ruined. Ted Baker makeup bags are brilliant for being wipe clean and in my opinion are worth the investment.

The first item I packed into my makeup bag was the Soap and Glory Puffy Eye Attack cream. It's one of my new skincare products but I've been loving using it already and I know my eyes are going to need some TLC after late nights, long days, lots of travelling and copious amounts of alcohol. It's a tiny little pot which makes it a good one for taking on holiday. I've packed my all time favourite productMakeup Revolution Conceal and Define concealer - so much so I've taken 3 different shades C3, C4 and C5. I use this everyday and it kind of takes the place of foundation for me. The variety of shades will be good for when I'm still fake tanned, when my tan disappears and when I'm looking a bit sun kissed. I've also packed. foundation for just in case occasions. If we're getting all dressed up to be wined and dined I want to have the option of having a full face of makeup and Laura Mercier Creme Silk Foundation is the one for me. This is a really old tube so I might be treating myself to a new one in duty free! A new makeup brush that's coming with me is the L'Oreal Infallible Concealer Brush. I find a brush like this helps blend in the concealer under my eyes better. 

I feel like the summer is one of the best times to wear highlighter so I've made sure to bring my Sephora Snow Glow highlighter palette. This is a limited edition product from Christmas time but a similar one is the Urban Decay Sin Afterglow Highlighter Palette. Keeping up the dewy, healthy look needs a good moisturiser and the L'Oreal Hydra Genius Moisturiser is one I trust to keep my skin hydrated and cared for, especially under the harsh air conditioning of a plane and luxury hotel. As part of my wedding prep I got Russian Volume Eyelash extensions so I won't be taking mascara with me, just a L'Oreal Super Slim liquid eyeliner if I want a different eye look. I'm only taking one lip product (other than a lip balm which will be in my hand luggage), an old favourite, MAC Angel lipstick. The other makeup brushes that I'm taking with me are just cheap unicorn makeup brushes. The set of 10 was less than £8!

Some more of my skincare includes a little travel sized Garnier Micellar water and some Yes To Grapefruit makeup wipes. I always find it handy to have makeup wipes when you're travelling but obviously most of the time I'll be using the micellar water. The fragrance I'm taking away with me is my favourite Mugler Alien Perfume, it's my signature scent and a sturdier bottle than my wedding perfume. The last two makeup items in my Ted Baker bag is Benefit Hoola Bronzer for helping out my sun kissed  glow and Vichy Dermablend Corrector Concealer for under my eyes and any blemishes. 

Onto my wash bag and in the wedding planning process I couldn't resist anything with Bride on it so of course I've got a personalised wash bag. This is a good sized bag with a waterproof lining and because it's not structured you can stuff loads inside. A few of the products in my wash bag will be shared with my husband and so some of it might be shifted into his toiletries yet. I was trying my best to not over pack when it came to haircare, hygiene and suncare product but I'm sure I've forgotten something.

I've packed some Bilou Fizzy Berry Shower Foam as it's one of my favourite scents, gives me holiday vibes and is a little luxurious so feels like a bit of a pamper. Insect repellent is a must when you're heading abroad and with Mexico being our second destination on our honeymoon I wanted to make sure I had plenty so I bought a new bottle. As a contact lens wearer I use eye drops every morning so I've got Optive Tired Eye Drops, they're going to be very necessary after late nights and long flights. To keep my skin silky smooth I've got my Venus Snap Razor. How completely travel friendly are they!? 

Something I've never used before but definitely need is Scalp Protection suncream. I really struggle with getting a burnt scalp if my hair is down or in pleats or something similar. Yes I've got a hat packed but I don't always wear it. Fingers crossed this little Calypso product works wonders. Another sun related product is Malibu Aloe Vera After Sun Gel. This huge bottle was so cheap in Home Bargains and it's bound to be enough for the two of us for 11 days. My favourite deodorant, Dove Maximum protection, is a must-have for all the busy days in the city and hot days by the pool. My hair products are Provoke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo and Intensive Conditioner. This will keep my blonde hair bright and the brassiness at bay. I won't use this every wash so I'll be borrowing from my husband too.

We'll be taking a few different suncreams with us but one is the Hawaiian Tropic SPF20 Dry Spray Oil. This is heavily influenced by my sun worshipping husband and it'll be paired with 
The Fox Tan Rapid Mist. Let's see how tanned I'm going to be after a week in Mexico! I'll obviously have stronger suncreams too, don't panic. Last but not least, in my wash bag, is my toothbrush and toothpaste. I'm taking a Blanx Glossy White toothpaste to keep my teeth shiny and white. 

What do you think, have I got all the essentials packed? Hopefully I've left enough space for making some sneaky Sephora purchases and browsing Duty Free. What do you do with your suncream at the end of a holiday? Leave the last little bits or take it back incase the weather decides to be decent back in the UK?
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