Top 5 Must Have Honeymoon Beauty Products

How to pack for your honeymoonIt is tempting to bring along your entire make-up bag on your honeymoon. No-one wants frizzy hair or pale, blotchy skin on their honeymoon! Regardless of where you’re going there are some must have beauty essentials that all new brides should stash in their carry-on. So whether you’re backpacking through Europe or lounging on tropical beaches, it only takes a few go-to beauty products to keep you looking glam for your honeymoon vacation.

what personal items should brides pack for their honeymoonSunblock

This one may seem like the most obvious beauty product to bring on vacation, or anywhere really but even if you’re not traveling to a tropical location sunscreen is an absolute must. Protecting your skin from the harmful UVA/UB rays is the foundation for fabulous, glowing and healthy skin. No matter how far you go bringing sunblock is a honeymoon beauty product necessity.  

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Eye cream

Do you ever notice how celebrities are always sporting sunglasses inside the airport? It’s possible they just forgot their soothing eye cream! Long flights lead to puffy, tired eyes and can leave your complexion looking sullen or dull. Splurging on a travel size eye cream to bring along on your honeymoon travels can bring your bright, bushy eye self back to life. 

BB Cream

Beauty Balms are one of the most amazing beauty inventions ever! BB creams combine the benefits of SPF, moisturizer, foundation, serums and primer-all in one easy step. It’s no wonder BB creams have become a beauty staple; they are a new brides’ new best friend.  

Lip Service

In a perfect world, no one would have to suffer from chapped or dry lips. Even more appealing would be having one lipstick that would go with everything. Enter the lip palette. A small, easy to stash beauty product that brings with it a range of colors and textures to choose from. Finding a lip palette that also has a neutral lip gloss will keep your lips moisturized on a long plane ride and bold red lips are the perfect way to accessorize for a night out as newlyweds.

the best dry shampooDry Shampoo

(This is one of my personal favorites)

For those who live and die by their blow-outs, dry shampoo is no stranger to your beauty routine. Dry shampoo becomes an even more essential beauty must-have on your honeymoon because, chances are, you won’t have time to fuss and style your hair. You’ll be much too busy soaking up the sun (or hiking hills) to worry about your hair. Keeping a travel size bottle of dry shampoo in your bag is the perfect way to have vacation worthy hair.

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Captivating Beauty at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake

Craguns Lodge with Captivating-Beauty in Nisswa MN

We had the privilege of working with this bride for a mid-summer wedding that was held at Cragun’s in Brainerd, MN. Melissa came into our studio along with her mom who was so absolutely funny…loved her:) and her mother-in-law, sister-in-law and another in-law:) We had such a good time and there was so much laughter….

She chose airbrush makeup for her wedding like most brides do – most of our brides desire a natural look, but a little more enhanced..she chose well…she looks absolutely radiant.

We are so honored that she chose Captivating Beauty for her wedding day airbrush makeup..

Thank you Complete Weddings & Events from Brainerd MN for providing such beautiful photos of our bride…

complete weddings at craguns in nisswa mn

Captivating-Beauty at Craguns Resort

Captivating-Beauty at Craguns Resort on Gull Lake

Happy Thanksgiving – Exciting News

Captivating-Beauty Happy ThanksgivingI just wanted to write a quick little update for you all! We have some exciting news coming up next week…so please check back in..

Also winter has finally arrived and with that drier air which equals drier skin…here is one simple free thing you can do that will help tremendously ….use a crock-pot. I have a crock-pot right on my night side and that baby is on 24/7. We’ve had some people laugh when they see all the crock-pots in our bedrooms, but I tell you what it makes such a huge difference in our skin. You could even add some EO’s if you’re so inclined.

For all you brides who have been thinking of booking with us… please do so… we have been crazy busy booking appointments for next year already, so please don’t hesitate if you plan on booking with Captivating-Beauty! We already have some dates double-booked and some even tripled-booked..thankfully we have quite the team of wedding day hair and airbrush makeup experts..where we have been able to service all our brides thus far:)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving….and thank you for being a part of Captivating-Beauty




Captivating-Beauty at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa MN

Grandview Lodge Fall Wedding with Captivating-Beauty

Oolala… these pictures from Eyenoticed Located in Fargo, ND.  Honestly, you couldn’t have asked for a nicer photographer. She is not only super helpful, but takes amazing photos. Love her imagery.

As you can see Grandview Lodge in Nisswa, MN is breathtaking in the Fall of the year, which is why so many brides choose this for their wedding venue.

Alysa booked with us…I believe close to a year out from her wedding that was held this October.

She chose a very natural, soft romantic look. This fit her style perfectly. We contoured her exquisite eyes and her cheeks just a little. Airbrush makeup was the perfect choice…it’s undetectable and beautiful in photographs.

Captivating-Beauty at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa MN Fall Wedding

Fall Wedding at Grandview Lodge with Captivating-Beauty

Beautiful Bride at Grandview Lodge with Captivating-Beauty

Beautiful Bride with Captivating-Beauty at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa MN

Captivating Beauty at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa MN

Thank you for sharing these with us…..Our Bride looks breathtakingly beautiful!

Photography Eyenoticed Photography

Wedding Day Airbrush Makeup and Hair: Captivating-Beauty

Venue Grandview Lodge

Engagement Shoot with Captivating Beauty & Kelli Engstrom Photography

Captivating Beauty Engagment Photos with Kelli Engstrom Photography

We had so much fun with this Bride-to-Be. She met with our bridal team in Brainerd, MN in the morning for her trial run. Shelly also brought along some pictures of what she was thinking about for hair/makeup and decided upon a natural makeup look, and a braided, pinned up darling up-do. She loved it!

A lot of our brides are having their trial run done in the morning and following up with either engagement photos or boudoir. It works out so well for them as they are all camera ready. It’s the perfect time for a photoshoot.

Kelli Engstrom captured this couple on a beautiful Fall day in Cross Lake. MN. We love the turning of the leaves…actually we are still having our Indian Summer and we’re not hearing one complaint from anyone. We are loving the weather!!

Kelli Engstrom Photography with Captivating Beauty

Northern MN Wedding Photographer Kelli Enstrom

Captivating Beauty with Kelli Engstrom Photography

Engagment Photos in Crosslake MN

Captivating Beauty with Kelli Engstrom Photography in Cross Lake MN

Thank you Kelli for sharing these pictures…loving them. If any of you need a wedding, engagement, family, senior, baby photographer she is one of the best in Northern MN. Check her out!!

Photography – Kelli Engstrom Photography

Wedding Day Hair and Airbrush Makeup – Captivating-Beauty