What to Pack in Your Honeymoon Beach Bag

Look gorgeous during your sun-worshipping honeymoon with these essentials.

Yes, you know he would love you in sickness and in health. But that doesn’t mean you want him looking at you sweaty, slimy, and shiny after a full day at the beach. Pop these gotta-get items (along with a chic Grace Kelly-esque scarf) into your beach bag and stay fresh-faced on your tropical honeymoon. With a little help, your drink’s umbrella won’t be the only thing causing a stir.

Urban Decay’s De-Slick ($30): Use this baby before you even hit the beach. To get ready for your sun-worshipping, mist on this light formula. It helps prevent a makeup meltdown and keeps your skin super matte with its unique high-tech oil control.

Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Sunshine Spray ($20): Just a spritz here and there, and you’ll have a protective veil against harmful UV rays. Did we mention that it adds shine and controls summer frizz? You’re welcome.

Skinceuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF50 ($34): This sunscreen mattes your face, instead of leaving a greasy mess. Enhanced with aerated silica technology, its weightless mousse leaves a powder finish even in hot, humid conditions.

Bobbi Brown Blotting Tissues ($20, 100-sheet pack): These powder-free tissues absorb excess oil and perspiration, so you aren’t shining bright like your diamond. They come encased in a refillable black faux-leather case with mirror, so it’s pretty is as pretty does.

SunBum Sea Spray ($15): If you can’t beat the sea air, join it. This mist gives your hair a tousled beach look with Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt for extra body, waves, texture, and a windswept look.

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder Sunscreens ($30): These brand-new retractable brushes fit into your bag for mess-free touch-ups of SPF 30 powder. It leaves a transparent, matte, residue-free layer of sun protection.

Erno Lazlo Luminous Intensive Hand Treatment SPF25 ($68): When he takes your hand, do you want it to be greasy with all that nasty sunscreen? Or dry and crackly from sun damage? We’ll answer for you—no. This intensive restorative cream hydrates, brightens, and protects hands.

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths ($3, 10-cloth pack): Sometimes hot is just not. Enter these soft cloths that impart a cool breeze on contact to wherever you want—neck, chest, underarms, legs. They leave behind a translucent, super fine powder to keep you fresh.


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