Honeymoon Hair + Beauty DIY

DIY-honeymoon-hair and makeup

After the wedding, it’s time for the honeymoon! And whether you are planning a relaxing beach escape or traveling to Europe to see the sights, you’ll want to look super cute, right? Well, today I’m sharing a super easy (and cute!) daytime to evening look for your honeymoon. Thanks SO much to one of my favorite beauty gals, Nyrie at Symmetry Beauty for sharing her expert tips. I’ve worked with Nyrie on quite a few projects (spanish bridal fashion and this southern styled wedding shoot to name a few) and she is super awesome at what she does. Nyrie worked with the lovely Ala to capture all the steps for these DIYs. I hope they are helpful and would love to hear if you’d like to see more of these!

DIY for honeymoon beauty


Step 1 On clean skin after sunscreen application apply a tinted moisturizer all over, using your fingers or a sponge applicator. I used Jouer luminizing moisture tint in Golden.


Step 2 Use a brush or your finger to conceal under your eyes and spot conceal any blemishes that were not covered fully by the tinted moisturizer. I used Jouer perfector in # 3


Step 3 Brush and fill in eyebrows where needed with a pencil, I used Jouer brow definer in blond.


Step 4 Apply bronzer with a big brush, use a light hand and apply to the top of forehead and cheeks, anywhere the sun would naturally bronze you. I used Nars laguna


Step 5 Apply a pink or peach blush to the apples of the cheeks. I used Nars orgasm


Step 6 Use a light camel or beige eyeshadow on the lower lid up to the crease, but not beyond. I like a crème shadow for this look because I love the way that they melt into the skin and are fast and easy to use. I used Laura Mercier rum satin.


Step 7 Use a skin tone eye pencil on the inside of our bottom lash line, or also known as the water line. This will freshen and brighten your eyes immediately. Make sure that your pencil is just slightly lighter then your skin tone for the most natural looking application. I used Jouer eye clarifier


Step 8 Curl lashes if needed and apply your favorite waterproof mascara.


Step 9 Apply lipgloss in a sheer yet bright color. I used Mac spf lip conditioner in petting pink

Next, let’s do the hair!


Step 1 Start with clean air-dried or blow dried hair, may be dry of slightly damp. Comb or brush through any tangles.


Step 2 Part hair slightly to one side using your fingers or the back of a comb.


Step 3 Spray sea salt spray generously to hair. I used Aquage sea salt spray


Step 4 Pull hair to the opposite side of your part and gather into a low loose pony, secure with a clear elastic hair band.


Step 5 Braid the hair loosely.


Step 6 Secure the bottom of braid with a clear elastic band.


Step 7 gently pull the braid apart to loosen it up. And you are ready for some sight-seeing with your new hubs!


DIY for evening hair for honeymoon

Now, let’s take your daytime look and turn it into an easy + gorgeous nighttime look. Perfect for a romantic dinner!


*Remember if you are just starting with the evening look you will need to also do steps 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 from the daytime look.

Step 1 Refresh your skin with a light water mist.


Step 2 Apply a liquid foundation with a slightly damp sponge. I used Makeup Forever HD foundation in #40


Step 3 Use a creamy blendable eyeliner pencil in a dark color on your top lash line. The line should be a little thick and does not need to be a perfect line since we will be blending it. I used Bobbi Brown duel ended liner in jet


Step 4 Use a dark pencil inside the bottom lash line or water line. I used Bobbi Brown duel ended liner in chocolate


Step 5 + 6 Use a crème smudge stick in a dark color all over top lid up to crease in a patting motion. Then use a clean eyeshadow brush to blend the shadow and also blend the liner from step 3 to create a smokey effect. I used Laura Mercier caviar stick eye color in cocoa



Step 7 Apply a neutral shade of lipstick or lipgloss. I used Laura Mercier lip glace in bare blush


Step 8 Use a lightweight mineral powder in t-zone, or anywhere that you may feel shiny. I used Jouer mineral face powder in perle natural


Step 9 lightly tap a crème highlighter on cheekbones. I used Jouer highlighter in champagne

*If needed touch up blush and bronzer from daytime steps 3 & 4

Now, let’s work on the hair!


Step 1 Remove both elastic bands and take out braid.


Step 2 loosen up hair with fingers. Your hair may be perfect just like this and you may be ready to go!  If you want more curls continue to step 3.


Step 3 Pin top half of your hair on top of your head, to keep out of the way.


Step 4 loosely take one inch sections of hair and wrap around a one inch barrel curling iron leaving the ends of hair out of the clamp. You can also use a curling wand, with no clamp. Repeat this step until the bottom half of hair is curled.


Step 5 Put down top section of hair and repeat step 4 until finished with hair,

Shake out hair and spray with light hair spay or shine spray if needed. Gorgeous, right? Happy honeymooning!

DIY for evening hair for honeymoon

DIY for evening hair for honeymoon

Thanks so much to Nyrie of Symmetry Beauty for all the steps and to Ala of Love Ala for the photos. Created exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes.

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  1. cute! i actually think i might use the braid look for my wedding day – love it!!!

  2. How fun and informative is this post!!! The loose braid is so adorable and so so easy to do! If my hair was long enough I’d be wearing that style tomorrow :)

  3. I love the tips….It is so helpful :)

  4. I love that you not only gave step by step instructions, but you added the products that you used. Now I have an idea of what to buy and how to use it. Thanks!!

  5. I looove this! Hope to see more. And the model is gorgeous.

  6. Such a useful blog post. This makes it seem so easy…

  7. I am so happy I came across this post. I am going to give the make up a whirl on my Palm Springs getaway and plan on using this braid idea instead of frying my hair! Thanks ladies, just what I needed.

  8. i love this post as the tips are so simple and clear to copy i love love love it i cant wait to try and go shopping for a couple of the products she talks about

    i would love some ideas on how to prep and get your skin ready for your big day, i suffer with acne prone skin sometimes its clear and sometimes it isnt, what can i do to help prevent this and keep my skin looking fabulous on the day, also my hair, any tips nyrie?

    any tips on rehearsal dinner hair and make up?

    cant wait to see more i have so many friends getting married i cant wait to send them his website and post

  9. How refreshing is it to find beauty tips that you can actually to do yourself AND look great!

  10. Thanks for the tips! Love all these ideas :)

  11. OMG! I love all the tips, and it helps to see the step-by-step. I only wish I had this info before my honeymoon. I love the natural, beautiful makeup. Stunning! I am going to try the loose braid tomorrow. Great article- thank you!

  12. These are some great tips! So easy and lovely, just as it should be during the honeymoon! We’ll have to share this with our brides…

  13. I love it! The tutorial is really easy to follow, and the look is very fresh. Keep posting these, please!

  14. I love this tips. They are great easy to follow directions and quick!!


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