Sofia Richie layers 6 cheek products to create her honeymoon makeup look

According to her new husband

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / May 01 2023

Sofia Richie’s wedding makeup was classic, simple and stunning. So naturally, we’ve been stalking her socials since to suss out what she’s using on her honeymoon with her new hubby Elliot Grainge. 

And boy is she delivering. 

“I am in a very tropical location. It is very humid,” revealed Richie via TikTok. “I'm definitely not wearing a lot of makeup, because I will break out.”

The solution? A tropical vacation makeup look that takes advantage of “that golden hour without looking cakey”.

To create the look she used a heck of a lot of cheek products — six to be exact — which she revealed as her week unfolded.

“I have been what I call ‘in hibernation’ for five days. Not hiding from anyone, just, like, physically exhausted,” Richie explained. “We are here for about five days, and I'm very excited to just be locked in this villa with Elliot doing nothing, having rosè and tanning.”

One of the couple's honeymoon activities involved taking turns playing narrator in the 24-year-old’s ‘get ready with me’ video voice-overs — though as one might expect, Richie’s husband’s cosmetic knowledge is hilariously lacking. Grainge does know what mascara is though, so that’s something…

He’s also acutely aware of the fact that his wife uses a lot of cheek products, and makes sure to note in the video that she’s applied about four cheek products at one point in her routine. 

Sofia Richie’s honeymoon makeup look, according to her husband

1/ Cream bronzer

Grainge referred to the Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Bronze Color in ‘Bondi Bae’ ($57 at Sephora) as “another black tube” that his wife blends in with a “foamy black thing” (or a beauty blender to those in the know). 

Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Bronze Color in ‘Bondi Bae’

2/ Cream blush

After blending the aforementioned Nudestix bronzer onto the perimeters of her face, she dabbed Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush in ‘Sunset Strip’ ($57 at Sephora) onto her cheeks.

Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush in ‘Sunset Strip’

3/ Powder bronzer

Next, she took Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer (was $31.14 now $15.57 at iHerb) (or that “green thing”) and applied it with a “paintbrush” to her cheeks and jawline. 

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer

4/ Cream highlighter

She patted Chanel Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick in ‘Transparent’ ($71 at MYER) onto the high points of her face with her finger.  

Chanel Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick in ‘Transparent’

5/ Powder highlighter 

“Dabbing on Dior” said Grainge as his wife applied DIOR Backstage Glow Face Palette in ‘Glitz’ ($86 at Adore Beauty) to her cheeks as a topper, using a large fluffy brush. 

DIOR Backstage Glow Face Palette in ‘Glitz’

5/ Powder blush

Just to confuse her husband further, Richie pulled out a compact of Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in ‘Quintessence’ ($80 at Myer) to achieve a look that Grainge described as “rosie red cheeks”. 

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in ‘Quintessence’

Check out the full clip below:

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Main image credit: @sofiarichiegrainge

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).