You've finally decided on the coastal wedding location of your dreams, but you need to make sure your wedding makeup can stand up to the destination and survives the day! Here are some tips on what to pack in your makeup bag for your destination beach wedding.
LOOK FOR WATER RESISTANT AND WATERPROOF FORMULAS.
These are going to help you battle the breezy, humid, ocean air and keep your makeup looking camera ready throughout the day and night! Bobbi Brown cream shadows are waterproof and work great alone or can be layered for a more dramatic look. (Pro Tip : Bobbi Brown's Sandy Gold cream shadow is one of my favorite shades! It looks amazing on almost everyone. Additionally, the shade Shore is perfect for giving the eyelid a clean, even tone.) Mascaras are also important to find in a water resistant or waterproof formula. I recommend trying out different formulas before your wedding day to find out which particular formula works for you (be on the lookout for smudging, flaking or eye irritation) and is the perfect one to pack for your destination beach wedding!
Take a great bronzer.
You're getting married at the beach...you want to be bronzed and glowing, but finding the right bronzer can be tricky. Using a bronzer is going to add warmth and a beachy, sun kissed glow to your skin, but you need to find one that is skin tone correct - one that isn't sparkly (that won't photograph well!) and doesn't appear orange on you. A little shimmer can be pretty, but stay away from anything with glitter. Some favorites are NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer in Laguna or Tom Ford Bronzing Gel. (Pro Tip : Make sure you don't just apply bronzer to your face. Take the bronzer down your neck and onto your upper chest to ensure that the color in your face matches the rest of your body!)
Think peaches and pinks!
When it comes to lips and cheeks, peaches and pinks tend to be some of the easiest colors to wear for most every skin tone. A soft, peachy pink lip and cheek will keep with the beachy, bridal feel of your destination wedding, and give you that effortless but beautiful look you want by the waters' edge. Think rose golds, soft peaches and sunset pinks - these will all complement the natural light at the beach. (Pro Tip : Steer clear of any sticky lip glosses that might prove problematic when the ocean breeze blows your hair around - you don't want to be fighting that battle while you're walking down the aisle!)
Use a setting spray!
Skindinavia's The Makeup Finishing Spray Bridal is kiss-proof, cry-proof and sweat-proof and resists excess moisture to keep your makeup looking flawless at your beach wedding. This is one of my favorites. There are lots of setting spray options; find one you love and use it! You're going to need it to stay looking fabulous when you're dancing until midnight under the stars.
Happy Destination Wedding! xx