When you’re planning on doing makeup for a beach wedding make sure to know what kind of weather it will be during that special day, whether it will be during the time when the sun is up which can be sunny and humid or at night when it can be cool. If you’ll be doing makeup for a wedding during a sunny day make sure to wear either a light-weight foundation, a tinted moisturizer (See all facial treatments) or even nothing if you already have flawless skin, as the sun will melt a heavy makeup and can be unflattering when taking pictures. If you have blemishes and imperfections, you can apply concealer to those areas and as much as possible always keep the rest of the face light. And don’t forget to apply a face primer (See all foundation primers). If possible, wear makeup that is waterproof! Like waterproof mascara and waterproof eyeliner etc. These last long and won’t smudge easily compared to regular makeup. It is very important to wear waterproof makeup as you will be under the heat of the sun which can make you sweat, melt and ruin your makeup. Plus, you might not know if you will get emotional and cry. You wouldn’t want to end up looking like a raccoon during your wedding day, right? Do some tests with the look prior to the wedding day. Try going out with your makeup on and see if you like how it looks under the sun and make some adjustments if needed.
For those who would want a more neutral look during their wedding day, here’s how:
conceal blemishes & dark circles
If you have flawless skin, you may skip this part. First, apply any face primer (See all foundation primers) all over the face before putting on any light-weight foundation or tinted moisturizer. For me I used Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (See all foundation primers). This is to make your foundation stay on longer. Next, cover any blemishes or dark circles with a concealer (I used the Youngblood Concealer in Medium) if you have any and keep the rest of your face light and more natural by putting on a light foundation or tinted moisturizer (for this I used the “Get a Tint” Tinted Moisturizer (See all skin protection) by Mark Cosmetics). Next, after you have applied your foundation/tinted moisturizer, set your face by brushing on lightly any translucent powderwith the use of a kabuki brush (See all brushes & applicators) orpowder brush (See all face brushes) to give it a more natural matte finish.
fill in your brows & prime you eyes
For the eyebrows, it is better to fill it in with an eyebrow pencil (See all eyebrow pencils) which is 2 shades darker than your hair color if your hair is light or 2 shades lighter if you have dark hair. Brush your brows to even out the color and apply any eyebrow setting wax to make them stay in place.
Now for the eyes, make sure to apply an eye primer (I used the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion [See all eye primers]) to the brow bone and upper & lower eyelids to let your shadows last longer, go on smoothly and prevent from creasing. For this look I will be using 2 eye shadow palettes, one is the Super Flip Color Kit by Mark and the Too Faced Naked Eye Palette. First apply the “In The Buff” shadow from the Too Faced Palette to highlight your brow bone and inner corners of the eye. You may use an eye shading brush or blending brush (See all eye, lash & brow brushes) for this. Whichever will work. Next, take the color “Birthday Suit” from the same palette and apply it to the upper lids. You may use the opposite side of the eye shading brush that you have used for the highlight. Next, with the use of a blending brush, apply “Like A Virgin” (still from the same palette) to your crease (which is that part of the eye below the brow bone that sinks) and outer corner of the eye. Blend well the edges to smoothen harsh lines. You may go back again with your brush and add more of the shadow if it is too light. Then extend the color by flicking/brushing it up and out the outer corner of your eye.
Next, take the color “Edge” from the Mark palette with a tapered pencil brush and apply it on your outer V and crease. This is to create more depth to the look. Again, blend well.
Next, take a brown or gray waterproof eyeliner (See all eyeliners) (mine is the Ulta Automatic Waterproof Eyeliner in the color Charcoal) and apply it on to your upper waterline (the pink/pale skin under your eyelashes) & lash-line (the spaces between your lashes). Also line your upper lid very close to the lash-line. We want this look to be light and natural. Curl you eyelashes and apply any waterproof mascara (I used the L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Explosion Waterproof Mascara) only to the upper lashes (It is very important to use a waterproof mascara especially on your wedding day!) and apply false lashes (See all fake eyelashes) to emphasize your eyes more. Curl again your real and fake lashes lightly just to blend them together.
apply false eyelashes
For the blush, I used the Sunlove Glo by Mark to the apples of my cheeks which has a little sheer to it but I suggest using one that is matte, unless you really want your face to be shimmering under the sun. Try also looking for a water-resistant blush/cheek color as they are also available in the market. To make the look more beachy, apply a bronzer (See all bronzers & highlighters) (I used the Wet n’ Wild Bronzer) just below your cheek bone and blend onto your jaw bone, temple area and forehead to give you that sun tan glow like you have been on the beach. If you have a hard time locating that area underneath your cheek bone, just suck in your cheeks and just above that line that sinks is where you apply your bronzer.
Now on to the lips. Since we want to have that beachy look, we will keep the lips looking nude. First apply concealer to your lips to even out the tone (you may use your clean fingers or a concealer brush) and take a nude lip liner pencil and line your lips. Start coloring you lips with the pencil. Then apply a nude lipstick onto the lips. For me I used the Ulta lipstick in shade 216. Now your ready to get married at the beach!
finished eye makeup
Things you’ll need:
- Translucent Powder
- False Lashes Adhesive (you’ll never know when it’ll come off!)