Beach-Friendly Makeup Products

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Every bride wants to look their best on their wedding day, especially in their wedding photos. Although you will most likely get your makeup done professionally at destination, it never hurts to bring along a few secret tools that you can ask your makeup artist to use or for you to touch up with on your own when you sneak out for a little refreshment.  The key for any beach bride is focusing on products that offer longevity. You have enough to think about on the day of your wedding, and wondering whether or not your makeup has started to melt away underneath the Caribbean sun should be the least of your worries. Here are our top five recommendations for beach-friendly makeup essentials, provided in both high-end and budget-friendly options.

The first step in your makeup application should be your foundation primer. This will act as your base, and not only will it help your makeup stay in place longer, it also minimizes the look of pores and wrinkles to allow for an overall smoother application.
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After you’ve applied your face make-up, a good translucent powder helps to set your makeup and will also be your number one secret weapon in your battle against shine. Trust us; you can use all the help you can get in the humid weather to create that natural matte, picture-perfect look!
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Some people are intimidated by liquid eyeliner, but its staying-power will make you a believer! Pencil and powder base liners tend to be more effected by the oils produced around the eye area, so they can fade away over the course of the day. Once dry, a liquid liner won’t budge!
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On your wedding day you’re definitely going to want a lip colour that stays put. There will be lots of eating, drinking, smiling and (of course!) kissing, so you need something that will stand up to that without running the risk of an errant smudge.  Most liquid lipsticks lasts up to 12 hours and require some type of oil based remover as they are waterproof as well, which means you won’t have to worry about any fading either. Last but not least, most liquid lipsticks have a matte finish to them which tends to photograph better– just make sure you exfoliate and moisturize before applying!
05-liquid-lipstickThe last step in your makeup application should be your setting spray. Think of it like a top coat for nail polish, a way to seal your look to keep it fresh and long lasting. There will be no smudging, creasing or fading so you can be confident that your makeup will hold up no matter what. A couple spritz of a good setting spray will keep you picture-perfect from morning to that very last dance – our wedding planners swear by it when working in destination!
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