We love a dramatic winged eye and a crimson red lip, but neither feels quite right in the realm of beach weddings. Beach brides look their most gorgeous when trading in super coiffed hair, heavy makeup, and structured wedding gowns for romantic hairstyles, flowing fabrics, and effortlessly beautiful makeup. It’s all about creating the illusion of low-maintenance beauty, while still looking flawless and refined. These tried-and-true beauty picks are perfect for a natural bridal makeup look that will photograph beautifully, even with the potential heat, wind, and humidity of a beach wedding!
Mila Moursi Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 – Everyone should be wearing sunscreen on a daily basis; but for beach brides, it’s an absolute non-negotiable. We love Mila Moursi’s potent sunscreen formula because of its lightweight gel feel, matte finish, and skin-firming and hydrating properties.
Tatcha Silk Canvas – Effortlessly beautiful makeup is all about highlighting the skin, so beach brides require a flawless canvas. After applying sunscreen, add a thin layer of Tatcha’s Silk Canvas to give the skin a smooth and pore-less finish. It contains real silk extracts and powder to blur the look of fine lines, even out texture, and make the rest of your bridal makeup last longer. (Nobody has time for constant touchups during their wedding day!) >Shop
Laura Mercier Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation – A trusty full-coverage foundation is a must, but Laura Mercier’s oil-free formula is especially fitting for hot and humid environments. Bridal makeup should be “glowy,” not shiny.
Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer – Professional makeup artists swear by this waterproof concealer, which can cover everything from acne to tattoos.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Contour Kit – Showcase the look of perfect skin by lightly defining the cheekbones, nose, and jawline with Anastasia’s contour kit, which also adds subtle, sun-kissed color.
Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner – For a natural eye makeup look that will survive the elements… and happy tears… line your eyes with Tarte’s waterproof liner in Black, and use the Rose Gold for a subtle, shimmery finish on your lids and crease. Also, beach brides can feel free to skip the mascara. Opting for professional lash extensions is best for creating a piece-y, wispy effect that looks stunning with neutral makeup colors.
Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Lip Gloss – Add a high-shine finish to your favorite lipstick or wear this lip gloss on its own for a youthful, plump-looking pout. The non-tacky formula is perfect for wedding celebrations in the sand.
Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator – A swipe of the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick over the tops of your cheekbones, temples, bridge of the nose, and Cupid’s bow adds just the right finishing touch for an effortlessly beautiful beach bridal look with a dewy glow.