bridal makeup tips from Key West wedding hair and makeup artist

Beach  Bridal Makeup tips From Elena Southcott.

Whether you decide to exchange vows on the beach or in out door location, consider the season and time of day you hold your wedding.  To help Key West brides to choose a correct wedding makeup look.

Many beach weddings take place during late spring and summer and in Key West,Florida it is going to be hot and Humid. These factors should help you when choosing makeup colors and styles.

So with that in mind my advise would be a water proof makeup and minimum product. That can be done with use of airbrush makeup, because it is long lasting and it looks and feels like your bear skin. On top of that this is the only breathable foundation on a market, so it does nor clog your pores and you skin is breathing. The layer of product is so thin that your natural skin tone shines trough.

Chances are you’ll be very emotional on your wedding day, so waterproof mascara is a must.

Shimmery Look: A pale eye shadow with a hint of shimmer can easily brighten your eyes. Choose pale blue, pearl, pale taupe, peach or pink colors. I like to use a thin eye shadow brush to line lower lids with the same shimmery shade. A thin line of black eyeliner is optional. Several coats of mascara in brown or black. A light application of pale blush in powder or cream form won’t be too heavy. Lipstick in any shade of pink or even classic red will look fantastic.


For Natural look: Maybe your beach wedding will be very casual and you want your makeup to reflect that. We can create a natural look without looking bare-faced, by dusting your skin with sheer powder. I would recommend to apply brown or black eyeliner to your eyelids, pale blush to your cheeks (blend well) and a glossy lip color close to your natural lip color. A coat or two of mascara will complete your casual bridal ensemble nicely.



Evening or winter: If your beach ceremony take place in the evening or winter season, your makeup can be a little heavier, but remember to keep the location in mind.
Whether you marry in summer or winter, outdoor weddings can be especially beautiful. When your beach makeup matches your seaside theme well, you’re sure to be a gorgeous bride on your special day.

My best wishes to all of you and hope that you will find this article useful.

Elena Southcott

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