Beach weddings are the best! The sun, sea and sand are witnesses to all the love that is in the air. But as fun as it sounds, beach weddings can make it difficult for you to hold your makeup together. The heat and salty air can bring your worst nightmare to life—we’re talking about makeup meltdowns.

So, how do you prevent makeup woes and look picture-perfect at a beach wedding? First things first. Slather enough sunscreen right after moisturising your skin. You don’t want sunburns, redness or skin discolouration bringing your makeup game down, do you?

If you’re heading to a beach wedding, then here are all the makeup essentials you need to lug around with you.

 

Makeup essential #01: Primer

Makeup essential #01: Primer

This is the most underrated product in your vanity kit but can do wonders in keeping your makeup game going strong all throughout the day. We’re talking about primer! A primer will create a smooth canvas for your foundation to go on and prevent cakiness and makeup meltdowns.

If you have a beach wedding to attend, then a primer is a must. Get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer. The Vitamin E formula of this gel primer will leave your skin soft and nourished, and lock your makeup in for a longer period of time.

 

Makeup essential #02: Waterproof foundation

Makeup essential #02: Waterproof foundation

It’s all fun and games until your makeup starts melting. Let’s admit it! Your foundation melting is a sign your makeup is soon going to be all over the place,  especially if you’ve used bright colours in your eye makeup.

It is, therefore, important that you use a waterproof foundation, one that’ll prevent your makeup from melting in the sun. We suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé Perfecting Liquid Foundation. It covers skin imperfections such as dark circles, spots and blemishes and has a light and easily-blendable formula.

 

Makeup essential #03: Loose setting powder

Makeup essential #03: Loose setting powder

Aiming for a crease-free finish? Baking is the answer. Baking your makeup can help lock your base makeup and make it look picture-perfect. Therefore, a loose setting powder is another makeup essential you’ll need while decking up for a beach wedding.

Once you’ve applied foundation and concealer, dab some loose setting powder on your lids, under your eyes and around your mouth area as these spots are more likely to crease. Let it sit on your face for a couple of minutes. In the meantime, you can work on your brows. Shape them and fill them in. Once done, simply dust off the powder. And, voila!

 

Makeup essential #04: Bronzer

Makeup essential #04: Bronzer

A bronzed-out look is going to make you look beach-ready with perfection. While you can use some rose gold tinted blush to add a flush of colour to your cheeks, we suggest you load up on bronzer for a sun-kissed glow.

Select a bronzer that is one or two shades darker than your actual skin tone. Then, take a fluffy powder brush or a foundation brush and go over with it from the top to the bottom of your face. Apply it in the shape of a ‘3’.

Using light sweeping motions, apply some bronzer on your cheekbones, jawline, over your chin, nose and neck.

 

Makeup essential #05: Neutral lip shades

Makeup essential #05: Neutral lip shades

If you’re heading for a beach wedding, then it’s best you carry just what you need instead of overloading on your makeup essentials.

As much as you love your darker, deeper lipstick shades, leave them behind and simply carry neutral colours such as soft pink, mauve or coral. Such lipstick colours are apt for a day wedding and will perfectly tie your makeup look together.

You can pick from the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Peach Rose, Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - MP19 Blush Book and Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayon - Mauve Magic.

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