Congratulations! You are getting married.
Here are some of my favorite beauty tips and products that save space, money and time for your destination wedding without scrimping on looking fabulous.
Travel with Ease
I am a huge fan of Mereadesso skincare products. I love the Travel Ease Kit as it contains 12ml of each of the All in One Moisturizer, Face and Neck Cleanser, specially designed cleansing cloth and a reusable pouch for whatever you like. With normal use this kit will last 10-12 days and your skin will thank you for feeling and looking so great.
Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 is perfect for protecting skin from UV rays. Apply to the body, behind ears and feet when stepping out into the sun.
2 in 1
Waterproof mascara is a necessity for weddings. It is also great to use as an eyeliner. Simply swipe your eyeliner brush through the mascara wand and apply. Humidity and tears are no match for Covergirl’s 24 Hour Lashblast Mascara. This mascara goes on smoothly, saturating each lash for added volume and length. You can also layer the coats for added drama and it dries quickly and stays put yet washes away easily with makeup remover or cleanser. As an eyeliner, it can be layered for a more dramatic effect, easily smudges before it dries if you prefer a less defined line.
#20 lashes by M.A.C are my ‘go to’ false lashes for weddings. The lashes are only half-lashes for the outer ends of eyes, which is perfect if you cry. No worries about glue coming undone and the result is a gorgeous, natural enhanced lash. Apply Duo Surgical Adhesive and let the glue air dry and become tacky for few seconds. Apply lashes symmetrically and as close to the eye line as possible for best results. To remove, gently peel away. These lashes may be reused after gently cleaning the glue off with rubbing alcohol.
Cheeky Lip Service
Benefit’s Posie Tint is the perfect lip/cheek stain for any bride who loves a little colour. This formulation is so easily applied. Simply apply to the apples of cheeks and blend in and on lips. It may be layered for more dramatic results. I love the way this stain photographs as well, with a gorgeous dewy finish. The colour also looks great on any skin tone.
The Secret to Long Lasting Curls
The Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret has become a favorite for me. This amazing hair tool has 2 different heat settings and 3 different sizes of curls to choose from. I love the little clip that you can twirl inside to clean the curler if needed. Simply, take a strand of hair and clamp and the Curl Secret does the rest. It gently pulls hair in and beeps 3 times before you release the clamp for perfect curls every time. No worries about hair getting caught as the mechanism will release your hair if it senses a problem. Adding a little heat taming spray and hairspray and brushing hair through before curling will ensure protection from heat, and give you smooth, shiny lasting curls.
I love the Climate Control Hairspray by Tresemme. It holds curls so well, even in destinations with high humidity. Yet is can easily be brushed through and hair may be restyled.
Goody Spin Pins
These amazing pins are fantastic if you have your hair up for your wedding. They pins come in different colours to match your hair. Simply put hair in a ponytail and screw the pins in or either side. One pin is equal to 22 bobby pins and can handle even the thickest hair. Simply unscrew and reuse if you want to let your hair down after the ceremony.
By Caribbean Bride Beauty Editor, Natalia Zurawska
Natalia Zurawska has been a professional makeup and hair artist for the last 10 years. Her work as well as her new e-book “I’m Not Making This Up” is available at ColourChameleon | Natalia Zurawska