As I packed up my makeup kit for this weeks destination wedding in Cuba, I had to be very selective on picking the best products that will perfect the look, beat the heat and stay all day! I thought I would share a little list of my top 10 beauty picks for a dreamy, beachy bridal party! Here they are!
1. MAC 24-Hour Extended Eye Base
Prime up those lids baby! This translucent, lightweight eye primer has the power to keep your eye makeup fresh all day and night with out creasing and balling up in the hot heat. A little goes a long way, prime, add shadow and expect it to stay all day!
2. MAC Fix +
Prior to makeup, give your skin a big ol drink of fix +! This fantastic product will plump the skin with water, hydrate the surface and ensure your skin feels soft and comfortable. Use to refresh during the day when you need a little pick me up and also to give the skin a natural glow.
3. MAC Pro long-wear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
This foundation is the bomb! It can be used as foundation or concealer! I have discovered you don't need a primer with it, woo hoo! The less layers of makeup the better! This oil-free formula has a flawless blend into the skin, buildable coverage and you can totally jump in the ocean or pool, pop out the water and still look like a boss!
4. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
After foundation, lock in the look with this fabulous setting powder. This beautiful product mattifies the skin, does not cake and crease up and does not reflect flash in photos! It is just a little jar of heaven, if you are somewhere hot or not you should totally have it in your makeup bag!
5. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Makeup isnt going no where once it is set with this magic mix! This bad boy locks in the look, and holds the makeup in place all day. Sweat, tears, oil, no problem, spritz this, set it and FORGET IT!
6. MAC Blot Powder
Now everyone is a little a different, some more oily than others. If that is the case it doesn't hurt to bring a little blot powder in your clutch to touch up any shiny spots before photos! Stay powder fresh all day with out ruining or building up on your existing application. This translucent tinted powder will absorb all that shine with out looking cakey afterwards!
7. Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara
Who says you have to spend an arm and a leg on a fancy waterproof mascara? This classic formula is lightweight, long-wearing, buildable and the best part... under $10.00!!!!!
8. MAC Eye Shadow x9 Palettes
These handy, little compact palettes are the perfect size for travel! With 9 gorgeous shades that all work together you can create a variety of different looks! They can be used wet or dry, and the packaging literally fits in the palm of your hand!
9. Kat Von D Ink Liner
This felt tip, black liquid liner has a wicked staying power! It is the blackest, black which I absolutely love, easy to move and create beautiful lines and lasts hours on end!
10. Pro Long Wear Lip Pencil
These long-wearing lip pencils glide on like a dream. Line out your lips or fill them in completely like you would a lipstick for a long lasting lip look that does not transfer or move around once applied. Top with a lipstick or gloss or leave as is for a more matte finish!