Destination Bride: Hair and Makeup

Photography: Laura Tait

Bridal Gown: Kellylin Couture Bridal

Makeup & Hair: Events Makeup by Olga

Model: Zoe @Unique Model Management

Nothing says paradise like the sand between your toes and the sea salt in your hair. Lucky for beach brides, there is no shortage of picture-perfect beaches around Australia.

Captured by Laura Tait photography, this soft romantic wedding collection reflects the new kind of bride – she is a relaxed beauty with bare feet and a free spirit. This bridal editorial is simply dreamy and shows the carefree, natural beauty of Zoe.

The wedding makeup look is dewy and romantic. It has a warm, sun-kissed goddess vibe with hues of bronze, gold and beige. The hair has soft beachy waves complimenting the natural setting and blows freely in the wind.

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Makeup & Hair for Wedding Photography

On your wedding day, you are going to be the centre of attention, so you want to have makeup and hair that will last throughout the day and look good in every picture.

Here are a few tips for the best natural makeup and beautiful hair for beach wedding photographs.

Foundation: Lightweight, water-resistant, easy blending formulas are best as they do not “cake” and look natural, matching the skin tone of your face.

Lips: Most brides prefer a natural look for their wedding day makeup. Pinks and naturals that enhances your lip colour are more common for bridal lip makeup. However, it’s your day to shine and if you love bold lips then go for it! Whatever colour you choose, ensure your lipstick is long-lasting and won’t bleed n the warm weather.

Blush is a must-have when taking wedding pictures. Wearing a white dress in a natural sunlight you may look washed out and blush fixes this. Creamy blush formulas are great for hot weather as powder products can end up with a cakey mess.

Even if you are trying to go with a more natural look, a splash of colour can enhance your natural beauty without going over the top.

Highlighter: A highlighter is a powerful tool that can make your skin glow and accent the areas of your face where you want the camera to focus. When it comes to using a highlighter, a little goes a long way. Using a dot on the inside corners of your eyes, the tops of your cheekbones, and just above the lips can give you a fresh, radiant look.

Eyes: Eyeliner can give the illusion of bigger eyes. Use long-lasting, waterproof formulas for your eyeliner and mascara to avoid smudging.

Lashes: False lashes can add an important pop to your eyes in wedding photos. Use lashes that are light and comfortable. Individual lashes are a great choice for more natural bridal makeup.

Hairstyles for Beach Weddings

If you are planning a warm-weather destination wedding on a beach, natural low-key bridal hair looks are great on hair of any length and relate to brides who are free spirited, confident and have a sense of adventure. Long loose hair with braids that aren’t too tight are great for brides who prefer a pulled back or pinned-up look for their beach hair. Pinned-back wedding hairstyles are easier to manage if the day is a bit windy.