Gorgeous summer wedding makeups tips for a tropical bliss in Costa Rica


This is Red Velvet Weddings, your trusted partner in creating magical wedding experiences. Today, we’re serving you the inside scoop on how to achieve that perfect makeup look for a summer wedding in the tropical haven that is Costa Rica.

Costa Rica, with its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and exotic wildlife, is an idyllic setting for a wedding. However, its tropical climate can pose some challenges when it comes to makeup. Here’s how you can conquer those challenges and dazzle on your big day.

Preparation is key:

Start with a clean, moisturized canvas. Choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that suits your skin type. Apply a quality sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Remember, sunscreen is your best friend in the tropics, but ensure it’s non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores.

Primers are a must:

Priming your face and eyelids ensures your makeup adheres properly and lasts longer, even in humid climates. Opt for a mattifying primer if you have oily skin, and a hydrating one if your skin is dry.

Foundation and concealer:

Choose a waterproof, long-wearing foundation and concealer that will resist the tropical heat. Opt for a product with a matte finish if your skin is oily, or a hydrating formula for dry skin. Remember, less is more. You want your natural beauty to shine through, not be masked by heavy makeup.

Translucent powder:

After applying foundation and concealer, dust a light layer of translucent powder to lock everything in place and absorb excess oil.

Blush, bronzer and highligter:

Opt for a natural flush of color with a cream blush that mimics your natural glow. Add a touch of bronzer for a sun-kissed look, and a dab of highlighter on the high points of your face to reflect the beautiful Costa Rican sun.

Eyes and lips:

Go for waterproof eyeliner and mascara to prevent smudging. For eyeshadow, stick to creamy textures as they tend to last longer and resist creasing. When it comes to lips, choose a long-lasting lip stain in a shade that complements your skin tone, topped with a gloss for a hydrated look.

Setting spray:

Lastly, finish off your look with a setting spray to ensure your makeup stays put throughout the ceremony and celebrations. Choose a setting spray specifically designed for long-wear and high-humidity environments.

Remember, the aim is to enhance your natural beauty and create a look that’s both comfortable and able to withstand the Costa Rican climate. And most importantly, don’t forget to carry blotting sheets, a powder compact, and your lip color for touch-ups throughout the day.

With these tips, you are set to look radiant and stunning for your Costa Rican summer wedding. After all, the best thing a bride can wear on her wedding day is her radiant smile and glowing confidence!

Stay beautiful, stay chic. This is Red Velvet Weddings, creating your dream wedding experience.

Until next time, keep dreaming big, and love bigger!

Warmly, Ise Chaves.

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