Whimsical Love Shoot: Beach Inspiration + Make-up Tips
When Rosanna Hancock emailed to ask me to feature this whimsical love shoot set on the breathtaking West Wittering Beach I jumped at the chance!
Although our lovely couple Gemma and Olly are not yet engaged, I think their love shoot makes for wonderful inspiration for your own engagement shoot. Whats more, being a hair and makeup artist, Gemma has shared her tips on perfecting your hair and make-up for a beach or seaside setting. So whether your having a seaside wedding or planning a beachy love shoot these make up tips will keep you looking gorgeous all day.
When planning the photo shoot we all decided on a boho, surfer theme as Gemma and Olly love being by the sea. Olly has a passion for Wakeboarding too so we thought being by the water would make their love session even more personal.
My Top Beach Makeup Tips by Gemma Sutton
Warm sunshine, fresh salty air and crashing waves, may be a beautify setting to get married or have an engagement shoot but remember theses top tips to keep your makeup looking beautiful.
A must read for top beach makeup tips.
1- Salty air causes excessive water loss from your skin. To avoid dry skin drink plenty of water to minimize dehydration. For smooth skin on the day of your shoot or wedding day remember to tone and moisturize your skin well.
2- Blusher and bronzer should be matt, save the shimmer for the cheekbones, as the reflection of the water and sun will hit this area of your face.
3- A foundation is so important and must be able to stand humidity and must have a high SPF in it – If you have oil prone skin use a matt cream foundation, if you have normal to dry skin use a liquid foundation to achieve a more hydrated glow.
4- For the humidity, have some blot films close to hand. This will blot away any excess oil and sweat.
5- Sunlight illuminates flaws far more than indoor lighting does. Extra care is needed to cover blemishes use a matt concealer.
6- Remember to blend, blend, blend your makeup using blending brushers as this will ensure your makeup looks smooth and natural, even in the brightest of lights.
7- A matt lipstick is more likely to stay put in the sun. A gloss will just melt and shine.
8- A good waterproof mascara is a must – eyelashes can be added to create a fuller look.
Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara. MAC Blot Films . Shu Uemura UV Armour High protection SPF 50. MAC Matt powder bronzer. Vitamin E Moisturising Day Creme Jo Malone. Poudre Universelle Libre Chanel.
How gorgeous are these stunning love shoot images huh? Such a cute, cute, cute couple and brilliant hair and make-up advice from Gemma too.
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend. XxX