Dreaming of your beautiful summer wedding but worried about the heat and humidity ruining your makeup? We got you covered with our awesome makeup tips! With these at hand, you don’t need to worry about your makeup running or looking sweaty. Stay beautiful!
1. Don’t Moisturize For One Day
Chances are that you’ll be sweating in your heavy clothes and jewellery in the heat, so you won’t need any extra sheen on your face. Choose an oil-free and oil-controlling makeup base instead. An oil-free primer will help create a smooth base for your foundation. If you have excessively dry skin and feel that your makeup in incomplete without moisturizer, choose a lightweight one, preferably also oil-free.
POPxo Recommends: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Oil Free (Rs 2,352), Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer (Rs 2,600)
2. Longwear Foundation
For your foundation, use one that is long-lasting and waterproof (neither sweat nor tears should mess with your makeup!). Again, use an oil-free formula to combat any extra sheen on your face. We love the waterproof foundation by MAC since it actually repels moisture from your face, making sure you don’t look sweaty and exhausted on your big day!
POPxo Recommends: MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation (Rs 2,800)
3. Dramatic Lips
You will probably have to touch up your makeup in this sweltering heat and bold lips are easier to touch up than dramatic eyes! For your own convenience, and that of your makeup artist, use a long-lasting lipstick in a bold colour. As a bride, we suggest you go for a statement red or coral shade.
POPxo Recommends: MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick (Rs 1,450), Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color - HD Passion (Rs 1,195)
4. Waterproof Eye Base
Makeup for the summer bride means more than just waterproof mascara. You don’t want your eyeliner to run if (or when) you start tearing up, so invest in an eye base. A non-greasy one will extend the life of your makeup and ensure that it looks smooth as well as prevent your eyeshadow from creasing.
POPxo Recommends: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base (Rs 1,882)
5. Eye Makeup
Use a liquid or a gel liner instead of a pencil one, as they tend to last longer. Smudge-proof and waterproof makeup products should be the go-to for summer brides. If you are going for a bold lip colour, you can keep your eyes toned down and subtle. Use a simple shimmery eyeshadow on the eyelids and finish with a waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
POPxo Recommends: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (Rs 1,747), Diorshow Iconic Waterproof Mascara (Rs 1,983)
In this weather, your blush will be the first thing to run off your face. To keep it from looking streaky, steer clear of any cream-based blushes. Use a cheek stain for that fabulous flushed look that looks more natural and touch it up with a powder blush.
POPxo Recommends: Benefit Cosmetics Posietint Cheek & Lip Stain (Rs 2,106)
7. Set Your Makeup
You can do all the makeup you want and it might still sweat away in this humidity. For a summer bride, therefore, it is essential to set her makeup with a setting spray. So don’t forget to use a good setting spray after you’re done to keep it all in place all day and all night.
POPxo Recommends: Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray (Rs 2,016)
8. Don’t Forget Your Touch-Up Kit!
Certain parts of your face, like your upper lip and forehead, tend to look shinier than others. In your touch-up kit, therefore, don’t forget to keep a blotting powder for regular touch ups.
POPxo Recommends: MAC Pro Longwear Compact Foundation (Rs 2,800)
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Published on Jun 20, 2016