The temperatures soaring haven’t dulled the wedding season and festivities, so why let it ruin your makeup? Now you no longer need to dread attending a day wedding, especially during the summer. Take a peek into our summer makeup arsenal and take a leaf out of our book and remain shine free, smudge free and flawless throughout a day wedding! Be sure to stock up on these makeup items to help you look stunning at every summer shaadi.
1. Blotting papers
These are oily skin’s best friend all year round, and, especially during the summer. Make sure to carry them in your bag/clutch.They are extremely handy and work miraculously when it comes to diminishing shine and blotting away face oils without ruining your makeup. Just grab one and start dabbing!POPxo Recommends: Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets (Rs 382.73)
2. Translucent powder
No more oil, no more shine and no more smudged makeup. It is a useful product for oily skinned girls as it helps soak in excess shine and oil. Follow blotting papers with this and you’ll be fresh as a daisy! Carry a miniature version of your regular translucent powder!POPxo Recommends: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Rs 250)
3. Face mist
A life saviour during the oppressive summers, especially for outdoor/semi-outdoor weddings. It is an instant pick me up and cools your skin down thereby reducing redness. It is like washing your face without taking off your makeup first, which means instant freshness while keeping your look in-tact.POPxo Recommends: Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water (Rs 250)
4. Makeup removing wipes
You aren’t going to remove your makeup at a wedding but it isn’t going to hurt to be prepared just incase you have to. These go a long way in helping you fix distorted eye and lip makeup. Pick a variant with sunscreen on it so you have some added protection in there!
It comes in handy when you need to fix smudges or even entirely redo your eye makeup. It is very useful to carry your eye pencil during sangeets and pool parties when you may need a quick touch up. Stick to regular long lasting kohls which usually double up as an eyeliner too.POPxo Recommends: MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Rs 1,400)
6. Cotton swabs
It helps fix eye makeup smudges and lip smears. Throw a couple of these into your purse and be rest assured that you’ll never be caught with any smears or be a victim of colouring outside your eyes or lip line!
7. Micellar water
It is a one step routine to quick fix your makeup, tone and purify your skin. Especially handy during high activity times like sangeets and pool parties, this baby will ensure that you can take off and fix makeup anywhere without fearing any irritation or smudges. A drop of this onto a cotton swab, and, you can fix your eye makeup without having to redo it entirely and without having to use water either! It even hydrates, tones, purifies and refreshes your skin.POPxo Recommends: Garnier Skin Active Micellar Water (Rs 423)
8. Sunscreen spray
A non negotiable for day/outdoor weddings. Its simple application makes it the perfect carry-on for any daytime activities. You may not be in direct sunlight but indirect sunlight is quite harsh as well. Re-spray the sunscreen every 2-3 hours for maximum protection without ruining your face/body makeup!
This one doesn’t need much explanation, does it? A small perfume is always important to have around, especially during the summers. Opt for travel size bottles or body mists if you’re want something lighter to ensure you smell like a daisy even in this heat and under all those heavy wedding ensembles. POPxo Recommends: Forest Essentials Body Mist Nargis (Rs 1,675)
10. Matte lip cream
Mattes need to be touched up less frequently than their glossy counterparts but with all the eating and drinking, it doesn’t hurt to carry a matte lip cream for a flawless lip-look all day long. Plus, you don’t run the risk of runny/smudgy lips, which is a boon during those humid months! POPxo Recommends: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Rs 600)
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