Brides go to a lot of trouble on their wedding days to look amazing, so the last thing you want in your pictures is messed-up, melted makeup. There are ways to avoid face melt and keep that perfect wedding look, in spite of the summer heat.
Picture-Perfect Wedding Makeup
The scorching summer sun can wreak havoc on bridal makeup, but the heat doesn’t have to ruin your big day. Learn the art of summer makeup to keep your look stunning…not sweaty.
Use a primer: Start with a clean, moisturized face. Once your moisturizer has dried, apply a primer all over your face. The primer will help prevent oils and sweat from making you appear shiny, and that keeps your makeup in place longer.
Cut back on foundation: If you have great skin, just use spot concealer instead of applying foundation everywhere. Less makeup means there’s less chance that your look will get ruined. If you are using foundation, use a light touch and choose an oil-free formula. Apply foundation with a brush, not your fingers, to get a light, even coating.
Prep for color: Use primer and foundation on your eyelids, too, to keep the color sticking to the lids longer. Brush the eye shadow on, and don’t be afraid to be bold. You want your makeup to show up well in the pictures, after all.
Lips: Use foundation on your lips, too, but just a light amount. Apply your color, and use a napkin to cover it with a light layer of face powder. Now gently dot more color over your lips. This lengthy application process will keep the color lasting longer. Keep gloss with you, and as your lips wear off apply gloss to keep them looking pretty.
Finish: Complete your makeup look with a lightweight, oil-free powder. Brush the powder on gently, and don’t forget to brush lightly over your eyelids and eyebrows as well. The powder helps seal all the colors in place.
Better Bridal Look
Good makeup application can go a long way toward keeping your bridal look perfect at a summer wedding. But you have to do your part, too. Keep tissues with you so you can blot your face if you start to sweat. Carry a fan with you to cool yourself down as needed. And hydrate! A cold glass of water can help you stay cooler and sweat less while you stand and pose for the camera.