Are you getting married outdoors? Our tips will help you avoid a disaster with your makeup.
You might be getting your makeup done professionally or you may prefer to do it yourself. But, whatever route you take, these tips will help you make it through your special day without any makeup mistakes.
- Primer is Important:
Primer is essential for any foundation you use. This will keep your skin looking flawless and prevent you from creasing, sweating, or caking of your makeup. Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Pore Minimizing $16-39 and Smashbox 24 hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer 20 – these are great for long-lasting shadows!
- Let your face breathe:
Avoid using thick foundations and moisturizing products for outdoor weddings. Your face will not reflect your true self, and you’ll be more oily, smudged and uneven if you paint it. A thin layer of lightweight matte powder foundation can be all you need. Apply this Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation by Makeup For Ever with a kabuki brush. It costs $36. Please, ladies, use shades that complement your skin tone. You can put aside the orange-y bronzer and two-shade foundations that are too dark. Your neck should not be a distinct color from your face.
- Take it easy with the Blush
Your cheeks will be naturally rosy if it’s warm, especially if your nerves are a bundle. Although a single swipe of powder blush or a small dab of cheekstain might be possible, natural light is not very helpful. Urban Decay’s 8-Hour Powder Blush is $26 if you are a powder blush gal. The Multiple by Nars, which costs $39., is a great option if you prefer the glowy, highlight-looking look of a blushstick. For a quick, easy, and low-maintenance experience, we recommend The Multiple by Nars, $39.
- Protect Your Face from the Sun
You can use small parasols or decorative paper fans to block out the sun’s rays. They look much better in photos than your sunglasses, which can also ruin your makeup. You could give this as a gift to your bridesmaids. Apply a light BB cream with SPF, such as Dr. Jart+ Premium Skin Care Balm with SPF45, $39. Or go the extra mile and apply a non-oily sunscreen under your foundation. Nobody wants to appear like a tomato on the photos.
- Blotting papers:
You should always have oil blotting sheets on hand. They are small enough to be carried in your purse. how to pick the right Laura Mercier products You can use an oil blotting paper to apply to trouble areas if the sun is heating things up. This is a great quick fix and a lot more effective than applying powder. You can find a variety of blotting paper at Sephora and CVS (Clean & Clear) for $5-$10.
- Hairspray works wonders for setting:
Although you might not expect to find hairspray in a makeup tips guide, it is quite useful for many things, including setting your makeup and removing stains. Look at item #11 in the StyleCaster beauty post, “20 Makeup Hacks that Will Make Your Life Easier.”
- Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and Cake Liner:
My fear of liquid eyeliner was partly due to my inexperience and partly because it looked so bold that I was afraid I would make a mistake. (I still haven’t mastered the mysterious cat eye). Pencil liner was my favorite until I learned how time-consuming it can be and how difficult it is to apply to the delicate skin on your eyeslids. A friend suggested cake liner to me. Once it’s dried, you can dampen a small brush to swirl the liner into it. The cake liner instantly transforms into a wet-dry shadow. Cake liner is easy to use, lasts longer, and is more resistant to smudges than pencil liner. Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Liners, $24.
- Mascara with Cry-Proof:
Although you might be reassured that you won’t feel all misty-eyed you should not take it as a sign of weakness, a thoughtful toast could leave you stumbling. It’s going be an emotional day, admit it. CoverGirl LashBlast Volume waterproof mascara (in the orange tube) is our favorite affordable waterproof mascara. Target has it for $6.99 Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascara is another option. It’s a great way to achieve false lashes that aren’t too heavy and hassle-free.
- Lips that are smudge-proof
Lips can be tricky. Lips can be tricky. It can be difficult to find a lip color that doesn’t smudge or dry out, flake off, feather, transfer, or smear. It doesn’t matter if you prefer to use balm or gloss throughout the day, it can be irritating to have to reapply every hour. We have some great favorites that last a long time. Tints and stains such as Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint (24$) and YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain (36$) are a great option. They come in a variety colors and finishes so you don’t have to give up the gloss. Don’t worry if these products aren’t for you. Item #9 of this StyleCaster beauty blog will give you solid advice regardless of which products you use.
- Toes and Nails:
Although a mani/pedi may not be considered makeup, it should last! Many women will have their nails and toes done the same day for afternoon weddings. This is part of the spa-like experience that girls enjoy together and one of the many package services. You might not be able to trust the quality of your service if you choose a salon that you aren’t familiar with or they are incredibly busy. There have been many sad stories about toenail polish that was too thick to dry completely, then smudging everywhere as soon as the shoes are removed. A protective top coat isn’t applied, and the bridesmaids’ nail polish chips are chipped while they help the bride with her hair pins. It shouldn’t happen to you! It is important to have your mani/pedi done at least one day before the wedding. Gel and acrylic nails offer a great option for those who prefer the traditional look of French manicures or pink and white nails. It doesn’t matter what design you choose, avoid complicated designs. If your dress is very simple, one accent nail may be enough. Sally Hansen miracle glue is available in stores like CVS or Target for as low as $10 if you’re really keen to DIY.