Summer Wedding Makeup Codes Decoded

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Getting married this summer? Or you have been invited to a wedding? At first glance, summer weddings may seem wonderful as you can enjoy all the perks of an outdoor ceremony. But there is just one problem: unless you want to end up with your face melting off like the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz, you should adapt your makeup to the high temperatures and air humidity typical for summer months. Here are a few tips that can help you achieve that without looking too casual for such a formal and elegant occasion as a wedding.

Start light

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The foundation shouldn’t feel heavy on your skin, and if you can skip it altogether, that would be great. If you have very good-looking skin, you can use a spot concealer because it will stay on much longer and look more natural. You can also go with a tinted moisturizer. For an oily skin, it would be wise to apply an anti-shy product on problematic areas, such as forehead and nose. After applying the foundation, you should seal it by powdering your face with a small brush.

Kissed by the sun

Summer is the period when everyone loves having a nice tan. And if you want to get in the summer mood, you should sweep the bronzer on the areas where the sun would normally graze your face. So, make sure to add a splash of bronze tones on your cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose as this way, you will get an amazing instant glow.

Natural healthy cheeks

Back in the more carefree eras, women with rosy cheeks were considered to have a healthy complexion. Today, we have a blush to do that for us. However, in the hot summer days, blush is the first thing that melts away, so you have to be careful with how you apply it. Avoid creamy formulas, and instead, opt for soft powdery ones because they can absorb oil and help you look fresh.

Have sensational eyelashes

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Eyelashes are the part which can make your lightweight makeup stand out and elevate your wedding look. Sadly, mascara as any other makeup is prone to melting away and making a mess, but that’s why we have false eyelashes. To make your eyes really pop, besides the upper eyelashes, you should also wear lower lashes of the appropriate volume. This way your eyes will seem bigger and you will look utterly irresistible.

More about the eyes

There are so many things you can achieve by simply drawing attention to your eyes, and so many different ways to do it. If the wedding is taking place in the evening, you can try a neutral smoky eye to give your look a subtle hint of sexy. Adding a pop of color on your lids is another interesting option, but you can also go with a bold shade on your waterline.

Make a statement with lips

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Another way to contrast the inconspicuousness of light makeup is to make your lips stand out with a bold shade, such as fuschia, orange, or pink. However, weddings require a lot of kissing, sipping champagne, snacking the catering delights, so if you want to keep your lipstick on all day, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Moisturize
  2. Color in the lips with lip pencil
  3. Apply lipstick
  4. Blot using a tissue
  5. Apply a sealer or a lip gloss

Keep everything in place

Even though you’ve tried really hard, and did everything in your power to make your summer makeup stay put, you are still at risk of everything melting away from the heat and dancing. So, how can you make sure your makeup stays intact the entire night? Well, it’s easy if you apply makeup setting spray. Even when you do that, you need to have an emergency kit in your purse in case you need a quick set up.

That’s it. Now you can have a fantastic time at the wedding without worrying about your makeup.

Contributing Author: Claire Hastings is Australian designer, writer and regular contributor at ripped.meShe’s been writing as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. Social media links:  facebooktwitter.