6 Summer Wedding Makeup Musts

Make your makeup last all day AND night!

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Summer is here, and here to stay! The heat wave is upon us, which makes it difficult for your wedding day makeup to stay put. With heavier makeup in the summer heat, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Whether you’re getting ready with a glam squad or tackling the bridal beauty yourself, you’ll want to use the right products to look perfect all day. Keep reading for tips to ensure your makeup look lasts through walking down the aisle, photos and dancing the night away!





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1. Start Clean

Before any makeup application, make sure you start with a clean face. Wash your face with an oil-free cleanser to prevent oil from building up throughout the day. Apply a toner with a cotton pad all over your face to rid your skin of any dirt, makeup or dead skin. This toner from Mario Badescu Skincare uses to seaweed to refresh complexion and nourish the skin.




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2. Hydrate

You know when you’ve had makeup on for a long time and you notice it starting to settle in your fine lines? Not fun. Most of the time, this is because the makeup dried on the skin because it is not properly hydrated. To ensure a smooth application of makeup and a fresh-faced look, apply an oil-free moisturizer before any makeup touches the skin. This Korres  pomegranate moisturizer is light in texture and reduces the look of pores to prep for a perfect canvas for makeup application.





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3. Prep and Prime

To create the perfect foundation for your makeup, make sure to apply a primer. For a flawless look, use a pore primer that blurs the appearance of pores and fine lines. This primer from Cane + Austin makes makeup last all day, so you won’t even need to touch up or blot. It also has SPF in it, so you won’t need to shy away form the sun at your ceremony at Wayfarers!




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4. Oil-Free Foundation

Ask your makeup artist to use an oil-free liquid foundation and set it with mineral powder to ensure it lasts all day. There’s inexpensive options from the drugstore, but you may want to consider splurging a little for your big day. Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation is one of the most used foundations for brides because of its superstar staying power.




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5. Layer, Layer, Layer

Layering makeup is key to a long-lasting look. For the eyes, if you desire a look using liquid eyeliner, set it with black shadow first and then trace with a gel or liquid eyeliner to enhance staying power. The same trick works for blush, too: use a cream blush and top it with a powder blush to keep it in place. Lastly, line your lips with a lipliner before you go in with a lipstick or gloss.




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6. Spritz and Spray

After the makeup masterpiece is complete, be sure to lock it in with a setting spray. This mattifying spray from Cover FX  is weightless and alcohol-free to provide all-day shine control while feeling comfortable on the face.


Which makeup tip do you plan to use on your wedding day?