Essential Summer Wedding Makeup Tips

summer wedding makeup tips

Photo courtesy of Bobbi Brown from Carolina Herrera Spring 2015.

For your summer wedding, chances are there are two things you are stressing about: rain and makeup meltdown. You can’t control the weather, but you most certainly can take steps to ensure your makeup looks flawless even as the temperatures soar. We asked Toronto-based beauty expert and makeup artist Bahar Niramwalla for her advice when it comes to summer-friendly wedding makeup. She shared an essential list of products and tips to ensure your wedding makeup looks perfect from morning until night. Whether you’ve hired a pro, or are doing your makeup yourself, here are Niramwalla’s tricks of the trade.

• Use an oil-free primer, which is a key base product to help your makeup stay on longer. A mist of makeup-fixing spray once the look is finished will also ensure it wears well.
Try: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing.

• A translucent setting powder that’s not too white or chalky is essential for keeping shine down.
Try:  MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed. Blotting papers will also help pat off excess oils throughout the day.

• Waterproof mascara is a non-negotiable wedding beauty-must. You will shed tears and in the summer heat and regular mascara can breakdown and cause smudging.
Try: Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara.

• Use a highlighter on your cheekbones to give a skin a glowy finish as well as some soft contouring.
Try: Benefit Cosmetics Watts Up.

 • Line lips with an invisible lip pencil, which will prevent lip colour from bleeding as it acts as a barrier for lipstick to stay within the lines.
Try: Rimmel London Moisture Renew Universal Transparent Lipliner.