Looking cool when it’s hot

Tips for keeping your makeup fresh during a hot summer wedding
Aug. 14, 2011 | By:

As most brides and bridesmaids know, weddings are all-day events. For morning and evening weddings alike, wedding prep is a long affair, with little events and photo ops along the way.

When your wedding is right in the middle of a hot summer, it makes it even tougher to keep your makeup looking fresh and beautiful all day (and night) long. Here are a few tips to help keep you looking sharp throughout the head of the day.

Use high-quality makeup

Most high quality makeup is made to withstand the glaring lights and hard work that actors are used to on stage or on the set. That means it can withstand sweat and a lot of activity.

Going to have your makeup professionally done in a spa or salon is one way to ensure that you’re going to have high quality makeup on all day. But if your wedding schedule doesn’t have time for this, then go ahead and treat yourself to some high quality makeup. The good news about spending a few extra dollars for the best makeup available is that it’s not like so many wedding-day expenses that get used once and thrown aside or used up. That $30 you’ll spend on one lipstick won’t be thrown out at the end of the day, and you’ll have some great makeup to treat yourself with after your wedding.

Dab, don’t wipe

Crying is often a part of weddings, so tissues are usually nearby. If you’re prone to sweating when it’s hot outside (or, let’s face it, when you’re inside), make sure you keep tissues handy. On top of having a tissue in your hand, make sure you gently dab away sweat instead of wiping. You may still take off some makeup, but there’s much less of a chance of smearing or taking off too much.

Keep vigilant

No matter how well you try to keep your makeup fresh, you’ll probably need a touch-up here or there during the course of your wedding day. Keep a small satchel of important items (lipstick, foundation, a mirror and applicators) nearby so you can check yourself a few times during the day. It’s probably the best way to keep your makeup fresh all night long.

Need help with your wedding day makeup? Find cosmetic services on iDoo.ca, Canada’s Local Marriage Services Directory.