Beach and garden weddings are romantic occasions to witness—the only downside is the heat. Unless the outdoor nuptials will be located in cooler places like Baguio or Tagaytay, it's easy for the freshly applied makeup you've worked hard on for hours to fade or to turn into a sweaty mess. Below are ways you can make your makeup last long until the wedding reception:
1. Protect your skin.
Weddings set by the sea are breathtaking, but it also means your skin will be exposed to the sun for a long period of time, so now's not the time to get lazy with applying your sunscreen.
For an SPF that won't feel like an extra, sticky layer under your makeup, try this watery-gel sunscreen:
TRY: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++, P488, available in department stores
2. Don't skip the primer.
It pays to do this extra step if you want your makeup to last until the reception. Primers act like a "barrier" between your skin and your makeup, so it'll help keep your makeup from sliding off with the heat—and most especially when you've got oily skin! A cool bonus: You'll also notice how your foundation looks more flawless, as it smoothens out and fills in your pores.
For a primer that'll keep your face shine-free for hours, this powdery, mattifying formula gets the job done:
TRY: Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer, P2,120, available at all leading Benefit stores
3. Keep your base light!
The heavier the foundation, the more uncomfortable you'll feel when it gets too hot out at the wedding—and this should be the least of your worries when your best friend is getting hitched. Here are three things you can try:
Opt for a lightweight foundation that provides enough coverage to even out your skin while still allowing your skin to breathe.
TRY: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, P2,950, Rustan's The Beauty Source
If you don't want to splurge on a new bottle of lightweight foundation, you can also consider skipping it and rely on concealer instead—applying it on your T-zone to brighten up your complexion:
TRY: L'Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer, P450, available at Lazada
4. Layer your blush!
Before applying your go-to blush, dab a cream or liquid blush on your cheeks to extend the staying power of your flush. When your powder wears off, you'll still be left with a nice color on the cheeks.
TRY: BLK Cosmetics Creamy All-Over Paint, P399, available at Lazada
5. Use a lip liner.
You probably skip this step out of sheer laziness, and we can't blame you—we all just want to swipe on that lipstick and call it a day. However, lip liners will help keep your lipstick from feathering while indulging in a buffet, especially when you're wearing a dark lip.
TRY: Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in 12 Red Blush, P345, available in beauty stores
6. Mist your face.
Instead of setting your face with powder, which often leaves a flat, matte finish, lock in your makeup by spritzing on a setting spray; it's one way to bring back the glow to your complexion. The mist breaks down your makeup, making it appear less cakey and more natural on the skin.
TRY: Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix Setting Spray, available at Greenbelt 3, SM Mega Fashion Hall, and Sephora PH