Ah, to celebrate your wedding day outside! The clear blue skies, the natural decorations, the romantic summer winds … at least, that is how you imagine the big day. The truth? Many things can happen in an outdoor wedding. Some of the worse things include your face glowing brighter than the sun or your hair getting all messy with the wind.
Follow these tips from our seasoned experts to avoid having these unwanted mishaps.
…HOW DO I PREVENT MY FACE FROM LOOKING SHINY ON A HOT DAY?
First, you need to prepare your skin. This is very important, says Preauxface’s Makeup Artist Everett Brannon. One, avoid moisturizers that are too emollient unless you have a dry and uncomfortable skin. Another, set your face with the suitable powder and finish it off with a long-wearing and moisture resistant setting spray for a makeup look that will stay in place but still look natural, fresh, and shine-free. Last but not the least, don’t forget to apply sunscreen! Don’t believe the myths that these sunscreens can cause flashbacks during photos.
Licensed Cosmetologist Jennifer Kochenour also says any highlighting product you will use during the wedding day should be subtle to avoid exaggeration of your face under the natural sunlight. Avoid at all costs too glittery and sparkling makeup.
It’s also normal to sweat, especially during nerve-wracking moments while under the summer heat of the sun. Therefore, Jennifer reminds to bring oil blotting sheets and tissue in your touch-up cosmetic case and close to you. You will also need them for teary moments.
Last but not the least, Model Perfect Airbrush Owner Ashley Hughes recommends airbrush makeup for your summer outdoor wedding day. Since it is a water-based makeup, it drys on contact to the skin and doesn’t need for you to constantly touch up.
…WHAT SORT OF HAIRSTYLE WOULD YOU SUGGEST?
For your hair, Multi Award Winning International Makeup Artist Martha Mok says a hairstyle that minimizes flyer away and loose strands of hair is a great choice for a summer outdoor wedding. One of the most popular outdoor wedding hairstyles is the messy bun.
To agree, Professional Hairstylist Alina Karaman recommends getting a practical look for an outdoor wedding ceremony: pinned hair. With the wind and heat of the summer season, you need to make sure your hair will stay in place, particularly during the lengthy celebration. It does not always have to be a tight updo.
Planning your makeup and hairstyle is as difficult as planning an outdoor wedding itself, especially during the summer. But, with the right tips and advice from professionals who have experienced this type of wedding, you can surely pull off a good one.