Beauty Tips to Beat the Heat

Summer is finally here!! The sun is out and the heat is coming! ☀️Although summer is an amazing time of year, it can bring its challenges - especially when it’s wedding season. To help you conquer the heat, we put together our best advice and favorite products to help you look your best, no matter the temp!

Makeup

It’s time to say goodbye to melting foundation and smeared mascara. But before we go there, let’s start at the beginning. Sunscreen. 👏Many people forget about this first, and very important, step. Some sunscreens can create an oily layer, but using oil-free moisturizers with SPF can help you minimize layering heavy products on the skin. Sunscreen is essential in the summer months! Check out our faves:

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Do you have trouble with your makeup sliding and smudging? Well the answer to your trouble is...primer! “A primer is a really good investment to ensure a beautiful, matte complexion” sayings communications manager for Deralogica, Sonette Donker. Here are some of our favorites:

Everyone loves that healthy, natural bridal radiance. ✨However, it can be hard to obtain that in the heat. Fiona Stiles, a professional makeup artist, says, “Avoid cream foundations or anything too luminous, as the humidity will make you extra shiny and sweaty-looking if you have too much sparkle on your skin.” We recommend using products with a lighter, more feathery texture - tinted moisturizers, lip glosses and stains, and cream blushes. That way you can still have glow that isn’t over-the-top shiny.

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TOUCH-UPS

An oily T-zone instantly portrays the message "I'm hot, like really hot”. 😰To eliminate that in seconds, nothing beats blotting papers. They are super cheap, easy, and convenient. By slightly pressing the blotting sheet onto the oily parts of the face, it can instantly take away that unwanted shine. If your makeup needs a perk as well, blot first and then follow up with a pressed powder. 

WEDDING TIP: Getting a bridal gown with pockets can give you the advantage of carrying blotting papers, tissues, or anything you need with you throughout the day. 👰

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ESSENTIALS

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summer BEAUTY MUST-haves

Megababe is a beauty line of “thoughtfully conceived and expertly crafted products that take the Ouch and the Ugh out of being a woman.” 🚺Their products are PERFECT for the hot summer months. Check out some of our favorite products by them: 

We hope you are able to stay cool & fresh with some of these tips & products. ☀️For more wedding inspo + behind the scenes action, follow us on Pinterest and Instagram.

We Love... Wedding Nails!

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There are so many grooming and beauty details to remember for weddings, but one element you simply cannot overlook is your wedding nails! Nail color and art is extremely trendy right now in the world of fashion and it has carried over into wedding and bridal style, too. Whether you are the bride, a bridesmaid, or simply an honored guest, here are some of our tips to achieve the perfect modern nail look for your event.

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Bridesmaids usually have more freedom in the nail color department. We love seeing bridal party nails that match the color scheme, like shown above. If the bridesmaids have matching dresses, you may consider matching nail color, too, so the overall look is consistent. Don’t be afraid to go bold; it often looks really fun and makes for great photos!

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Brides, please, step away from the french tips! You can achieve an elegant and classic bridal nail look by wearing a nude or pastel shade that complements your skin tone and wedding color palette. If you want to spice things up a little, add a light glitter gradient or accent nail. Keep in mind that less is more; you want all eyes on you, not your fingers!

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As a wedding guest, you should avoid wearing colors that call for too much attention. It’s all about the bride, after all! Instead, wear classic reds, pinks, nudes, or dark formal colors. If you would wear it to a formal dinner party, you are safe to wear it to the wedding. Keep in mind that these rules are flexible depending on the theme, time, place, and overall feel of the event.