Essential Summer Wedding Season Beauty Tips

The summer wedding season is coming up, and with that comes lots of dancing, good times, and sunshine. Now that your summer calendar is filling up with fun events, you’re going to adjust your beauty routine just a bit to deal with the heat.

I rock the side bangs all year round, but when it starts to get hot, they sometimes end up sticking to my forehead or flying out of place. After I flat iron my bangs into place, I use a dry shampoo spray to absorb any oil or sweat that may come my way. I’ve been using Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo (around $3-$4, drugstores) along my hairline. It goes on really light and doesn’t show up grey or powdery on my brown hair. Plus it smells yummy and doesn’t feel chalky.


One of my biggest pet peeves is eating or drinking my lipstick off. I want my lip color to look good on me, not on my glass! To keep my lip color staying on me and not on my dinner, I’ve been using a wax based lip-liner, like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil ($19, Sephora) as a base for my lips. I outline my lips then color them in lightly to keep the color throughout. I love the pink shade “Wicked”. Then,  I use a liquid lipstick to go right over. I found that the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks ($19, Sephora) last all day and doesn’t smudge, even through happy hour!

With weddings and showers and bachelorette parties coming up, there’s a constant need to be photo-ready. To keep your skin HD-ready to be tagged on Facebook, I like to sweep a finishing powder all over my face after applying my makeup. I use a duo fibre face brush from MAC ( #187, $42, from MAC) to sweep over an HD finishing powder. I like the Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder ($16-$34, Sephora) because it’s light and is excellent at absorbing oil and preventing shine all night long.

Now that your face and hair is looking flawless, let’s remember the biggest area that you need to take care of- your skin. I can’t stand the greasy feeling of most sunscreens, let alone the smell. I’m completely obsessed with the Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Sunscreen Body Mist (around $10, drugstores) in SPF 70. I can’t smell it at all on me and it’s a spray, so it doesn’t go on globby or greasy. Plus it’s never irritating and feels incredibly light on my skin. I keep one in my bathroom and spray it all over my body before I head out, and I also have one in my car just in case.

These are some of my secret weapon tips for looking hot when it starts to get hot. Keep yourself looking good all night long and you’ll never have to un-tag yourself from any pictures ever again. And just remember, your skin is going to stick with you longer than that slice of wedding cake, so take care of it. Cheers!

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