Is there anything better than an outdoor wedding during the spring and early summer months? It doesn't matter if the wedding is in the mountains, on the beach, or at a local botanical garden, being surrounded by nature while watching your friends or family tie the knot is as good as it gets.
One thing that you need to consider is how your makeup will hold up to the elements. With hot temperatures, bright sunlight, and the chance for rain, you need to be ready for everything. Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure that you look your best (without overshadowing the bride) and keep your look in place from the ceremony to the after party.
Choose a Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF
First things first, you need broad spectrum SPF protection from the start of your makeup routine. While you could slather sunblock on yourself, if you’re going to be in any photos, the metals inside your sunscreen could cause an unphotogenic glare. You don't want to forgo SPF protection altogether, however, so you should choose a CC cream that works like an upgraded tinted moisturizer with SPF. Just make sure it’s broad spectrum SPF so you’re protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Use this cream as a base for the rest of your look, and when fully absorbed into your skin, you can build up the rest of the layers for a light, flash-photography-friendly look.
Water Resistant Mascara Is a Must
While you hope that a stretch of rain won’t ruin the wedding, you have other moisture to worry about: those stray tears from the touching ceremony. Look for a vegan mascara for sensitive eyes that’s water resistant and will stay put while also giving your lashes phenomenal definition and a curl that lasts for days.
Even if you can hold yourself to your “I won’t cry” promise, water resistant mascara will also help you keep up with the heat. You’ll likely be outside for the entire day—especially if you are a part of the wedding party—so you want a mascara that will stay in place and won’t droop or melt.
Opt for a Liquid Lip
Sticky lip gloss or lipstick can be a bad choice when it comes to all-day outdoor weddings. For one, if there's a touch of a breeze, you can bet that strands of hair will end up making contact. Also, you don't want to run to a mirror to touch up your lipstick every 20 minutes, do you? Liquid lipstick with a matte finish is an excellent choice because it goes on smoothly for a sophisticated look. Seek out a formula that dries quickly, hydrates, and provides all-day lightweight coverage that won’t get in the way.
Practice New Looks First
If you want to go over the top and try something trendy and new with your look, make sure that you practice it beforehand. While you might consider sticking to one of your go-to looks, if you’re going to try something new, save yourself the stress of redoing it the day of the wedding and have the steps and process down to a science before the big day arrives.
About Thrive Causemetics
Thrive Causemetics creates high-quality, cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics at the Thrive Lab in Los Angeles. Through their Beauty with a Purpose™ mission, for every product purchased, they donate to help a woman thrive. Thrive Causemetics offers a wide variety of empowering makeup and skincare essentials including their signature CC cream that works like an upgraded moisturizer with SPF along with liquid eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, and even vegan eyelash glue. All of their products are sulfate and paraben-free so you can feel good about how your makeup looks.