5 Makeup Tips for Every Wedding


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The Outdoor Wedding Bride
Outdoor weddings require a palette that's sunny, bright and befitting a bride.
Outdoor weddings require a palette that's sunny, bright and befitting a bride.
Photo courtesy Mary Kay

Wind, bright light and precipitation quickly turn a blushing bride into a sticky mess. The elements can be unpredictable, so take steps to minimize makeup distress. Waterproof mascara (which should be worn during any type of wedding!) is an outdoor wedding must-have to avoid unattractive streaks. Powdered foundation is a useful tool because it holds up better when faced with heat or perspiration, unlike liquid foundations, which may run. Cream-based blush also tends to withstand the wind better than the powdered variety, although the latter fares better during the hotter months. Sticky glosses are best replaced with a matte lip during windy outdoor weddings when hair is likely to be blown about. The ideal lip palette can be achieved ahead of time to allow for maximum lipcolor staying power. Simply use a toothbrush doctored with a bit of sugar and olive oil to slough away dead skin, then apply a neutral lip liner to the entire mouth. Finish off the job with a matte lipcolor of your choice, and reapply as needed for the perfect pucker.

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