Summer is the most popular time for weddings, and it’s no wonder why. There’s no shortage of sunlight to fill your special day with gorgeous natural brilliance, and who doesn’t love an outdoor wedding? While the warmth of summer is what makes it the quintessential wedding season, that same heat can quickly ruin your bridal makeup.
You’ll certainly want to look your best on your wedding day, and that will most likely mean putting on a good deal of makeup. You’ll undoubtedly look gorgeous fresh out of the chair, but through tears of joy or stifling heat, your makeup may not hold up throughout the ceremony. If you want to look your best throughout your special day, you’ll need to invest in some waterproof makeup.
This list will discuss some of the must-have waterproof makeup to use on your wedding day. Each item will be evaluated based on its quality, effectiveness and price. If you want to have flawless, tear-proof makeup for your wedding day, then this list is for you.
If you’re looking for a long-wearing, medium-to-full coverage foundation to give you a flawless finish on your special day, then look no further than Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. This foundation works to blur and conceal fine lines and blemishes without layering up and giving you a hard, cakey look.
First, let’s talk about the quality of these ingredients. This foundation contains the usual ingredients for a higher-end product, with a few important additives like Matrixyl 3000, a peptide which is often used in skincare products due to its anti-aging properties. Additionally, this product contains natural ingredients like antioxidant green tea and contains no slick oils or skin-damaging parabens.
These are all great things to hear about a foundation, but does it actually work? Good news: This foundation is not only waterproof, but it’s versatile enough to be a viable option for a wide variety of brides. Its demi-matte finish means that you can go full matte with a powder or dewy with a setting spray, and the flawless coverage ensures that you’ll look like yourself on your wedding day rather than a painted-up doll. For those seeking a natural-looking, long-lasting foundation, this is it.
Finally, it’s time to talk price. This foundation comes in at $40 a bottle, which is standard for a high-end product. It may be more expensive than your day-to-day foundation, but it’ll be well worth it when your face stays flawlessly in place through tears, sweat and anything else that would otherwise ruin your wedding day.
The eyes are a dangerous spot on a wedding day, and even the toughest bride may struggle with tears on her special day. Luckily, the Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner from Stila Cosmetics is just the solution to all your bridal, teary-eyed woes.
This liner is a winner from the word go. With a sleek, expensive-looking design, this waterproof liner features a felt tip to offer maximum control when applying its pigment. The quality of this design is second to none; the felt tip allows you to build up the product as desired and ensures a consistent, even coverage with each stroke of the liner.
This eyeliner isn’t just going to squeak by throughout the day; when you start taking off your makeup after the ceremony, it’ll be just as bold and vibrant as when you applied it. Moreover, this liner is intensely pigmented and comes in a wide range of colors so you can achieve whatever look suits the personal style and theme of your wedding day.
This product is a touch expensive for a liner at $22, but its long-lasting formula and easy application more than justify the price. Whether you’re concerned with oily lids or bridal tears, this liner would look just as flawless if you dove into a pool.
Mascara is a huge part of bridal makeup as well as the first thing to go when a bride starts crying. If you want to avoid looking like a raccoon on your special day, consider using the Sexy Boost Cat Eyes Mascara from Physician’s Formula.
This mascara is ideal for weddings for a couple of reasons. One, its formula is hypoallergenic so you won’t need to worry about your eyes being any redder than they already are, and two, the wand is dense enough to provide an even coating to each individual lash.
This waterproof formula ensures that not only will your mascara stay firmly planted on your lashes, but it will hold a curl throughout even the longest wedding ceremony. Physician’s Formula claims a 24-hour wear time, which is admittedly unrealistic, but you can expect a nice 12 hours of wear with this mascara.
You should never skimp on makeup for your wedding, but there’s also no need to waste money. This mascara costs $10 at most drugstores and is just as effective as any higher-end product on the market.
Every bride wants to have glowing, flushed cheeks all throughout her wedding day, not just immediately after applying her makeup. If you want a beautiful, healthy glow that will last all through your ceremony, then consider the Love Flush Blush from Too Face Cosmetics.
Not only does this product come in an adorable heart-shaped compact, but the formula has a feather-light consistency that’s blendable and natural-looking on the skin. This ensures that you won’t have any streaky lines or demarcation when the cameras are on you. Add in that this blush comes in six vastly different shades, and it’s an excellent option for blushing brides regardless of skin tone or wedding theme.
Too Face advertises this blush as a long-wear product, and they’re not kidding. This blush will last for a solid 16 hours on its own, and even longer if you lock it in with a setting spray. You can rest assured that, even with tears streaming down your face in a sauna, this blush will stay put. While this product is remarkably easy to blend, the pigmentation is so intense that you can easily coat your brush with it in one or two light dabs.
This blush retails for $22, which is sits middle-of-the-road for a long-wearing product with this kind of pigmentation. If this feels a bit steeper than your usual blush, then think of it as investing in your makeup down the line; a little goes a long way with this product, so it’ll be ages before you hit pan.
A wedding is a special day for any bride, so don’t let it be brought down by smudged mascara or creasing foundation. By using these waterproof products on your wedding day, you can focus on what’s truly important without worrying about how your face is holding up or how you’ll look in photographs. Then, when all is said and done, you’ll have beautiful photos of you and your partner at your unforgettable summer wedding.