Bridal Look: No amount of forward thinking and wedding insurance can prepare you for the unpredictable weather. If you are planning a wedding outdoors, hours of preening, curling and applying can be undone with a strong gust of wind or a quick downpour from the heavens. Save face on your big day with these weather-proof beauty products.
The perfect bridal hairstyle can be your crowning glory as you walk up the aisle. After hours of intense styling, finish your look with tough, holding hairspray which will protect your creation against the elements. Alberto Vo5 Ultimate Hold Weather Resistant Spray promises literally everything it says on the tin. Alongside added shine, the quick drying spray holds hair firmly in place. It also has a UV filter to protect your scalp from burning throughout the course of the day. Sexy Hair has its own spray called Weather Proof which is designed to keep your hair smooth and sleek in humid weather. Ghd’s Style Final Fix Hairspray is also humidity resistant and comes in a small handy size to stash into your handbag.
One word should always be remembered when choosing eye makeup for an outdoor wedding – waterproof! There are plenty of affordable waterproof eye makeup products on the market including Bobbi Brown’s waterproof metallic cream eye shadows or Benefit’s Bad Girl waterproof eyeliner. There is also an array of waterproof mascaras out there to try, but be warned, some are better than others! Try Covergirl’s Professional All-In-One Waterproof Mascara for volume and staying power or Sephora’s Le Waterproof Mascara which even stays on even after a long swim or a day sweating in the sun. It is also easier to remove than other waterproof mascaras and won’t leave behind rings around your eyes the next time you take a shower.
You will need a foundation which has the staying power to last throughout the day. Applying the right foundation will help avoid reapplying later on which can leave your skin looking caked and feeling clogged. Try Mac Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation which is a water resistant gel-based foundation that provides high coverage and a soft even finish. Super Stay Makeup by Maybelline also promises 24 hour transfer-free wear which can withstand sweat, heat and humidity.
Keep your lip colour fixed all day long with a resilient lipstick or gloss. Aqualip Jelly Tint by Terry gives a glossy, high-shine finish with a gel-like texture. The array of colours use colour vector technology which keeps the pigments fresh for longer. Also try NARS soft crayon Matt Lip Pencils to help keep your lip shape defined throughout the day.