As one of the best makeup artists in Bangalore, we know what happens to makeup in the piping hot heat of summers, especially in India. Most the cities on the coast line of India suffer from humid climate which plays a huge havoc on your makeup and hairstyles. So what do you do when it comes to makeup for summer weddings? You take notes from us! That’s right, we are going to give you some of the best kept secrets when it comes to summer makeup and hair tips and tricks. One of the most important things to take care of along with the weather is your skin. Every season, your skin needs a slight change in the skincare routine that you follow. When you get your skincare right, the makeup is applied flawlessly plus it lasts longer. So getting that right is half war won!
The most vital step. Slather on sunscreen without fail before every makeup look. If you forget to apply it, there are a lot of sunscreen sprays available which can be used over your makeup as a final spritz. It doesn’t need to be of a luxury brand or expensive, just understand the SPF you need for your climatic condition and apply on!
Waterproof makeup is a must for summer weddings. As one of the best makeup artists in Bangalore, I can vouch that mascaras can have a meltdown in the middle of the baraat. So we also suggest opting for lashes over mascara in the summer months – as a quick trick. If not opt for waterproof makeup!
Opt For Concealer Over Foundation
Summers are a time to go minimal. Cakey foundation will only sweat and mess up, so go light. For days when you don’t want a full face, opt for only concealers or a tinted moisturizer over foundation for a sheer glow.
Take Care Of Your Lips
We often forget our lips in summer. Like winters, summer too make your lips dry and flaky. Don’t forget to exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub and keep them moisturized with a lip balm. This will help the lipstick to glide on smoothly!
Play With Bright Colours
Summers are a great time to add in colours to your makeup routine. From coloured eye liners to neon eye shadows, pop some hues on your faces. Currently in the makeup industry, neons are trending too!
Prime & Set That Face
Always always use a primer which will help your makeup last longer than you want. Pick a primer that suits your skin type and that will ensure you don’t get into a makeup landslide. Also, spritz on a setting spray after all your makeup is done to seal in your look.
Glow Vs. Shimmer
If you want a glow on your face, you don’t need to bombard your face with glitter. As one of the best makeup artists in Bangalore, we would suggest keeping all those glittering makeup products back in your drawer. Opt for glowing products instead as the humidity will make you extra shiny and sweaty-looking if you have too much sparkle on your skin!
Carrying blotting papers is a great way to whisk away the sweat and oil without piling on more product. All you need is to blot the excess oil or sweat with a blotting paper without moving the existing makeup much!
Like makeup and skin, your hair also takes a toll in summers.
As you avoid blow dryers and irons, also avoid stepping out in the sun without wearing a scarf or hat. Direct sunlight can also damage your hair!
Pick hairstyles like buns or updos for morning events when the heat is the highest and loose, open hair for evening functions.
Braids For the Win
Opt for fun and stylish braids in the summer weddings or events that you go to. You can mix it up with flowers or even bejewelled pins.
Spray Your Bobby Pins
To keep that frizzy baby hair at bay, spray some hair setting spray on your bobby pins, so that your hair remains settled!
Say No To Product Overload
Ask your hairstylist to use products to a minimum while styling your hair except heat protecting products. Help your hair breath!
Beat the Frizz
Frizzy hair is possibly our worst enemy during the summer, especially for the ladies with thick or curly hair! Opt for moisture rich products when it comes to your shampoos and conditioners. You can also apply some argan oil to your hair after your hair wash. Avoid using a hairbrush in summers, go for a comb instead.