The summer months are a trendy time for weddings. And with summer around the corner, many brides are ditching traditional indoor venues and heading toward the great outdoors. While outdoor weddings are a popular trend for summertime, every bride knows, heat, sweat, and humidity can lead to an absolute bridal beauty disaster.

Not to worry! Whether you’re a bride, a bridesmaid, or just attending a wedding this summer, here are a few staple makeup tips to keep things look fabulous!

Waterproof Those Eyes

“Pass the tissues, please.” Tears are almost unavoidable at a wedding, and in the summer, you’re essentially worrying about tears and sweat, the ultimate disaster combination for eye make up. If your favorite part of your look is a dramatic eye, there are still a few steps you can take to help your eye makeup hold up throughout the day. Eye shadow can be finicky, depending on the person, and especially the weather. The best bet to keep your eye makeup the way you intended is to start from the base. Before you apply shadow, apply a light concealer or eye primer. This will help your eyeshadow adhere to your lid and minimize the possibility of it wearing off. Once you’ve done that, whether you’re a crier or not, consider using waterproof mascara; a regular formula is no match for wedding tears! 

Consider a Lip Focus

If you’re a crier or have oily eyelids, heavy eye makeup may not be your best bet for a summer wedding. Consider shifting your focus to your lips! Start with a good lip moisturizer, and use your favorite lip pencil to line your lips and color them in. Once you’ve colored in with your lip pencil, apply your lipstick (a matte formula on top of your lip pencil will likely hold better than a satin or gloss base.) Once you’re finished, you can apply a little gloss for shine, and a lipstick sealer to ensure your color isn’t going to smear or run.  

Use Highlighter and Bronzer Lightly

Who doesn’t want a beautiful summer glow during their wedding? Using a highlight or bronzer is a great way to add some color and a glow when needed, but during an outdoor summer wedding, these products can do more harm than good. You don’t have to stray from these products altogether, but use ones that have minimal shimmer, and avoid liquid or cream formulas. Matte bronzers and highlighters with a subtle amount of shimmer are a great option. When it comes to getting that summer shine, a little can go a long way.  

Don’t Forget to Set

When you’ve finished your look, always, always set it! At this point, you can use a translucent setting powder and top it off with your favorite setting spray. Using a setting spray will also give your face a cool refresh throughout the day!