How Not To Be a Hot Mess

Yes! Wedding season has officially begun. If your mailboxes, overflowing with invites isn’t proof enough look around and you’ll see love in the air. Speaking of which reminds me of the humidity that lingers in the air. It sure can turn any event into a horror show with messy hair & patchy makeup.

Though it doesn’t have to be you. A couple of extra steps and you are good to go!

1. Primer

Primer

First things first. Priming the skin before you go in with other products not only fills in pores and imperfections but also provides a texture that make products stick to the skin better.

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

2. Colour Correctors

Refrain from piling on a ton of products. Patience and a light hand goes a long way. Build up on the coverage a little at a time so as to avoid caking on too much. Heaping on foundation and concealer in an attempt to conceal discolouration can make the area look ashy and start creasing in no time. A dab of colour corrector can cancel out the discolouration before going over with the foundation and concealer.

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD – Orange

3. Waterproof Products

Waterproof

It goes without saying that waterproof products will stay put longer even in the instance of profuse sweating.

Chambor Infinite Lash Lengthening Waterproof Mascara

4. Setting Powder

 

 

 

A light dusting of powder after the application of the cream based products will make them set in place without budging.

Makeup Revolution Luxury Powder

5. Liquid Matte Lipstick

Liquid Matte Lipstick

Liquid lipsticks that dry matte have proven to last longer than regular lipsticks. Exfoliating and moisturising the lips before application is crucial to avoid being mistaken for prunes.

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte – Bombshell

6. Makeup Setting/Extender Spray

Setting spray

This step is essential to meld in the layers and to transform the chalkiness of the powder to a satiny finish. It also creates an invisible film on the skin that extends the longevity of makeup.

Makeup Revolution Fixing Spray

7. Blotting Paper

Blotting Paper

People with oily skin may need this in their handbags at all times. Powdered blotting papers work wonders in absorbing excess sebum without disturbing makeup.

Sephora Oil Blotting Papers