I'll be sharing some of my tips and tricks to make your makeup last for the entire day in 99% humidity. This was personally trial and tested in Malaysia.
My look today is roughly based on my own wedding celebration back in Malaysia.
Because a bride will be taking a lot of pictures, and chances of camera flashing your face it high, I recommend to not use a sun screen or choose a foundation with low sun protection. This will prevent your face from looking much whiter than the rest of your skin.
There are many face primers in the market, I am not recommending this in particular. You can use whatever product that you have.
I like this foundation and think that it looks great in pictures. It has a low SPF 20 so it will not reflect like as much. REMEMBER, pick a colour that matches your neck. DO NOT try to look fair by picking one that is way too light for you!! You want to look natural and beautiful on your big day!
After foundation application, apply your concealer to spots that needs more coverage. If you like, you can apply it to areas that you wish to highlight.
Blend it out with the same flat top brush. You will see a drastic difference. Try not to put on too much foundation in the initial step, your concealer should to the job for you.
Here comes the brows. If you don't know how to do it properly, practise! Otherwise use a pencil or eyeshadow that is a shade lighter than your eyebrows. Try to make it as natural as possible, it's not a time to go adventurous with them as you will keep these pictures forever...
I highly recommend this eyebrow pencil if you are able to purchase it. Blend out the pencil with spoolie.
Prior to any eye makeup, apply a VERY SMALL amount of this onto your lids and some on your lower lash line. This is a must if you do not want your makeup to crease. Urban Decay Primer Potion is another good substitute. (Sephora)
Tight line your eyes to make your lashes look fuller. Unless you are already gifted with beautiful lashes you can skip this step. If you are uncomfortable with using a gel liner, use a VERY water resistant pencil liner.
Now to the eyeshadows!
Use a flat shader brush with a light beige colour with a sheen and apply if on to the 1/2 of your upper lid and 1/2 of your lower lash line.
Flip the brush and apply colour Amethyst. This is an eyeshadow that has a purple base, but as you blend out, it creates a slight brown tone.
Remember to always open your eyes and look straight to check where the eyeshadow ends. For special occasions, I like to bring it up slightly higher than usual to create an illusion of bigger eyes.
With a lighter purple colour, place it on the middle of the eye lid and slightly blend it across the top (where the eyeshadow ends).
Flip the brush to another side, use a brown that is 2 shades lighter than you, blend it at the top outer corner to give the look some warmth.
Use a matte highlight colour and clean the area underneath the eyebrows for a polished look.
Line your eyes with the same gel liner and angled eyeliner brush. Remember to keep as close to your lash line as possible.
Use the tip of the flat shader brush, take a brown shade and shade the outer corner of the lower lash line.
You can choose to use false lashes, but since I'm not actually going anywhere fancy, I applied mascara only.
Apply a blush that has a slight sheen, this will act as a cheek highlight as well as blusher. I do not recommend to highlight your face because it will already be shiny easily with the humidity.
Remember to contour LIGHTLY!!! I use the complexion brush for the sides of my face and the tapered brush for the sides of my nose.
You want to look slimmer in your pictures I suppose? I want to anyways! =P
Use your favourite nude lipstick, preferably one that does not make you look too pale.
Here comes my secret...
Get this at Sephora! I only have the trial size but this is all I need. I don't really go to events that last for an entire day so I use this on special occasions! THIS IS AMAZINGGGGG!!
Spray it generously (without making your face wet) across your face. Make sure only to gently dap your face with tissue paper with you are getting rid of the sweat. Try not to wipe.
If you wish you can bring a powder and brush to touch up your face during the day. Beware, it can look cakey after too many layers.
To end this post, a photo of my husband and I in the bridal car!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!