Summer weddings make you think of glowing brides, yellow lehengas, beach destinations and... makeup meltdowns. If you are planning to have an outdoor ceremony, this is a risk factor you have to take into consideration if you want to look flawless all day long.

Since you’re the bride, your makeup should be able to withstand everything – from the sweat to the tears. For this very reason, we have come up with some face saving tips for all you summer brides out there...

Don’t skip primer
 

Don’t skip primer

Your wedding lehenga, coupled with the heavy jewellery is probably going to make you sweat a lot. Use an oil-free primer before applying makeup to help create a smooth base for your foundation. The Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer is a lightweight formula that gives a smooth matte finish.

Choose a longwear foundation
 

Choose a longwear foundation

ALWAYS go for a longwear as well as a waterproof formula when it comes to your foundation. If you have an outdoor wedding, steer clear from oil-based foundations. Choose a matte finish formula such as the Lakmé 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Foundation to help repel moisture from your face, making sure you don’t look sweaty and exhausted on your big day!

Waterproof your eyes...
 

Waterproof your eyes...

...And this means more than just waterproof mascara. Wear an eyeshadow base that helps keep the eye makeup from melting and also increases the staying power. Follow that up with gel eyeliner and oodles of mascara for the right amount of drama.

Go for a power pout
 

Go for a power pout

Despite several precautions, there are still chances that your makeup could go slightly haywire. To avoid embarrassment, it always better to go for statement lips with colours such as reds, pinks or oranges in a matte finish.

Keep a touch-up kit handy
 

Keep a touch-up kit handy

Always keep an emergency kit ready with your bridesmaid for unforeseen makeup meltdowns. This kit should include a compact, a lipstick, powder-free blotting papers to shoo away shine, and a small tube of concealer with a tiny synthetic brush for quick touch-ups.