My Stay All Day Wedding Guest Make Up Heroes

No-one wants their make up to have vanished by the end of the champagne reception.


I’ve written a fair few weddings guest blog posts in my time and yes I’ve been wearing the same dress in nearly every single one of them, what can I say I like to get my moneys worth out of the dress. This summer I think has been the hottest wedding season yet for me so I wanted to make sure that my make-up looked and stayed fresh. I’ve got a few wonder products that really make that happen that I thought I would share with you.

Ardell Soft Touch Trios|LA Girl Pro Conceal|No7 Skin Illuminator|Illamasqua Cream Pigment|ABH Modern Renaissance|Illamasqua Skin Base.

When you’re dealing with heat less is always best. There is not point in doing a beautiful face of make up only for it to drip off. I’m still dubious about primers sometimes I use one sometimes I don’t and with this heat I chose not too because I wanted my skin to actually be able to breath so instead I opted for a layer of No7 Skin Illuminator, it’s light weight and gives a gorgeous lit from within finish. When it comes to long  wear foundation it’s always going to be Illamasqua Skin Base. Again it’s light on the skin with buildable coverage, I get 8 hours of wear from this in the heat however I do only apply it to my cheeks and nose as that’s where I get redness. For under the eyes it’s as always my La Girl Pro Conceal. Lightweight but medium coverage (are you noticing the theme?). I do set it though with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Vanilla Highlight from the contour kit as it does tend to crease a little in the heat.


Would it be a make-up post without me suggesting you use an Illamasqua Cream Pigment as the base? For a lighter look I’ve switched out my beloved Hollow for the peachy tones of Emerge. It’s great for cancelling out dark circles, or discoloured eyelids but most importantly it’s a great base to keep your eyeshadow locked in. Once the pigment is on you can use pretty much any eyeshadow and it won’t budge, this particular wedding I used a combination of Buon Fresco & Vermeer. Mascara no matter whether it’s waterproof or not has the possibility of transferring onto your upper lid when it’s hot so I opted for individual lashes. My use of setting spray is like primer but this time round I spritz’d it on like there was no tomorrow, just in case it really does do what it says on the tin.


We’ve still got a few weekends left of summer wedding season so hopefully a few of these products will help you look fresh in all of those wedding snaps.

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