For an outdoor formal event in warm temperatures (like an outdoor wedding), what products would you choose and why?


For an outdoor formal event in warm temperatures (like an outdoor wedding), what products would you choose and why? Share!

I would do something lightweight, neutral on the eyes, maybe a berry or red lip (longer-wearing), but the main difference is really to use a setting spray (Clarins’ Fix’n is my go-to right now).

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Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer 1st, and probably MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation! And no matter what shades I pick, EVERYTHING is getting hit with setting spray! Probably UD All Nighter, although so far, the Elf one has done a pretty nice job this summer. Daytime formal for me usually would entail a neutral shade combo for eyes, wp winged liner, wp mascara, longwearing blush and lipstick in a bright, happy color like coral or possibly red.

Sweatproof, bulletproof products!
*Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade, set with brown shadow
*Armani Eye Tint set with powder shadow and Wet N Wild Fergie Take the Day Eye Primer
*Sephora Matte Contour Gel Eye Liner -walked 2 hours in 85 F heat, no shade, never budged on oily lids
*IT CC Cream, UD Naked Loose Powder, set with UD All Nighter Spray
*IT Vitality Cheek Stain Blush
* BITE lipstick that leaves stain behind

I rely on primers as a base, long-wear cream shadow/caviar sticks and waterproof mascara for eyes, light blush and highlighter on the cheeks and a bright lip color. If it’s really humid, a spritz of Urban Decay all nighter setting spray to seal a causal, summery look.

I don’t think I’d do much differently than normal, except definitely for sure a good loose powder, waterproof eye liner, and waterproof mascara. At least here in the south, summer is a gigantic humidityfest. Welcome to the swamp we like to call summer!

* anybody having an outdoor wedding in the Georgia summer deserves to have melty looking wedding guests, if you ask me…

MUFE Face and Body foundation. It lasts ages on me and always looks flawless even in summer with hot and humidity. I’d focus my makeup on the eyes with simple lips, because long-wearing lipstick formulas are too drying for me and I prefer wearing light moisturizing lipsticks and reapply them during the day. And, of course, I always use a setting spray. Right now I’m using Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and I love it.

Outdoors in the heat, I think it is all about foundation and skin protection. I would go with a light to medium coverage foundation. Heavier coverage foundations look too perfect in natural light, IMO and therefore a bit surreal. I would pick GA Lasting Silk which is incredibly lightweight, medium coverage and has really good lasting (hence the moniker, I’m sure) power. Sun issues: sunscreen is at the top of the list, but also a hat. I’m so happy hats are back in. I agree with the finishing spray. Right now I’m all over IS Clinical copper spray. It has skin tightening properties which not only makes my skin look fantastic, but it also works to hold my makeup perfectly too. And as a final backup contingency, I would have my lipstick and a few blot papers in my clutch.

I’m not sure what I’d wear but I’d be certain to use good primers for eyes and face (I like CoverFX’s one with SPF built in, if I’m not wearing IT’s CC cream). BUT….I am so delighted that you like the Clarins Fix Makeup spray because I remember encouraging you to buy it so it’s nice to know it’s been a good product for you too.

I’d wear a good primer, tinted moisturizer, cream shadow like Chanel illusion d’ombre cause it’s long wearing and just a lip pencil to fill in my lips, maybe with a bit of gloss on top.

I really like the hourglass veil primer, and Giorgio Armani LS. Even though I should probably use a matte powder I like the hourglass ambient lighting powder in the yellowy shade. I really want to try the UD all nighter spray though.

For eyes, it must be a long lasting cream shadow. I would do something neutral and hazy like MAC’s groundwork or simple like Chanel’s Illusin D’ombre in Emerveille and lots of waterproof mascara.

As for lips, I would line and fill them with a bright pencil like MAC’s redd and YSL’s glossy stain.

Christine, have you or would you consider doing your top picks for setting sprays? I really want to try some but I hear some can make your skin feel tight. Or suggestions from anyone I’m all ears ?

For Foundation, Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting is going to stay on in crazy, hot humid weather. I like ColourPop blush or a cream layered under powder. I would be sure to use and eye shadow primer and a good long wearing eye liner. I prefer Marc Jacobs, Sephora brand, and some of the Chanel waterproof or a gel or cream liner. But I like a smudged line in heat and pencil is just easier IMO. For lips, I would use a lip liner and a nice long-wearing lipstick. A good setting spray is a must. I like the Clarins and Urban Decay Chill.

These are the products that work the best for me on those hot, humid days. First my foundation is tarte BB cream primer, since it can be drying on my oily skin, it absorbs oils and lasts really well for me. Then I set it with tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder. Then a very light application of a powder foundation (It Cosmetics works best for me!) Blush would be a tarte AC 24 blush or Hourglass Ambient blush. Light application of a light nude shade of Maybelline Color Tattoo with a light dusting of BE Nude Beach over it. MAC Satin Taupe in the crease. Definitely Mally liner (I love the new Evercolor Matte Shadow Sticks as my liner!) MAC Fluidline for Brows, and final dusting of It Cosmetics Finishing Powder and finish with Waterproof mascara for sure! It Cosmetics Lip liner, and a pretty red or berry shade. I like the Maybelline Rum Rich lippie! Final spray of Skindinavia. I work in a school in NYC, so in the early summer months with no a/c, it is brutal! These products have saved my life during those hot, humid days!!

I live in a hot,humid, tropical island in the Caribbean. For me, long wearing, well pigmented makeup is a must to ensure that I will not be a melted hot mess :D. I would start off with Becca matte/ poreless primer, Nars All day Luminous Weightless or Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid Foundation, Laura mercier Translucent Setting Powder, Lorac Pro Palette 2, Nars or Mac blush and a pinky nude lipstick. The most important step that I never leave out is to set with Model in a Bottle

For my complexion in hot weather, the more layers and/or thickness of product I use, the worse my skin looks. So I’m willing to sacrifice some “flawlessness” on application, to avoid the nonstop, losing battle against blotching and wrinkle/pore worsening. This summer, I’ve had the best results from a combination of Paula’s Choice SPF 30 Ultralight sun protection, Stila stay-all-day spot concealer just where I need it for veins and discolorations, Tarte cheek stain in “Flush” dabbed on my cheeks, and a light dusting of sheer powder (most recently, I’ve been liking Halo from Smashbox).

For everything else, I don’t have any specific go-to products. Colourpop eye shadows are turning out to be pretty melt-proof. I have a few good waterproof eyeliner pencils and mascaras to pick from. And I like Colorpop’s new sheer lippie stick formula a lot, so they’ve been getting a lot of wear.

I have really oily skin that sweats off creams, so I go for powders in the heat. I’m also very fair, burn easily and my skin doesn’t tan. I’d use my regular skincare, followed by Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100+ over my skincare but under my primer, to keep me from burning. Store brand high SPF sunscreen on the rest of my body.

Face: Nyx Angel Veil primer, because it’s oil free. BareMinerals Mineral Veil in Translucent, followed by BareMinerals Original Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Fair, followed again by the Mineral Veil. This is the best combo I’ve found for controlling oil and sweat. Contour lightly with Sephora Tranquil.

Cheeks: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed. Highlight with The Balm’s Mary Lou-manizer.

Eyes: Shimmery nude eye. UD 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Perversion, winged. Perversion doesn’t smear on me once it’s set. Fill in brows with powder. Set face and eye makeup with e.l.f. Mist & Set to get rid of powdery spots and keep my makeup from melting. Then curl my lashes and top with two coats of Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes mascara.

Lips: Eos lip balm. Bhcosmetics Waterproof Lipliner in Retro. Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Redrum. It’s a classic red, isn’t drying at all, and once it set it doesn’t come off.

Depending on what I am wearing would determine my eye shadow colours and lip colour, but I would use my same makeup routine: moisturizer with SPF, foundation, setting powder, blush, eyebrow pencil, mascara and a setting spray. For lip colour I would use a long wearing one too.

I love questions like these because they give me an excuse to think about formulas! 😀 (#nerdalert)

I’d start by priming the face with UD’s Vitamin B spray, and then throw on a little MAC strobe cream for moisture (because I’ll inevitably be using a matte, stay-put foundation….) and a little Cover FX CC Cream on any areas that might need a little more color correction (under the eyes, on any spider veins, over any sun damage, etc…)

On the face, I’d probably go for something billed for long wear: the new MAC nourishing foundation is a decent option (though, on application, I find it’s a little tricky to make look skin-like, which is always my preference). Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation is another good one for wear (it’s a little short on coverage, for my tastes, but with some Custom Cover Drops added, the stuff just lasts and LASTS!). Right now though, for long wear, I’m actually loving the L’Oreal Pro Matte foundation, so I’d probably use that and then a little Sensual Skin enhancer on a beauty blender over any still-showing inperfections. Set with Charlotte Tillbury’s powder… because it’s magical!

To bronze, I’d probably reach for Too Faced’s 16hr Bronzer. For blush, I’d layer a Mac Pro Longwear blush over a sheer colourpop cheek shade. I’m thinking like, MAC’s Rosy Outlook over Colourpop’s Tasty = delicately shimmery flush that’ll last through the reception’s dancing. For a highlight, Becca. Because, Becca. !!! 😀 And because I love finishing powders, I’d buff a little Dim Light over the whole deal to really get that filtered, perfect glow.

Brows: ABH’s dipbrow, a little brow wiz to fill in, and top it all off with Benefit Gimme Brow. This is a killer combo, if applied carefully and combed/ blended well. I can get 12 hrs wear on it. Those brows will beat til the last dance.

On the eyes, I’d probably use a combination of Mac paint pots and colour pop shades… because neither of those mess around, in terms of wear. I’d line with Kat Von D’s tattoo liner because it’s also super durable. And waterproof mascara to finish — Right now I like L’Oreal’s butterfly mascara in waterproof.

For the lips… that’s tricky, but I might just go for a Kat Von D liquid lipstick (Double Dare, perhaps) because it’s long wearing, easy to re-apply, and nice and slim so it’ll fit in my clutch. 🙂

FInish the whole shebang with All Nighter Setting Spray, applied liberally! Awesome question!

I would definitely use my bare minerals powder foundation over a primer of course! It stands up to the heat really well I would also use a long lasting lipstick or lip stain or maybe even a lip gloss! Like the NYX butter glosses because they’re moisturising and not sticky for the cheeks I would use my Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush and waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I also would use bareminerals eyeshadows! They also hold up really well in the heat. (:

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