Garden-wedding (and scorching-heat) beauty hacks to keep you from losing your cool.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re all for midsummer night nuptials—the heat, the open bar, the ample well-suited options available for the single bridesmaids and guests (see, we got you). But let’s be real, there will be a hell of a lot of photographic evidence to remind you of all the night’s heat-induced calamities for decades to come, and we wouldn’t want the IRL sweaty aftermath to keep you in the ladies’ room for half the night. That’s why we dialed up the hair and makeup pros, with a catalog of model clientele, to help us keep our cool...even in 100-degree summer heat.
1. When you feel like your face is melting off
“If you tend to get very oily very quickly, then you may want to pack some blot films (Clean and Clear) or a good translucent powder (Two Faced Primed and Poreless is an all-time fave),” says Sabrina Rinaldi, whose roster of top-model clients includes Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Sigrid Agren.
“Bring Evian water spray to hydrate skin,” says Nico Guilis, Dree Hemingway’s go-to makeup artist. “For a quick fix, spray a mist under the eyes and over cheeks, then apply blush to look pretty and freshen up. In the morning, apply Skin Trip organic coconut body lotion; it’s not greasy, so you can apply your makeup on top and it won’t fall off.”
2. (Don’t) stay thirsty, friends
TO SEAL IT IN
“Keeping hydrated is so important—and this includes avoiding alcohol,” says Melanie Cruickshank, founder of da lish cosmetics, an all-natural beauty line (and GOOP fan favorite). “Use a rosewater toner for keeping the skin well hydrated and to get a fabulous healthy glow. Plus, you can spritz it overtop your final look to seal your makeup.”
3. When the humidity is causing you to frizz out
“Each bride should carry a mini hair spray and a dry styling oil—a spritz of the oil first, followed by a light mist of hair spray controls most things,” says Marilisa Sears, who’s keyed hairstyles for Dsquared2 and Versace’s runways—and Tilda Swinton. But try to keep a hands-off policy: “Over-touching messes with your hair’s natural oils and can lead to hair frizzing faster.”
PICK THE RIGHT ONE
“Make sure the style you choose is conducive to the type of wedding you’re having,” says Mara Roszak, who’s responsible for Emma Stone’s wicked looks. “If it’s very windy, if dancing through the night is in the cards, make sure you pick a style you won’t want to fuss with and is comfortable for a long night.”
4. When your curls start coming undone
5. Wash the night before
6. Have deodorant on standby
7. Baby powder—what doesn’t it fix?
Your go-to in high school for getting you through day five of not washing your hair (even if a milky film at your roots was a dead giveaway; #noshame), baby powder will make you feel so fresh and clean when you’re overheating under all that crinoline. Apply between the thighs, and feel the sweet, breezy relief.