Summer is clearly the favorite time of the year to schedule a wedding for. Now, my Pennsylvania clients certainly know how warm and humid the summers can be here. Therefore the number 1 concern of my brides is in how to achieve a heat-resistant makeup that lasts all day on their wedding day. My answer- with the right skincare and makeup products it is possible to achieve a heat proof Makeup!

Helena Felix wedding was on a hot summer day in August 2015.  She wished the makeup to be elegant, summery with her wedding colors gold and soft pink included and most importantly to be long-lasting.

It’s all about oil-free formulas. So I started off with an oil-free moisturizer to not overload the skin. I recommend Christine Valmy “Valnel” Day Protection. The lightweight formula absorbs oil, hydrates the skin and is non-greasy. Priming the skin is essential for flawless, long-lasting makeup as it hugs your base like a magnet.

For the foundation, again, I opted for an oil-free product like my Carmina-Cristina Tinted Primer. Helena’s beautifully tanned skin worked well with my primer in medium that also has an SPF 20. It protected her skin from sun rays during her photoshoot outside and kept her skin shine-free in the heat.

To achieve luminous skin and to contour the hollows of her cheeks and her jawline I used my matte creme based Carmina-Cristina Concealer and strenghtened up the contour effect with my Carmina-Cristina Contouring Powder and Brazilian Bronze. To highlight her cheekbones, her nose and temple I used my Carmina-Cristina Highlighter in Champagne Beige.

As a blusher I combined a coral and rose shade of my Carmina-Cristina Baked Blush. Important here is to apply the powder blush after setting your powder so that they last and don’t look too cakey.

The eye makeup needs to consist in waterproof mascara and a gel-based liner like my Carmina-Cristina Gel Eyeliner.

For the lips I recommend a gloss in the summertime. It nourishes and is easy to re-aplly. For Helena I used my Carmina-Cristina Sheer Plumping Gloss in Pixie.

I finished the makeup with my Carmina-Cristina Blotting Powder just down the t-zone and conclusively used a setting spray.

This is how Helena describes her wedding-day vision:

“I envisioned our wedding to be rustic-elegant. I had picked light pink and several gold shades as my wedding colors that I used to paint Mason Jars and tin cans with, and which I wanted Carmina to carry on into my makeup. Telling her my vision for the day, Carmina worked with me toward the most suitable and heat-resistant makeup. I would describe the result as breathtaking, going beautifully with the wedding details and a makeup that lasted all day long! Looking back, I am so happy I chose Carmina as my makeup artist. She was endeavors to achieve the perfect look for my big day! I can highly recommend her.” ~ Helena Felix

These are just a few vendors that made Helena’s wedding come true:

Venue- Carlisle Country Club PA

Photographer- Ryan Randolph PA

Flowers- Whimsical Poppy PA

Dress- Oleg Cassini

Makeup- Carmina-Cristina Makeup Boutique (Camp Hill)

Tuxedos- Men’s Wearhouse PA