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Keep your wedding makeup from melting! 3 top beauty gurus share how

Brides having an outdoor wedding, check out how these beauty experts do it.

As temperatures rise, it’s time for a vanity overhaul. When you’re verging on a meltdown, reaching for the cooling mineral water spray may be a natural reflex, but it can mess up your makeup.

A good place to start is by making matte, long-lasting, all-day, heat-resistant, sweat-proof your watchwords for staying picture-ready throughout your big day. 

Semi-permanent makeup is an option, but there is also a wealth of far less radical and more affordable solutions out there.

#1 Kat Von D

Kat Von D's buzzed about summer-proof cosmetics line is one example. Her Lock-It Foundation ($56) in 30 shades and 24-hour Tattoo Liner ($32) are just some of a host of products that pass the sweat test. The beauty brand founder claims her matte finish Lock-It Foundation os so long-wear, you can go a full 24 hours without touching up or re-applying, but if you're still not sold, there's always the Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist ($40) or a powder alternative ($53) to keep makeup looking fresh round the clock. 

See also: 10 tear-proof eyeliners that’ll stay on through your wedding day!

#2 Wendy Rowe

International beauty pro Wendy Rowe swears by fixing sprays, but reminds us that they should only be used as a short-term solution, say for a special occasion rather than for a 'trhough hell and high water' objective. 

Her top five are Urban Decay All Nighter ("great for hot, humid conditions"), Decleor's Aurabsolu Refreshing Mist, oil-absorbing Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray, Coola Makeup Setting Spray with broad spectrum SPF30, and Marc Jacobs hydrating and nourishing RE(COVER) perfecting coconut setting mist.

See also: Get glowing! 5 lightweight highlighters for summery outdoor weddings

#3 Tina Halada 

Head and humidity are no sweat for teen cosmetics queen and Youtuber Tina Halada who regales the beauty community with twice-weekly doses of makeup intel. Tina's tutorial for 'super simple, fresh, glowy, sweat-proof summer makeup includes using DiorSkin Airflash spray foundation combined with matte finish concealer, while stressing the importance of powder - a 'must' to stop base from 'sliding around' (she uses longwearing powder from Maybelline), plus a golden-toned highlighter, and Morphe Prep & Set makeup setting spray to finish. 

Text: AFP. A version of this article appeared in The Singapore Women's Weekly. 

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