9 Summer Wedding Makeup Must-Haves to Keep You Smudge-Free

Whether you’re the blushing bride, a graceful maid of honor or a gushing guest in the pews, you’ll want to look your best at every summer wedding, shindig and elegant affair. But finding makeup that keeps you looking fresh and fabulous from the ceremony to the reception to the after party is hard enough without having to contend with tears of joy, heat, humidity and summer sweat. Short of shellacking your entire face (don’t pretend you haven’t considered it!), you’re going to need a beauty arsenal chock full of waterproof, smudge-proof and summer-proof essentials. We’ve rounded up our favorite summer wedding makeup must-haves that will keep you looking picture perfect from the first kiss to the last dance. So, do you want to see our top picks of waterproof makeup for weddings? Repeat after us: I do.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

A simple spritz of this refreshing, weightless spray is all you need. Patented temperature-control technology lowers the temp of your makeup to keep foundation, concealer and pigments in place — even in hot, wet or unpredictable weather. That means no melting, no cracking and no fading — it’s a veritable all-nighter for your face.

Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil

You’ll want to stash a few key multipurpose products in your itty-bitty clutch purse to use throughout the night. Available in 39 shades, this game-changing must-have glides on like magic to line eyes and lips, fill in brows and add freckles, among other things.

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer Mini

You want to appear sun-kissed without exposing your skin to harmful rays. This natural-looking bronzer will give you a warm matte hue without any unwanted shine. You’ll look like you’ve been honeymooning in Tahiti before the big day.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

This 16-hour waterproof foundation has a transfer-resistant, sweat-resistant and fade-resistant formula with medium to full, buildable coverage to ensure makeup stays fresh.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

A favorite of makeup artists, this fine setting powder absorbs oil, reduces shine and keeps your makeup locked in place without adding any weight.


NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eye Shadow Base

A little swipe of this on your lid, and eye shadow color will stay vibrant and smooth for hours on end.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit

Get that dewy summer glow (without perpetual perspiration) with this amazing kit of eye, face and body highlighters — multipurpose primping at its best.

Becca Beach Lip and Blush Tint

Going for a minimal, natural look? Swipe a bit of this on your cheeks and lips, and you’ll look radiant.

Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara

Not tears, nor sweat, nor water will keep you from looking like a gorgeous bombshell. This iconic mascara goes on smooth and delivers a serious dose of volume for up to 24 hours. Va-va-voom!

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