The one thing everyone correlates with Las Vegas is the heat. Throw getting married in the mix and
all you can think of is melting. That's why it's important to learn all of the tricks you can use for long lasting makeup in Las Vegas.
Understanding the Las Vegas Climate
Things start to heat up in June, temperature varies from 69 °F to 100 °F. July roasts the sin city with temperatures ranging from 74 °F to 106 °F, while August has temperatures between 74 °F to 103 °F. Oh, and did you know that we also have monsoon season at about the same time? The monsoon weather in Las Vegas begins in the month of July and ends around September. There’s a lot of wind involved and th
at dry heat you've heard of is out the window when a monsoon comes through. With a high UV index in Las Vegas, you can burn quickly. With the monsoons, you have to be prepared to sweat. These factors have different effects on different skin types and can cause excess oiliness or dryness.
Prepping Your Skin for Long-Lasting Makeup
It is vital to take the proper skincare steps before the makeup application to ensure a long lasting makeup. You want to start with a freshly washed face. washing the face will remove oils and sweat to allow he foundation to adhere properly. Moisturizing is next to hydrate and plump the skin. Next, apply a sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Lastly, apply a lightweight primer to create a smooth canvas and help the makeup adhere better.
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Choosing the Right Makeup Products
Its important to use long-lasting and sweat-resistant formulas. Here are a few of my favorite products you can purchase at your favorite beauty stores. For foundations, Lancome Teint Idole or Estee Lauder Double Wear. My favorite mascaras are Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes and Lancome Monsieur Big. Lastly, My favorite eyeliners are Urban Decay Glide-on Eyeliner. A setting powder will help reduce shine and increase longevity. If shine isn't a concern for you, you can opt for a setting spray only to lock in your look.
Application Techniques for Longevity
Heres a few tips on how to help your makeup last longer:
Allow your foundation to "set" or dry down before applying any powders
When you apply a loose setting powder, use a velour puff to press and roll it on top of the foundation to increase wear oppose to applying with a powder puff.
Put on a oil controlling eye shadow primer before applying eyeshadow or use waterproof cream shadows.
for long lasting lip color you can use a lip primer and lip liner when using a traditional lipstick or opt for a long wearing liquid lipstick or lip stain.
Makeup Touch-Ups on the Go
I always recommend to book your artist through to the reception, just like the celebrities do for the red carpet. Not in your budget? NO problem. Here are a few products that will help maintain your makeup: A travel mirror, blotting papers, lipstick, tissues and qtips. A little shiny? use your blotting sheets and press it into areas that your shiny. Watery eyes? Press the tissue over the makeup, never rub.
Additional Tips and Tricks
Do you sweat or are you oily? One of my pro products that I cant live without is the Mehron Skin Prep Pro. Use this before applying makeup and let completely dry before applying anything on top. It will help minimize if not eliminate sweat for your wedding day. It is a pro product so it will need to be ordered ahead of time. It's also important to stay hydrated. drink plenty of water, apply body lotion and lip balm leading up to the wedding and the day of. When you remove your makeup at the end of the day, use a makeup removing balm first before washing the face. All of the longwear products need a little extra love to remove to ensure it doesn't clog pores.
We now understand the weather of Las Vegas during the summer. If we prep the skin properly, choose the right products, apply them thoughtfully and have the tools for touch ups you can maintain your picture perfect makeup during this time. It is important to adapt the makeup routine to suit your individual skin type and preference. Most importantly, have fun with it!