ASK AN EXPERT | May 31, 2019

3 makeup tips to nail your summer wedding guest look.

Atlanta blogger Monica Awe-Etuk wearing yellow maxi dress, cult gaia sandals and milly clutch. How to achieve the perfect wedding guest look with 3 summer wedding makeup tips for an industry expert.
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It’s wedding season ya’ll! I love weddings! Celebrating love and seeing everyone dressed up brings me joy.  Once I receive a wedding invitation, I instantly start planning my outfit in my head. The dress, shoes, how will I wear my hair; wig or my classic bun, all come into play. As I begin to style my look in my head, I tend to put makeup on the back-burner. I am good with makeup, however I tend to play it overly safe as I never seem to have enough time to create a full face of makeup. There is no doubt that your wedding guest outfit is not complete without the right makeup. That is why I intend to slay my summer wedding makeup to the next wedding I attend.

I truly believe as an invited guest, the bride and groom have put so much effort in ensuring their day is perfect, and I need to do the same. To ensure that my makeup is just as fabulous as my wedding guest outfit, I have solicited the help of Erica Bogart a world renowned makeup guru. In this new segment of Ask An Expert, Erica shows me how to create a full makeup face in less than 15 minutes. She uses her vast knowledge of makeup and beauty to give tips on skin prep, eye makeup, foundation, bronzer, blush and more. Before adding your final touch to your wedding attire, check out this video and Erica’s tips below on how to pull off the ultimate summer wedding guest look.

 

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yellow dress // brown sandals also available in white (here) // party clutch

 
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Spring/Summer Wedding Makeup Tips 

Tip #1

Try a bright pink, orange, or red statement lip while keeping eye makeup light, fresh, and classic. Much easier to touch up a lip than a smokey eye melting in the heat of outdoor weddings, lasting through the ceremony tears & breaking it down on the dance floor.

Tip # 2

Spring and summer looks call for bronze skin. I suggest choosing a bronzer that is a matte powder instead of shimmer/cream to create dimension on the face. I typically do not use creamy products on cheeks and highlight as it can read as oily skin in photos and will not hold up in the heat. Opt for an oil free primer for a lightweight flawless finish to prep the skin for all day staying power.  

Tip #3

Make sure your eyes are waterproof. That means more than mascara.  I love to use inglot gel liner because it stays put and also serves as an eye base over the lid that won’t crease. Some of my favorites are Danessa Myricks color fix.
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Last but not least, bring a touch up kit with blotting films for shine and Q-tips/tissues in case you tear up. All small enough to fit in your cute clutch!
Erica Bogart
 

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I truly had a blast shooting with Erica. In addition to using her tips for weddings, I will apply them to all my summer events!

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