5 Event Makeup Tips For A Hot Melbourne Day

5 Event Makeup Tips for a Hot Melbourne Day

The weather is starting to warm up, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and we are hopeful more than ever for a fantastic events season around the corner. When you think about your makeup for an event in the warmer weather, words like shine and smudge and sweat might come to mind.

Did you know there are a few steps you can take to minimize the effect of a hot day on your makeup? This article will look at 5 easy tricks you can implement to make sure your makeup looks stunning for the whole event, no matter how hot and humid it gets!

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1. Setting Spray or Powder is a must

As you welcome the warmer Victorian weather with open arms, it is easy to forget about those hot days that have you searching for an air conditioned sanctuary. Event makeup and hot humid days are not as incompatible as you may think. With all the effort that you’ve put into practicing and doing your makeup, whether for a long awaited wedding, or party, you’ll definitely want to invest in a good setting spray or powder to make sure your makeup lasts.

The last thing that you want is to look back on your photos and see a shiny face with smudged mascara. A setting spray or powder is a product that you apply at the end of your makeup routine, which ultimately helps your foundation, bronzer, eye makeup stay in place, increasing the time before it smudges or starts to fade.


2. Makeup Touch-Ups

Touching up your makeup at some point in an event, especially if it is a long day or evening is a sure way to look your best the entire duration of your event. For quick and easy touchups throughout the day, make sure you keep handy some makeup essentials.

Compact and easy to chuck in your purse before going out, bring with you some blotching papers, a pressed powder for touch ups and your lip stain or lipstick. The aim is to attend to any oil or shine throughout the event before it leads to smudging. With these essentials you’ll be able to touch up your makeup on the go if you need to, on particularly hot and humid days of our Melbourne summer!

If you hire a bridal makeup artist, it’s a good idea to discuss ways that you can make sure you look stunning throughout your whole event, your makeup artist will be able to give you some tips. 

3. Eye Makeup:

Eye makeup will make or break your overall look. You may leave the house with stunning smokey eyes and eyeliner that even the pros would be proud of, which is all the more reason to reduce smudging and fading of all your hard work. A little tip from our Melbourne makeup artists in the summertime is to avoid lotions and creams around your eyes before you apply makeup. This will reduce the likelihood of your eye makeup smudging or running to the creases in your eyes, which will make you look older than you are.


4. Stains:

Have you ever used a lip and cheek stain before? Unlike heavy, thick, and drying lipsticks and creams, stains are lightweight, long-lasting, and will give you a natural look. In fact, stains are a great way to give your lips some colour without having to apply lipstick or lip gloss that will require you to reapply to maintain a fresh appearance. They can also be used on your cheeks for an all-over flush of colour. These products come in a variety of shades, depending on your complexion and the look you are trying to achieve with your makeup, test a few shades to see what suits you best.

5. Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner:

When in doubt, waterproof mascara is a great option for your makeup collection, especially if you are anticipating a hot, humid day, or an emotional event. Waterproof mascara and liner will give you that extra reassurance that your makeup will stay in place, no matter what type of moisture is involved.


A long awaited spring and summer and fingers crossed for a fun events season around the corner, be prepared for all the events with a makeup routine and set up to have you looking and feeling radiant no matter how hot and humid the weather may be!

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