Ah, summer weddings. For all their scenic and stylish benefits – al fresco wedding breakfasts, beachside ceremonies, and strappy cocktail dresses to name a few – hot weather can also prompt a host of issues from melty make-up to flat hair. Whether you’re part of the bridal party or attending the wedding as a guest, here’s what to keep in your clutch to refresh in a flash. Plus, chances are, you’ll use them all summer long, too.
A Spot Treatment
Concealer can work wonders, but what if you could magically make blemishes disappear all together? The discreet Sarah Chapman Skinesis Spot Stickers do the trick — each fast-acting treatment contains salicylic acid, an acne buster, and Vitamin C to heal the skin. The best part? The tiny, no-mess stickers take up zero room in your bag.
A Special Fragrance
Not only does a perfume help you instantly smell fresh throughout the day (especially as you tear up the dance floor), your fragrance will act as a nostalgic trigger every time you spritz it afterwards. So pick something unique for the occasion, like the Floral Street Wonderland Peony EDP, which features a bright blend of peonies and cedarwood that complements any type of summer wedding. Plus, the travel-size bottle makes it perfect on the go.
A Make-Up Setting Spray
Even the most budge-proof makeup could use a little extra insurance. Each spritz of the Laura Geller Spackle Mist ensures your makeup doesn’t melt off while also soothing skin with cucumber and aloe extracts. Spray it to refresh your complexion after the outdoor nuptials or to perk up your look for the after party.
A Quick Bronzing Stick
No filter, no problem. Being reunited with friends and family during a wedding calls for impromptu selfies, and the cream-to-powder Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Quickie Contour Stick subtly sculpts your features before you can even say cheese.
A No-Mirror-Necessary Lip Colour
Got a second? That’s all it takes to glide on the stila Colour Balm Lipstick in Misty, which not only coats lips in a soft, sheer tint of pink, but also moisturises and smooths fine lines with every swipe. You’ll love the glossy (yet non-sticky!) sheen it leaves behind.
A Flexible Hairspray
Need something to have and to hold…your hairstyle? The Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray keeps your ‘do in place without the crunchy, flaky feeling of hairsprays past. Wheat proteins add body and shine while the innovative “dry” finish won’t dampen your style.
An Easy Highlighter
Who says that lit-from-within bridal glow should be limited to the bride? The Lord & Berry Luminizer Stick adds a buildable highlight that adds radiance and soft-focus luminosity – great for minimising fine lines or imperfections.
A Few Hair Pins
Whether you need to sweep away your fringe or your updo needs extra security, keep a few hair pins handy for all strand-related emergencies.
– Christa Joanna Lee