Fortunately, I think I may have found my miracle in a bottle. Or, more specifically, my model in a bottle.
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A few months back, I was asking a family friend who had recently gotten married if she had any general wedding day tips. Among others, she specifically stressed buying this "model in a bottle" stuff that is intended to lock your make-up look in place for the entirety of the day. It's supposed to withstand hugs, kisses, sweat, tears, water, and pretty much any other environmental mishap. I made a mental note of her suggestion and then promptly did nothing about it. Then, during my make-up consultation, Julie also stressed the importance of this product. I figured that if two completely independent sources offered the same suggestion, it was worth investigating. The best deal I found was at Spa Alana - $18 with free shipping, so I took the plunge.
According to the bottle, all you have to do is spritz your made-up face and keep your eyes closed for 20-30 seconds to let the sealer dry. I decided to give this spritzer a trial run today, and here are the results.
I'm definitely pleased; this is by far the most presentable I've looked at the end of a day since the temperatures decided to hover above 85. I'll still probably utilize some oil blotting sheets to keep any excess sheen away, but I consider a little extra peace of mind to most assuredly be worth $18.
What's your go-to wedding make-up product??
(all photos personal unless otherwise noted.)