Allow your makeup to really last the distance on your wedding day by using trusted products which will keep skin looking fresh all day and night.
Rather than testing a new foundation or blush, book a makeup trial a few weeks ahead of your wedding, to see how the products interact with your skin, and if they last all day.
Below are some trusted products used by makeup artists to create a heat-proof makeup look for the modern bride.
Prep your face with a light, translucent primer which will create a smooth base for foundation. Apply onto cleansed skin, on places your skin would release a lot of oil during the day. Wait for it to set completely before applying eye creams, or foundation.
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, $69
Use a green concealer to cancel out any red undertones in the skin, and balance the colour of hyper pigmentation on the cheeks, chin, and forehead. Dab with your fingers or a flat concealer brush for best results.
NYX Cosmetics Concealer Jar, $5
It is important to use a foundation which is suited to your skin tone (whether that is oily, combination, acne-prone, or dry), and colour-matched to the rest of your body. If you’re planning to fake tan on your wedding day, make sure your foundation matches the colour of your neck!
Choose formulas which melt seamlessly into the skin, and don’t require too much touching up throughout the day.
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $42
Once your foundation has set, use a lighter concealer to cover any bags or veins around the eyes. A cream formula is the easiest to use since it melts into the skin, and feels like you’re wearing nothing at all.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $49
If your eyelids are on the oily side, use a cream shadow stick which will keep your makeup in place. Apply a base shade all over the lid, and dab some powder over the top (make sure it’s free of SPF since this can make your eyes look shiny, and breakdown the makeup).
By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow, $56
Use a water-resistant mascara which won’t transfer on your lids, and is designed to stay on for hours on end. Apply from root to tip, and wiggle the mascara from side to side for best results.
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, $34
A lightweight, liquid blush is the best formula for maintaining your makeup since it is packed with jojoba and essential oils to nourish the skin. Apply a small pea-sized amount on the apples of your cheeks, and blend well with a stippling brush.
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher, $30
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