Choosing special makeup which lasts the distance at your wedding isn’t just a choice, it’s the only option you need! This means you’ll require less touch-up on your big day, and makeup will look better rather than caking on translucent setting powder, or fixing up creases on your eyes and lips.
Before embarking on your makeup journey, test out products on your skin to see how they interact with your natural oils.
Don’t forget to apply a primer to freshly cleansed and toned skin. This miracle product acts as a protective barrier between your skin and the foundation, making it stay on for longer and avoid the chances of blocked pores.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, $49
A long-lasting foundation is the most important part of a bridal makeup routine. Choose a colour which is natural, and matches your skin tone in the best possible way. If you’re wearing a fake tan on your wedding, choose a shade which will compliment your new colour, without looking too blotchy or artificial.
Graftobian HD Foundation Pots, $22.90
Creating a natural glow on your cheeks is made easy by using a cheek stain. While powder formulas have the tendency to wipe away due to heat and sweat, a stain or stick will blend in with the natural texture of your skin and stay on for hours.
Nars The Multiple in Orgasm, $52
A primer for the eyes in just as important as the face. Prep your eyes carefully by using a primer which is lightweight and doesn’t feel heavy on your eyelid. Wait until it has set completely before applying a base coat of eyeshadow.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $32.90
If your eyelids are on the oily side, it’s better to use a cream eyeshadow since it’ll last longer on your eyes. Powdered eyeshadows have the tendency to create a build-up of oil, and crease around the entire eyelid area. To avoid this from occurring, use a powder to set your eyeshadow before leaving for the chapel!
MAC Pro Longwear Eyeshadow, $48+
Keep your eyelashes from creasing (especially if you’re prone to shedding a tear or two), and use a waterproof mascara. Curl your lashes, then apply just a few coats to really frame your eyes. For the best application, run the wand from root to tip.
Dior ‘Diorshow’ Waterproof Mascara, $52
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