Your makeup is going to go through a lot on your wedding day – there’s going to be dancing, kisses, and probably a few tears, and precious few opportunities for touch-ups. So your makeup must stay looking lovely for the whole day. While a professional makeup artist will know all the tricks, here’s how to make it happen if you’re doing your makeup yourself.
Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize
Use a cleanser in the morning, shortly before you start applying your makeup. Not only will it give you a natural glow, but your makeup will also last longer if you get rid of any oil, dead skin cells and dirt in advance. Using an exfoliator will finish off the process – although make sure to opt for a gentle option. Once your face is dry, apply an oil-free moisturizer, and you’re ready to go!
Designed especially to make your makeup smooth and lasting, primer is one of the best tools when it comes to bridal makeup. It will fill in your pores and brighten your skin, and also stop foundation or powder lines. Eye and lip primers are also useful, to make sure that eye shadow, liner, and lipstick go on seamlessly as well.
Be picky with your tools and products
Using better quality products that are designed for your skin type will help your makeup to stay all the way through your wedding day. Apply everything thinly, in layers, and use brushes and blenders rather than fingers. Also don’t forget to opt for waterproof mascara, or go for the safer option and use eyelash curlers to get the same effect.
Prepare for touch-ups
Once your day is underway, you’re not going to be thinking much about your makeup – but if you do have a moment to touch up, it’s best to be prepared. Bring some blotting papers and a q-tip, as well as eyeliner, mascara, lipstick and a little concealer, and you’ll be able to dance your heart out without worrying about anything else!