Looking forward to your special wedding day, but nervous about your makeup?
Have no fear, here are my top ten tips to keep you and your makeup looking fresh and ready for the dance floor.
1. Do your eyes first!
It sounds odd, as most of you are use to applying foundation first. However, when you do your eyes first, it allows you remove the excess eye shadow easier if it falls under your eyes. When an eye makeup brush is overloaded with eye shadow, you can end up with what is known as ‘fall out’, where pigments of eye shadow fall under the eyes.
2. “86” the SPF
As you know, most cosmetic products come with some sort of SPF. That is definitely a good thing, however a foundation with sunscreen isn’t recommended to wear on your big day. The reason for that is because those foundations with SPF have an ingredient in them called Titanium Dioxide. This ingredient will react to the flash of the camera and make your face look pale.
3. Prime your face
Just as you would prime a wall before you paint it, you should prime your face before applying foundation. A primer will guarantee that your foundation lasts all day and night.
4. Apply concealer after your foundation
Make sure you apply your concealer after you’ve applied the foundation so that your concealer can really brighten those darker spots and even out any blotchiness.
5. Waterproof mascara
Ladies make sure to use waterproof mascara on your wedding day! Just incase any tears (of joy) come up you do not want the dreadful running mascara! Another tip, waterproof mascara can tend to dry out faster than other mascaras and I recommend using a fresh, new tube of mascara on your wedding day.
6. False Lashes
Apply a set of false lashes. If there is any day to do this, it is your wedding day! You can apply either a set or individual lashes. They will open your eyes up and make them pop even more.
7. Contour, contour, contour
Apply a matt bronzer under your cheekbones, onto your temples, the sides of your nose and under your chin. Make sure to blend extra well for a natural, contoured look.
8. Perfectly Groomed brows
Make sure your brows are incredibly in shape on your wedding day. Fill in the empty spots with an eyebrow powder to create a full brow. Don’t forget to highlight underneath your brow for an amazing arch.
9. Make your lips last all night long!
To ensure your lipsticks last all day, I recommend lining your entire lips with a lip pencil. Lining your lips will help give your lipstick something to adhere to. I also suggest using a longwearing lipstick. However, keep in mind that most longwearing lipsticks are drying. So, start prepping your lips with moisturizer ahead of time.
10. Loose powder
After your look is completed, apply a big brush and lightly dust on the areas where makeup tends to disappear (nose, chin, and the center of the forehead). This will allow everything to stay in place and will keep you from looking greasy or shiny in photos.
So there you have it!
Let me know what you think of these tips, and let me know if you have any additional ones as well!