Makeup Ideas for Wedding
In my years as a makeup artist, I have seen an increased number in brides that are doing their own makeup! While I think that a makeup artist can save a ton of stress and be a great investment, I understand why not everyone can have a wedding makeup artist. I hope that this article will give you Makeup Ideas for your wedding makeup that will make it last all day!
Tip 1: Waterproof Mascara
Starting out with the most obvious, you will definitely want to use a waterproof mascara! If you have a favorite mascara that isn't waterproof, at the very least use a waterproof mascara on your bottom lashes! This will prevent help prevent black mascara streaks from crying or sweating. Any waterproof mascara you like will work just fine but I have linked my favorite absolute favorite and a more affordable option below!
(Diorshow Pump N’ Volume Waterproof)
(Lash Princess False Effect Waterproof Mascara)
Tip 2: Primer | Skip Moisturizer?
If you know anything about makeup, you probably know how important a good primer is to keep your face base looking good all day long. Get your primer that works best for you, and apply it all over your face before adding foundation or concealer. Another interesting tip: I have found that over-moisturizing can actually keep your makeup from sticking to the primer, so unless you have very dry skin, consider slathering up the primer and skipping the moisturizer all together! (Still moisturize at night/in the morning, but don't add more moisturizer when starting your makeup unless you feel like your skin needs it!) I'll link my favorites below.
(Milk Hydrogrip Hydrating Primer)
Tip 3: Cream + Powder Products
When doing wedding makeup, I have found that one of the best ways to lock makeup in and have it last all day is by using a combination of cream and powder products. I especially ALWAYS do this with bronzer and blush. After foundation and concealer, I like to add cream contour and cream blush to add definition to facial structure and to bring the skin back to life after finishing the base. I also love using liquid highlighter! Once i'm done with these, I like to lightly set the entire face with a face powder. Then, I like to go over the cream contour with a powder bronzer and the cream/liquid blush with a powder blush. I have found that this makes makeup stay way longer!
(Soft Pinch Liquid Blush by Rare)
(Cheeks Out Freestyle by Fenty)
(Ilia Liquid Light Serum)
(Soft Radiance by Rare)
Tip 4: Setting Spray
Setting the face is so important for long lasting makeup! One cool tip i've found recently is to spray the beauty sponge or makeup brush that's being used to apply foundation and concealer with the setting spray before application. This helps to really lock the product into the skin! I highly recommend the Morphe continuous setting spray. I have been using it for years and haven't found a single other one that I like better. It doesn't leave marks on your face like I've found other setting sprays do.
My Holy Grail Setting Spray
(Morphe Continous Setting Spray)
Try the mattifying version if you have oily skin*
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Tip 5: Touch-Up Kit
I have had the privilege of doing bridal makeup for several of my best friends, which gave me the opportunity to be with them all day! This has helped me see what products just do not last all day no matter how well they are applied. Because this is so important, I always recommend that my brides have a beauty sponge, some concealer, eyelash glue, setting spray, and their favorite lipliner/gloss to keep their lips looking good. Lips and under-eye areas tend to require the most touch-ups, which makes a lot of sense when you think of all the dancing, eating, and kissing that goes into a wedding day! To make it more convenient for my brides, I offer the option to purchase a touch-up kit as an add-on to your makeup application!