Using just a few little tricks you can make your own makeup flawless application. People will look at the photos long after your wedding, so make sure you look your best. For make to last for a long time on the wedding day here are few of the basic tips, which might help:
Tools of the Trade
The products used are as important as the technique of long lasting makeup itself. Professionals have their secret tools of the trade that make all the difference.
Here are some special tools you will need, in addition to your regular makeup supplies:
|Water-resistant Eyeliner||Water-resistant Mascara
|Clinique Water Resistant Eyeliner Black||Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara Very Black 885||NYX Cosmetics Eye Shadow Base, Skin Tone|
|Face Primer||Anti-bleeding Lip Base||Sheer Loose Powder|
|e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer||Irene Gari Anti-Feather Lip Base||Laura Mercier – Loose Setting Powder -|
In addition to the above:
- Lipstick – in a shade that goes with your look, dress and season
A base of Face Primer under your foundation will ensure that the foundation stays for a long time. Always see that the foundation matchs your skin color perfectly. Blend it properly throughout the face. If the color is not right then the foundation does not blend properly with the skin color. Also you could add a dot of shimmer cream into the foundation before applying for extra glow or shine. There are glow gels available in the market, which helps the foundation to stay all day long.
2. For dark circles
The easiest way to hide them is apply the opposite color from the color applied as base. Also you could apply light pink shadow in case you have darkness, which is gray. Make sure the eye shadow color is light in shade and matte. Use a soft eye shadow brush to dust lightly over the dark circle.
Concealer is easier to use when you have the perfect shade. For the concealer to stay for a longer time mix the concealer shade with a drop of foundation and then apply. This will also make your skin tone appear in even shade.
The basic trick is to always apply foundation and then blot the foundation to remove oil. Then set with pressing powder to keep the make up on for a long time.
Never apply too much powder, as it will make your skin sweat and also appear oily. So apply lightweight oil free powder, which does not make you sweat a lot.
Apply blush with a brush that is the size of the apple of your cheek for perfect application. Slowly blend back the blush towards the temple. When you done applying, take a clean sponge to blend and remove the excess. Make sure not to apply too much of blush make it look natural.
In case you have applied too much, slightly dampen a sponge and clean off as much as you can. You can either use moisturizer or water on the sponge, which will remove the excess color.
6. Long Lasting Lipstick
For the lipstick to last all day, applies a lip base or chapstick, then powder your lips before applying lip pencil filling. Also if you have crack then, apply foundation on your lips first then the lipstick. The foundation helps to fill in cracks to form an even base. After applying lipstick remove the excess by blotting. Once finished, apply a light coat of lip-gloss, if desired in the middle of the bottom lip right before you walk out the door.
Incase you have light eyebrows, brush and fill with shades that are one or two shades lighter than your natural eyebrow color. Use a toothbrush afterwards for more natural look. If you want you eyes to glow use a shine gel to set your eyebrows.
8. Eye Makeup
An eyelid primer is a great way to ensure that your eye makeup lasts really long. Follow it with eye shadow. After doing your eyebrow apply a soft shimmering cream or white on your brow bone, and inner corners of youre eyes, both above and below the lashes. This highlights your eyes. Take mascara and an eyeliner brush to lightly line the eye with the mascara. Make sure you use waterproof mascara and curl your lashes.
For touch up during the day, carry a little bit of your loose powder and press into a powder puff. Store it in a zip lock bag along with gloss. This will help you with touch ups during the day.