Ahh, wedding season is upon us. The smell of flowers in the air, wedding dresses everywhere... and frantic brides trying to do all they can to make sure their wedding day goes perfect! And one of the most important things besides the dress is the makeup. Between the endless pictures taken by the photographer and that crazy Aunt that always wants to get a close up ( we all have one of those!) your face will be the center of attention! So here's my take on long wearing, waterproof makeup for your wedding day that will last all day long, tears and all!
Face: Foundation and Concealer
Depending on your skin needs, foundation can range from light to medium coverage to " I want to look airbrushed so pack it on" coverage. It's important to remember that extra coverage is favorable because you can easily get washed out in your pictures, and the HD technology in cameras these days can pick up on every nook and cranny on your face, so perfect skin is what to aim for. My motto for wedding makeup is- fake it til you make it! Lots of concealer and high coverage foundation is ideal to make sure you look your best in your pictures. Here are my top 3 foundation picks:
Here are my top 3 picks for concealer:
After all that work in creating the perfect canvas with concealer and foundation, you need to lock it in with a great setting powder. Three key components to the perfect setting powder is texture, color, and coverage. You want a powder that is finely milled in order for it to melt into the skin instead of laying on top of the foundation. If the powder is too gritty in texture, it can appear blotchy on the skin and give you the dread "cake face". Here's some I would recommend:
If you're looking for one more product to provide long wearing, long lasting makeup on your special day, then consider using a setting spray. These sprays are made to lock in your makeup with ingredients that create a barrier against moisture, sweat, tears- you name it, it has your back! These setting sprays have been tried and tested and come out on top as some of the best:
Mascara is one of, if not THE, fundamental makeup products that needs to be waterproof, smudge proof, sweat proof, everything proof! Here's what I would recommend:
Creating the perfect canvas on your face not only involves the skin, but also the eyes, which will be the focal point in all those smiling pictures you'll be taking All, Day, Long! A soft, smokey eye is the go to look for bridal, which is dramatic enough to make the eyes stand out but will not overpower your face. Here's some neutral palettes that work great for bridal looks:
Are you planning your perfect wedding makeup? Or maybe you're one of those who likes to plan ahead and have been planning your wedding say, since you were 5 years old?! I hope this list of my go-to long lasting and water proof products help you create that perfect makeup look on your special day!
When I'm not spending way too much time getting ready or drooling over the newest beauty product, I'm a stay at home mom of a rambunctious 4 year old boy, a sweet baby girl we lovingly call "sissy", and a wife to my high school sweetheart.