On your wedding day, it’s important to look your very best but to still feel comfortable and have your makeup last all throughout the night. Here are some tips for selecting the best makeup products for your wedding day.
Waterproof Eye Makeup
Waterproof eye makeup is an absolute must for your wedding day, because, of course, there are likely to be tears! Make sure you reach for a waterproof mascara, and if you’re wearing eyeliner, go for one with staying power like a “smudge proof” pencil or liquid liner. Stila’s “Stay All Day” eyeliner products are a good go-to for eye makeup that doesn’t fade or smudge throughout the night.
Another important thing to have in your wedding day makeup bag is a foundation that is long-wearing. With a long-wearing foundation, your makeup is more likely to last through a night of dancing at your reception without getting patchy or smearing. MAC and Bobbi Brown make high quality long-wearing foundations. The other most important factor is selecting a foundation is to find one without sun protection. While SPF can protect you from the sun, it is highly reflective under flash photography and can make your face appear white, so it’s best to skip it for your big day.
Setting Powders and Sprays
On your wedding day, it’s very important to set your makeup with setting powder and/or setting spray. Doing this will keep your makeup looking fresh throughout the night, can keep your skin from getting oily, and will make it less likely that your makeup transfers when it is touched (which is important when resting your head on your partner’s shoulder during your dance). Also be sure to keep a powder compact with you for quick touch-ups later in the day.
Lipstick with Staying Power
Lipstick that doesn’t transfer or smudge is also a key ingredient to any bridal look. The last thing you want is for your lipstick to smear when you kiss your partner, and the last thing they want is to have your lipstick smeared all over their lips! Long-lasting liquid lipsticks have become quite popular, as they tend to stay on better without smudging or transferring, and will stay put better through eating and drinking at your reception dinner. Stila and NYX are a few brands that make great long-lasting liquid lip products.
Cream Blush and Bronzer
Cream blush and bronzer are a great alternative to powder face products for your bridal makeup, as they tend to stay better throughout the day and blend easily into your foundation for a more natural, glowing look. Powder blush and bronzer can also make your face appear powdery, and the texture can be more visible in HD photography, so cream products are another great option.