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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Wilson-Fisher

Bulletproof Makeup For Your Wedding Day

Having makeup that will last all day is imperative for the wedding day. Your wedding day will be a long day filled with smiles, hugs, kisses, tears, and sweat from dancing the night away. You'll probably start your morning having your hair and makeup done, and you'll want for it to look amazing all day and night. So how do you get bulletproof makeup on your wedding day? Here are a few tips!

Skin Care Is Essential!

I always say that makeup is only as good as the skin its applied to. When you use great skin care, you create a perfect canvas for your makeup to adhere to. Applying makeup to healthy, well hydrated skin helps your makeup to not only look better, but also to last longer. Make sure that before your makeup is applied, you are doing a full skin care regimen that includes cleansing your skin, toning, applying a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type, using an eye cream, and applying SPF. You might want to check with your makeup artist to see if they have specific skin prep requests, or if your artist will prep your skin, but always be sure to start with clean skin, and make sure that you're prepping with excellent skin care.

Use A Primer

This is a step that you can either use or not. Primer helps makeup to have a base to adhere to. There are a lot of different kinds of primers - some are oil control, some help reduce redness, etc. I personally believe that when you focus on skin care, a primer might not be necessary, but if you want to feel more confident that your makeup will stay in place all day and into the night, use a primer.

Waterproof, Water-Resistant and Transfer Proof Makeup Is KEY!

We know that tears will fall at some point during the wedding day, so everything that I use around they eyes is always waterproof. Some of the items that I make sure are waterproof, water-resistant and transfer proof are concealer, mascara, eyelash glue and lip color. There are also some foundations that are long-wearing or water-resistant, too. You can also consider using airbrush makeup for a durable foundation.

Airbrush Foundation

If I'm being honest, I have a love/hate relationship with airbrush makeup. I love it because of the fact that most brands have formulas that are either waterproof or water resistant, making them very durable. My one gripe about airbrush is that if for some reason you DO need a touch up, its not as easy to do that as it would be if you were to use traditional foundation. Airbrush makeup, however, will give you a flawless complexion and it will definitely be durable.

Set Your Foundation

Setting powders are always necessary for bulletproof makeup. I love using transluscent setting powder, and applying it in thin layers over cream products such as foundation, concealer, and cream blush. This really helps to absorb any oil on the skin and lock your makeup in place.

Finish With Setting Spray

Setting spray is the final step in creating bulletproof bridal makeup. If you need your makeup to be super bulletproof, then you can spray a light layer in between each step of your application. No makeup application is complete without it.

I hope that these tips are helpful to you! Having long lasting makeup on the wedding day is very important, so whether you're doing your own makeup or paying a professional, definitely be sure to implement some or all of these tips to keep you looking gorgeous all day long!



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