What should be in your wedding makeup bag?
All brides want everything to be perfect on their big day, but that doesn’t always happen. Wedding makeup, however, can remain perfect through the entire day if you have the right tools at your disposal. With a few extras, you can insure your face stays flawless even until that very last sparkler goes out.
- Prep/Finishing Spray
Urban Decay’s All Nighter Finishing Spray is the best. Spray it on your face before you start any makeup, and after you finishand you’re sure to stay put. This stuff is like hairspray for your face—only better.
- Translucent Powder
Makeup Forever makes a great version, but so does ELF, for a fraction of the price. Use this after foundation and concealer, in place of regular powder. It sets everything without changing the shade of your foundation, and a tiny bit is all you need. One jar will last months! A compact version is also great for on-the-go touch ups. Make sure you blend, blend, blend though, because this powder can appear invisible to the naked eye, but show up in HD photographs if not properly blended. Let your photographer know to give you a heads up for any makeup mishaps ahead of time.
Waterproof liner, mascara, etc
While you may not be a crier, you should still reach for the waterproof version of your favorites for your big day. Waterproof means water, sweat, rubbing— it withstands it all. Not sure there’s a waterproof version of your favorite mascara? Anastasia Beverly Hills makes a mascara top coat, which transforms any normal mascara into waterproof. Additionally, ELF makes a Makeup Lock & Seal which coats any liner, shadow or lip color with a sealed topcoat, of sorts.
Primer, and not just for your skin
Nowadays there’s a primer for everything, and while it may not be necessary for your day to day life, going above and beyond your standard face primer could mean the difference between smudging and staying. Smashbox or ELF both make great versions for your face, and MAC’s lip primer is awesome for ensuring your color stays where you put it. Lancome and ELF also make mascara primers that make your lashes long, lush and not dripping down your face.
All it takes is a few extra steps, and products, to ensure that you look great all night long, and can focus on more important things. Like enjoying your special day!
Till next time I hope your next special event is a Red Letter Day!