First things first: Do your eye makeup
You may be first used to putting on your foundation, blush and/or bronzer, but this could leave your makeup all over your hands if you follow up by trying to apply eye makeup. After you’ve properly cleansed your skin, go straight for your peepers and brows. One of the best tricks to keeping eyeshadow in place all night is to apply the powder with a damp brush. You will get a gorgeous shade that won’t fade as the night progresses. Apply highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes, which will help them open up and look brighter. As for mascara, you better stick with the water-resistant kind, which will stand up to sweat and happy tears. There’s even water resistant eyeliner so that your beautiful look will stay in place for hours.
Prep your skin
Before applying foundation, sweep on a face primer to ensure that your foundation stays for a long time. Primers also smooth out the skin and tone down redness and uneven patches. Their silica base allows the foundation to sit on top of your skin without clogging your pores. After you’ve applied a foundation (make sure it perfectly matches your skin tone) get out the concealer. Use a small brush, and blend in areas where the product is needed. Your finger is the best makeup tool, because it blends the product and ensures that your coverage lasts and looks more natural.
Lay off the powder
Using too much powder on your complexion will make your skin sweat and even cause it to appear oily. Apply a simple lightweight, oil-free powder which will sit beautifully on your skin.
Apply a base lip balm
For those brides who wish to wear lipstick down the aisle, use a lip base or lip balm before swiping on your personalized shade. Once you’ve colored your pout with lipstick, remove the excess by blotting and apply a light shade of lip gloss which will give your lips a beautiful shine when walking down the aisle.
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