Make Your Wedding Makeup Last Longer

Five Tips for Making Your Wedding Makeup Last Longer


Our wedding day is one of the most special days of our lives and we want to look our best all day. One of the most difficult things to get right is your makeup, as although the main priority is to keep it looking nice through the ceremony and for the photos, you want it to last all through the night too!

So, we have put together five tips for making your wedding makeup last longer. A few simple changes can make such a big difference when it comes to how long your makeup could last! 

Prep Your Skin Properly

With your skincare, if you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail! Looking after your skin in the run up to the wedding is so important to make sure you have a wonderful, smooth and healthy base for your makeup.

A few months before the wedding, you should get into a solid skincare routine, so you know your skin won’t flare up on the day and also so that you can see how your makeup products react to the products in terms of longevity. 

Start your routine with a cleansing face wash. If you have dry skin, go for something that is hydrating, and if you have oily skin, use a specialist face wash to help control the oils. Next up, you should use an exfoliator two to three times a week.

This will clear your skin of any dirt and impurities to maintain a bright complexion whilst giving your skin a chance to breathe! 

Next up you will need a toner or serum, which helps to remove excess dirt or grime, as well as helping to tighten pores and improve the appearance of any fine lines. Then go in with an eye cream, to reduce the appearance of any small wrinkles and also to brighten the eye area.

Finally, even if you have dry skin, you should buy a moisturiser that is oil-free and will help you to maintain a radiant complexion without it feeling too heavy. 

This will create the best possible base for your makeup to give it a good chance of lasting throughout the day. 


Invest In A Good Primer 

The next step is to invest in a good primer. Primers go underneath your makeup and make sure that it can be applied more smoothly, as it helps to blur your pores and prevent the skin from drying out. It also helps to mattify the skin to stop excess oil coming through your makeup.

You will have a dreamy blank canvas to make sure your makeup looks amazing and lasts all day. Give your primer 5-10 minutes to settle before going in with the rest of your makeup and you will have a perfect finish. 


Choose The Right Foundation

When it comes to choosing the right foundation, you need to consider your skin type very carefully to make sure it lasts well. It can be difficult as everyone’s skin is different, so it would be best to go to a professional makeup artist and try out different foundations to find your perfect formula and shade. 

The best tip is to buy a foundation that has buildable coverage, as you can apply thin layers of the foundation to help achieve the coverage you want without it looking overly thick or cakey. This will also help your makeup to last longer! Foundation is one of the most essential steps in this process, so make sure that you seek some help to get this right. 


Set With A Powder

Setting powders are another key step in making your wedding makeup last longer, as they are designed to set the foundation in place and to reduce shine. It also helps to absorb excess oils, so should be applied.

Many people think that using a setting powder can make the face look dry, however with the right product your skin can still look dewy, especially when you also use setting spray. 

The key to setting powder is to apply a thin layer and top it up throughout the day. Focus on the oily areas of the face and also areas that are prone to creasing, such as the under eye. 


Setting Spray

Setting spray is the final step of the makeup routine, which gives a light mist on the face to make your makeup last longer, it prevents smudging and it also gives the skin a beautiful and radiant finish. It can also help to keep the face hydrated! If you want a more matte finish, there are products on the market that will give you that. 

When you are wearing relatively heavy makeup, setting spray is essential! Your makeup will look refreshed and bright, giving you that beautiful glow that you want on your wedding day. 


So, there you have it! 5 tips for making your wedding makeup last longer. The best tip is to try all the products for a few months before the wedding, as this will help to make sure that you are completely happy with how it looks and you also have a chance to make adjustments if it is needed. Prepare to look beautiful all day long! 

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