Wedding Face make-up: Look like a pro without breaking the bank

As more and more brides are deciding to do their own make up on their wedding day there is becoming a greater need for tips for brides to be on how to maintain beautiful flawless make up which will last all day without breaking the bank. The reasoning behind brides wanting to do their own make up varies and can come from affordability of a make-up artist in their wedding budget or they are determined to look exactly like themselves on their wedding day and feel a make-up artist will just make them look like a different person. On your wedding day you want to look like yourself, just a slightly better, made up version of yourself. Here are some great tips on what make up to buy to create not only a great wedding day look, but one which will last you the whole day too. Here is your guide to your bridal face make up.


Often overlooked, but a good face primer is going to help moisturize your skin as well as providing a great base for the rest of your make up. A good primer will help to even out skin tone and ensure your make up lasts all day. For long lasting results Laura Mercier foundation primer will create a healthy glow to the skin and a sheer canvas to begin your make up.


While SPF is great in our foundations for the rest of the year, on your wedding day it is something you want to be a little more mindful of. The SPF in foundation can cause a whitening effect, also known as flashback, which means it can make your face appear whiter in photos than it really is. This is due to a chemical reaction in the foundation and SPF and happens only when using flash photography. On your wedding day you are going to the subject of a lot of flash photography so it is best to wear foundation with no or relatively low SPF. Laura Mercier Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Edition foundation is created with photography in mind and therefore works brilliantly as a bridal foundation. Oil free it will not make you shine and its natural matte finish makes it the ideal choice for photography.


With a great primer and foundation depending on your skin tone you will need a concealer that covers up any blemishes. The lead up to a wedding can be stressful and you might end out with a breakout or two. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer by Urban Decay will provide an invisible cover up for your skin. So weightless your will not even feel it and blends beautifully across your skin.


Without wanting to overdo your face make up a light dusting of face powder is essential for setting your make up and helping to keep it in place throughout the day. Brides often spend upwards of sixteen hours in their make-up and you will want to ensure yours does not move. This Charlotte Tilbury face powder will help keep your make up fresh looking all day.


To finish off your face your will want to apply blush to your cheeks and highlighter and bronzer to your face to create the most natural looking face make up. NARS blush and highlight duo is a great option for both items in one product. Use the lighter color to highlight in natural pink tones and the darker on the apples of your cheeks. If you want to contour your face add this Beached Bronzer by Urban Decay.


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