It’s your big day and all eyes will be on you! No pressure, right? You of course want to look your best from the time you walk down the aisle, until you ride away in a limousine to the honeymoon of your dreams. Your wedding day will be full of laughs, tears, hugs and kisses. Which means you need the best long-lasting makeup on the market.
If you’re like me, a self-proclaimed makeup artist, you may want to do your own makeup for your big day! These are a few tried and true must have products for the perfect wedding day glam!
Wedding Day Glam Must Haves
Now that your face is clean and moisturized, it’s time to lay out your face products. Primer provides the skin with a smooth canvas and creates a barrier between your skin and foundation. Your foundation should be long wear and sweatproof, just like your blush. Remember to avoid products with titanium dioxide (they leave a white cast in photos) and super shimmery products (they also do not photograph well) Finish the look with a long wear setting spray.
With a texture unlike any other, this silky primer extends the wear of makeup while also concealing redness, minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and providing broad spectrum SPF 15 for a perfect complexion that lasts.
For those long days, this foundation gives you the full coverage, comfortable, long wear that you need. Not thick or greasy, this foundation's innovative formula gives all skin tones flawless, complexion-perfecting coverage, while the broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen protects.
Cargo Water Resistant Blushes offers a stunning array of wearable, pretty and professional quality shades for a variety of skin tones.
Dazzle your audiences with sexy, star-studded skin that's gorgeous to look at and begs to be worshipped! These four stunning shades of sheer pigment, flatter every skin tone and type. Mix 'em up to highlight, contour and create a subtle or dramatic lit-from-within glow.
Your eyeshadow primer is just as important as your foundation primer, so make sure what you pick is long-wear and smudge proof. Cream shadows are excellent for summer weddings as they are melt proof. Your eyeliner, mascara and false lashes should be waterproof and smudge proof when those tears of joy come streaming down your face.
This primer keeps your eyeshadow crease-free while making color more vibrant and providing a smoother application. Formulated with polymer technology, it fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping lids for all-day wear. It glides on smoothly, blends beautifully on all skin tones, and dries on invisibly.
Crème shadow is blended onto lids and then dusted with a prismatic shimmering top coat to create the most multidimensional starry- eyed looks ever.
This highly pigmented, waterproof eyeliner glides on to deliver intense, vibrant color with staying power. Soft, smooth, and easy on the eyes, Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner creates a high metallic, sultry, inky intensity that lasts.
Glamorous, bold and gorgeous is the name of the game when it comes to the Ardell Eyelash 120 Black 1pr. These softly beautiful false eyelashes blend in seamlessly with your existing lashes for a style statement you’ll love.
This patented supersonic brush has a hard inner core and evenly-spaced soft bristles to deliver 8X the volume. This clump-free mascara glides on evenly from root to tip for big, smooth, and even eyelashes.
During your skincare routine, be sure to exfoliate your lips to remove flakes and hydrate the lips in preparation for a long wear lip color, which can be drying.
Keep It Sweet Sugar Lip Scrub smoothes and exfoliates lips for an instant polished and revitalized look. Natural sugar granules soften skin with a kiss of sweetness, leaving lips feeling nourished and prepped for color.
Aqua Lip makes it easy to create lip liner looks that do not smudge, feather, or fade. The ultra-creamy formula is infused with vitamin E and jojoba sax, making it easy to line and define lips for the perfect pout.
Finally, a comfortable liquid lipstick with intense color in an ultra-matte finish. With concentrated pigments, Artist Liquid Matte provides truly matte, saturated color payoff with a lightweight feel.
So ladies! These are your must have items to get your wedding day glam on! With these products you can cry your happiest of tears, dance all night long without worrying about sweaty rub off, and consume all the champagne you can handle without having to constantly touch up your lip! Most of these products I also use daily. Which, if any, of these products have you used? Which ones are you ready to try? You could also use this list to make sure when scouting out professional makeup artists they have their own personal arsenal of longwear makeups!
Let me know your thoughts! Show us your wedding day glam! Oh and if you’re still in the planning stages and are in need of a dress check out our Plus Size Boutique Directory that features plus size bridal boutiques!
Until next time!!