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Want flawless wedding day make-up from the moment you walk down the isle until you say goodbye to your last guest? Here is how.

 

You have paid for the make-up artist to make you look your absolute best on your wedding day, so it is essential to make sure you continue looking your best throughout the entire event.  You will be the subject of hundreds if not thousands of photographs on your wedding day, and you want your make-up to be flawless in every single one of them.  As anyone who has ever worn make-up can attest to, make-up is far from permanent.  With the first drink of champagne or bite of hors d’oeuvres, lipstick will come off, leaving a naked lip surrounded by lipliner.  In a situation, where you do your own make-up, taking your lipstick out of your purse and reapplying as necessary would not be a problem.  However, when a make-up artist using his or her own products applied the make-up, this is not an option.  What is one to do?  You have two options, depending on your budget: 1) hire the make-up artist to remain on-call to apply all necessary touch-ups or 2) purchase a touch-up kit from your make-up artist.

For those of you with a larger budget, hiring your make-up artist to stick around for touch-ups is the best option.  Having the make-up artist on hand will ensure that no matter what happens to your make-up, it will be quickly fixed.  Lipstick transferred? No problem.  Eyeliner running? Fear not.  Need powder? Consider it done. Your make-up artist will inspect your make-up and make any corrections, so you remain flawless.

If the cost of hiring your make-up artist to remain on hand falls outside of your budget, do not despair.  An inexpensive option is to purchase a touch-up kit from your make-up artist, so that you have everything necessary to apply your own touch-ups.  Surely not all touch-up kits are going to be identical from all make-up artists, so it is important to inquire into what exactly is included.  At a minimum, I recommend the items below, divided into five categories.

Eyes.  You should not have any need to reapply your eye make-up if it is applied correctly, with the exception of eyeliner, which can run as a result of tears.  Though, false lashes should not come off, it is possible that they will detach for reasons such as rubbing your eyes.  For your eyes, you should have the following:

  1. Eyeliner
  2. Lash glue

Lips.  Lipstick and lip-gloss, no matter how transfer-resistant a cosmetic company advertises its product, will transfer.  It is not a question of if but when.  Kissing, eating, and drinking will wreak havoc on your lip make-up, so it is essential you have the following, all of which can come in a full-size or touch-up-size version:

  1. Lipstick
  2. Lipliner
  3. Lipgloss

Face.  It is inevitable that you will perspire on your wedding day, and perspiration and your skin’s natural oils need to be removed to keep you looking your best.  To properly keep your skin looking dry and beautiful, you should have the following:

  1. Blotting tissue
  2. Refreshing spray
  3. Blush
  4. Translucent powder

Tools.  Having the right products is only helpful if you have the tools to apply them.  Therefore, your touch-up kit should contain:

  1.  Mirror
  2. Blush brush
  3. Disposable lip brushes
  4. Pencil sharpener
  5. Sponges
  6. Powder puff

Miscellaneous.  In addition to the above, I also recommend having:

  1. Make-up remover wipes
  2. Tissues
  3. Cotton swabs

Whether your budget affords you to keep your make-up artist on hand throughout the event or to purchase a touch-up kit, it is essential to take that extra step, so you can look your radiant best all the way to the end.  It is your wedding day; you deserve it!

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Easy Pin Up-Inspired Look

PRODUCTS USED

FACE: MAC Studio Fix Fluid | MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural | MAC Prolongwear Concealer

EYES: Urban Decay Primer Potion | MAC Eyeshadows Vanilla + Wedge | Dior ‘Diorshow’ Mascara Black | MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner

CHEEKS: Smashbox Rosy Pink

LIPS: Clinique All About Lips | MAC Ruby Woo

 

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Make-Up Look: SHOP MAC – Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad

PRODUCTS USED

 

FACE:

  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW20
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

EYES:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the eyelid
  • MAC eye shadow quad “Shop & Drop.” I used all four colors as follows:
    • “Sugar Snack” (matte light pink) on brow bone
    • “Shop & Drop” (navy blue) on lower lid
    • “Power Boosted” (purple) on the crease
    • “Hypnotizing” (silver) on the inner corner of eye
  • Dior Diorshow Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil – in the waterline and smudged on the outer half of the lower lash line

CHEEKS:

  • Bobbi Brown blush in “plum”
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer
  • Smashbox Soft Lights highlighter

LIPS:

  • MAC lipstick in “Marquise d’” from the Wonder Woman Collection

 

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Make-Up Look Using Blue and Pink Colors

PRODUCTS

FACE

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW20

MAC Select Sheer/Loose Powder in NW20

EYES

Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the eyelid

MAC Paint Pot in “Delft” on the lower lid

MAC eye shadow in “White Frost” in the inner corner of the eye only

MAC eye shadow in “Shroom”  on the brow bone

INGLOT eye shadow in “Matte 321” (navy blue) on the eyelid and the lower lash line

NYX jumbo eye pencil in “Milk” (white) over Inglot “Matte 321” blended below the crease only

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil – in the waterline and smudged on the upper and clower lash line

Dior Diorshow Mascara

CHEEKS

Bobbi Brown blush in “Plum”

MAC blush in “Emote” for contouring

Smashbox Soft Lights highlighter in “Soft Rose Petal”

 LIPS

Clinique All About Lips

Estee Lauder Pure Color Longlasting lipstick in “Candy” #116

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon

Bobbi Brown Crystal clear lip gloss all over the lips  

 

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Make-Up Look: Blue Smokey Eye

PRODUCTS

FACE

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW20

MAC Strobe Cream – Mix a drop with your liquid foundation for an all-over glow

MAC Select Sheer/Pressed Powder  

EYES

Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the eyelid

MAC eyeshadows: Nylon in the inner corner of the eye only; Wedge on the crease; and Shroom on the brow bone

INGLOT eye shadow in “Matte 321” (navy blue) on the eyelid and “AMC 61” (dark blue with shimmer) on the outer “V”

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil – in the waterline and smudged on the upper and lower lash line

Dior Diorshow mascara black

CHEEKS

NARS Orgasm

NARS Laguna Bronzer

LIPS

Clinique All About Lips

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon

Bobbi Brown Crystal clear lip gloss

 

 

 

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Make-Up Look For Brown Eyes

PRODUCTS

FACE

MAC Studio Fix Fluid

MAC Select Sheer/Pressed Powder

EYES

Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the eyelid

MAC eyeshadow in White Frost in the inner corner of the eye

Bobbi Brown eye shadow in Espresso and Hot Stone on the crease

MAC pigment in Naked on eyelid

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero on the upper and lower lash line

Dior Diorshow – Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Spectacular Volume & Curl Mascara Black 090

CHEEKS

NARS Orgasm

NARS Albatross

LIPS

MAC Blankety lipstick

MAC Prrr Lipglass

 

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