Being makeup-ready in today’s click-and-post era is easier than ever for many brides as more cosmetic brands incorporate technological advancements and HD-ready, finely infused ingredients into their products.
“On your wedding day, strive for products offering long wear, high pigmentation and layering capabilities that are smudge-proof, filter or blur and deliver photo-ready results while giving you an undetectable, flawless look,” said Madison Peterson, a senior makeup artist and class facilitator at Sephora in Midtown Manhattan.
And maybe practice ahead of time. “Brands are also creating tutorials for brides to watch and learn how to master the techniques they want to achieve,” she said, “so that incorporating a specific look is easier and more obtainable.”
Before the Ceremony
PRIMER Kick-start your premakeup application with Blur Stick by Milk; a vegan, silicon and oil-free primer that is lightweight and minimizes pores and fine lines while allowing skin to breathe. $ 36
FOUNDATION Oil-free, long wearing (as in 24 hours), full coverage, transfer-resistant and water proof, with an SPF 15, describes Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation. The matte finish slips into your skin without making it feel dry or shiny, which on camera can read as oily. Available in 40 shades. $ 47
UNDER-EYE CONCEALER Swap out cold spoons on the eyes with Marc Jacobs Beauty Remedy Concealer Pen. Thanks to the metal palladium tip applicator, the same experience is created using a cooling system to push out puffiness while soothing the under-eye area. Advanced pigments, powerful antioxidants, brightening ingredients, coconut water — for nourishment and hydration — add a bright-eyed finish. $ 39
BLUSH Blushing brides can do so minus the streaks with Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio, which comes with finely milled, high-pigment two mattes and one shimmer, created to provide a new, buildable and blendable look called draping; contouring with blush, minus the stripes. $ 30
BROWS That well-earned, trendy arch you can achieve is thanks to Benefit’s 24-hour, waterproof ka-Brow! eyebrow cream-gel color, buildable color that sculpts and defines. Bonus: a built-in, hard-angled brush converts into a full-size brush for precise control. $ 24
LASHES Though faux lashes are trendy, they can be hard to apply evenly. For a less-stressful experience opt for Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Smoky Extravagant waterproof mascara, which has a micro-defining complex that covers each lash with clump-free pigment. The brush uses Tynex fiber on all of its 580 bristles, which leaves the lashes lifted, elongated separated and volumized. $ 24
LIPS Like a beauty magic trick, Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick goes on creamy but turns into a silky, lightweight stain that won’t wipe off for hours. Thanks to avocado oil, lips won’t feel tight. Resins and jellifying agents coat the pigments and guarantee a no-transfer film for long term wear. Lips remain matte so it is pleasing to the camera. The line recently expanded to 40 shades to easily match any color of clothing. $ 14
POWDERHourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powders can be a bride’s best facial friend because they capture, diffuse, blur and soften surrounding light with photoluminescent technology — and without talc, an ingredient that most powders have that tends to make skin look dry or accentuate lines and pores. $ 46
SPRAY To keep your visual beautification in place, and to control excess oil and shine, spritz some Kristofer Buckle Power Lock Makeup Setting Spray. The water-based formula contains rose canina fruit extract, aloe vera leaf juice, and algae extract. Even rain won’t make your face lose its luminosity. $ 33
After the Party
The last 24 hours have been exciting, not so much for your skin.
“You’ve stressed, cried, laughed, smiled, had too much to drink and not slept,” said JoAnn Solomon, a celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert. “That takes a toll on your skin, which will be tired, dehydrated and dull, especially because your makeup, which you’ve layered on and is probably more than you normally wear, has settled into your pores.”
As tired as you might be, you’ve got to remove, cleanse, nourish, rejuvenate and snap it back into shape.
MAKEUP REMOVER All that long-lasting makeup remains clinging to your skin, so it needs something powerful to remove it. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil makeup remover completely dissolves all traces of dirt and cosmetics while nourishing and toning your complexion with antioxidant-rich olive oil. $ 28
PRIMER Too Faced understands the up-all-night party as it has an entire line aptly called HangoveRX, and its replenishing primer might be your savor. Coconut water, probiotics, which fights bad bacteria, and skin revivers help improve skin’s radiance, promote elasticity and nourish and hydrate while letting makeup stay on for longer and more flawless wear. $ 32
SERUM To achieve a relaxed and smoothed appearance of expression lines — the last 48 hours have probably been an emotional roller coaster — and to help diminish the visible signs of aging while hydrating, plumping and tightening skin, try Robin McGraw Revelation’s Face It, You Look Amazing! Revitalizing Serum. It offers a blend of four peptides and fast results. $ 38
MASK Return skin to a healthy, youthful state while you sleep with June Jacobs Age Defying Ultimate Overnight Copper Marine Masque. The overnight treatment is formulated with potent marine-based actives and multimineral complex to firm, tone, revive skin and return elasticity. Copper, zinc and magnesium restore vitality, while collagen and brown algae provide firming and lifting benefits. $ 80
EYES Look like you got sleep, even if you didn’t, with Olehenriksen Uplifting Transformation Eye Gel. Used at night, cucumber and algae extracts hydrate and soothe while bio-peptides target fine lines and wrinkles. Other ingredients work to remove puffiness and dark circles while restoring a firm, visibly noticeable glow. $ 34
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