Bridal Beauty. A Budge-Proof Bride‏

July 4, 2010 • Magazine

Bridal Beauty. A Budge-Proof Bride‏

Bridal Beauty. A Budge-Proof Bride‏

Tue, 2000-07-04 03:00

Kelley Epps-Woods

It’s bridal season and weddings are on full blast. Whether the bride is having a garden wedding, a wedding on the beach or a wedding at a historic mansion, it’s important that she stays put: budge-proof for all of the hugging and the tugging of ‘congratulations’, waterproof for the ‘tears of joy’ or ‘Uncle Sam’s insider jokes’, and kiss-proof for the ‘first kiss’ with her new hubby. If you are a soon to be bride, or just heading to a wedding this summer these bridal makeup staples are sure to keep you budge proof and picture perfect. 

For makeup to last all day you must start with a good foundation base. A foundation like Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet will give you a nice matte, waterproof base that will aide in helping the other makeup stay put. To set  the foundation a great powder like Make Up For Ever’s HD Microfinish Powder, that is sheer and translucent is needed, to seal in the foundation and give the foundation a finish. 

Once your foundation is set, to give the face dimension and a sunkissed glow you can add a Bronzer, preferably matte, like Smashbox Bronze Lights. For pictures, it is never a good idea to do too much shimmers, and shimmer bronze is the same. So matte bronzers are best. 

For cheeks a long lasting cheek stain or gel blush works best and looks the most natural in any light. Benefit’s Posie Tint or Stila’s Lip & Cheeks Stain has beautiful Tints that can be used on the cheeks or lips that gives the skin a fresh flush look. Double duty products are always great! For a romantic evening look with no fuss try Fresh Sugar Plum Lip Tinted Treatment. This burgundy stain gives the lips just the right amount of color. 

For eyes, the most important thing is a great waterproof mascara. There’s nothing worst than a stream of eye makeup slowly cascading down the face as you take your vows. With that said, L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in Carbon Black is a great mascara. Not only can it stand up to the elements, but the rich black color looks good on just about anyone. For added definition try Bobbi Brown’s Gel Eye Liners. They have changed my life. The gorgeous array of colors and the stay put gel last all day, and sometimes into the next day. 

Once your face is all done, add one more barrier of protection like Skindinavia’s Bridal Makeup Spray. Sprays are important because they set your makeup and helps diffuse your makeup together, as well as give you extra budge-proof protection. The perfect products, and great face makes for a happy bride!

1. Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet $34
2. Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder $30
3. Smashbox Bronze Lights $28
4. Benefit Posietint $28
5. L’Oreal Volumnious Carbon Black Mascara $7.22
6. Bobbi Brown Gel Liner $21
7. Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatement Spf 15 $22.50
8. Stila Lip and Cheek Stain $24
9. Skindinavia Bridal Finish $29
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