Wedding-day beauty and makeup is incredibly important for ensuring that any bride-to-be Is looking her absolute finest on her special day. The right beauty and makeup procedure will enhance natural features and be captured in photos that truly last a lifetime
Most brides find it more convenient to have their hair and makeup done by a professional, but there are those who want to do it on their own. They can take hair styling and bridal makeup lessons to gain enough confidence to DIY their wedding day look. Whether you choose to hire a professional or go DIY, below are 11 wedding day items that all brides should have to ensure flawless beauty all day:
Loose Setting Powder
Brides with combination to oily skin should have this in their purse. The loose setting powder will keep the face oil-free and avoid looking shiny in pictures. There are skin tone powders available that you can use for more coverage, but it is ideal to have the translucent version. This will prevent your face from having a mismatched color or the cake-y look.
Each bride has her own preferred eye makeup on her wedding day. An eye primer is essential to keep the eye makeup intact, as well as crease-free throughout the special day. You may use a colorless primer if you want to layer several shadows, or one with some color to hide any lid discoloration or veins.
A setting spray, like the loose setting powder, will help prolong the life of your bridal makeup. It will also help blend all the makeup on your face. You can spray it on your face several times throughout the day to feel refreshed. There are several setting spray options to choose from, from dewy to matte, that can suite your bridal skin needs.
Blotting papers are great in preventing a shiny face, especially in photos. They are easy to use and convenient for touch-ups. They are small and compact, so you can carry them along in your bridal purse.
Eyebrows can make or break your overall bridal look. You will want a defined and filled eyebrows to enhance your facial features. Having well-done brows will also keep your face from looking exhausted in photos. A brow pencil can be handy as it is easy to use and looks natural once applied.
Waterproof Volumizing Mascara
Most, if not all, brides cry on their wedding day. They are overwhelmed by the amount of love that they receive. This is where a waterproof volumizing mascara becomes handy. Its waterproof formula will prevent you from looking like a bride in horror movies. It also does not flake, and holds the curl longer than regular mascaras.
You will meet plenty of people throughout the day, from relatives to friends. It will help to have mints in your purse to keep your breath fresh. Make sure to take one before you meet your guests, especially before your touch-ups. You will feel more confident and beautiful as a bride.
Lip Stain, Not Lipstick
A lipstick can smear, which is something that you do not want to happen when you kiss your groom. A lip stain, meanwhile, locks in the color and gives you a more defined lips. Make sure to use a lip liner on the outer part of your lips, and then fill in the rest. Layer it with a lip stain for polishing. Blot it before reapplying when necessary.
You or your makeup artist will apply the false eyelashes, also known as “falsies,” during your bridal preparation. The lash glue should be strong enough to keep the falsies on throughout the event. However, it is still a smart idea to bring an adhesive along, just in case. You may not be able to use it during the day, but others in your party may need it. You just have to make sure that the guests who will borrow the glue have a disposable applicator for hygiene purposes.
The compact mirror is a must in any touch-up bag. You can easily double-check your looks to ensure that you are ready for the bridal march and the wedding party. Bonus points if you have one with a nice design and where possible, aim for a lighted mirror so that weather conditions and poor light conditions become a non-issue!
Pack a Touch-up Kit
Bring all the essential beauty items in a nice touch-up bag. Your makeup should last long enough to withstand the humidity and tears, but it will always be a great idea to have makeups for emergency touch-ups. It should have all the items discussed above, as well as your favorite perfume. You may not be able to use them during the day, but it will be nice to know that you have an emergency kit on hand.
These are some of the most important beauty items that you need to have on your wedding day. One or all of them could save your special moment, especially when you start to cry. Invest in a good set of makeup and other beauty products to make sure that you will look great in every photo.
Sophia Thomas is a beauty blogger with a passion for discovering new beauty, health, fashion, lifestyle, and hair trends. She’s the editor of AllHerThings.com, a health and beauty blog filled with quality product reviews as well as helpful how-to advice on all things for women