Wedding Day Makeup Tips

On your big day every bride wants to look and feel her best. You also want to ensure that your photos capture you at your most beautiful, so that you are happy with them in years to come when you reminisce over your big day.

Get great skin

Firstly, a key piece of advice to looking good is to make sure you eat well and get lots of sleep the week before the wedding and keep your skin hydrated by drinking at least 2-3 liters a day. No amount of make-up can truly hide a stressed our bride with dark circles and bags under her eyes!

When it comes to the big day priming your skin is a must. By using a face primer you ensure that your makeup goes on smoothly with flawless coverage and stays put all day, which is crucial to ensuring your make-up can last the distance all day and night. It essentially helps your skin stay fresh by keeping it moisturized so it doesn’t dry out and crack or get oily and melt off.

Face of Australia, Face Base Primer will be your secret weapon to flawless skin. It can be used on all skin types and is gentle enough to be used daily, so you can have that flawless professional finish every day and is only $11.95 RRP.

Makeup musts

When you are getting your make-up done on the day or doing it yourself, there is always going to be lots of chaos, love and excitement around you.

Don’t feel like a Bridezilla by asking everyone to clear the room while you get your hair and makeup done, so that you can have some “you” time on the day. This will help calm the nerves and ensure you are happy with your make up and can do any last touches before the car or photographer arrives.

Be prepared

On the day you need to be prepared for a range of things that can happen. Make sure you buy a wedding bag for the day to fit in your survival kit or ensure your chief bridesmaid has these essentials in her bag that you can leave in the bridal suite.

The core essentials for your wedding day survival kit are pain killers, cotton tips for any running or smudging and a stick foundation or concealer. Face of Australia Stick Foundation (RRP $11.95) is a must have on the day, it is perfect for touch ups between meals and photo opportunities, it is a lightweight formula that blends easily and can double as a concealer.

The stick application ensures you are not getting runny foundation liquid near your dress during the reception.

In your bag you should carry bobby pins, band aids and eyelash glue if you are wearing false lashes in case they come loose or fall off. An important thing to remember is a light dusting of translucent powder to keep your make up shine free and photo ready all day and night after you have been dancing, crying and air kissing 100 relatives.

Face of Australia Translucent Power ($11.95 RRP) is a fine textured light weight powder that will sets your make up and absorbs excess oil and shine.

Don’t forget to make sure that you have packed your favorite long wearing lipstick to reapply throughout the day for photos. For long wearing colour that stays moist on your lips for that luscious look you can’t go past Face of Australia Lip Quench Lipstick ($9.45 RRP) which is also SPF 30+.

Finally and most importantly enjoy yourself and slow things down. After all of the months of planning, anticipation, money spent and stress it’s easy to forget to unwind on the day and have fun. Get a massage the night before with your bridesmaids and watch a girly DVD. Your feet might hurt and your false eyelashes might fall off but just stay calm and remember it’s your day and there is nothing more radiant than a happy and relaxed bride.

Face of Australia available at Priceline, selected Priceline Pharmacy, Kmart, Big W nationally. www.faceofaustralia.com

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