When I think of makeup with staying power I look for keywords on packaging like "long-lasting" "matte" "oil-free" "15 hour wear" and so on. If an event is outside it's important to incorporate an SPF into your routine. Be it applied as a pre-makeup moisturiser, or my favourite, in your liquid makeup! Anything to save some time!
This past weekend I attended my cousins wedding. It has been quite some time since I've been to a wedding. After planning an outfit, I was left thinking 'What makeup should I wear?' It was going to be a long day of driving to & from the venue (3-4 hours), the ceremony, and a reception. I knew I needed makeup that would last ALL day long!
The products pictured below are my essentials for a matte, yet luminous makeup look. Perfect for long wear, amped up feminine lashes, and a neutral toned lip.
Are some of your makeup favourites featured?
Products used for a Romantic Spring Wedding Makeup Look:
♡ *BENEFIT The POREfessional Skin Primer
♡ *Illamasqua Skin Base Mixer 'White'
♡ Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10 'Desert Beige'
♡ Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer 'Light'
♡ Maybelline New York Super Stay 24 hr Waterproof Powder 'Sand'
♡ Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder & Highlighter
♡ The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer AKA 'The Luminizer'
♡ *ELES Mineral Blush 'Coral Sun'
♡ Maybelline New York 24hr Color Tattoo Metal 'Barely Branded'
♡ Urban Decay Originall Naked Palette 'Sin' / 'Naked' / 'Toasted'
♡ Maybelline New York Master Precise Liquid Liner 'Black'
♡ *Benefit They're REAL Mascara
♡ Eylure Katy Perry LASHES 'Oh Honey!'
♡ *Benefit Gimme Brow 'Light Medium'
♡ Revlon Colorburst Balm 'Provocateur' (red) & 'Honey' (nude pink).
TOP 3 TIPS TO ACHIEVE STAY-ALL-DAY MAKEUP
#1: PREP YOUR SKIN
Day to day I don't use a primer, this just means my make-up will only stay flawless & fresh for a limited amount of time. BUT if I need stay-all-day makeup - primer is key! A primer basically works like a barrier for your skin, it smoothes your complexion and fills in any visible pores & lines. Primer creates the optimum base for a make-up look! The primer barrier ensures your make-up doesn’t slip & slide throughout the day. Pairing a primer with a long-lasting foundation and you’re guaranteed impeccable coverage that will last.
Try: Benefit's POREfessional Primer teamed with Estee Lauder's Double-Wear Stay in Place Makeup with SPF.
#2: POWDER IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
I have skin that tends to get oily through the day, especially if outdoors. It's frustrating to see time you spent on your makeup look wasted when oil shifts your makeup. Using a lightweight face powder will set your make-up and help to absorb excess oil, leaving you with a shine-free and long-lasting finish.
Try: Maybelline New York SuperStay 24hr Waterproof Powder.
#3: OPT FOR A LIP STAIN
I know many lip products say they are 'stay-all-day products' but in most cases this just isn't possible. Instead, opt for a lip-staining product that will ensure colour throughout your day /night. Lip stains help safeguard lip colour from fading through eating, drinking and avoiding the dreaded lip marks left upon the cheeks of friends & family.
Try: Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. It come in 3 finishes and a HUGE array of colours for every look you need.
How do you ensure your make-up stays put all day?
The wedding ceremony venue was breathtaking. It was held along the riverbank of the beautiful Murray River in South Australia. A stunning cliff backdrop, millions of years in the making. As the sun set the cliffs turned to a bright orange hue. A truly magical day!
What would be your ideal Spring Makeup Look?
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