Beauty
May 25, 2012

Summer beauty: Wedding makeup that lasts all day

By: Karen Kwan

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Beauty
May 25, 2012

Summer beauty: Wedding makeup that lasts all day

By: Karen Kwan
Hopefully you don’t have a 27 Dresses situation on your hands, but chances are if you’re not a bridesmaid, you're probably invited to a few weddings this summer. If not, we bet your social calendar is filled with some other chic soirees and rooftop parties. All events that last from morning until night -- and you need your makeup to last that long too. Arianne de Guzman of Artistry By Arianne has a few tricks up her sleeve when it comes to long lasting wedding makeup; and we trust her judgment since sh works with women tying the knot on a regular basis. With her know-how, your wedding makeup may last longer than you will dancing in your party shoes.

1. Keep your lip colour from fading fast
“To keep your lipstick from fading, it's all about the prep work’” says de Guzman. “Fill in your entire lips with a lip liner of the same colour as your lipstick.” She then recommends applying your lipstick in thin layers and blotting each layer with a tissue. “This stops especially creamy lipsticks from slip and sliding throughout the day,” she says.

2. Prep your eyes
If you have an issue with your eye makeup disappearing or sliding all over your lid, you are not alone. “I personally have horribly oily eyelids,” she says. To combat this, apply an eye shadow primers. De Guzman’s favourite is Too Faced Shadow Insurance from Sephora – “it helps block the oils that end up melting your eye shadow.

3. Go with waterproof mascara
You know you’ll tear up when your bestie walks down the aisle. Why risk mascara streaming down your face? Even if you’re not typically a fan of wearing waterproof mascara, today’s the day you should make an exception. If you’re really not keen on these budge-proof formulas, de Guzman, who’s based in Toronto, suggests trying a tubing mascara. “These are usually long wearing and come off with warm water and gentle pressure at the base of the lashes,” she says.

Need some wedding hair inspiration? View our favourite runway looks here.

More tips to take your wedding makeup from sunrise to sunset on the next page ...

000-wedding-makeup-how-to-make-i.jpg4. Powder your face
Setting your face makeup with translucent powder is a great way to keep your face makeup fresh and long-lasting, says de Guzman. She notes that with xilica-based translucent powder, you may risk having it show up in flash photography, but only if you’ve applied it improperly. “A little goes a long way with these products and you need to take the time to buff it in completely to the skin—excess product is what shows up as white powder under a flash,” she says.

5. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen
You may be in the sun for hours at an outdoor wedding even if the reception is held in a tent or hall—there’s the ceremony through to cocktails outside after all. Sunscreen has been known to show up in flash photography, so check the product you plan to use that day. “Avoid sunscreen products and foundation with titanium dioxide as the active ingredient, as these cause the white cast under flash photography,” says de Guzman.

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