Long-lasting wedding day makeup suggestions, please!

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I wore Smashbox foundation for my wedding. My primer was NARS skin smoothing prep (but Hourglass mineral veil may be a better option for you). IMO, Tarte amazonian clay setting powder is the best thing ever. It locks everything in place like nobody’s business, especially if you top it with Urban Decay setting spray. My make-up was perfect from 11am-after midnight. For blush, I like Illamasqua. The colors look scary bright in the container, but go on wonderfully sheer. I like NARS for eyeliner (Rue Bonaparte on the lower tearline really brightens my eyes) and Urban Decay for eye shadow. Also, individual false eyelashes are worth the time and effort. They really make your eyes pop, both in person and in photos.

Post # 3
4587 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I also wear Smashbox 15-hour wear foundation, and am planning on wearing that for my wedding day. Under it, I use the Shasmbox primer and have never had a problem with it. I used Bare Minerals concealer, and then just started using Ben Nye setting powder in Banana – as I read that it stays great and photographs well. I, too, have an oily T-zone… so it really varies on the day and the weather/humidity.

I use UD primer potion on my eyes, and will be using some colors from the Naked Palette2 for my eyeshadow. Benefit just came out with a gel liner that I have been using daily – and boy does that stay! On my lower lash line, I use Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner… and mascara will depend on the day. I am wearing lash extensions, so no mascara will be needed on top but will have some on my lower lashes.

As for Blush – I am stil debating. I currently use Benefit’s Coralista, or Hourglass Ambient Blush in Luminous Flush. Great color by both. Lips are also debatable, as any lip color seems to fall off sooner than I want it to. BUT, I end it all (for those long days) with UD setting spray.

I have heard good things about Tarte’s Amazonian Clay setting powder, so I may check that out too in case the Ben Nye stuff ends up not working – but so far so good.

I did this on Saturday for my shower/bachelorette party – and that next morning (stayed at a hotel and didn’t wash my face)… it all still looked pretty good!

Post # 4
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Here are my suggestions:

Primer: Laura Mercier Oil Free primer

Setting powder: Bare Minerals Tinted Mineral Veil (loose or READY) – SPF-free

Blush: Bare Minerals READY blush

Eyeliner: Stila Stay All Day liquid liner–if you don’t want to use liquid, line your eyes fist with shadow primer and then apply your eyeliner, this will keep it in place and prevent raccoon eyes. I don’t have a good suggestion for pencil liner because my favorite was discontinued, so I’m still on the hunt!

Shadow: The shadow isn’t as important as the shadow primer, I love Bare Minerals & Urban Decay shadow primers, but ELF also makes one that is almost identical for pennies on the dollar. I typically use BM or UD Naked (1, 2, or 3), but Wet n’ Wild shadows work just as well if you use a primer underneath.

Finish everything off with Urban Decay All-Nighter setting spray. I used all of these products for my FSIL’s wedding in June, on the beach, and my makeup looked flawless all day. I know because we looked at all of the picture proofs this past weekend! Good luck. 🙂

Post # 5
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I second the Urban Decay All nighter!  Works like a charm.

Post # 6
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

soon2bszuter:  Urban Decay has a spray I believe it’s called Up All Night & that will definitely keep your makeup on. I have a makeup artist friend that does makeup all the time & she used it when she did my makeup one time. All my makeup still looked perfect when I woke up the next day too.

Post # 7
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I was in a wedding this and it was a humid, swampy, muggy day and I used Urban Decay Primer Potion, eyeshadows from the Urban Decay Naked2 pallette, eyeliner from Nyx, and Benefit They’re Real! mascara. I used a Nyx blush (this was right before I got into the Tarte amazonian clay blushes, and I totally recommend those!) Followed it up with the Urban Decay deslick setting spray (I get oily when it’s humid. If you don’t, all-nighter would be good) and it was LOCKED. I looked just as good at midnight as I did at 1PM when we had to meet at my friend’s church.

Post # 8
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I’m a wedding hair stylist and makeup artist and I hands down suggest getting airbrush makeup, it lasts up to 18 hours without smudging or running and is completely tear proof and waterproof…hope this helps!

Post # 9
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I set my makeup with everyday minerals finishing dust and elf makeup Mist.  Even though I got married in extreme humity, it stayed all day.  The only touch up I did was oil blotting sheets and reapplied lipstick after dinner

Post # 12
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish HD Primer, the “light” version if you have oily skin.

Setting powder: MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural or Make Up For Ever HD Setting Powder.

Blush: Illamasqua Cream Blush or Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush (that stuff doesn’t budge).

Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Mac Fluidline Gel Liner, or Stila Stay All Day Liner.

Definitely use the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray, or Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix, or MAC Fix+ spray. It’ll keep the makeup on all night. Focus on a little more powder on your T-Zone to prevent shine. 

Congrats! I’m sure you’ll look beautiful on your big day!

Post # 13
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

soon2bszuter:  Oh, if you’re having an issue with your eyebrow pencil coming off I would suggest the Anastasia Brow Gel as well. It’ll pretty much adhere your brows to your face lol.

Post # 15
7141 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

soon2bszuter:  lots of good suggestions from PP. I wanted to pass on that as a makeup artist, I don’t use mineral powders because they cast grey to the camera. I love Mac blotting powder for shine control finish, esp because it can be reapplied in touch ups without caking. 

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