Wedding-Day Beauty Tips
Here’s how to keep your hair and makeup looking perfect throughout the big day.
Do a Shine Check
About once an hour, check your complexion―either with a mirror or a no-nonsense bridesmaid. Using a tissue, dab off any perspiration, says Minahan, then remove surface oil with a blotting paper such as Alcone Face-Matte Oil-Blotting Blue Sheets (alconeco.com, $6). Schlip recommends finishing off the job with a tinted pressed mineral powder. “Don’t use a heavy powder or one that contains talc or petroleum by-products, which will cake when you keep reapplying,” says Schlip. (Her pick: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear, physiciansformula.com, $13.)
Exfoliate to Make Lip Color Last
To make your lip color survive a full night of smooching, Barnes prescribes this routine: First, exfoliate lips with an old toothbrush to rid them of flakes. Using a neutral lip liner like Spice by MAC (maccosmetics.com, $13), line your lips and fill them in with the pencil. Apply lipstick, then blot with a tissue. Apply a second layer of lipstick. Throughout the evening, keep lips shiny with a tinted gloss such as Nars Lip Lacquer (narscosmetics.com, $24).
Your foundation is bound to wear thin in spots, but reapplying can make it look too heavy―and isn’t exactly practical when
you’re in party mode. Instead, carry a small container of concealer. “You can use it on redness around your nose, discoloration
under your eyes or blemishes,” says Leming, who recommends Laura Mercier Undercover Pot (lauramercier.com, $34).
For easy updos, see Gorgeously Simple Hairstyles.