Your wedding day is probably going to be one of the most memorable days of your life, so it’s only natural that you want everything to be perfect… including your makeup! I know that it can really confusing to navigate through the beauty aisles, so I’ve compiled a list of the most long lasting makeup products that you can wear on your big day, without worrying about them smudging or fading.
Foundation is literally the base of your look so it’s important to get it right! Between the nerves and humidity, us desi brides need something that won’t budge all day. These long wearing formulas give a matte finish and stay put throughout the sweat and tears.
Metallic and shimmer shadows will help you open up your eyes, whilst adding a dose of glamour to your look. These powder-based palettes pack a real punch and have minimal fallout.
Whether you opt for a cat-eye or a kohl-rimmed look, you need a liner that won’t streak. Skip the eye pencils and go for gel-based or liquid liners like the ones below. Whilst they do require a little time to dry down, they won’t move once they set.
Since your foundation will most probably be matte, you can play around with a highlighter to amp up your bridal glow. Shimmery formulas look better in person (and in photographs!) than glittery ones do. To really get the dewy skin of your dreams, you can even layer a powder highlighter over a liquid one.
As a bride, you are going to have a million things to do and no time to touch up your lipstick! On your wedding day, it’s best to stick to liquid lipsticks like the ones below. Not only are they the most opaque formulas out there, but also do not bleed or fade.
Weddings are an emotional affair so there are high chances of you shedding a tear or two. In such cases, a waterproof mascara is non-negotiable. Even if you do wear false lashes, apply a coat anyway to help your falsies blend in better with your natural lashes.
These are the real wedding MVPs. After you are done with your makeup, remember to spritz on a setting spray. If your skin is on the oilier side, dust on a setting powder over your T-zone to help sop up the shine. However, remember to use a light hand so that there is no flashback.
Hopefully, this guide will make it easier for you to pick your wedding day products! If you have any further product recommendations, leave a comment below to help out a fellow bride-to-be. Also, if you are interested in skincare, here are a few DIY face masks that you can try before your wedding!