The Most Long Lasting Makeup Products To Wear At Your Wedding

Jyotika Udeshi
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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.

1. Foundation

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.

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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation | Source: Lancôme
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick | Source: Hourglass
Estēe Lauder Double Stay-In-Place Makeup | Source: Estēe Lauder

2. Eye Shadow

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.

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Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette | Source: Urban Decay
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam | Source: Anastasia Beverly Hills
Tom Ford Eye Quad | Source: Tom Ford

3. Eye Liner

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.

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Maybelline Drama Gel Liner | Source: Maybelline
Inglot Liquid Eyeliner | Source: Inglot
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner | Source: Bobbi Brown

3. Highlighter

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.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter | Source: Becca
Farsali Jelly Beam | Source: Farsali
Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter | Source: Fenty Beauty

4. Lipstick

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.

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NYX Lip Lingerie | Source: NYX Cosmetics
Rimmel Provocalips 16Hr Kissproof Lip Colour | Source: Rimmel London
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick | Source: Stila

6. Waterproof Mascara

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.

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Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara | Source: Benefit Cosmetics
Diorshow Waterproof | Source: Dior
Wet N Wild MegaSlim Waterproof Skinny Mascara | Source: Wet N Wild

7. Setting Powders And Sprays

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.

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MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ | Source: MAC Cosmetics
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder | Source: Laura Mercier
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Loose Powder Microfinishing Loose Powder | Source: Make Up For Ever

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!

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