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Makeup Tips For Brides

There are seemingly endless small details to plan when you're getting married. You need to secure a venue, get the perfect dress, and figure out what you're going to do with your hair. You also need to decide how you'll do your makeup. Here are four makeup tips that every bride can use for her wedding:

1. Try your makeup on before your wedding.

You may have a makeup aesthetic in mind ahead of time. Maybe you want striking red lips or a dramatic cat eye. No matter what look you go for, you should make sure you try it out ahead of time. A makeup artist will be happy to give you a trial run of your makeup before the big day. Seeing a look on your face is the best way to decide if it suits you. A makeup style that you loved on someone else might not look as good on your features. You also want to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction to the makeup you use. Wearing it for a day will give you an idea of how your skin reacts.

2. Use a waterproof mascara.

Your wedding day is likely to be very emotional. Many brides cry while saying their vows. Even if you aren't typically someone who cries at weddings, you may be surprised by your own emotions on the big day. Normal mascara can run when it gets wet. If you don't want to spend your wedding day looking like a raccoon, make sure you use a waterproof mascara. Waterproof mascaras stay put until they're removed with makeup removing fluid, so you can laugh and cry to your heart's content.

3. Set your makeup well.

You may end up running around on your wedding day. If the weather is warm, you might end up sweating a bit. You don't want your makeup to smudge or smear due to sweat and humidity. Make sure your makeup looks great all day by setting it well. Makeup artists are experts at this. They will set your makeup using a fine silica powder, then take away any dry, powdery appearance using a setting spray. Their techniques will help your makeup last all day and all night long.

4. Hire a bridal makeup artist.

Even if you do your own makeup every day, you should consider hiring a bridal makeup artist for your wedding day. Makeup artists apply cosmetics for a living. They can use advanced techniques to make you look absolutely gorgeous. Treat yourself to professional makeup for your wedding ceremony.

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