You’ve got your dress, your hairstyle plans, and your jewelry picked out – but what about your makeup? What you decide to do with your makeup can really set the tone for your bridal style. Finding that perfect look can take some time, so when you finally do get it right, you want it to last. Today let’s talk about 5 beauty products you should use to keep your makeup fresh from “I do” to the getaway car!
On a budget you say? No problem, we threw in drugstore alternatives to all of our high end beauty picks. Enjoy! 🙂
Before you apply a stitch of makeup you should use a primer for both your face and eyes. Primers not only fill in pores and lines to provide a smooth canvas, but they also give the makeup something to stick to so it lasts longer. Don’t skip this important step on your big day.
Benefit POREfessional Face Primer ($30) | Beauty High
High End Face Primer – The Benefit POREfessional is a tried and true face primer that fills in pores and helps makeup last all day.
NYX Pore Filler ($13) | Ulta
Bargain Face Primer – Want your makeup look to look flawless without the hefty high end price tag? Try the NYX Pore Filler. It will make a world of difference in the longevity of your bridal makeup.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20) | She Said Beauty
High End Eye Shadow Primer – This eye shadow primer has been raved about by beauty enthusiasts for years for good reason. It is an amazing eye shadow base that prevents creasing and actually helps shadows appear more vibrant. It’s a wedding day must!
e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer ($3) | e.l.f.
Bargain Eye Shadow Primer – Not willing to spend the dough for the coveted Urban Decay Primer? No problem, try this awesome drugstore alternative from e.l.f. cosmetics. It works just as well for a fraction of the price!
Photo Ready Setting Powder
After you’ve applied your foundation, lock it in with a translucent HD setting powder. This will keep your makeup from settling into fine lines, keep shine at bay, and (since it’s HD) you won’t get that annoying whitening affect when photographed. Win-win!
Makeup Forever HD Powder ($34) | Makeup Forever
High End Setting Powder – The Makeup Forever HD Setting powder is an amazing product because it’s one of the few translucent powders that does not give a white cast in pictures.
e.l.f. High Definition Setting Powder ($6) | e.l.f.
Bargain Setting Powder – The e.l.f is a highly raved about product because it is said to give the same results as the Makeup Forever powder but the price is a lot less. Good deal!
Eye liner can add loads of drama and definition to a makeup look. If you plan to wear liner we recommend going with a gel liner because they tend to last longer without bleeding or fading. Here’s two of our favorites.
MAC Fluidline ($16) Nordstrom
High End Gel Liner – MAC is a brand that has gotten a lot of hype because of their fantastic quality and their Fluidline gel liner is no acceptation. This product delivers rich color and applies like a dream. You can’t go wrong with this one!
Wet n’ Wild Mega Eyes Liner ($4) | CVS
Bargain Gel Eyeliner – Wet n’ Wild is one of the least expensive brands at the drugstore but that does not mean their products are bad quality. For example their Mega Eyes Eyeliner is a favorite among beauty junkies because it actually performs very similarly to the MAC liner.
Okay so this one is a no brainer. You should really use waterproof mascara because, let’s face it, you’re gonna cry. Use a good waterproof mascara formula to avoid becoming a raccoon on your wedding day.
Lancôme Hypnose Waterproof ($27) | Makeup 411
High End Waterproof Mascara – This mascara gives amazing volume and length while being totally budge proof. It’s your perfect weapon against those pesky tears of joy.
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof ($9) | Real Asian Beauty
Bargain Waterproof Mascara – Apply this budget friendly drugstore alternative for bullet proof eyes. This mascara will keep your eyes looking fierce all day and night.
Long Wear Lip Colors
No bride wants to spend her wedding day fussing over her lip color. There are tons of lip products out there that boast about their staying power, but these are the ones that actually deliver. Check ’em out!
Nars Satin Lip Pencil ($25) | Makeup and Beauty Blog
High End Jumbo Lip Pencil – This pencil gives a lot of bang for its buck. Not only is it super long wearing but it is also infused with vitamin E to keep your lips looking luscious all night. Awesome.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains ($8) | Beauty Daze
Bargain Jumbo Lip Pencil – While this pencil isn’t quite as luxurious, it gives great color without the hefty price tag. This is a great option for brides on a budget who really want a long lasting lip color that is easy to apply.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture ($34) | YSL
High End Gloss Stain – This is a revolutionary lip product that combines the longevity of a stain with the shine of a gloss. Complete with ultra-luxe packaging 25 gorgeous colors to choose from, this lip product might just be worth the splurge.
L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain ($9) | Makeup Life and Color
Bargain Gloss Stain – Lucky for those who don’t want to spend $34 on a lip product, L’Oreal came out with their own version of the YSL formula for much less. Check ’em out in drugstore near you!
Makeup Finishing Spray
Finish up your beauty work with a setting spray that will lock your makeup look into place. This step is especially important on your big day when your makeup has to work overtime. Bonus – not only will a setting spray help your look last, but it can also bring life back to your face and keep your makeup from looking too cake-y!
Urban Decay De-Slick ($29) | Beauty Brew
High End Setting Spray – This coveted setting spray really delivers. Spray it on before and after your makeup to keep your makeup looking its best long after application.
NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray ($8) | Urban Outfitters
Bargain Setting Spray – This bargain buy gives you a stay-all-day makeup look for less green. The matte formula helps keep you from getting shiny through the day while keeping your makeup in place. Spray it on throughout the day as a little refresher.
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