Bridal Makeup

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Bridal Makeup Will Last All Day

If you are getting married soon, then chances are you are asking yourself all sorts of important questions to get ready for the big day. Yes, you want everything to go according to plan and this includes your bridal makeup.

Sure, preparing for your wedding day is both exciting and stressful, but when it comes to bridal makeup we have got you covered.

Here are five important makeup tips that every bride should follow.

Make Your Bridal Makeup Last


A little skin prep can make sure you give your makeup the best possible canvas. I recommend at the very least a nice, gentle scrub the night before, or if it’s in your budget, a spa facial or an oxygen facial a few days before the wedding. Consult with the technician for an exact recommended time frame for the service prior to the big day.


Primers are designed to smooth imperfections on the skin and promise to help makeup last longer. There are primers for every skin type and some work better than others. I recommend going to your favourite makeup store or counter and getting several samples to test out before the big day. Be sure to explain to the sales associate what your specific needs are. For example: if you have dry skin or if you tend to get shiny throughout the day, or if you have a combination of the two. There are also some wonderful eyelid primers that promise 24-hour crease-free eyeshadow.


It’s very important to set your makeup with powder. A finely milled, translucent setting powder not only eliminates shine but can also blur fine lines, which are two things that will help you look your best in the photos. Follow powder with a gentle mist of setting spray. This will melt the powder into your skin and seal everything into place.

Touch up

Despite your best efforts, you may still require a touch-up. Keep a small pack of blotting papers in your handbag to absorb shine throughout the night. Be sure to simply press the paper into your skin and do not rub or you will wipe away your makeup. It’s also best to keep your lipstick or lip gloss with you as you will surely be eating, drinking and kissing the night away.

Cry with Care

Weddings can be highly emotional days and it’s not uncommon to shed a few happy tears. So if you happen to be overcome, wrap your tissue tightly around your index finger and gently blot the inner corners of your eyes before the tears fall. This will prevent your mascara from running and streaks through your blush.


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Jessica Haisinger

Jessica Haisinger

Jessica Haisinger is a hair and makeup stylist based in Toronto, Ontario with over 16 years of industry experience. Her career in film and television started in Vancouver on the set of Breakfast Television and led her to a permanent role on the set of Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag. After moving to Toronto in […]

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