Independent Sales Director for Mary Kay
Long Lasting Lips
There are times a makeup artist will apply a bride’s makeup 3-4 hours before the big event. Even though it seems likely the makeup will wear off by the end of the evening – it lasts for hours. The trick? A three step application process that will keep color in place all night long.
- Prime the lips. The first step in achieving long-lasting lips is using primer. This provides a base for the lipstick to adhere to – allowing color pigments to stay put.
- Fill in your lips with lip pencil before applying lipstick. This will give your lipstick a good base to help the color last. Apply the lipstick onto clean lips.
- Set lipstick with a gloss. Makeup artists use this trick when preparing brides for weddings. Use a colorless gloss like Mary Kay's Starry Lipgloss which provides a wet mirror shine.
Stay True to You
Don’t let anyone talk you into doing something with your makeup that isn’t comfortable for you. Otherwise, you will look back on photos and dread the sight of you in bright red lipstick! A sweep of rose toned blush and a touch of cream-colored shadow can look fresh and youthful. A thin line of eyeliner will just softly define the eyes without looking like too much. Don’t forget a quick coat of mascara to open up your eyes, and you’re ready to walk down that aisle as yourself!
The Wedding Cosmetics Case
You will need a small cosmetics case the day of your wedding containing items that you can use to refresh your makeup. This case should contain the following:
- Makeup Remover - to get rid of smudges under the eyes
- Concealer - to quickly dot under the eyes and pat with your fingers
- Compact - with powder to matte late-day shiny skin
- Oil Blotting Papers - for oily skin this is better than reapplying powder
- Lip Liner, Lipstick, and Gloss - to redo your lips
- Eye Drops - in case you cry buckets and your eyes get seriously red
Photos by Kirsten Alana Photography