By Makeup Artist Deanna Gabelein
1. Choose an oil-free foundation, if possible. Sweat combined with a heavy, oily foundation equals a bride who looks like she ran a marathon. For foundation that stays put and looks great in photos, select a high-quality oil-free one that's low in SPF. (Foundations with sunscreens high in titanium dioxide and zinc oxide reflect light and can cause your face to appear lighter than your body in photos.)
2. Use pressed powder and blotting sheets. Apply pressed powder on your T-zone when completing your initial makeup application. It's more concentrated and lasts longer than loose powder. Throughout the day, use oil-blotting sheets to remove shine but not your makeup.
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3. Waterproof your weepers. Use a waterproof, smudgeproof mascara. And for safe measure, take a cotton hanky to the altar. If you feel the waterworks coming on, blot-don't rub-your eyes.
4. Enhance your eyeliner. Place eye shadow that's the same color as your eyeliner over it to help it stay put. Bonus: The extra definition will make your eyes pop in photos.
5. Create blush that won't budge. To keep those rosy cheeks from fading, apply cream blush with powder blush over it-a trick used in the theater.
6. Lock in lip color. Minimize mirror time by using lip primer, lip liner, and lipstick. While gloss is gorgeous, lipstick lasts longer and is less likely to smudge during all that smooching.
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