Mascara Maven: Lasting Power

I am pleased to welcome back our fab guest blogger, Mascara Maven, who has some great tips for keeping your bridal glow absolutely perfect…from the walk down the aisle to your getaway escape.

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Mascara Maven: Lasting Power

When you exchange vows, you commit to have and to hold for life. That’s some serious lasting power. Well, maintaining the lasting power of your makeup, especially on your wedding day, is also a big deal- but not nearly as much work as you might think! To avoid transferring half of your foundation onto your groom’s shoulder or leaving pretty pouty lip prints on Aunt Sally’s cheek, it’s worth investing in just a few products that have what it takes to keep your face on!

Step One: Prime Time

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Ladies, start the canvas off on the right foot: Face Primer. Now, I am partial to Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, which I think is the absolute best. It acts as a physical barrier between your face oils, pores, and lines, and matte-ifies your skin to provide a smooth surface for your foundation to glide over. Not only will your foundation stay on all day, but primer keeps it from creasing and settling into fine lines. And don’t be afraid to throw a layer on your groom (that is if he’ll let you!)- this primer can be worn alone to even out skin tone.

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For those of you with dryer skin, I highly recommend Tricia Sawyer’s Skin Balancing Water Primer. One pump of this all over your face (after moisturizer) provides a hydrating non-greasy and oil-free way to balance out your skin. It also has aloe leaf for a cooling and soothing feeling and smells fantastic!

Step Two: Put A Lid On It

You want those gorgeous eyes to sparkle all day so smudgeproof those lids. To prevent creasing due to oily lids, start off with an eyeshadow primer. Just a dab a day will keep smudging at bay. It also keeps eyeshadow bright and vibrant with no disappearing act. I have fallen in love with Too Faced Shadow Insurance because it actually tightens the eyelid. Hello eyelift!

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Another cult favorite is the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion which works wonders, and the brand new re-formulated Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer.

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Step Three: Lock and Load

I am a huge advocate for lip stains. They are phenomenal for brides because of the no-fuss factor and I have never met a groom who actually likes wearing sticky lip gloss.

I have mentioned it before, but the Tricia Sawyer Beauty Clearly Pretty Lip Stain is Ah-mazing! It definitely leans on the pink side of stains, but blends with lipsticks beautifully, leaving a pink pout that will last from the first kiss all the way to the dance floor.
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Another great (and budget-friendly) find is Revlon’s ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor that lasts a whopping 12 hours! They have a wide range of ooh la la colors and come with a clear gloss to moisturize. Consider grabbing a lighter color too for hitting the beaches come honeymoon time.

Step Four: Seal the Deal

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I like MAC’s Fix+ Spray as my final spritz to set the entire face. It leaves a natural radiance and sets all the makeup. You can also dust a translucent finishing powder as your final step. Keep a little with you on a powder puff if you think you may get shiny.

Prime Examples:
Celebs prime and seal just like the rest of us. They need to be shine-free and perfect for red carpet events and photos.

Ivanka Trump:

Stunning and flawless makeup- not a shine to be seen.


Blake Lively:
Perfectly Matte – gorgeous skin
Ann Hathaway and Rhianna:
With such dramatic eyes, an eyeshadow primer is a must!





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2 responses to “Mascara Maven: Lasting Power

  1. stunning photographs – sometimes celebrities are aided and assisted by make up and photoshop re-touching but other times, as here, they are just downright beautiful women who deserve to be in the limelight. Loved the pics – wold love to see more – Samx

  2. Super-great tutorial! This is also hilarious because I JUST scheduled a post where my good friend / makeup artist writes a makeup tutorial. Loved the accompanying pics!

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