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Touch-up tips for the ‘big day’!

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When it comes to your wedding makeup, your artist should be using products with the most long-wearing properties, ensuring to use a good waterproof mascara, just in case you happen to shed a few tears at the end of the aisle.

Because emotions are high on the day and you often find your face covered in kisses of all sources after your

ceremony is over, it is essential to make a pit-stop in the ladies’ room before your couple shoot begins. I always advise my brides to allocate the job of “touch-ups” to your most skilful bridesmaid. She should be the one that holds on to your emergency kit for this very purpose.

Here are some basic touch-up tips and suggested purchases to form part of this necessary product pouch:

Powder to Mattify: a good pressed powder is a key ingredient to keep the shine at bay. You can either apply this with a retractable travel-size powder brush or a powder-puff. The t-zone of the face is the biggest ‘shine-culprit’ that you have to watch out for on the day.

Concealer: buy a good concealer that is right for your skin tone to touch-up any problematic areas, as well as under the eyes to curb any emerging darkness.

Smooth-out: sometimes the eyeshadow on the eye-lid can begin to look a little creasy depending on your skin type. The best advice I can give to rectify this is to use your fingertip to smooth the shadow back into place

Gloss: some brides like to buy the same lipstick that their artist is using on them to do a reapplication after the ceremony, however if you are a low-maintenance lip girl- rather opt for a tinted lip gloss that you can pop on,

hassle free, to bring back moisture and some colour back to the lips

Colourfy: If you’re a blush-girl then you may want to add a dash more colour to the apples of your cheeks. As the sun begins to set on the day one can start to look a little washed out, so having your go-to cream or powder blush

present is a good idea

Intensify: Depending on whether or not your wedding dips into an evening affair you may want to pop a black coal eye-liner in for dramatizing measures. Nothing intensifies a look more then applying a little liner on the water-line of the eye.

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