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Wedding Makeup Tips to Perfect Your Bridal Makeup and Wedding Makeup Look

Discover the essential makeup for a wedding with products from Lancôme. Shop products for makeup for bridesmaids, bridal makeup, and wedding guests.


Who doesn’t love a beautiful wedding? There seems to be so many things to celebrate on wedding days, like love (of course) — but also friendship family and a great excuse to dress up.

Wedding makeup often requires a little more consideration than your regular makeup. Long-lasting and waterproof formulas are usually a good idea no matter whether you choose a natural wedding makeup look or something more dramatic. With that in mind these are the essentials you may need to create your ideal makeup for a wedding.

Your Wedding Makeup Essentials

Long Lasting Foundation & Face Makeup

For long lasting makeup prepping skin with a face primer can work wonders. Regardless of your skin type it is best to select a formula designed to keep skin matte and shine free to ensure makeup looks fresh from wedding day festivities through to an evening of dancing. Prep and Matte Primer leaves skin matte and effortlessly reduces the appearance of oily skin making it ideal for wedding makeup.

Selecting a long-lasting foundation for wedding makeup can be challenging. Finding the ideal shade match and formula for your skin tone is the key to a flawless finish. Teint Idôle Ultra 24 Hour Long Wear Foundation is available in 50 shades and provides skin with a flawless natural matte finish. The long-wear foundation formula is full coverage with a flawless, natural matte finish that provides humidity and transfer proof 24-hour wear making it perfect for bridal makeup and wedding makeup.

Pro tip: Use Teint Idôle Ultra Wear 5-in-1 Foundation Stick to contour. Contouring adds dimension to your face which is important when you’re being photographed at a wedding. Apply a shade 3-4 shades darker than your skin tone underneath the cheekbones around the forehead and anywhere else where you feel you need a little extra shaping. Learn more tips on how to apply foundation stick as concealer highlighter and contour.

Pro tip: One thing you don’t want to be part of your wedding makeup look is a washed-out complexion. Sunscreen and SPF can often cause dreaded camera flash back but the Teint Idôle Ultra Wear 5-in-1 Foundation Stick is free from SPF so you can be sure your skin will look true to life on camera.

Waterproof Eyeliner and Waterproof Mascara

Weddings always give us a good cry. On such a big day waterproof mascara is essential for bridal makeup and makeup for bridesmaids to prevent their wedding makeup from running down their faces. Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara is just what you need to get dramatic photo-worthy lashes that last through tears of joy throughout sacred vows and heartfelt toasts. If you intend to wear eyeliner as part of your wedding makeup look it’s important to ensure you also select a waterproof variation. Le Stylo Waterproof Pencil provides all-day wear without signs of flaking smudging or smearing.

Pro Tip: Set eyeliner with a matching eyeshadow for even longer lasting wear.

Matte Lipstick

Lipstick on your wedding day needs to be long-lasting. Through eating drinking talking and kissing it’s important to choose a long-lasting formula for your bridal makeup. Matte lipstick is one of the longest-lasting types of lipstick and ideal to use in your makeup for a wedding. Your shade preference may vary depending on your makeup style but a suitable option for many types of bridal makeup is L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick in 290 Poême, a matte rosy pink just bold enough to stand out but with a touch of softness -- perfect for the romance of a wedding. If you prefer something lightweight with low-transfer, L’Absolu Drama Ink is a beautiful product for finishing off your look. This liquid lipstick provides impactful bold color with no feathering or bleeding for comfortable all-day wear.

Pro Tip: Give lipstick even longer staying power throughout your wedding by blotting lips with a tissue to remove excess product before applying a second coat.

A Special Wedding Fragrance

Scent is often linked to memory and emotion which is why brides will often select a new scent just for their special day in addition to their wedding makeup look and hairstyle. Selecting a scent to wear for your wedding is very personal but you may like to choose a sweet and romantic scent. La Vie Est Belle is a scent with sweet gourmand notes which will instantly take you back to the joy of your wedding day.

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