10 Secrets to Making Your Wedding Day Makeup Last Longer as Told by Makeup Artists

Looking your best on your wedding day is probably every bride’s wish, and understandably so! Weddings are long events, and brides would want to look fresh as the day goes by. But what exactly does it entail to achieve a flawless 12-hr makeup look? We’re giving you the answers! We asked local makeup artists Kris Bacani of Make Up For Ever, Bea Almeda, and Ria Aquino for some tips on how to let your makeup last longer during one of the most important days of your life. So ladies, take notes!

Make Your Wedding Day Makeup Last Longer


1. For a natural, flawless, and glowing makeup application, prep your skin by cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your face using products that are suitable for your skin type. 2. Put primer before putting foundation! Primer creates a smooth canvas for the makeup, and makes the makeup last longer. Use one depending on your skin's needs--pore perfection primers to minimize pores, mattifying primers for oily skin, brightening primers for those with dull skin, and so on. 3. Spray some setting spray after you have primed your skin and after you are done with your makeup to help preserve your makeup for a longer period of time. 4. Choose liquid foundations over cream foundations, and invest in waterproof and HD foundations that won't melt in our hot and humid weather. 5. After you have used a liquid foundation, don't forget to set it with translucent loose powder. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then brush off the excess powder. 6. Put waterproof eyeliner and mascara. Expect that there will be lots of crying, so unless you want raccoon eyes by reception time, you'll need waterproof eye makeup! 7. Layer your blush. You can put cream blush, cheek tint, or airbrush blush before putting powder blush to make your blush last longer. 8. Put lip liner all over your lips (not just on the lip line) before putting lipstick, to give your lip color extra hold. Matte liquid lipsticks have extra staying power too. 9. Have a straw handy so your lipstick won't wear off when you need to hydrate. 10. If you have the budget for it, go for airbrush makeup. It can last up to 18 hours without retouching! It's waterproof, transfer-proof, and it won't stain your clothes. You can beso all your guests, and are guaranteed that your makeup will still be intact.

Bonus tip for the guests: Refrain from kissing the bride! Hug her instead so that the makeup doesn’t rub off. Sometimes people forget and get their lipstick on the bride’s face.


So there you have it, folks! Make sure you’re picture perfect all day long with these makeup hacks.


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  1. Thanks for sharing the best tips for making your wedding day makeup last longer till end. I have written down all the points , so that i can take care of it. Keep Sharing such informative blogs.

  2. I think you have shared some very helpful tips for would-be brides. A long-lasting make-up depends on many different factors and most brides don’t even know this. I liked the way you have shared these tips in a proper sequence. Very well presented and thank you for the blog. Looking forward to more posts like this one.

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