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Tips and Tricks for a Flawless Face

Aug 27, 2012 11:12PM ● By Anonymous

In the weeks leading up to your wedding, it's important to decide what kind of makeup you want to wear. Some brides get their makeup done professionally, or by a bridesmaid, some do it themselves. Whatever you decide is right for you, you don't want to go into your wedding day having never tried your makeup to full scale. Here are some easy tips to make picking your wedding makeup a little bit easier:

- If you've decided to do your own makeup, schedule a lesson first. Scheduling a lesson with a professional makeup artist will give you a chance to learn from the best. They will be able to walk you through your makeup and give you great tips and tricks of the trade to make it the easiest makeover you ever gave yourself.

- If you've decided to have someone else do your makeup for you, tell them exactly what you want. Search fashion magazines until you find the look you're dying to have, then ask your makeup artist to recreate it for you. Giving your makeup artist free reign with no direction may leave you looking a little more – or less -- made up than you intended.

- Keep in mind that less really is more, and avoid makeup overkill. If you're going for drama on your wedding day, a thick line of eyeliner and some subtle highlights may create just the right amount of drama you're looking for without the fake eyelashes and the bronzers. Another thing to keep in mind is that too much shimmer from bronzer powders and similar products can leave you looking sweaty or oily in pictures. There are other ways to get the bronzed glow you crave without the sauna-looking side effects.

- Possibly the most important tip for wedding makeup is to have waterproof everything! A lot of brides seem to think they won't be seeing the tears on their day, but everyone does. And when it happens, you want to be sure you're protected! The best way to outsmart those tears is with waterproof mascara and eyeliner, a long-lasting lip wear, and a long-lasting makeup primer. These four essential items will keep your face looking fresh all throughout your day, and gives you four less things to carry in your emergency kit.