When it comes to cosmetics, the saying "Beauty fades" can be taken quite literally, especially with wedding makeup.You'll be getting teary-eyed and kissing your groom at the ceremony, and you'll be eating and drinking at the reception. Plus, you'll be posing for the flashing cameras. Each activity can wipe the makeup off your face faster than you can say "I do," but the tips below can make your wedding makeup last longer.

1. Face

a. Exfoliate and moisturize. Your bridal makeup will be longer lasting if it's applied onto clean and moisturized skin.

b. Before putting on foundation, make sure to use a primer. The foundation sticks to the primer, making it stay on longer. It also helps make your skin look smoother.

c. Brush on a layer of matte powder. This is your wedding makeup's first line of defense against all the things that will cause it to disappear over the course of the event.

2. Eyes

a. Waterproof is your best bet for your bridal makeup. You never know if you'll start tearing up when your groom starts saying his vows, so use waterproof mascara and liner to avoid getting raccoon eyes.

b. A cream shadow that dries to powder will give you lasting vivid color.

3. Lips

a. Moisturize your lips before applying color, as color tends to crack and peel off after a while. Before putting on lipstick, put on some lip balm.

b. Use lip liner before applying lipstick. This keeps the color from feathering.

c. To make color last longer, apply lipstick with a lip brush, blot with tissue, and then apply color again. Your bridal makeup won't kiss off easily.

4. Cheeks

a. For your wedding makeup, prefer powder forms over creams. A powder blush lasts longer than a cream or gel blush.

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