As you start to pull together the perfect bridal style for your wedding day, your makeup lineup should be super reliable and include high-performance products to get you from “first look” to “final goodbye.” Whether you want to make a glamorous statement or subtly enhance your natural beauty, these makeup essentials give you the waterproof and long-term wear that you need for the best day of your life. From your eyebrow pencil to your lipstick, stay true to your own sense of style and create a look that makes you feel stunning.


CC Cream

Starting with a clear and consistent base sets you up for success, no matter your makeup style. Whether you’re a makeup minimalist or a fan of glamor, CC cream provides the color-correcting magic with a better complexion match. CC cream is great for concealing redness, rosacea, discoloration, dark circles, pores, and fine lines. It also helps control and absorb oil to reduce shine throughout the day.

Even and brighten your skin tone for a flawless base without the heaviness of conventional foundation. If your wedding is outdoors, choose a formula with broad spectrum SPF 35 protection. Finish with a setting powder for a matte finish that lasts all day.

Waterproof Eyebrow Liner

The definition you need with a formula that lasts beyond “I do.” Choose a waterproof eyebrow pencil with hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil, shea butter, and sodium hyaluronate to prevent dryness and flaking later on in the day.

Brush and lift your brows with a spoolie before defining your brows. Use short, light strokes with a waterproof eyebrow liner to line your brows and define your arches. Fill sparse and over-plucked areas slowly, building the formula gradually to mimic the look of actual brow hair.

Waterproof Eyeliner

After cultivating a wedding-perfect look with your neutral eye palette, line your upper lid with a waterproof eyeliner pencil to define your eyes and make your lashes look fuller. Choose a waterproof eyeliner to avoid smudging or fading throughout your wedding day.

You might not be a crier, but whether you shed a tear or not, dependable, waterproof formulas ensure that the beautiful work you did earlier lasts until you leave your reception. Test out an eyeliner before your wedding day to see if it holds up to the test of all-day wear.

Waterproof Eyelash Glue + Faux Lashes

Instead of using a waterproof mascara for your wedding day—which tends to dry lashes and flake—choose a set of faux lashes with a waterproof eyelash glue. This gives you the length and volume you dream of without the dryness or flakiness of a waterproof mascara. Faux lashes are also easy to apply and remove at the end of the day.

Apply the waterproof eyelash glue to the base of the faux lashes and wait 20-30 seconds, or until the glue is tacky. Place the faux lashes at the base of your lash line beginning at the inner corner of the eye and work outwards. Tap down gently and allow to dry for 30 seconds. Practice a few times before the big day to feel confident about your faux lash application skills.

Long-Lasting Lipstick

A wine-hued stain in autumn or a cherry red lip in summer is a bold yet classic look that’s perfect for bridal makeup. Choose a buildable, full coverage formula that is plush with pigmentation and nourishment. Look for a lipstick with a built-in primer for a creamy, line-smoothing application. Ingredients like sunflower seed oil and shea butter prevent drying, chapping, and cracking.

Ask a glamor-savvy friend (whose advice you trust) which shade of lipstick would fit best with your wedding colors and complete makeup look. Whether you go with a taupe rose tint or a rose shade of red, a long-lasting lipstick is a memorable addition to any bridal makeup style.

About Thrive Causemetics

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