We admit it: We are beauty junkies. Just the thought of getting our makeup done for a special event, or trying out a new body wash that we saw at the local drugstore and just HAD to have, makes us beam. It’s even better when your favourite products are inexpensive, easily accessible and last all night long. Since we always have so much fun hearing from the best in the business, we decided to go to one of our darling international makeup artists, Ms. Shanoah King, for some of her top five tips for long lasting makeup for your big day, and here’s what she had to say.

1. FRESH SKIN

Make sure your skin is fresh and exfoliates before makeup application (especially on a day as important as your wedding day)

2. MOISTURIZE

Proper moisturiser is essential to long lasting beautiful makeup! Even an oily skin type needs moisturiser. This will help prep the skin for the next step, and provide you will a smooth clean slate for your make up to look better on the skin’s surface.

3. GET THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR YOU

Primer primer primer!! A good primer to suit your skin type will ensure longer lasting makeup. There are many brands out there that will be perfect for your skin type, so do as much research as possible to ensure that you latch on to one that makes your skin look beautiful and natural.

4. FIND YOUR IDEAL SETTING POWDER

Setting powder is the answer to all your prayers!!! It not only gives a longer lasting effect, but will hold it all together through any temperature. Thank the heavens for that! Setting powder is a MUST have item in my professional makeup kit and personal bag.

5. SELECT A MATTE LIPSTICK

Finally, I always recommend matte lips for brides to be, because I feel like this makeup lasts much longer and has been proven to stand out tremendously in bridal images. I use matte lipstick nearly every day for work or otherwise. Try it out for yourself, and let me know what you think!

Special thanks to MUA Shanoah King for her amazing tips, and look out for more beauty bits on the Blog!

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