This is so incredibly important, especially if you want to showcase your beautiful face all day long as the glowing bride to be, which I know you all do! When it comes down to your wedding day, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so it is worth it to book a high quality and professional makeup artist that will travel to your location. If you don't have that luxury, and you are having a do-it-yourself wedding makeup application, there are a few simple tricks that you can do to make sure that your wedding makeup will last all day long.
Start with a primer to make sure that your foundation will completely adhere to your skin for a longer period of time. A primer also works well to even out your pores, and make your skin look flawless, as it should be on your wedding day.
From that point, use a color correcting concealer to neutralize your under eye circles and any blemishes that you may have. This is a heavier concealer that will work well to give you a matte finish and eliminate any dark colors that may show up in your wedding photography later on.
After that, apply your foundation, and I recommend using a mineral makeup powdered foundation because it will last longer. It also has the benefit of allowing you to buff on a single coat to see how heavy the application is so that you don't overdo it and have your make up look cakey and mask-like. Be sure to start out lightly with your foundation and powder application because if you do apply too much, then you may sweat or overproduce oil so that your makeup will run. I also do recommend using a mineral makeup blush pigment because this does work to last longer without smudging.
To make your lip color last all day long, you will need to start by applying with a complementary lip pencil. This is something that should look natural and not stand out, and it works to keep your lip color from bleeding. You can then use a lip brush to apply your lip color, and cover it with a nude gloss. The best thing to do is to give your maid of honor a nude lip color to carry with her all day long for quick and natural touch ups. Often times, if you use the color stay lipsticks, they definitely won't come off, but they will start to look cracked and dry by the end of the day. It is worth it to reapply with a nice, light lip color that is flattering to your makeup application.
Also, make sure that you apply a primer to your eye area to keep your eye makeup in place and looking fresh all day or night long. It will help your look to consider false eyelashes, in either lash buds or a half lashes, because they work to make your eyes stand out easily and beautifully.
With these simple tips, you will be on the way to a flawless wedding makeup application that will last throughout your ceremony and as you begin your honeymoon!