">#Makeup Foundation Tips for your #Wedding Day

December 8, 2011

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Wedding Day Prep

If you are looking to save money (and time) on your wedding day then applying your own wedding makeup can help. Keep in mind that good makeup will cost you money and may come out about the same as allowing a makeup artist do it. However, you will have the makeup to use later, you will learn some great techniques for “everyday life”, and you will rest easy knowing that you are going to look like… well, you! If you do use a makeup artist then try to see them at least one other time before the wedding so you will find out if their style is your style (blue eyeshadow anyone?!)

Brides magazine recently posted some great foundation steps. Combine that with a few tips and your skin will look great on your wedding day!

  • WEDDING FOUNDATION STEP ONE: Apply eye cream and a moisturizer, wait 5 minutes, then apply a primer.
    • TIP: if your skin is oily then use a moisturizer for oily skin or none at all. You do not want your foundation to slide off your face during the ceremony.
  • WEDDING FOUNDATION STEP TWO: Using a firm brush, apply concealer around your eyes and inside the creases by your nose. Use it sparingly and blend well.
    • TIP: You can make your nose appear smaller by putting a light concealer line along the top ridge of the nose. Again, use it sparingly and blend it well!
  • WEDDING FOUNDATION STEP THREE: Apply liquid foundation with a soft foundation brush. Use a circular motion, go over your eyelids, and blend along the jaw.
    • TIP: Mineral foundation is all the rage now, but it does not look as good in pictures. The light from the camera will hit the mineral makeup differently than liquid, making your face appear shiny.
    • TIP 2: Brides magazine sent an undercover shopper to buy 3 shades of makeup at a drugstore and try to return 2 of them. She had no problem at CVS or Walgreens, but did not have the same luck at Target. Use these CVS shopping tips or Walgreens shopping tips to get your wedding foundation for free.
    • TIP 3: A good makeup brush set is another thing you can pick up at Amazon for cheap (right now you can find a set of 13 brushes for as low as $10 shipped)
  • WEDDING FOUNDATION STEP FOUR: Put some foundation on the back of your hand, pat it with a sponge, and tap it onto areas that need more coverage.
  • WEDDING FOUNDATION STEP FIVE: To combat shine, use a fluffy brush to sweep a tiny bit of translucent powder all over your face.
    • TIP: Keep this in your bridal bag so you can continue to combat shine through the wedding reception.

Practice makes perfect! Give these steps a shot and your skin will look great for your wedding pictures.

This post is inspired by Brides magazine and the foundation steps come from the November issue. If you are looking for a great budget wedding magazine, Brides is it!

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Totsy - Online Deals

Totsy - Online Deals

I love Eyes, Lips, Face e.l.f makeup, and Totsy is becoming one of my new favorite sites!

When you sign up for Totsy here, you will get free shipping on your first purchase. They have quite a few deals right now, but one that caught my eye was the e.l.f makeup. They have products starting at only $4 (with free shipping!). You can get a 10 piece “create the look” eye kit (there are three color combinations available) for $5.50, a 5 piece lip gloss set for $4, a mineral foundation kit for $8 ($45 value), and lots of other deals.

The mineral makeup kit would be a great addition to your bridal emergency bag.  It is easy to use (and fast) in a pinch. You could also use the kits as gifts for your attendants.

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The Body Shop

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Getting nice makeup for your wedding is a must and right now you can get a great deal at The Body Shop!

You can combine a sale and rebate to get anything you want for about 50% off (depending on what you choose). Here is how you can do this deal:

STEP ONE: Create an account at Ebates and use their link into The Body Shop. This will get you a 10% rebate on anything you purchase. You will also get a bonus $5 when you create the account.

STEP TWO: Choose your products. The Body Shop sells mineral makeup (which works great for pictures). Bronzer is great! Stay away from “illuminators”. They look great in real life, but the flash from cameras will pick up on the tiny particles and make your skin look shiny.

STEP THREE: Right now there is a sale that if you buy 2 products you get 1 free and if you buy 3 you will get 2 free so make sure you purchase items in groups of 3 or 5. You will get free shipping if you spend more than $50. The sale works on every item on the site.

STEP FOUR: Checkout and Ebates will credit your account with 10% of your purchase. This credit usually shows up within a week.

Here is what your savings will look like:

  • 5 products at $8 each. Get $5 for signing up at Ebates, $10 off for the B3G2F sale, and $3 back for the Ebates rebate and your total will be $30 with an $8 rebate ($23) – retail $40
  • 5 products at $25 each. Get $5 for signing up at Ebates, $50 off for the B3G2F sale, and $7.50 back from Ebates. Your total will be $75 with a $12.50 rebate ($62.50) – retail $125


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Yves Rocher has wonderful makeup, skincare, hair care, and body products. They could work for wedding party gifts or new makeup for the bride on her wedding day. I have ordered from them many times and I have never been disappointed. They also send quite a few free samples with every order. Right now you […]

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