Four months before your wedding: Get a makeup consultationMeet with a makeup artist sooner to the event than you think, says Schlip. At that time, you can buy key products to use if you're doing your own makeup and/or items you'll pack in your touch-up kit (if you're having a pro do the job). After your consultation, take a few photos of yourself so you can see how the makeup looks in pictures.
Weddings are "red carpet moments for brides," says Schlip so think about your face and body when prepping for the day, like celebs do. She recommends using a product like Red Carpet Kolour Body Glow, $40, to even out the skin tone on your body. It dries like paint so it won't rub off on your gown. She also suggests using waterproof eyeliner (try L'Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Self Advancing Waterproof Eyeliner), $5.96, and a powder with SPF in it like Clinique Almost Powder SPF 15, $23, (especially if your wedding is outdoors). She also urges you to have your makeup done last on the day of, after all your bridesmaids, and have it done one hour before the first photograph is taken, so that it has time to settle, but not enough time to wear off.
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