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On your big day makeup application is essential—you will be in the spotlight, after all and it's critical that your bridal makeup is flawless. To begin, start from the bottom and make sure that your foundation provides an even starting point for the rest of your makeup to be built upon.
If foundation ordinarily makes your skin feel thick and oily, then you're not using the right kind (the longer-lasting foundations are heavier as are the foundations that transform into powders so avoid these). In fact, you can pretty much avoid almost all foundations and stick to cream cover-ups and correction sticks for skin irritations and dark circles. Apply these and blend them by massaging them into the skin.
After applying a light foundation or some type of cover-up to the problem areas apply a thin coat of loose powder with a clean brush. A loose powder is delicate and translucent so it won't give you a “cakey” appearance. In addition, loose powder is easy to brush off any excess powder will blend easily and reduce shine. Only apply colors that don't look overdone and thick and pick shades that closely match your skin hue.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|