The Wedding Day look – Make your Bridal Make – Up last longer

Today I am excited to talk to Jess Pacey who gives advice on your Wedding Day look  and how to make your bridal Make – Up last longer.

Enhancing our natural look to ensure we look our best on our Big Day is very important to most Brides and whether we have professional help or do our own make up advice to prolong the pretty is always beneficial.

  Bridal Make - Up, Jess Pacey MUA


Jessica shares a few tricks and tips that she uses with her clients to ensure their Bridal make up, event make up or everyday make up last longer.

This advice is especially helpful forbrides-to-be who are planning on doing their own make-up or even just to add to their everyday routine.


Firstly you need to recognise what skin type you are and ensure you are using the correct skincare routine:

* Normal – no oiliness, skin should feel smooth and supple, this skin type is the least problematic

* Dry –skin will feel flaky, dry and tight

* Oily – this skin type is problematic, it tends to look greasy and shiny especially through the T-zone, you will notice large pores and tend to break-out

* Combination – patches of oily and dry/normal skin, you will notice traces of oiliness on the forehead and nose, and tend to be dry/normal on the cheeks and eye area.

This skin type requires different type of care in relation to particular facial areas.

* Sensitive – usually very dry and tight feeling, you will notice redness your skin will become inflamed and irritated easily.


So now that you have identified your skin type, now you need the products to help balance your skin.

I suggest purchasing a cleanser, a toner and a moisturiser to use morning and night, then an exfoliator and mask to use 2-3 times a week.

Great brands to look into are The Body Shop, the assistants are always very helpful and will discuss your options.

They have a wide variety of products, and usually some great deals too! Clinque would be the best option for sensitive skin types as all their products are allergy tested, and 100% fragrance free.

I could ramble on forever about skincare! But once you are using the correct regime you will notice a big difference in how you skin looks and feels, and overtime creating a great base for your make-up.

  Bridal Make - Up , Jess Pacey MUA


Below are some tips and tricks that I use every day:


1) PRIMER – A super important step to making your foundation last longer and creating a perfect canvas for make-up application.

Apply a pea-sized amount all over your skin focusing on your T-zone, it makes your skin look smoother, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores, and keeps that dreaded oiliness at bay!

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light is my Holy Grail product … MUST HAVE!

2) FOUNDATION – Now this is where I could go on for a while again, but basically thinking about your skin type again, make your foundation choice through your skin type, not by what your friends wear or what’s on offer in your drugstore.

Oily/Combination look for oil-free formulas whereas Normal/Dry look for more hydrating foundations.

Apply using a foundation brush, one of my favourites is Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, then leading to my next point ….

3) LAYER – With all your make-up application don’t apply a lot and smear it all over your face as you will find it hard to blend, take a little of any product, buff and blend into the skin and if you need a little more add a little more.

Layering your make-up will help it last longer.

4) EYES – If you suffer with oily eyelids you can blend the primer over the lids too or invest in an eye primer which will create a smooth base, make your shadows more vibrant and help them not to crease.

5) EYELINER – I know so many people how suffer with applying eyeliner and a hour or two later it transferring or smudging around the rest of the eye.

I suggest using a waterproof liner, MAC Blacktrack Gel Eyeliner or Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.

Another little tip, use an eye shadow and angled brush to gently apply shadow on top of the eyeliner sealing it into place. Like I said earlier, layer!

6) SET IT – Finally you need to set your make-up into place, I use two products, a setting spray and powder.

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray is great for oily/combination or they also do Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Make-up Setting Spray.

As for powders I love Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder or Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot.

I mist the spray all over my face and finally set everything into place using the powder.



We hope that this advice helps and that you have learned a trick or two for your Bridal Make up or for your everyday glamourisation.



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UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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