Meghan Markle's Wedding Day Makeup

Sue Marshall

Guest Blogger

Best Waterproof Makeup For Happy Tears on Your Wedding Day

Many years ago I worked with a photographer who would say “They can send the man to the moon but can’t make decent waterproof makeup!” We would giggle at how true that statement was at the time and how funny it seemed. I remember creating beautiful makeup on my best friend for her wedding day. She was laughing, happy, chatty and looking stunning in the car on the way to the wedding destination. The very second she laid eyes on her husband to be, she burst into tears sobbing uncontrollably! I lunged at her in the car and held tissues under both eyes and tried to divert her attention. What a mess! We still laugh about it.

Today, things have changed. There are many products that you can choose to keep your face smudge free and fabulous. Here’s my favourite picks for waterproofing your look against the happiest tears you’ll ever cry! These products will heat proof; tear proof, wedding proof and water proof your makeup and keep you flawless faced for ever more! Check these out!

1. BaseDermacolour Camouflage crème-this can be used as a base or concealer just apply with a brush or a sponge. Makeup Forever Water blend face and body foundation-this is sheer but perfect for brightening your complexion then concealing over.

2. ConcealerLancome’s Effacernes Waterproof Protective Under Eye Concealer. This is a celebrity makeup artist’s favourite cult product. Won’t budge and conceals well.

3. Setting ProductsKryolan Dermacolour Fixing Spray should be sprayed at the end of your makeup and Makeup For Ever Aqua seal waterproof liquid converter should be applied with your makeup. These are HOLY GRAIL products. Aqua seal is the product that Cirque Du Soleil use for their water show “O” in Las Vegas. Dip your brush in the sealer then into the makeup and apply as normal. Allow to dry. It’s going NO WHERE once dried. No even if rubbed.

4. Mascara– My favourites here are Mac In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascara is a fantastic option for no more tears and so is CoverGirl Lash blast Waterproof mascara –which is a great drugstore buy!

5. BlushCargo cosmetics Swimmables water resistant bronzer or Blusher-great pigmented colours and brilliant performance.

6. EyelinerInglot gel eyeliner is the blackest, longest wearing eyeliner that I favour. Add the sealer and its there for life!

7. PencilsMakeup For Ever Aqua XL pencils glide on well and stay fast! They come in 20 awesome ultra-pigmented colours.

8. LipcolourUrban Decay Vice Waterproof liquid Lipsticks are great for being waterproof and kissproof! Beauty Bakerie and NYX Full Throttle Waterproof lipsticks are great too! Of course not forgetting Makeup For Ever Aqua Rouge Waterproof liquid Lip colour-their Aqua range is a must see for all things waterproof . Stay away from lipstick sealers as they are VERY drying and damaging to your lips.

Do make sure you cleanse all these products thoroughly off your face daily.