Tip #1 Stay oil-free Remember to use oil-free products to prevent a shine from building up on your face. Better, keep oil-free blotting sheets handy. Never wipe, but gently blot if you feel your face getting oily. Tip #2 More is good Your wedding is the one time that we will encourage more makeup than you would usually apply. The camera tends to tone down the look. But ensure that they have not been simply plastered on! Maintain a good balance while using products. Tip #3 Practice If you plan on doing your own makeup, practice how to do bridal makeup several times before the D-day. On the actual day too, start with less. It is much easier to add than to remove. Tip #4 Don’t forget the primer After you wash and moisturize your face, apply a primer. Do this before the foundation. Not only will it hide flaws, but it will also hold your makeup and keep it fresh-looking longer. Pro-Tip: If you are preferring light makeup on your wedding day, you can maybe use Olay Total Effects 7 IN ONE Day Cream Touch of Foundation which will moisturize your face as well as give a touch of sheer foundation, and hence reduce the numerous layers of makeup! Tip #5 Never use your fingers Always use a sponge or brush when applying foundation, and never use your fingers. You could transfer bacteria from your fingers to the bottle, and also leave fingerprints on your face. Dab the sponge gently, don’t swipe it across the face. Tip #6 Concealer trick Apply the concealer after the foundation to avoid the ‘too made-up’ look. Don’t use the face concealer on your eyes. Get a creamy one which won’t dry through the long day. Tip #7 The natural look If you don’t want to look made up and prefer the natural look, we suggest a cream blush. It will make you look healthy and fresh. Dust some translucent powder over it for longer staying power. Tip #8 Blush trick Smile and then apply the blush on your cheeks. Blend the blush well into the temple. Tip #9 Primer for the eyes Use a primer on your eyes before the eyeshadow. This will keep the shadow from smudging. Tip #10 Eyebrows Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in eyebrows. Select a colour one or two shades lighter than your natural colour. Tip #11 Getting the eyeshadow right Start with darkest shade on the outside and get lighter as you move in. If you make a mistake, don’t use a wipe to repair it. You will remove the foundation and concealer too. Use an earbud with a little makeup remover. Tip #12 Fake it No bride is complete without fake eyelashes. They’ll make your eyes look larger and more mesmerizing. Use the full lash only if you’re going for the sexy look. For a more subtle play, use individual lashes. Curl your natural lashes and apply mascara before attaching the fake ones. After the glue has dried, curl these lashes and apply mascara again. Tip #13 No tears makeup Waterproof your wedding – makeup, mascara and even the glue for the fake eyelashes.