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The eyes have it - tears, of course. To keep your eye makeup perfect all day, wear waterproof mascara and eyeliner. The waterproof formulas won't let you down.
If your eye shadow doesn't have staying power, invest in an eye shadow base, or dust loose powder on your lids before shadow application to ensure longer wear.
For unruly brows, a clear brow gel to hold your brows in a perfect arch is a must-have. It's so easy to use and make a professional, movie star appearance. Alexis Vogel Brow Gel is a great choice.
Finish your face with lipstick and lip liner. A definite must is a longwearing, transfer-proof (won't come off when you drink or eat) lipstick. Most manufacturers in both drug and department stores have lots of these formulas to offer. If you're not using a lip-liner, try it! It really enhances your mouth, framing it with a perfect line that also prevents your lipstick from bleeding and feathering out onto your face.
With help of longwearing products, you hopefully won't need many touch-ups, but keep these products with you: pressed powder, blush, lipstick, lip liner, foundation plus your trust mirror.
If you're considering using professional makeup artists, here are some options:
Department Store Cosmetic Counters: Bridal makeups are complimentary, but you'll probably want to buy some of products they use on you. You'll need to call a cosmetic counter in advance and book an appointment. Plan on 30 minutes to an hour for your makeup.
Hair Salons: Salons charge for makeup application, which takes one-half to one hour. Some charge less for bridesmaids. An appointment is necessary.
Professional Makeup Artist: Having a makeup artist come to your home is ultimate luxury. The artist will meet with you beforehand to do a preview, or trial, so that you are totally happy with results well before wedding.
Do It Yourself: The Alexis Vogel Cosmetics System gives you professional makeup instruction on a How To DVD by Hollywood's Top Makeup Artist, PLUS all tools and professional grade makeup you'll need!
by Gerti Soderquist
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