THE ROYAL WEDDING: HOW TO LOOK YOUR BEST

Royal Wedding - Meghan Markle & Prince Harry
This years most anticipated wedding is upon us. With under a week to go, we're wonder how you're preparing for the royal wedding? We've scoured many articles and found everything from Meghan Markle's dress fittings, hair, nails, what she will be eating, who will be marching her down but nothing about how we should prepare. We know you're going to get all fancy with your gown, hair, makeup, wine in hand, to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry say I do live. Since wedding season has officially commenced, we've decided to break down top tips on how YOU should do your makeup on Saturday (really Friday night since for some of us since it's airing 4 a.m. ET) for the Royal Wedding and all of the other weddings you have to attend this year.
 
Stay True To You: Most people think wedding makeup is all about using waterproof mascara or powdering your face so you don't look shiny but really, make sure you are staying true to your own sense of style. Whether you normally wear minimal makeup or whether you prefer more avant-garde looks, you want to always look timeless in pictures. 
 
Either Eyes OR Lips: If you decide to go with a bold, smoky eye, then opt for a nude or neutral colored lip. If you want to go with a bold lip, stay neutral in the eye shadow zone. This may seem obvious to you but you cannot imagine how many people fall into this trap. You don't want to look like a clown, so make sure not to overdo it. 
 
Subtle Makeup: Some people think that attending a wedding means your makeup needs to be flashy and stark but sometime an all natural subtle makeup look is just what you're looking for. A rosy cheek, metallic eye shadow and neutral lip will give you that glam, sophisticated makeup look you were hoping for. Just remember 'red carpet' you, is still looking like yourself and not like a unicorn princess. 
 
Long Lasting Makeup: Weddings can sometimes be an all-day affair. We've dedicated an entire post on how to properly apply & remove long-lasting makeup (read more here). 
 
Glowy, Not Shiny Makeup: Luminous skin looks ethereal but you don't want a shiny effect across your face in photos. To control shine, dust translucent powder across your forehead, sides of your nose, chin, and anywhere else you tend to get shiny. Apply a soft, shimmery highlighter (Nars The Multiple Stick, in Copacabana is my personal favorite) to the cheekbones, down the center of your nose and your temples. To brighten your eyes, you can also dab a little on the inner corners and under your brow bone. It's so clean and sheer that its looks natural. 
 
Touch-Up Kit: One of the best things to pack in your clutch is a touch-up kit with the essentials. Translucent powder or blotting paper, should you get shiny throughout the day, cotton swabs, a lip gloss similar to the shade of lipstick you're wearing. You can always opt to bring your lipstick -- dab a retractable lip brush (buy one here) in your lipstick, retract and go. 

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