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How important is it that your makeup looks great and lasts? You're photos and videos from this day will be shared and enjoyed for years to come, so you want to be sure you love the way you look. That's why hiring a professional make-up artist is worth the money for this important day. They are trained to understand camera lighting and angles, and how to accentuate your best features and minimize others. A proper bridal makeup artist is also trained to use special techniques that also make sure your makeup lasts throughout the day and night, through all of the joyful tears and through dancing the night away.

Your wedding day is one day when you want to keep any shine to a minimum, especially since youre going to be photographed all day long. Be sure to keep a powder compact (not loose powder, which could spill onto your dress) nearby. Empowder can give you your customized color. 

Here some great tips to prep for your big day, but to also follow day-to-day:


  • Drink plenty of water (8 glasses/day) to make sure your skin is hydrated. 

  • Avoid sugar as much as possible and, of course, maintain a balanced diet. Whatever you eat, will show up on your face!

  • Daily cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine is a must.  Wash your face in the morning and night to eliminate makeup, extra oils, pollution and harsh particles from the environment. The toner gives your skin what it needs to reveal a fresh, matte finish prepping and controlling oil; boosting your skin’s ability. Use a moisturizer with at least SPF 15. Remember that oil and moisture and two different things, so even if you have oily skin, you still need to moisturize. If you use a product that can moisturize and block sunrays you are succeeding! 

  • This is a good one....under NO circumstances should you ever sleep with your makeup still on! Makeup can clog your pores.  Remove your makeup daily thoroughly to prevent breakouts. 

  • Rest! The average person needs approximately 8 hours of sleep every day. This process’ purpose is to rejuvenate your body and your skin – the largest organ in your body. Your skin can look pale, dull and be prone to more breakouts when you do not sleep sufficiently.


Wedding Day Planning Tips:

  • Contract a professional makeup artist that is experienced in applying light reflective makeup that enhances your natural beauty. Your photos and video will display a radiant and innate you.

  • Request a trial before your main event(s). Your makeup artist’s goal is to serve you and make sure you look how you always dreamed of for this big day. 

  • With makeup, more is NOT better…brighter is NOT lighter.  A professional will know which of your native features to enhance as well as those that you may want to conceal for a flawless appearance.

  • A matte look is always appropriate for events with a lot of photography and ensures a durable cosmetic application.  

  • The make-up brand chosen must be designed for longevity and performance. 

  • Ask someone in your wedding party to assist you in carrying a pressed powder and lip color for touch-ups. Empowder will make sure you have your customized colors for this touch-up kit.

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