Wedding Makeup Tips: Live Blogging from Boca

Published in: Beauty Tips, Makeup Tips/How To

Left: Lynette, the makeup artist; Right: Jen, the beautiful bride

We’re here in the bridal suite getting ready! I’ve been picking the makeup artist’s brain (Lynette) for wedding makeup tips and she’s been great!


Highly recommended…


Yours truly…

These things rock!

Wedding Makeup Tips

  1. Lynette prefers matte blush over shimmer because, she says, “mattes look more natural and shimmers
    look oily in pictures.”

  2. Recommends L’oreal Original Voluminous mascara because “it goes on thick and isn’t
    clumpy, and thickens and lengthens the best” out of all the mascaras she’s used for weddings.

  3. For photographs, she loves Cinema Secrets cream foundation in the pan
    and Cinema Secrets pan concealer because “it covers everything and looks great in flash

  4. To get a soft look with your eyeliner, “apply powder shadow dry to the lower lash line with
    an angled brush.”

  5. If you have very oily skin, “try using a mattifying gel addition to primer.” Try OC
    Eight Mattifying Gel 8 Hour Control.

  6. Definitely look for Ardell InvisiBands (semi wispies) false lashes. They look natural in photos
    “because they have tiny hairs,” and they’re very easy to apply.

  7. Lipstick can look heavy in photos, so try using a mix of lip liner and gloss instead.

  8. To help your makeup stay in place better on your wedding day, “do a clay mask before you apply anything.”

Reporting live from Jen & Michael’s wedding in Boca Raton… 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lilan says:

    Great tips, Karen!

    And kudos that you can find time to blog – I’m sure if it were me I’d be running around like a chicken with my head cut off, LOL!

    Hope you have a great time at the wedding, you all look so gorgeous!

    PS – I’m glad to hear that your mother in law is doing well, we’ll keep her in our thoughts until she’s 100% 🙂

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  2. Shiny says:

    Can’t wait to see the photos of you and the bride with your hair and makeup done!

  3. Brittany says:

    Wow, she looks so calm! I think I’d be going crazy. I totally agree with the matte blush thing. I love shimmery stuff, but I have oily skin and shimmer does not look good on my cheeks after awhile.

    Can’t wait to see more pics 🙂

  4. Glosslizard says:

    Wow, a clay mask! That makes so much sense! Thanks for sharing all the tips, I can’t wait to see pics of how gorgeous you all look! 🙂

  5. Anna says:

    Wow, such a beautiful bride…and bridesmaid as usual 🙂

    Cant wait to see more pictures Karen and thanks for the tips !!

    Have to try the clay mask one out !!

  6. Ellery says:

    Ooooh, good tips! You guys look amazing, I can’t wait to see more pictures!

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  7. kaylin marie says:

    The ardell 101 and demi wispies are the best lashes ever, don’t know what I’d do without em.

    kaylin marie´s last blog post..Face of the day, Meow minerals

  8. Tekoa says:

    *thinks about her future wedding* Mush!

  9. Lehea says:

    I actually hold true to 2 of the 8 tips you got from Lynette (the Voluminous mascara and wearing lipgloss with lip liner). I’m on the lookout for those Ardell lashes though. I have yet to put on a pair successfully. Loving the fierce pose as you get ready for the wedding. Can’t wait to see the pictures!

  10. Daya says:

    I wouldn’t have thought of the clay mask tip! Good to know 🙂

    Florida looks great even if it is cold there! Thanks for showing us the scenery.

    Can’t wait to see the pictures!!

  11. Monika says:

    These lashes look amazing! Gotta have it. And the tip 8 is so true. I always do that.

  12. Marisol says:

    Great tips!

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  13. Karen says:

    Hi Lilan,

    It was kinda hectic but so much fun!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Shiny,

    🙂 We both ended up with up-dos. I didn’t get a shot of the back of my hair though.

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    Yeah, I’ve learned the hard way to stay away from the shimmer. 🙂 What are your favorite matte blushes?

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Thank you! It was such a fun day!

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    🙂 Thank you! I have to try the clay mask one, too. Let me know if it works for ya!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Thank you!

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Kaylin Marie,

    I must find those! I am getting obsessed with false lashes. They are so fun! Do you have a favorite lash glue?

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Tekoa,

    AWWW! Are you done with the planning yet?

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    I am on the lookout for those lashes, too. I’ve heard great things about them from professional makeup artists.

    Hope you had a nice weekend. Did you do anything fun?

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Monika,

    I never thought of doing that before… now before big events I am so adding that to my routine!

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,


  24. Karen says:

    Hi Daya,

    You’re welcome! That one is new to me, too. 🙂

  25. Lillybeth says:

    Karen. how would a clay mask help if it were then followed by (perhaps) sunscreen and then primer and moisturiser? Surely that would eclipse the matt. absorbing properties of the mask??

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