As a Professional Makeup Artist I get lots of questions about how to achieve long lasting wedding makeup for oily skin, particularly in hot weather which can often make matters worse.

This is a really common problem but there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure your makeup lasts all day.

My Top 4 steps are:

1. Firstly I recommend you apply a mattifying toning lotion to clean skin, which will help absorb excess oil and leave skin shine-free. I like Avene’s Clearance Toner.

2. Next apply an oil free primer before your foundation, this will ensure your makeup stays put and keeps the oil at bay all day. My favourite is: Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Primer.

3. Use a long-lasting matte foundation such as Estee Lauder’s Double Wear. This has 15 hour staying power and will look fresh and shine free through heat and humidity. A little goes a long way so use sparingly for a natural effect.

4. Finish off by applying a light dusting of powder all over the face, paying particular attention to the nose, chin and forehead. Every Makeup Artist’s favourite is: Chanel’s Poudre Universelle as it has the most divine texture.

By following these 4 simple steps your wedding makeup will look beautiful, shine-free and will last all day!

For more Wedding Makeup Advice or to book Mel for a Wedding Makeup Consultation go to:

Wedding Makeup Harrogate, Leeds, Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Mel x