3 bridal foundations that will stay put from your ceremony until the last dance

These three long-wearing bridal foundations pass all the wedding day tests. Tried and tested on hundreds of brides by moi, they won't let you down.

When I ask my clients what they really want from their bridal makeup, I usually get the same criteria:

  • perfect skin
  • makeup that lasts all day
  • a look that makes me look like the best version of myself

A lot of women want natural looking dewy skin that will last all day. Those criteria can be a bit of a contradiction because most long wear foundations are a matte finish rather than dewy. But these three bridal foundations manage to tick all the boxes.

Smashbox Studio Skin foundation €37smashbox-studio-skin-bridal-foundations

This foundation boasts 15-hour wear as well as hydration. Because it's hydrating, it still leaves a natural finish on your skin but it lasts all day.


MAC Face and Body €32 with MAC Pro Longwear concealer €23.50


OK, so it's two products but used together, they make for a gorgeous, natural and long-wearing bridal makeup. Face and Body gives you the natural look, while the Pro Longwear concealer gives you the extra coverage. Together, they should last 15 hours on your skin.

Armani Luminous Silk foundation €45



This is a gorgeous foundation but you need to have well-behaved skin to wear it. It gives that 'mist-kissed' skin we all love. I would add Laura Mercier primer underneath to give it added lasting power.

What's your ultimate 'won't let you down' foundation?

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