How will my make-up stay fixed for my wedding day and will I need touch up's?

Hi there, so my most asked question by brides on their wedding day is this;
Will my make-up stay on all day? And what should I do if I need touch ups?

My reply is always the same; because your make-up is applied and set professionally, this will stay on all day and throughout the night of your reception and you should need no touch ups at all. Not even your lipstick,  but if you do want to buy a similar colour lipstick or take a gloss along with you to touch up, feel free to do so.

This is always met with a slightly sceptical smile and I do say that my references  all speak for themselves.

So, yesterday I decided  to do an experiment to prove this to you;

On the 9th August 2016 I took part in the Spartan Race at London Olympic Park - This involved me running 7.3km and completing 20 obstacles including Wall climbs, log carries, javelin, monkey bars, sand bag carries, rope climbs, fire jumps and more.

I had a few hours to prepare before driving up to London so I decided to apply my make-up professionally (rather than just slapping it on myself like I usually do) to see how it would last throughout the entire day (see video above)

Once I had applied all of my make-up, I decided that I wasn't ready to compete until I had painted on a 'spartan' logo which I did using Aquacolor facepaints and then setting with dermacolor fixing powder which makes everything waterproof and sweat proof.

I applied my make-up at 9.30am using Supercover foundation and concealer, dermacolor fixing powder, Kryolan eyebrow powder, my eyeshadow consisted of a peach supercover colour, a bronze eyeshadow by cargo and some copper glitter by Kryolan.  I then used a liquid eyeliner by Zita Milano Beauty.  Next was Maybelline mascara which was waterproof.  I applied a blush and a bronzer and finished off my look with Kryolan Red lip liner and a Rimmel long stay lipstick.

My run was at 4pm and I completed it by 5.30pm where I recorded my 'after video' for you

I actually surprised myself with the results - My mascara didn't run, my eyeliner didn't smudge, in fact all make-up was exactly where I applied it 8 hours earlier!

(Only the lighting is different in these photos)

I did decide to record one last video once I got home at 8.30pm as I wasn't sure what the lighting was like ;

I'm hoping that this little 'experiment' will prove to you that when your make-up is applied professionally for your wedding day, I do in fact expect it to last all day and into the early hours of your wedding reception.

I hope this blog post helps to make you feel confident that once your make-up is set, It really will last all day!

As for me on my Spartan run? This was my first ever OCR that I competed in and I'm really proud to have come somewhere in the middle of everyone that took part on the day (that is me on the right)  - The next OCR I have signed up for  is the 'Dirty girl mud run' in June :-) 

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