This page was created to help you look your BEST on your wedding day!  High-quality and long-wearing makeup will not only enhance your beauty, but will leave you with one less thing to think about on your big day so that you can simply enjoy.  Here you can find:

  • FREE Bridal Packing list to make packing for your wedding day SO easy
  • TOP smudge-proof lipstick colors to choose from for brides – no reapplying, no smudging on your partner, no hassle!
  • GORGEOUS water-resistant eyeshadow shades (no raccoon eyes allowed!)
  • ANTI-AGING and long-wearing foundation to give you flawless coverage while feeling lightweight
  • SPECIAL San Diego section including recommendations for some of the top women in the beauty industry to help get you wedding readybutton_download-free-bridal-packing-list


My Bride’s Packing List has been pinned on Pinterest almost 50,000 times and I’m offering it to you for FREE right here!  Simply print this out to help you pack the necessities you will need for your wedding day so that you don’t have to stress about forgetting anything.

While we are on the topic of not stressing, choosing wedding makeup that is long-wearing, smudge-proof, and water-resistant is also going to give you one less thing to think about on your wedding day.  Weddings are for celebrating, not reapplying makeup!  Can you imaging kissing your partner wearing deep red lipstick and it not transferring?!  Eating and drinking without needing to reapply?  Having your foundation look exactly the same at the end of the day as when you put it on in the morning?  All of this is possible and SeneGence is my FAVORITE choice for wedding makeup.  Let’s look at some pictures of these gorgeous products!

Where should we start?  Lipstick of course 😉

Best Long Lasting Lipstick for Weddings


Weddings are magical and mine certainly was one of the best days of my life.  I loved celebrating with my new husband, friends, and family, dancing (and eating) the night away, and looking and feeling like a beautiful bride.  I got my hair and makeup done and felt gorgeous, but the only thing I was missing was a really good long-lasting lipstick.  There are so many lipsticks to choose from though; what actually is the best long lasting lipstick for a wedding?

The answer is LipSense.

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When I got married in 2013, before I knew about LipSense, my sister had to carry my lipstick around the entire night so that I could keep reapplying (before pictures, after eating, etc.)

I wish I had known what the best long lasting wedding makeup was because if I had, I would have had perfect lips all night.

Not only is LipSense smudge-proof, kiss-proof, and water-proof, but it is good for your lips.  Is is free of lead and gluten, non-GMO, and is vegan, cruelty-free, and available in over 30 colors.  It works with a moisturizing gloss to keep lips hydrated and soft, which is a must-have for smooching brides!

Now of course this is just one small part of a wedding and no matter what lipstick you are wearing, you are going to have the time of your life.

Top Wedding Lipstick Colors

Any of the gorgeous LipSense shades would be perfect for your wedding makeup – YOU get to wear whatever you want!  Below you will find some of the most popular bridal lipstick colors that are going to last up to 18 hours!  You can also see selfie collages of each shade here.

LipSense Colors: Pink

  • Aussie Rose: Cool, Shimmer
  • Apple Cider: Warm, Matte
  • Luv It: Warm, Frost
  • Pink Champagne: Cool, Frost
Wedding Makeup – LipSense Pink Lipsticks

LipSense Colors: Dark and Bright Pinks

  • Kiss For a Cause: Cool, Shimmer
  • Plumeria: Cool, Shimmer
  • Dark Pink: Cool, Matte
  • Strawberry Shortcake: Cool, Matte
  • Roseberry: Cool, Matte
Wedding Makeup – LipSense Dark and Bright Pink Lipsticks

LipSense Colors: Light Nudes

  • Bombshell: Warm, Shimmer
  • Bravo: Warm, Matte
  • First Love: Neutral, Matte
Wedding Makeup – LipSense Light Nude Lipsticks

LipSense Colors: Dark Nudes

  • Bella: Neutral, Matte
  • Precious Topaz: Warm, Shimmer
  • Beige Champagne: Warm, Frost
  • Nude: Neutral, Matte
  • Praline Rose: Cool, Shimmer
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Wedding Makeup – LipSense Dark Nude Lipsticks

LipSense Colors: Reds

  • Fire N Ice: Cool, Frost
  • Caramel Apple: Cool, Frost
  • Blu Red: Cool, Matte
  • Fly Girl: Warm, Matte
Wedding Makeup – LipSense Red Lipsticks

Smudge-Proof Eyeshadows

If you are going to have long-lasting lipstick for your wedding day, you need your eyeshadow to stand the test of time as well!  ShadowSense shadows come in 21 beautiful shades and will last through pictures, dancing, and happy tears.  You will be so happy to have ShadowSense as part of your wedding makeup!

ShadowSense Colors: Grays

  • Snow
  • Granite
  • Onyx


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Wedding Makeup – ShadowSense Gray Eyeshadows

ShadowSense Colors: Purples and Blues

  • Silver Violet
  • Amethyst
  • Denim
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Wedding Makeup – ShadowSense Purple and Blue Eyeshadows

ShadowSense Colors: Mauves

  • Pink Frost
  • Mulberry
  • Garnet
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Wedding Makeup – ShadowSense Mauve Eyeshadows

ShadowSense Colors: Browns

  • Candelight
  • Moca Java
  • Smoked Topaz
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Wedding Makeup – ShadowSense Brown Eyeshadows

ShadowSense Colors: Pinks

  • Whisper Pink
  • Sandstone Pearl
  • Pink Posey
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Wedding Makeup – ShadowSense Pink Eyeshadows

ShadowSense Shimmers!

  • Copper Rose Shimmer
  • Sandstone Pearl Shimmer
  • Moca Java Shimmer
  • Smoked Topaz Shimmer
  • Pink Opal Shimmer
  • Silver Shimmer
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Wedding Makeup – ShadowSense Shimmer Eyeshadows

Anti-Aging Water Resistant and Long-Wear Foundations

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SeneGence’s Advanced Anti-Aging foundations are incredible and are great products for your wedding makeup because you need your makeup to last!  The colors adjust to perfectly match your skin tone, the product feels lightweight while providing great coverage, and has anti-aging properties!  The foundations are formulated with SenePlex complex and SeneShield, two of the most advanced skincare technologies that shield your skin from environmental threats, like pollution.  Take the above 2 question quiz to find your perfect match for your wedding makeup, and see below for more details about this flawless foundation:

  • Protection from environmental hazards
  • Anti-aging and moisturizing benefits
  • Long-lasting, water resistant wear
  • Incredible coverage and silky texture
  • Skin-tone adjusting technology to fit your unique complexion


Best Salons and Spas: San Diego Edition

This is a special section for my local San Diego readers!  I love all things beauty and am always on the hunt for the absolute BEST in the beauty industry.  Here are my personal recommendations for salons and spas in San Diego that will have you looking gorgeous for your wedding day.  (I have not been paid to promote any of these amazing women – they simply are the best and I love to share 🙂 )

Nails: Bethie Miles at Hello Birdie Nail and Lash Lab, http://www.hellobirdielab.com/

  • What: Gel Manicures specializing in Nail Art
  • Where: 3032 University Avenue, North Park

Bethie is such an artist!  She does gorgeous nail art and her gel manicures LAST.  Your hands will be in good hands with Bethie as she gives you the most amazing wedding manicure you could hope for!  She has totally transformed my nails and her eye for detail and design is Pinterest-worthy!

Hair: Carly Zanoni at Belle Sirene, http://bellesirenesalon.com/

  • What: Color and Cut
  • Where: 7838 Herschel Avenue, La Jolla

Carly is absolutely incredible; her instagram pictures look straight out of pinterest (@the.blonde.chronicles).  I actually found Carly through Instagram; another girl posted a pic of her hair looking phenomenal so I had to see her myself!  She books out 4 to 6 weeks in advance so make sure to contact her early to get the wedding hair of your dreams!

I have been getting my hair dyed  at various salons for 20 years and Carly is hands down the best.  I was looking to go from super blonde to a more natural healthy blonde and thought that was impossible but she is a miracle worker!  She spends time getting to know exactly what you are looking for, gives recommendations that will work for YOUR hair, and she makes sure your hair stays healthy.  She stays on top of current trends and new techniques and has a huge following of loyal clients; Carly will give you gorgeous wedding locks 🙂

Skin: Elisa Muchmore at Peel Simply Skin, https://www.peelsimplyskin.com/

  • What: Customized Facials and Peels
  • Where: 3959 30th Street, North Park

Elisa is a skin genius.  Even after my first appointment with her my skin looked amazing, and continues to give me the best facials I’ve ever had!  She offers some of the latest advancements in skin care and custom designs a facial to suite your specific skin needs.  I especially love her Enyzme Peels.  As described on her website, “the treatment includes an in-depth consultation, deep pore cleanse, exfoliation, steam, microdermabrasion, selected *NO DOWNTIME* enzyme peel, extractions (if needed) along with a soothing therapeutic facial massage and hydrating finishing treatment.”  You can learn more about her incredible services at her website, and you can schedule appointments directly from there as well!  Flawless skin is so possible for your wedding day with Elisa’s help!

Tan: Alysa Espiritu of Alysa’s Tan and Wax Shack , https://www.yelp.com/biz/alysas-tan-and-wax-shack-la-mesa

  • What: Organic airbrush tan
  • Where: at Feather and Fringe Salon 8749 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa


Alysa has so many awesome talents and services to offer as a licensed esthetician, and I am a huge fan of her organic spray tans.  For special occasions, I like to have a little glow and Alysa is a spray tan queen.  I leave with a golden brown glow, no streaks, and a tan that lasts.  If you are looking for a perfect spray tan for your wedding, Alysa will take great care of you!

Brows: Olivia Wingen at Brow Lounge, http://browlounge.net/

  • What: Brow Shape
  • Where: at Brow Lounge 933 Silverado St., La Jolla


Olivia is gorgeous, kind, fun to chat with, and has the BEST eye for brow shape!  Her brow wax and shaping services will leave you with photo perfect eyebrows.  She explains how to fill in your brows and leaves you looking gorgeous.  Trust me, you want awesome brows for your wedding day and photos and Olivia is your girl!

Thank you so much for stopping by my wedding space!  I hope you have a fabulous time planning for and celebrating your special day.  Questions or comments? Contact me anytime!