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By Amy Sciaretto

It might be cynical to point out that 50% of marriages end in divorce nowadays, and that oftentimes, the wedding photos last longer than the actual marriage! Alright, alright, we’re not bitter and anti-marriage, and we take that statistic back!

Her wedding day is often the most important day in a woman’s life, and we get that a bride understandably wants her face to look flawless in her wedding photos and when she talks to the big walk down the aisle. If you’ve got a case of impending nuptials, then we’ve got a selection of airbrush foundations that rival the techniques that print mags use to make cover models look perfect, and that target a bride’s concerns on her big day.

Blemishes or spots:
You shouldn’t worry or even bat a well-mascara’ed eyelash if you get a pimple or a blemish on your wedding day, since this foundation will make it disappear! Kevyn Aucoin’s The Liquid Airbrush is a medium coverage, soy-infused foundation that will give your skin a retouched, photo finish look. The liquid foundation, packaged in a chic red pump bottle, is best applied with a foundation brush, and just a few drops’ll give you that softly buffed, evened out skin tone. Your skin will look impeccable, and imperfections will become invisible. The Liquid Airbrush is available in 5 shades at www.kevynaucoin.com and select Neiman Marcus stores.

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Uneven skin tone:
MAC’s Studio Mist Foundation may look and feel like a spray paint, and you can hear the little paintball smacking against the side of the container when you shake it! But rest assured, bride-to-be! You won’t be using this foundation for graffiti purposes. Just shake and dispense a dime-sized amount on your hand and then buff onto your face with a foundation brush, and viola! You’ve got a long-wearing, sheer to medium coverage flawless face. This line is especially perfect for blotchiness and/or unevenness of skin tone, and will last from the minute you walk down the aisle till you kiss your last guest goodbye. Available in 6 shades, ranging from light to deep, at www.maccosmetics.com or at your local MAC counter.

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Color-free/Touch Ups:
A less expensive alternative is Sally Hansen’s Fast And Flawless Airbrush Make Up. Packaged in spray cans, this long-wearing, water-resistant and super lightweight formulation provides invisible finish. You can use it over regular foundation, or on its own. You can also toss it in your clutch with a lip gloss in case you want to touch up your basic foundation when you powder your nose in between dances with dad and your new hubby. Available at mass retailers, in Creamy Natural, No Color, and Natural Beige.

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Originally published June 2007
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