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It's not just brides who want to look their best at the wedding — so moms, this one's for you. We asked makeup artist Ramy Gafni, author of How to Fake Real Beauty, how mothers of the bride can look youthful and radiant on their daughter's (or son's!) big day.
1. Start with primer.
Wearing it underneath your makeup will lock in moisture and create a smooth surface that helps it appear natural. We like the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($52, available at Sephora).
2. Swap out your foundation for tinted moisturizer.
These lighter, sheer formulas have a more natural finish that won't make it look like you're wearing a mask. We like CoverFx's CC Cream Time Released Tinted Treatment SPF 30 ($45, available at Cover FX). (Bonus: It also has anti-aging benefits!)
3. Get crafty with concealer.
Blend one that's two shades lighter than your skin tone around the entire orb of your eye and also on any wrinkles. This nifty trick makes lines seem less pronounced, says Gafni who recommends his Skin Stick HD ($24, available at Ramy).
4. Apply eyeliner and mascara above the eyes only.
It's like an instant eye lift! And, for every decade over forty, add an extra coat of mascara to compensate for loss of length and thickness, Gafni says.
5. Wear a bright lip color.
It will instantly make you look wide awake and pulled together. Never gone bright before? Take a few different shades for a test run before the wedding, or go a little subtler and add a bright sheer lip gloss on top of your favorite lipstick.