Whether you are a deft hand at make-up or couldn’t tell a pot of camouflage cream from Creme de la Mer, you’ll want to look your best on your wedding day. Here are Lauren Dunn (opens in a new window)’s wedding make-up tips to guarantee you’ll be the belle of the bridal party.
The first thing you need to think about is whether you’ll feel comfortable doing your own wedding make-up on the morning of your wedding. You’re probably going to feel a little stressed so it might take the pressure off if you hire a professional make-up artist.
Book a Trial
If you decide to book a make-up artist, you will need to arrange a make-up trial before the big day. This is where you can take along photos and discuss make-up ideas. It’s especially important you get a make-up look that suits your skin type and face shape. But don’t forget to be yourself – just because it’s your wedding day, that doesn’t mean you have to wear loads of make-up!
If you do decide to do your make-up yourself, visit a make-up counter to get some make-up ideas and advice. My favourites for wedding make-up are Bobbi Brown (opens in a new window) and Laura Mercier (opens in a new window) as both have great products that are really long-lasting, such as Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser and Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliners (opens in a new window).
Stick to What You Know
Be wary about changing your skin care regime too close to your wedding day as there’s always a risk of breaking out as your skin adapts to change. Stick to the products that you have always used or go to a good beautician if you want any intensive treatment. If you are worried about break-outs, read our articles on spots and blackheads.
Help your skin look the best it can by drinking lots of water during the months before your big day. It sounds basic, but it really will help to keep your skin clear and your eyes bright.