My top tips for brides.

As the wedding season is now here, I thought I would share some of my tops tips for bridal makeup.

Enjoy reading and please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

  • When booking your bridal trial arrange for your make up artist to visit you during the day when there is plenty of natural light.
  • Start looking for images of bridal make up that you like and bring them with you on the day.
  • Arrange your bridal makeup trial at least three weeks before your big day and if you plan to wear false tan have a test run before your make up trial so your MUA can see what colour your skin is with the false tan on.
  • It is a total myth that make up needs to be heavy for photographs, lots of wedding photography is done in natural light and if you go for a really heavy base it will show in photographs.
  • Focus on beautiful natural, looking skin, softly groomed brows and feathery lashes. If you get these basic factors right the rest of your make-up will fall into place.
  • Don’t go for a make-up look or style that may date too quickly. You don’t want to look back on your photos and regret that you were so on-trend, which then may look ridiculous in the future.
  • Don’t rush your make up artist, allow at least 45 mins to an hour for your make up on the big day.

A couple of good things to have in your handbag on the day are:

Blotting papers – these take the shine off the T -Zone and help to keep your complexion nice and matte.

Cotton buds for removing any mess from under the eyes if you should get teary.

A good product that really works is the Urban Decay – All Nighter – make up setting spray.

You spray this light mist on your face and it stops your make up settling into fine lines and disappearing through the night. If you don’t want to spend too much money on this then you can purchase a sample or trial size online or ask in store for a tester. The trial size sprays are 30ml, will last you throughout the day and will fit neatly into your handbag.