Top makeup tips for Brides

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Here is my step by step guide to creating a pretty bridal look for your special day, just follow this easy method to help you to be you most beautiful.

Apply Primer under fluid foundation to immediately make skin look smoother and younger, why not try my Invisible Radiance foundation and concealer.

Apply shadows onto lids prepped with Base and powder so they go on smoothly and evenly, my Sheer Beauty eye quad creates beautiful Bridal eyes.

Then gently line eyes with my Waterproof Velvet pencil and waterproof mascara. A liquid line à la Audrey Hepburn always looks elegant for Bridal makeup. I love the Bourjois liquid liner as the brush is so fine.

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Add a half strip of lashes to the outer eye edge, such as Sue Marsh Lash Boutique lashes, to create a cat eye effect.

Gently fill gaps in brows but don't over darken. You may find an eye shadow is more flattering than a hard brow pencil.

Using the palms of your hands, press loose powder over your Base but not cheek area. Don't be heavy handed by using a puff, you don't need that much powder to set the makeup. Try my Invisible Veil Professional Finish Powder.

Use oil free blushers that stay the day, like my award winning Watercolour fluid blusher.

Cover lips with a silicone based transparent primer such as my Silky skin pro-finish face primer, to prevent lip colour bleeding. Then fill lips in with a soft, feminine colour, blot, then apply clear or a delicate shade of gloss to the lip centre.

If you want to wear a bright colour, such as a red or hot pink, apply using your finger and press onto lips to create a stain effect.

3 Top Tips for camera perfect Skin & Makeup

  • Avoid too much moisturiser under your Base or it will cause makeup to slide.
  • Go easy on shimmer. It’s ok to sparkle elegantly on eyes and cheeks but keep it to a minimum or it may look too disco if you're being filmed in HD.
  • Keep skin “glowing" by not applying powder all over your face. Dust in on the T zone and jaw line only.

Photo of bride with kind permission © Chris Morse