How to try something new without going over the top.
I wear quite minimal make-up but would like a more extravagant look for the big day. Can I achieve this without appearing too overdone?
Regardless of whether you're a make-up junkie or a 'less is more' kind of girl, bridal make-up is all about enhancing the real you - in other words, creating a better version of your everyday self.
The trick to perfecting the natural look is to select neutral colours and balance the tone and depth of their application, especially on the eyes.
- Skin- you'll need a clean canvas for your make-up so pamper your skin in the run-up to your wedding by treating yourself to deep-cleansing facials . Drink plenty of water and moisturise regularly.
- Foundation- choose a creamy foundation for a natural satin finish. If your skin tends to be shiny, try using a mattifying cream underneath.
- Eyes- matte eye-shadows in warm earthy shades will give the most natural finish. Try using a lighter tone on the inner corners and gradually darken towards the outer corner and blend upwards, to create an instant eye-lift. After using waterproof mascara, apply three individual false lashes that match the colour and length of your own to the outer edge of each eye. Tidy up your brows and fill in any gaps with a brow powder following their natural shape.
- Cheeks- keep your cheeks natural by using a powder matte blush and choose a shade that complements your skin tone- apricots and corals add warmth and work well.
- Lips- choose a nude lip co lour that complements your skin tone in a satin or matte finish. For added definition first line your lips with a neutral lip pencil close to your natural lip colour and be sure to blend out all harsh lines. A dab of lip conditioner or clear gloss will add a touch of glamour.
- Finish - set your make-up with a light dusting of translucent powder.