Romantic make-up for your wedding day
If you’re having a traditional wedding with a classic wedding look then you’ll probably want pretty, romantic make-up. Here are our tips on what make-up colours and textures to choose.
Base: Dewy skin is perfect for the romantic look, fresh and glowing. The latest foundation formulas make this easy to achieve as most of them have light reflecting particles, which leave skin looking radiant. Try Maybeline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation, £7.89, or L’Oreal True Match Roll’On Foundation, £12.71.
Prep your skin with a light moisturiser before you apply your base, then use a long-lasting concealer on any redness, spots or uneven areas, such as Rimmel London Hide The Blemish Concealer, £4.29, or Benefit Erase Paste Concealer and Highlighter, £18.50, which is brilliant on under eye circle. Pat into the skin gently, don’t rub and make sure your hands aren’t too warm as this will just melt the make-up. You can then apply your foundation but you don’t need to put it all over your face if you don’t think you need it.
Eyes: Make sure your lashes look long and curled. A great lengthening mascara will do the trick but lash curlers will give them that extra boost. We like Mister Mascara Eyelash Curlers, £6.97.
Be careful how you line the eyes. Too much eyeliner can look heavy and harsh. Experiment with brown, grey and dark green kohl rather than black, for a softer look. Illamsaqua have some great eye liners.
Pastel eye shadow colours are perfect for your wedding day. If you have brown eyes go for blues and lilacs. If you have green eyes try frosted coffee colours and warm golds. If you have blue eyes go for pinks and lilacs.
Lips: Romantic lips are soft, plum and pink. Choose semi-sheer textures and shimmery lip glosses in nude and pink shades. Clinique and Bobbi Brown both have a fabulous choice of shades.
Cheeks: Rosy pink colours are best on the cheeks and cream formulas have a lovely soft texture, plus they are longer lasting. Try Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blusher, £6.84. Start by applying just on the apples of your cheeks and then blend upwards towards your temples. Don’t worry if it looks like you’ve applied too much, wait a bit and step back from the mirror then take another look. If you think it’s too much pat with a tissue.