Let’s talk about Bridal make up. It’s one of those things that many brides put last, after the dress the shoes and of course the actual planning of your whole wedding. But, in our opinion beauty is one of the most important parts of your big day. Getting it right can be tricky, which is why it’s important to have a make up trial and to experiment ahead of your wedding day.
Planning to do your own make up at your wedding? Bridal make up artist Ellie Mae Connoley told Belle it’s still important to have a make up trial ahead of your big day, as there is an art to getting your make up right for you, and also feeling photo ready. If you are feeling brave, then good news, Belle about Town has spoken to various make up artists, and tried out a range of recommended bridal beauty products. The below is a list of our top must have products for looking flawless on your big day. Ellie Mae Connoley also recommends that you get colour matched for each of your bridal products, as they all come in different shades, so it’s important to get your colour right before buying any products. Finally, Wedding make up should be fun, it’s a great way to experiment and get excited about your big day. Try out different exciting looks and boost your confidence by experimenting with different colours and trends ahead of your big day.
Our Bridal Must have’s for 2015:
YSL Blush Radiance
Every bride wants to look radiant on her wedding day. Blush radiance come in beautiful packaging, and creates a subtle, beautiful and totally natural look. It’s a really great product for giving you a gorgeous glow on your wedding day.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Series Contour Kit
If you don’t have naturally sharp cheekbones, then make like the Kardashian clan and fake your way to killer cheekbones. This Anastasia Beverley Hills has been causing a bit of a stir online, due to the magic it can create. It comes in a selection of colours so again be sure to try before you buy. A bridal must.
Bobby Brown Foundation Stick
Ellie tells me it’s important to get colour matched in whatever foundation you pick for your wedding day, preferably as close to the wedding as possible, as your skin tone can change depending on time of year, level of tan etc.
Bobby Brown Sheer Finish Powder
A great way to make sure your T – Zone is camera ready at all times, Sheer finish powder gives a smooth even finish without that ‘heavy powder look’. Bobby Brown make up artist Hannah Martin tells me that Bobby Brown powder is one make up essential she always insists brides keep on them all day. It’s the perfect way to freshen up your skin and look photo ready in no time.
Bobby Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
No sleep on the night before the wedding? No problem. This concealer set will freshen up the most tired of brides and banish those unwanted circles. It also helps maintain your skins moisture levels, create a smooth and virtually wrinkle free look.
Stila Colour Correcting Cream SPF 20
A breakthrough skincare meets cosmetics product, this cream offers the ultimate in colour correction whilst also creating a natural flawless look. This colour correcting cream is also bursting with revitalizing skincare benefits, so it’s a good one to wear daily a few weeks before the big day.
Boots No.7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base
The daddy of long lasting primers, this primer is great for making your make up stay in place for 8+ hours, perfect for keeping you photo ready in all weather conditions,
Face D Anti Dark Circles Eye Cream
This little stick of magic is a great place to start on your bridal make up as it banishes any trace of under eye shadow in around 30 minutes. The eye cream also reduces puffiness so whilst its great to hide wrinkles on your wedding morning, this product can also be applied before you go to bed to help keep your bags at bay before you’ve even started on your magic make up tricks.
Eyeko + Alexa Chung me and my Shadow Liner
A subtle cat eye liner flick can really perfect your look on your wedding day. Eyeko has been favourited by many as the best product for creating the cat eye liner flick. Now, to style icon Alexa Chung has joined forces with the brand to leading the way in creating the perfect 60’s look. Do try this product on your big day if you’re looking for wow eyes on your big day.
Benefit Gimme Brow
Who doesn’t want envy inducing wow brows that would even catch Cara Delevigne’s attention? Brows are where it’s at right now, think big, bold, thick statement brows. This gimme brow works like a mascara for the eyes, giving you gorgeously thick and lush arches. To apply, using short pressing motions, stroke brush tip along the brow to define your shape. Et Voila!
Eylure Individual Lashes
These stunning false lashes are more comfortable than the lash strips, but they still create an equally stunning look. Apply the shorter on the inner eye and the longer on the outer eye for the optimum lash effect.
Lip Magic Charlotte Tilbury
A new revolutionary youth boosting lip system, this Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic is a rejuvenating balm which strengths existing cells and create new cells as well. This balm creates fuller plumper lips so is the perfect base for your lipstick. Make sure you use this balm a week before the wedding to ensure your lips are in perfect shape for your wedding day.
L’Ordeal Paris Colour Rich Extraordinaire, Nude Ballet
Purely because if it’s good enough for Kim K, its good enough for us. This is the very colour and brand of make up that Kim Kardasian wore to her wedding. Beautiful packaging – a perfect hand bag essential for your big day. The colours in the Colour rich extraordinaire range are very true to colour – so try a few colours out and see what works best for you.