Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, so it’s only natural that you want to look your best. If you or your bridesmaids are planning on applying your own makeup, here are our 6 essential beauty tips for Brides to consider.

1. Consider the weather

Seasons dictate what the weather will be like and if you’re getting married in summer when temperatures are high (hopefully), you’ll want to climate-proof your makeup. Sweating your makeup off will be nothing to worry about when you’re using the correct products. Firstly, you’ll need a primer. An oil-free face primer will create the perfect canvas for your makeup, ensuring that your base stays looking flawless for longer. Also, use an eyeshadow primer before you apply your eye makeup so it stays crease-free and doesn’t fade. It’s also a good idea to put blotting sheets in your handbag for emergency shine situations.

2. Think of the camera

Avoid wearing foundation with a high SPF as this will result in flashback, giving you a whiteish appearance in photographs. To look picture perfect, consider applying a little more makeup than normal. You could experiment several weeks before by getting a friend to take pictures of you in different types of light. This will give you an idea of how you’ll look in your wedding photos.

3. Watch tutorials

If you’re unsure as to how you want your makeup to look on your big day, watch a few tutorials on YouTube and spend time practising your application skills. If you don’t know where to start, try Lauren Curtis, Tanya Burr or Lisa Eldridge for tips and tricks.

4. Visit a makeup counter

If you don’t know your foundation shade from your makeup brush, visit a beauty counter and ask to be matched to a shade of foundation. A professional will help you find the best hue for your natural skin tone.

5. Opt for waterproof mascara

Your wedding is an emotional time, so choose a waterproof mascara in case of happy tears.

6. A course of SkinBase MD facials.

An exfoliating facial like SkinBase microdermabrasion will ensure flawless makeup application for your big day. This treatment will slough away dead skin cells giving your complexion a luminous glow. Find your nearest therapist now.

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