Wedding make-up shopping is fun – but it’s much better if you know what you are looking for! Sure, the stores will recommend their product du jour in hopes you’ll buy it. Here’s our tip – whether you’re doing a complete bridal DIY make-up job, or you just need a few products ideal for touch-ups, the only way to get the best results is to buy what the wedding make-up experts use and recommend. After all, your wedding make-up is not just your everyday stuff! Alicia Bruce, expert hair and make-up artist based in London, tells you about best products for a flawless bridal look.
Bridal eye makeup
Benefit Brow Zings Brow Palette
Benefit Brow Zings is the ultimate product for creating clean, smooth, perfect brows. The set comes with a wax, powder and brush applicator to softly define the brows. Plus the set also includes tweezers for shaping, making it a handbag must-have! As a bride, your brows are so important for creating your finished look – beautifully filled in brows frame and open up your eyes and enhance your brow shape. Brow Zings is an excellent choice for creating a natural look.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
Eyelash curlers are a must-have for any make-up artist and Shu Uemura’s eyelash curlers are the best in the industry. Curling your eyelashes is an unbeatable way to make your lashes look longer and your eyes look bigger; an essential tool for any bride.
Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara
The UK’s number 1 selling beauty product, Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara is a wonderfully intense black with silicone for lashes that you’ll have difficulty believing aren’t false! It lengthens, volumises, lifts, curls and separates, plus it’s water resistant, so it’s great if you anticipate getting a little emotional on your wedding day.
Above, clockwise from left: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer | Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers | Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara | Benefit Brow Zings Brow Palette | Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector | Nars Laguna Bronzer
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
A make-up artist’s best friend, the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer not only makes your make-up waterproof, keeping it in place all day, but also helps to smooth out pores and fine lines, conceal redness and protect from the sun with SPF15. A make-up miracle product! A perfect choice for brides, especially at this time of year, this primer is heat resistant, has sun protection and will keep your make-up looking as fresh as when it was first applied. It’s also a great option for brides getting married abroad.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is perfect for use as a natural highlighter. It is a light-weight, water-based product with light diffusing properties, giving the skin a wonderful radiance and vitality and reducing imperfections. Using a highlighter is a wonderful option for brides, with multiple benefits as a moisturiser or as a highlighter in selected areas to give a beautiful glow. You will look naturally radiant, not only in person, but also in your all-important wedding photos.
Nars Laguna Bronzer
An award winning bronzer, Nars Laguna helps create the ultimate healthy glow with finely milled powders and subtle golden shimmer. It is a staple in any make-up artists’ kit and is perfect for creating a natural tan and for sculpting cheekbones for a gorgeously defining look. A fabulous choice for brides and bridesmaids, it is easy to apply, with a colour that is neither too orange nor too dark for any bride.
For your perfect wedding make-up the right product choice can make all the difference. You’ll want your make-up to look flawlessly gorgeous from the moment it’s applied until the end of the night, and investing in some great products will help make sure it does!