HOW TO GET PERFECT WEDDING MAKE UP

What is the perfect wedding make up look? Obviously this can vary according to your style and colourings but there are certain factors that should always be considered. 

Your eyes will need to be expertly defined to register well on camera, so you look your absolute best in your photos and in your wedding film. It is also advisable to pay attention to your eyebrows, they frame the eyes and the whole face and should balance with your eye make up. There has been a fashion for very dark, defined eyebrows, however this can look very harsh and often ageing! Thankfully a more natural, swept up brow is now on trend.

Everybody wants flawless skin on their wedding day. Looking after your skin should be a priority in the months leading up to your wedding day, do consider a course of facials if you have any particular problems. In fact everyone can benefit from the right facials, the more hydrated and clear your skin is, the less base you will need.

With a combination of primers, base, powder and a spritz of make up fixer, your skin should look great for your entire wedding. Choosing the right foundation in terms of colour and texture is vital. Try a swipe of your base on your jawline for a colour match and on your cheeks for texture, where we tend to have the largest pores.

THE NATURAL GLAM MAKEUP LOOK

This gorgeous naturally, glamorous look is definitely one of my most requested bridal make up looks. It incorporates well defined eyes and brows, flawless, radiant skin and a nude lip. 

Read on to see how I created this look and what products I used.

I started by sweeping a pale, shimmering gold across the eyelid and then blended it into a richer gold in the outer corner. I also used these eyeshadows, applied with a fine brush as eyeliner on the bottom lashes. A warm, red brown was softly blended into the socket line and a deeper tone used on the outer corner of the lid for definition. Lashes were added and a black gel eyeliner was traced along the upper lash line. This covers up the false lash line, defines the eye and a little upwards flick elongates and lifts the eye. When using mascara, don’t forget to opt for a waterproof formula.

As Chelsea had lovely, natural eyebrows, only a little eyebrow pencil was needed and brow gel used to keep them brushed up and in place.

After the skin was moisturised and allowed to nourish, I applied a radiance primer to create a glowing, dewy effect. A long lasting formula foundation was added for coverage and set with a fine, translucent powder. A cream concealer was blended under the eyes and set with a powder formulated for the delicate eye area. Too much concealer can emphasis any fine lines so needs to be kept to a minimum.  Using a bronzing powder I contoured the cheeks and added a little under the jawline and across the forehead, close to the hairline. I then swept a golden toned shimmering highlighter over the top of the cheek bones and down the nose for an added touch of radiance. A touch of soft, coral blush gave a healthy pop of colour on the cheeks.

Finally lips were outlined with a natural nude lip pencil and filled in with a peachy nude lipstick. A pale pink lip gloss completed the look.

For these final images, the look was subtly strengthened. I added a copper tone to the eyes, lips were painted with a dusky rose colour and a pop of pink was added to the cheeks to tie it all together. 
I hope these wedding day make up looks inspire you and below I have listed the products used.

Do get in touch if you would like any advice, a make up lesson or your wedding day make up.

WEDDING MAKEUP PRODUCT LIST

EYES – primed with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin, Tarte Eye Shadow palette Don’t quit your Day Dream, Delilah Gel Line in Ebony, Ardell lashes in Demi Wispies.

CHEEKS – Estée Lauder Bronzer in Light, Youngblood Mineral Makeup Loose Powder Blush in Sherbert, to highlight Delilah Pure Light Illuminating Powder in Aura. (look with hair up, Delilah Colour Blush in Lullaby)

BASE – Delilah Pure Light Liquid Radiance as primer for a glow, Estée Lauder Double Wear Light, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Laura Mercier Translucent Powder.

LIPS – Delilah Colour Intense Lipstick in Flirt, (look with hair up, Hush was used with Ultimate Shine Lipgloss) Youngblood Lip Pencil in Au Natural.

Photographed on location at The Oak Barn in Benenden, Kent by John Knight Photography. Hair by Hopelessly Romantic Hair and wedding dresses from Go Bridal in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.