This makeup advice follows on from the skin preparations in the previous guide for flawless skin. Here’s some great makeup buys for the luxury bride to buy over the counter or online.
1. Finding Concealers, Foundations and Powders
Concealers for blemishes, dark circles, redness and high colour.
It’s best to select a liquid concealer that’s slightly lighter than your liquid foundation as it will offer a natural finish and perfectly blend in with your make-up.
2. Liquid Foundations
Liquid foundations are better for the consumer as it’s easiest to add with your fingers over your primer.
Here’s some of my favourites.
Estee Lauder Double Wear maximum coverage matt finish and long lasting, Double Wear BB Cream a similar finish with a moisturised glow, Jane Iredale’s full coverage BB cream, Diorskin Nude for a soft translucent finish and Diorskin Star with an added glow, Shiseido’s Perfect Refining Foundation is covering and extremely easy to smooth over the skin, Terry’s Light Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush, and Clinique‘s solution online questionnaire the Foundation Finder will help you find the perfect finish.
3. Face Powders
Modern foundations are long lasting and need little powder to set your base. My advice is to stick to a lightweight translucent compact powder that suits all skin tones and really easy to apply with a brush by softly sweeping over the face without sinking into the fine lines and looking dry. Here’s some good investments that you will continue use Chantecaille’s Hd Perfecting powder, Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder, and Suqqu Smoothing Face Color.
4. Mascaras, Brows, Eyes, Cheeks and Lips.
Image from Dior
Suqqu eyelash curlers will curl the straightest of lashes and Top Mascara’s that are long lasting and waterproof Lancome’s new Grandiose mascara, Clinique’s New Lash Power Feathering Mascara and Givenchy’s Phenomen eyes wand offers an absolutely full effect.
For the brows products for the consumer Eyelure new brow collection, Suqqu’s eyebrow pencil , eyebrow liquid pen, Stila’s Stay all day Waterproof Eyebrow Pencils and Blink eyebrow and lastly Giorgio Armani have an amazing dual product that covers brows and shadow the Eye and Brow Maestro.
5. Eye Liners
delilah’s exquisite liner pen works well and runs smoothly along the eyelid, Giorgio Armani Maestro liquid liner, Chantecaille’s Gel eye liner pen & Dior’s new Diorshow Kohl ( on counter 14th Jan 2015) that easily doubles up as a cream shadow for a smoky effect.
6. Eye Shadows
Eye shadows without complications try these either with a finger or soft eye shadow brush and sweep across the crease of the eye, Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick eye colours, Trish McEvoy’s 24 hour eye shadow, and Clinique’s Lid Smoothie Antioxident 8-hour Eye Color..
Blushers should be simple by first applying a soft gel or cream product on the apple of the cheeks and then using a powder blusher to softly sweep over to the temple and the eyes for an extra dimension, try these gel and pencil textures, By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace gives a radiant natural effect over the cheeks, Clinique’s new Chubby Stick Cheek Colour easy to apply with a brush or fingers and offers a smooth soft natural finish.
To lightly brush over with soft colour powders try Giorgio Armani sheer powder blush who’s colours are a delight and offer a soft subtle finish, Givenchy Prism compacts are very useful to use all year round.
8 Highlighter Powders
9. Lip Colours Glosses and Pencils
Origins Pinch Your Cheeks make a great lip stain, topped with a fabulous Dior Addict maximizer lip gloss, Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Gloss adds a beautiful iridescent shine, Bobbi Brown’s easy to carry glosses, and Burts Bees extensive lip stains and glosses. Top Tip add the lip colour first and carefully line the lip with a lip pencil and blend into the actual lip colour, it will look more defined and last longer, Bobbi Browns lip pencil range to finish the effect.
10. Nails For The Total Finished Look
Bio Sculpture offer long lasting nails that are beautifully applied and created by the nail technicians in the salon. Leighton Denny’s fabulous over the counter/online strong statement nails are for the more adventurous and Ciate London nails have the most creative of ideas and colours to add something very different to your wedding day.