Wedding season is well and truly upon us, and so many of you brides-to-be will now be putting the finishing touches to your big day. I think it’s safe to say one of the biggest stresses you’ll most likely face is making final decisions on your look. The dress has to be ‘the one’, hair has to be absolutely pristine and makeup flawless for the endless photos you’ll have taken on the day.
Many of you will have chosen to do your makeup yourself, especially if you are a fussy perfectionist like I am. The key to getting this down to a ‘T’ is researching lots of different looks, using the most suitable products for your skin both in terms of texture and colour, and practice practice practice!
Clarins are one of the veteran brands of the beauty industry, and have some absolutely fabulous products for this sort of occasion.
First up – moisturiser! Regardless of your skin type, you should ALWAYS moisturise. The Clarins HydraQuench range has some fantastic moisturising products for normal/dry skins, and their Truly Matte products are amazing for oily skin too.
You may also want to consider a primer or setting spray to hold everything in place for as long as possible. My recommendation would be the Clarins Fix’ Make-up which is great for setting whilst leaving you feeling refreshed.
Foundation is quite a personal choice, and is obviously very dependent on your skin type, the level of coverage you are looking for, and any skin complaints you may have. #Top Tip – unless you’ve tried and tested them with your photographer, it is perhaps best to avoid foundations with ‘radiance’ or promises of brightening etc, as you then risk flashback in your photos. I love Clarins Ever Lasting and Ever Matte Skin Balancing foundations. Both of these leave a gorgeous flawless finish and can be easily worked with to create various coverage levels. They have some fabulous concealers too for any areas you need a little extra help in. I’d also recommend powdering throughout the day with something like the Ever Matte Mineral Powder to ensure you are shine free for your photos.
My absolute favourite product available from Clarins at the moment, and my number one recommendation for this sort of makeup is their Splendours Colour Quartet & Eye Liner Palette. This has 4 eye shadows in classic bridal shades, and a liquid liner for that extra definition too. All in a little compact complete with little brushes, it’s the perfect product to have with you on the day for touch-ups (carried by one of your on the ball bridesmaids I’m sure!). I’d use the lightest shadow as a highlight on the brow bone and inner corner, the pink toned gold all over the lid, bronze through the socket and dark brown in the outer corner and partway along the socket, with the liner used for a little definition along the upper lash line. This is a limited edition product though, so get in their quick ladies as this will no doubt fly off the shelves.
Complete your eyes with liner along the water line if you feel you need it, and lots of mascara…making sure you go waterproof if you’re likely to shed a few tears!
I’d then add a little contouring on the cheekbones with the Bronzing Powder Compact, and a natural flush of colour on the apples of the cheeks with the Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour…03 Miami Pink being my favourite shade.
Finish with a ‘your lips but better’ lippy shade and you are ready to glide down that aisle. The Clarins Rouge Prodige and Rouge Eclat lipstick ranges have some fabulous colours to choose from and last well throughout the day.
So there you have it…a whole bridal makeup look with the help of some of Clarins most beautiful products. Sound too stressful for you? Why not have a professional take that pressure away and do it all for you. If you are getting married in the Cheshire or Wrexham area, why not have a fully trained therapist at Spa by Kasia beautify you for your big day. Spa by Kasia offer full bridal makeup using Clarins products for £65, which includes your trial too! An absolutely fantastic offer and who wouldn’t want to be pampered and made to feel extra special on the morning of their wedding. Tick one more thing off your to do list by getting that booking made today.
Good luck to all you gorgeous ladies on your big day!