Ding dong! It’s wedding season and it’s here to stay. Well, for a few months at least. So whether you’re the blushing bride, an emotional bridesmaid, an esteemed day guest or an evening attender, you can bet you’ll be heading to at least one wedding this year. And that means you’ll probably spend weeks trying to find the perfect outfit, then realise you’ve left your makeup til last minute. Never fear, wedding-eers! Our wedding makeup top tips will help you save face on the big day.
Trialled some makeup artists and not liked the looks? Be sure you’ll love the end results by taking charge of your bridal makeup, meaning less bridezilla, more bridechilla.
Here’s our top tips to make more than your groom weep at your beauty (seriously, even the cake will be in tiers).
• All about that base
You might be an emotional wreck, but your makeup shouldn’t reflect it. Use Superstay 24hr Primer under our transfer-resistant Superstay 24hr Foundation (because your dress isn’t meant to be the same colour as your skin).
• Ready, steady, glow
For a fresh, radiant face, use our Strobe Stick to highlight your best features. Use it to illuminate other parts of your body too, like your collarbone, neck and even cleavage. Saucy.
• Blushing bride
Say eye do like an angel in the softest, shimmering pinks of our Blushed Nudes Palette across your lids. Finish the sweet glow with a light sweep of Master Heat in Pink Amber.
Top tip: Yay! Because you haven’t splurged on products you’ll only wear once, you can splash your cash on lashes that last. Get in touch with a professional beautician about natural-looking eyelash extensions.
You’re so proud that your bestie’s getting married, you’re practically made of honour. (See what we did there?) As head bridesmaid, it’s your duty to make sure the bride looks and feels stunning. And her dress is held up in the loo.
Keep your look low-maintenance in case of any last-minute emergencies with these essential products:
• Ready to face the day
Maintain a fresh-faced glow with our BB Bronze 8-in-1 beauty balm. Team with Dream Brightening Concealer for a stunning complexion that doesn’t dry out.
• Stay-put pout
The last thing you want to be doing is touching-up your lipstick all day. Use Superstay 24hr Color in one of our 29 shades to perfectly match your outfit.
• Dry your eyes, mate
The vows. The father’s speech. The first dance. So many tear-jerking moments. And as bestie of the bride, you’re bound to let some of those tears out. Volum’ Express The Colossal Waterproof Mascara will make sure they don’t leave black streaks down your face.
Top tip: When the running around’s done and it’s time to let your hair down, you’ll need your makeup to last as long as you do. Keep your look lit with our Superstay 24H Setting Spray.
Chatting, drinking, eating, dancing and potentially tearing up. Weddings are great, but being there the whole day can be exhausting. You want your makeup to be on point (especially if your ex, partner’s ex, or potential new beau is going to be there).
• Find a perfect matte
Keep excess oil at bay with Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation.
• Eyes of gold
Make your eyes shine brighter than the wedding rings with Color Tattoo Gel Eyeshadow in Eternal Gold. Finish the look with Liner Express in Black to create a sleek black flick.
• Softly tinted
Get a perfectly supple pout with Baby Lips – our balm that’s small enough to fit in your handbag. And it’s easy to use after a few glasses of fizz.
Top tip: Up your brow game with Brow Precise Fiber Filler. It’ll make them look fuller, but still beautifully natural.
Okay. So you only got an invite to the evening reception. Don’t feel bad! It’s actually better. More outfit choices, a whole day to perfect your makeup, and let’s face it – the fun only really starts when the evening guests arrive.
• Defined deity
For a finish that looks like you’ve been sculpted by the gods themselves, get shaping with Master Sculpt.
• Edgy eyes
Evening calls for sultry, smoky eyes. Get the look with our Rock Nudes Palette, finished with layers of Lash Sensational Mascara Richest Black.
• Perfect pout
Because you’ve gone for bold eyes, steer clear from dark or bright lip colours. Instead, try Baby Lips Moisturising Lip Gloss in Life’s a Peach.
Top tip: It’ll probably be a late night. Use Eraser Eye Concealer to disguise dark circles long before they even appear.