Bridal beauty in your own home
Of course, some brides will prefer to apply their own make up on the big day so for those of you intent on polishing your own look, we’ve put together the following guide to help you achieve stunningly beautiful make up for your wedding day,
How to look special on your special day...
The key to wedding make up is to keep it light, fresh and natural if you want to look your radiant best.
You also want your make up to last all day. Layering products designed to match your skin type is the best way to achieve a long-lasting look.
Start with a primer. Used after your usual moisturiser, this prepares the skin for the application of make up, giving you a smooth canvas with which to work.
Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector glides on easily and gives a smooth and even base for a flawless finish.
Its illuminating formulation leaves skin looking naturally smooth in any light and helps your make up stay put.
Next, apply a carefully-chosen foundation.
While you want a base that will look amazing in photographs and lasts, the last thing you want is a caked-on look
Clarins Everlasting Foundation
SPF 15 has long-hold staying power and stays true yet has a lightweight texture that makes it comfortable to wear.
The last thing you want is for your photographs to be spoiled by shadows so use an undereye concealer to banish dark circles.
Clarins Instant Light Perfecting Touch catches the light to brighten shadowy areas and illuminate the face for natural-looking radiance.
Swirl a brush over a pressed powder (Clarins Powder Compact gives a flawless natural finish) and sweep a light covering over the entire face to set your base before adding blush. A rosy shade suits most complexions and is perfect for brides.
Sweep Clarins Powder Blush Compact in Rose on the apples of the cheeks for a fresh and beautiful glow. It even comes with its own brush making it perfect for slipping into your bridesmaid’s bag for easy touch-ups.
For truly bewitching eyes, keep it natural. Powder colours in natural or earthy shades blended around the eyes will look so pretty. Achieve stunning eyes with Clarins Gold Attraction Eye Quartet and Liner Palette, which incorporates a dark brown powder eyeliner for an intense, captivating look that is less harsh than an eyeliner pencil.
Although a waterproof mascara is often recommended for weddings, most of us have a favourite mascara. Clarins has an ingenious product that allows you to waterproof your existing mascara. Double Fix’ Mascara is a clever transparent sealer that acts as a raincoat for lashes, ensuring that your mascara won’t budge, come rain or shine - or tears. What’s more, it can also be used to tame unruly brows.
A pretty, natural shade is ideal for lips and gloss is perfect for a fresh, youthful look, while also being convenient for touch ups throughout the day. Clarins Gloss Appeal comes in 11 super-flattering shades and will keep lips plumped, hydrated and smooth.
To finish, spritz the entire face with Clarins Fix’ Make-Up for added staying power. Not only does it ensure make up stays the distance, it also revives radiance, brightens the complexion and controls shine.