Brides want a flawless finish for their wedding day and, of course, to look their best in their forever photographs.
The idea is to look understatedly beautiful rather than nightclub chic with a natural complexion that is enhanced by makeup without it appearing too obvious.
Less is more and a natural colour palette and soft shading is the way to go. Enhance the eyes and choose a natural lip colour as opposed to vampish red and darker tones.
Words used for bridal finishes include soft, glowing, romantic and radiant with a touch of glamour thrown in for good measure.
With this in mind brides often opt for:
Enhanced natural tones with a bronze/golden appearance combining gold and beige colours with a hint of shimmer and sparkle.
There is also the elegant selection of earthy browns and taupes to enhance natural complexions.
Classic/Elegance with neutral colours like soft green, amber and beige shades.
Soft peachy colours evoke the romance of the day with slightly enhanced lips.
Colours can be spiced up a little for the evening entertainment with a slightly darker lip shade and blush for evening glamour.
A few top tips for a beautiful bridal look
Eat well and drink lots of water to ensure glowing skin for your wedding day.
Do a trial session or two to make sure you know what you are getting on the big day.
Have your makeup of choice bought and stored to avoid last minute out-of-stock issues.
Ensure eyebrows are plucked, waxed and groomed to perfection to show your makeup off properly.
Take a touch-up pack to reapply – you may smudge it if you cry in the ceremony!
words: gillian currie