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Bridal Beauty Tips

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If you’re having a high summer wedding then check out my must-have beauty buys and top tips to help you take centre stage. 


Flattering eyelids


For glamorous eyes experiment with a range of eyeshadow palettes. The versatile and contrasting colours allow you to create a multitude of makeup looks that range from the simplest to the most sophisticated.  In general pick 4 complementary colours and apply the lightest shade on the inner part of the upper eyelid and the darkest shade along the lash line, blending up and out. For effect shade one of the remaining colours under the outer corner of the eyebrows. To intensify your look or make it more sophisticated, apply a fourth shade under the eye:
- for more intensity, use the darker shade – for more radiance and light, use the brighter shade.
I recommend: Urban Decay Basics Palette and the Naked Palettes from the Naked Basics Collection. Alternatively, for something more dramatic try Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow, Dior 5 Couleurs Palette.

Magic strokes
A must-have for any bride YSL’s Flash Radiance hides any signs of fatigue and leaves your skin looking fresh and invigorated with a single brush stroke. The ingredients including Grain of Paradise extract, caffeine, seaweed, wheat proteins and sugar extract from oats all work towards perfecting your skin. The result? Reduced skin imperfections, traces of tiredness eliminated and overall radiant skin – perfect for the bride-to-be.
I also recommend: Elemis Pro-Radiance Flash balm, MAC Prep & Prime Natural Radiance, DiorSkin Flash Radiance Booster Pen.

Flawless Foundation 

Create the perfect canvas with a foundation that illuminates the skin to give it a radiance whilst creating a matte veil for that all-important flawless finish. The overall look you want achieve is an even and bright complexion.
I recommend:Clarins Everlasting Foundation,
 bareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation, 
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation,
 Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation,
 Chanel Pro Lumiere,
 Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Radiant Lifting makeup, Dior Capture Totale.
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Dramatic Lashes

Define, lengthen and accentuate your lashes with Clinique’s Power Lash Mascara that vows to look pretty for 24 hours without a smudge or smear. One stroke and your pretty lashes will last through rain, sweat, humidity and tears. The unique brush reaches and beautifully lengthens even the tiniest lashes. The innovative thermal sensitive technology helps it to stay put for 24 hours making it an ideal beauty buy for your big day. For a more dramatic effect, apply some false eyelashes. For a more dramatic effect add falsies from Eylure or Illamasqua.
I also recommend: Lancome Hypnose Mascara, YSL BabyDoll Mascara, Dior OverCurl Mascara, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara.
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Kissable lips
Glamorous and bold or sexy and natural the sexy and smooth, Lancome’s L’Absolu Rouge Lipsticks should be on every brides lips. This hydrating formula contains Pro-XylaneTM, an award-winning molecule that is typically found in skincare products to help seal in moisture. The consistency is silky and glossy without leaving behind any stickiness or tackiness. It also contains vitamin E for added moisture and SPF 12 sunscreen for protection. The result is a rich colour and lusciously soft, conditioned lips. Available in 36 shades you can get the perfect wedding day pout.
I also recommend: Lancome Rouge in Love, YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick, bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie, Dior Diorific Longwearing true colour lipstick.
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Sensational scents
Complement your individual style with two fabulous fragrances that will leave a lasting impression. Gucci by Gucci Eau de Toilette is a fresh and feminine scent featuring Tahitian Tiare flower and Spider Lily blended with a soft, feminine base of honey to create a scent that is subtle yet captivating. Boss Femme Eau de Parfum by Hugo Boss is the ultimate feminine fragrance. The fresh citrus Tangerine note lifts the emotions and prepares the senses for the floral bouquet. The Freesia note carries the luminous scent of Stephanotis and Oriental Lily. Combined together these notes are further heightened by Rose petals so you can have a scent that exudes pure elegance, radiance and beauty.
I also recommend:
 Chanel Chance,
 Chloe Eau de Parfum,
 Vera Wang Floral Rush,
 Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Emporio Armani Diamonds Rose, Chanel No5
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