"How do I achieve a natural bridal makeup look?"

'I'm having a relaxed and informal wedding in a converted pub. How do I achieve a natural look to suit our theme but so I still look my best in photographs?

For Brides who would like to achieve that natural and ‘lit from within’ glow, I always give the same main piece of advice and that’s to take care of their skin, especially in the lead up to their wedding. By cleansing, toning and moisturising twice a day, you’ll be able to prepare your skin so that it’s at its best and ready for makeup application.

To achieve a natural makeup look; try using neutral matte shades on the eyes to enhance your eye colour and add a little bit of shimmer on the lid and inner corners of the eye to make them ‘pop’. I always recommend lashes for my clients, there is a huge range available and a set of natural looking lashes can give your eyes that extra ‘wow factor’ in your photographs.

When using foundation, choose one with little or no SPF so that when people are using flash photography you don’t end up looking washed out. Apply foundation with a damp beauty blender and use a baked highlighter on the cheek bones and cupids bow to bring forward your facial features. A pop of blusher paired with a nude lip is a must for a finished look.

Leanne xx

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