For most brides, how you look on the day of your wedding is the most important part. With so many people attending, most of whom will be snapping hundreds of photographs of you to remember the day, it’s important that you look your best.

Glowing, radiant skin has a big part to play in this and any imperfections simply won’t do when the time comes to walk down the aisle.

If you are getting married soon and want to ensure that your skin and face makeup looks flawless, check out our tips for achieving that airbrushed look.


Be sure to have a trial and consult your makeup artist for advice

To avoid panic on the morning of your wedding, it’s crucial that you book in for a trial with whoever is doing your makeup so that you can tell them what look you want to achieve. It also gives them an opportunity to see what your skin is like, so they can match creams and foundations accordingly. If you are planning on having a spray tan, have one before your trial so that the artist can see what colour they will be working with. Planning on doing your make up yourself? Be sure to get practicing weeks before and visit some department stores to ask the makeup artists for recommendations about the best products to use.


Start skin preparation months beforehand

Don’t expect perfect skin to just happen on your wedding day, if you want to achieve a really flawless look you are going to have to start putting in the hours in the run up to the big day. Ensure that you have a good skin routine that includes cleansing, toning and moisturizing and be sure to get all of your make up off before you go to sleep. Another good way to get your skin photo-ready before your wedding is to drink plenty of water. Aim for two litres a day for a dewy, blemish free complexion.


Don’t underestimate the power of setting spray and powder

While a good foundation and concealer is important, it’s vital that you don’t overlook products that are going to help your makeup last into the early hours. A strong setting spray will lock in products and stop them from moving around the face, while a translucent powder will stop concealer from cracking in the heat.


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