Bridal Beauty

Makeup Must Haves For Your Big Day!

Every wedding day is a special occasion and like all exceptional events in our lives, we want to look our very best. If you are the bride, a bridesmaid or a guest, then chances are that you will be having your makeup professionally applied before the big day begins, but it’s worth popping a couple of makeup ‘must haves’ into your bag to keep you looking perfect through all the tears, dancing and partying ahead.

To ensure your skin remains looking flawless, it’s worth investing in a glam powder compact for fast touch ups on the go.

Loose powder is brilliant for setting foundation, but to avoid spills in your bag, choose a pretty compact that contains a good quality pressed powder.

The Diorskin Nude Air Compact Powder (£35, Debenhams) is finely milled so it won’t settle into any lines or pores, comes in a range of shades to suit all skin tones and it’s packaged in a gorgeous metallic compact that you won’t mind whipping out at the top table.

Been crying at the Best man’s speech? Wipe away any smudged mascara with a handy pack of Halo Makeup Removal Pads (£2, Superdrug)
before topping up your under eye area with a light sweep of L’Oréal’s Touch of Light Highlighting Pen (£8, Boots) to banish any redness or puffs.

A good waterproof eyeliner is a wedding day staple, so try a creamy pencil that will see you through any tears. The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is the best on the market for staying power, plus it comes in over twenty shades (£15, John Lewis).

Keep your glow going from day to night and look soft focus in wedding photos by dabbing a good highlighter on the highest points of your face: your cheekbones, cupids bow and just under your eyebrow arch are the most flattering places.

Try the Laura Geller Contour & Highlight Palette (£35, which also contains a contour powder and blusher for on the go glam.
Hydrate party parched skin and give foundation a boost by spritzing on Vitamin E Face Mist (£9, The Body Shop). This super fine spray is brilliant for setting foundation, will keep your base as fresh all day long and it comes in a handbag friendly size too.

Finally, make your lips kissably smooth with a slick of luxurious lipstick. A great budget buy is the Rouge Edition range by Bourjois (£8, Boots) which offers all day hydration in a range of pretty shades, or splash out and buy the divine Rouge G Lipstick by Guerlain (£32, House of Fraser) which is packaged in a silver, mirrored tube designed by a Parisian jeweller. Not only does this lipstick last for hours, but it really is statement piece to pull out of your handbag – or to give as a thank you gift to your bridesmaids (or future Mother in law!).