Health & Beauty

7 Steps to Magical Make-Up for Beautiful Brides

Every blushing bride wants her make-up to look as magical as possible on her big day. Here is our step-by-step guide to achieving exactly that… but without breaking the bank!

Step One: Primer

Clarins’ ‘Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer’ glides on skin, leaving your skin perfectly smooth before your foundation is applied. Its breathable formula also fills in and hides the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores giving you a flawless complexion.
Approx price: £20

Clarins’ ‘Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer’

Clarins’ ‘Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer’

Step Two: Foundation

Discover a flawless finish on your big day with Urban Decay’s ‘Naked Skin Foundation’. With a demi-matte finish, this lightweight foundation boasts light-diffusing spheres to help blur imperfections to give the impression your skin has been professionally retouched.
Approx price: £27

Urban Decay’s ‘Naked Skin Foundation

Urban Decay’s ‘Naked Skin Foundation

Step Three: Powder

Chanel’s ‘Mat Lumiére’ powder offers eight hours of non-stop mattifying action. Instantly concealing the appearance of imperfections, this product blends evenly onto skin, giving you a velvety, shine-free finish.
Approx price: £35

Powder Chanel’s ‘Mat Lumiére’ powder

Powder Chanel’s ‘Mat Lumiére’ powder

Step Four: Lipstick

Ultra-moisturing and comfortable to wear, Clinique’s ‘High Impact Lip Colour’ will make your lips look simply luscious on your big day. Flaunting eight hour staying power and UV protection, this vibrant lipstick also smooths and softens the surface of your lips.
Approx price: £15

Clinique’s ‘High Impact Lip Colour

Clinique’s ‘High Impact Lip Colour

Step Five: Eyeliner

Ultra-moisturing and comfortable to wear, Long-lasting and waterproof, you can trust Illamasqua’s ‘Precision Ink’ eyeliner to stay in place throughout all the emotional moments of your day. Offering rich, effortless colour in one stroke, its fine tip also allows for defined application.
Approx price: £20

Illamasqua’s ‘Precision Ink’ eyeliner

Illamasqua’s ‘Precision Ink’ eyeliner

Step Six: Eyeshadow

Smashbox’s ‘Full Exposure Palatte’ offers 14 must-have neutral eyeshadow shades for truly eye-catching eyes on your big day. From long-wearing shimmering colours to velvety smooth mattes, shades blend effortlessly to leave a natural finish. Approx price: £38

Smashbox’s ‘Full Exposure Palatte’

Smashbox’s ‘Full Exposure Palatte’

Step Seven: Mascara

MAC’s ‘False Lashes’ mascara gives lashes thickness, volume and curl in one easy application. Its high-pigmented, mousse-like formula pushes up lashes for maximum effect, leaving them looking fashionably false.
Approx price: £19

MAC’s ‘False Lashes’ mascara

MAC’s ‘False Lashes’ mascara