Ariane Poole’s Make-up Essentials for Every Bride
Your make-up doesn’t need to be heavier than usual for the photos.
You just need the right techniques and the right products for your location and time
of year to look picture perfect.
Primer is a must. The right primer will keep your make-up on longer, your face
shine free and even diminish the appearance of fine lines and large pores.
Even if you don’t ever wear a foundation it’s a good idea to use a lightweight
foundation, Tinted Primer, BB or CC Cream to even out your complexion, photos and videos tend to show every little thing. My Ariane Poole Mineral Tint Foundation is lightweight and feels like a second skin.
If you are not into any foundation at all then go for the My Ariane Poole Tinted Primer. It will even out your complexion and look like you are wearing nothing at all.
Concealer is a must!! for dark circles, highcolouring or blemishes.
Apply after foundation or tinted moisturiser for the best results.
For high colouring, redness and pigmentation check out my
In photos too much shine looks sweaty, even if you want a dewy look keep your t-zone matte . Simply sweep a little of my Invisible Blotting Powder or
Under Eye & Face Brightener over your t-zone.
Brows must be nicely defined. Top Tip: Don’t go over the top with brows or all
you will notice are the brows not your beautiful eyes. Waterproof mascara is a must!!! No matter what.
Curl your lashes. This will instantly open up yours eyes and make them appear
larger. My Heated Eye Lash Curlers works beautifully on even the shortest/straightest lashes.
Want your eye shadow to last all day. Apply an eye base like one of my
Ariane Poole Eye Shines to keep eye shadow looking perfect. These can be used as an eye base or an eyeshadow.
Eyes need definition so run Gel Liner in the shade you love along the base of the
top lashes and half way along the base of the lower lashes.
Add some Individual Lashes to enhance your eyes.
Try a cream or cream to powder blusher for a healthy flush of colour.
For a long lasting effect try layering a cream and a powder blusher in a similar colour. Sweep the powder blush over the cream and you will achieve a stunning long lasting blush.
Apply a lip base first to keep lipstick or gloss on longer and to help prevent feathering. Next use a Lip coloured Lip Pencil to define the shape and add your favourite lipstick or lip gloss. Or fill lips in with the liner then add colour for longer lasting lushes lips.
If you have a veil remember to blot your lips, otherwise you may have a lip print on the veil.
Try mixing a scented body lotion with a touch of shimmery liquid Bronzer to give
your body a stunning red carpet sheen.
The best tip I could and do give any bride is ‘look yourself’, just more polished.
If you try to go heavier or softer than your regular make-up then you’ll only feel uncomfortable on the day. And worse, you’ll look back at the photos and dislike them. If you want to try out different looks then 2 or 3 months before your wedding is the time to start experimenting. You definitely don’t want to leave it to your Wedding Day and don’t do it any earlier unless you are certain your skin tone won’t change.
To make your make-up last, you could try long lasting products (foundation, shadows, lipstick and waterproof mascara). Or you could try layering, that is applying a cream or cream to powder (eyeshadow & blush) first followed by a match powder (eyeshadow & blush). But most of all, whether you use long-lasting or regular products, take your time applying your make-up.
If you are having black & white photos consider your lip colour. Pale nude shades will make you look like you have no lips while red lip colours can look black. You may want to adjust the colour accordingly.