When the first hand written cards begin to arrive through your letterbox it means one thing ladies, it’s wedding season.
I wouldn’t be surprised if your first thought was what to wear. Am I right? Well you’re forgiven, providing the second thing on your mind was your make-up.
Yes, well that’s where we at The Salon Look can lend an expert hand.
You may be lucky enough to get a call up to the whole day, in which case you will be wondering which products will last the duration and not leave you needing to re-do throughout the event.
Alternatively, if you’re just going to the evening celebration it’s important to be ready to party but with an air of sophistication.
Begin with a primer. This is a must have item for anyone wanting to ensure their pores are not visible as it seals the small pockets and stops foundation sinking into them. Primer also works for wrinkles as it smoothens them out, creating a flawless look. It also softens the skin and creates a smooth base for the rest of your make-up.
But the main reason to use primer ladies, is it helps your make-up stay on longer and when you could be out from as early as 10am until midnight this is vital. Try our Thalgo Source Marine Perfect Glow Primer.
Choosing a foundation is important any day of the week but when it needs to last from dawn til dusk the way you apply can also make a difference. Start by selecting the right kind of formula for your skin. This could be cream or liquid for those with dry skin or oil free, powder or mineral foundation for us girls with oily faces.
Don’t use too much foundation and then apply with a brush. This allows you to get even coverage without over doing the product.
L’Oréal True Match Minerals Foundation comes with an applicator brush making it easy to use. It also provides SPF15 to help protect your skin against the sun, should you get the chance to enjoy an alfresco toast to the happy couple.
Now whether you will be at the wedding all day or all night a classic smoky eye is a good call, as it can be played up or down. Be sure to start with a powder base and then begin by tracing the top lash line with an eye pencil. A liner that lasts all day is L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Liner.
Then move onto the eyelid using the lightest colours first gradually building to the darker colours on the outer area of the lid. Always remember to blend upward and outward girls!
Evening guests can layer up the darker colours for a more dramatic look while day guests should make good use of the highlighter colours to open up the eye area, especially in the centre. The L’Oréal Color Riche Smoky eye shadow palette offers the colours needed to create the effect.
Don’t forget to finish the eyes off with some mascara this will also open the eyes up making them appear larger. The Maybelline Mascara Falsies Big Eyes Waterproof Black is perfect for this as it lengthens the lashes and with it being waterproof you won’t be left with panda eyes should you shed a tear during the vows or the perhaps the first dance.
Keep it understated with lips to create a timeless look that works all day and night – and most importantly won’t over shadow the bride!