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Luscious Lashes

Lashes are an important part of any eye make-up. Long luscious lashes can open up the eye and add definition, really finishing off an eye make-up look.

Curling your lashes before applying mascara helps to create the appearing of longer lashes. A lot of people’s lashes can grow quite straight and therefore even when mascara is applied to them, the lashes are still not that visible.

Mascara (waterproof for those weepy brides!) should be applied right to the root of the lashes. This makes the lashes appear thicker and enhances definition. Wiggle the mascara in the root of the lash and to the tip of the lashes in a zig-zag motion – repeat until happy! Concentrate on the outer corner lashes to really accentuate the shape.

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Give your makeup some staying power!

On your wedding day, it is vital that your make-up stays looking fresh all day long. Well applied bridal make-up should only need a bit of powder and a lipstick touch up throughout the day – the rest should stay picture perfect all day long!

Skincare has an important part to play in long lasting make-up. A good quality moisturiser is key for a good skin base. Your moisturiser should hydrate your skin without being too greasy. My favourite moisturiser to use for brides with dry or sensitive skin is Embryolisse Lait-crème Concentrate Nourishing Moisturiser – It leaves the skin supple, smoothed, plumped and incredibly soft. For oily skin types I opt for Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel.

Primer is a must for make-up longevity. Primer creates the perfect base to apply makeup to. Not only will a primer help make you make-up last longer, but it will also smooth over fine lines and open pores. There are different primers for each skin type. I personally like the Smashbox Primer range, which includes primers that are oil free, colour correcting, illuminating and hydrating.

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