In all the commotion about dresses, shoes and accessories, it’s easy to forget about glamming up the part of your body that gets looked at the most: your face. Here’s what you need to know about getting the best spring/summer wedding day look in 2016.
The Base: Skincare
In the same way you need to prepare for your wedding day, your skin needs to be prepared for make-up. Quality skincare is more popular than ever this year, so make sure you’re stocked up on the best products for that radiant summer glow.
As important as skincare is, the weeks leading up to your wedding may not be the best time to start your regime. If you don’t already have morning and evening face-nourishing rituals, you may find yourself too overwhelmed to begin applying multiple products every day and night.
Luckily, 2016 is the year of multitasking facial formulas that do multiple jobs at once. Take Charlotte Tilbury’s Multi-Miracle Glow, for example. This 3-in-1 formula is a cleanser, a mask, and a quick remedy to use on the go. It’s perfect for busy brides-to-be who want to get the job done quickly and correctly.
If you have the time to start a full skincare routine and want to invest in an armoury of products, there are a few must-haves. You can pick up a ready-made set like the Clarisonic Kiehl’s collaboration Ultimate Skincare Kit, or put together your own. Make sure you have a cleanser, an exfoliator (brush or scrub), and a nourishing moisturiser. Consider investing in an eye cream too. You don’t want your husband to be staring at your late-night-wedding-planning dark circles on the aisle. SK-II Essential Power Eye Cream is a great choice for skin-plumping and wrinkle-resilience.
The Surface: Make-Up
Once you’re skin is fully primed, it time to think about how you’re going to make it pop. Spring and summer weddings this year are all about peachy nudes, sheer and exposed looks, and bright metallics – why not incorporate those themes into your make-up?
Nudes have been huge in beauty and fashion this year, and that trend has spilled over into wedding palettes. The summer 2016 limited edition Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots palette features 3 nude-inspired eye shadows, as well as 2 blues if you still need to meet your “something blue” quota.
If you’ve been to a dress show recently, you’re bound to have seen a lot of sheer fabric and exposed skin. Brides are going back to natural-inspired looks this year that show off the body as much as possible. You can bring this trend to your lips with Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Lip Colour lipsticks. Available in a range of reds, pinks, and oranges, these lip formulas offer a lightweight wash of colour that lasts all day and lets your natural lips show through.
Shimmer & Shine
Glittery, metallic make-up is all the rage this year and fits in great with 2016’s metallic wedding trend. If going for a silver eye or gold lip is too bold for you, you can get a similar shimmer with a good lip gloss. Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Gloss by Estée Lauder is hydrating and sparkles in the sunlight just like a metallic
It is time to finally blossom and let your natural beauty shine with radiant skin, fluttery lashes and colourful accents as seen on the runways.
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