If you were one of the millions, probably billions, of people who tuned into the Royal Wedding recently, you’ll no doubt have been waxing lyrical about Meghan Markle’s beautiful, fresh faced wedding look. Not over the top, but super sophisticated, Meghan’s make up was spot on for the day.
If you’re getting married soon, the fresh faced look is the way to go, whether you’re wearing white or not. A wedding is not the place for OTT make up and killer lashes, save those for the nights out! No, a wedding is the place for subtle yet sophisticated looks, giving you that blushing bride look, without turning heads for the wrong reasons.
So, how can you achieve the Princess-to-be glow?
Your Face Base
It’s all about the skin, with eyes and lips a close second.
You basically want to look like you’re not wearing make up, but of course, a fair amount of time has gone into it! When picking your foundation, avoid too much coverage, and instead go for a tinted moisturiser. If you’re worried about any blemishes or uneven tone sections, opt for a concealer which no more than a shade different than your natural tone. Make sure you blend this well, before applying your light foundation over the top.
Whilst we all need sun protection, try and avoid any foundations which do contain SPF, as when the camera flashes, you will have a whiter face than the rest of your neck and body. Go for a natural blush to counteract any issues with flashes, and to add to that bride to be glow. A cream blush is a great way to avoid caking and to keep that natural look. If you want to use a natural highlighter on the cheekbones, remember to keep it subtle.
Eyes & Lips
Next up we need to focus on eyes. If you are doing your own make up and you’re a little nervous about getting it right first time, do your eyes first and then apply your base as above.
It’s really about less is more here, but you do need to line your eyes to give definition. If you’re going for lashes, keep them of a natural length and volume, and add some liner along the upper lid for extra sass. Whether you line your lower lid is personal preference, but in this case, a good quality mascara is often enough. A dab of white/cream shadow in the very corner of the eye can create a more ‘awake’ look too – perfect if you were suffering from pre-wedding nerves the night before!
As for your lips, we definitely need to stay natural here. A tinted gloss looks great, provided you only use one coat, or a balm for a more toned down look. Avoid bright lipstick colours, especially high shine types, although a low shade matte lipstick looks great in a peachy shade, to give that blooming bride look.
Whether you’re marrying a genuine Prince, or the guy you deem to be your Prince, it’s all about getting your make up Princess on point.