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Lina Cameron’s wedding make-up must-haves

Fabulous bridal beauty tips for lasting wedding make-up. Great advice for brides on a budget

Lina Cameron’s expert beauty tips

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Celebrity make-up artist Lina Cameron gives us the low-down on perfect bridal beauty…

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Starts with smooth, glowing skin

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Exfoliated skin is the best base for successful bridal make-up.

Use a product such as Eve Lom Cleanser to cleanse your skin in the morning and evening. Once a day apply the cleanser to the face using circular movements, and leave it to work on your skin for 30 minutes. It will make dead cells soften and glide off the face. For the rest of the steps follow the instructions on the bottle of the product you select.

By doing this every day at least a month before the wedding you will be surprised how well you skin looks – the best way to get your skin ready for the big day on a budget!

Sparkling bridal eyes

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Use eye drops like Optrex Eye Brightening Drops to remove redness not only from eyes, but also to help with any red blemishes you may have on your wedding day. Freeze a drop in a spoon, place it frozen over the blemish, and hold there for 3-4 minutes, and it will shrink swelling.

The wedding photographs

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To reduce shine in photos avoid using a foundation containing SPF as Sun Protection Factor reflects the flash and make face look a different colour to a body in wedding photos. Try products such as “Even Skin Foundation” from Trish McEvoy or “Foundation Stick” from Bobbi Brown, both of which are SPF free.

Long-lasting wedding make-up

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To help your make-up base foundation/concealer stay longer on the face, before setting it with powder use standard face tissue such as Kleenex to dab off excess moisture. This will prevent the layering of oil and powder on a face and keep the skin from appearing shiny. To set the foundation for a long lasting effect, use a translucent powder like Laura Mercier “Loose Setting Powder”, press all over into the skin with a velour puff. This will help make sure your wedding day look stays until the end of the night.

Your lasting eye make-up

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For up to 24 hours long lasting effect for eye shadows prep eyes with an eye shadow primer (try Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials or Laura Mercier Eye Basics) and cover the eyelid with a pale eye shadow like Bobbi Brown‘s Ivory.

Eyebrows make all the difference

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Professionally shaped eye-brows can make a huge different to your wedding day look, but it is important to find an expert who you have confidence in. For my London based clients; I recommend Shavata who is based in Urban Retreat in Harrods.

The make-up professionals

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Consider seeing a professional make-up artist ahead of the wedding. As well as helping you to develop you look you want and understand the application techniques required, any good make-up artist will also give be happy to give you written step by step instructions how to recreate the look on the day.

For more fabulous tips from Lina Cameron, visit www.linacameron.com

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