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5 important bridal make-up things to know about

Preparation is key to achieve the perfect bridal make-up look. Here are five important things you need to do before the big day.

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A good make-up artist goes a long way to achieving the bridal beauty look of your dreams, but what YOU do in the run-up to the big day is equally important.

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Here, Lush celebrity make-up artist Charlotte Howe shares her top tips for the perfect make-up.

1. Prepping the skin

Choosing the right moisturiser for your skin is the number one priority. Many people go too rich coming out of the winter period, so definitely consult professional advice on this as your skin will take time to adapt to a new regime. 

2. Scrubbing the lips

A lip scrub like Lush Mint Julips (£5.50) is a must. It’s not enough to just hydrate the lips with a good balm, a scrub will smooth the texture, which is vital for a lasting lip colour. 

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3. Experimenting with foundation 

You should experiment early with foundation colours even if you are using a make-up artist for the big day. This is something that you should get comfortable with straight away as the wrong colour can make or break the appearance and tone of the skin in photographs. Try blending in liquid foundation with a moisturiser to dose according to how much coverage and colour you require. Also, mix in a highlighter for a dewy and luminous look. 

4. Caring for your eyelashes

Look after your eyelashes and use something that takes care of them and lets them grow strong and long for the big day. The Lush Eyes Right mascara (£12) is packed with wheatgrass, which acts like a superfood for your lashes and keeps them full and healthy. 

5. Picking the right lipstick

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Lastly, think about your colour palette and how you want to feel on the big day. You want to be timeless and elegant so choose hues that will complement this. My favourite colour for brides is an antique rose. You can also dab it on as cream blusher on the apples of the cheeks for a chic flush of colour.