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Bobbi Brown’s bridal beauty tips

Top make up artist Bobbi Brown gives her advice for beauty confidence on your big day

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Bobbi Brown make-up tips
  1. Flash photography emphasizes pink tones, so be sure to even out skin with a yellow-toned foundation. Start around the nose and mouth where there’s redness, then blend out to the rest of the face.
  2. Set concealer and foundation with my Sheer Finish Loose Powder to make them longer lasting and to ensure that skin looks matte in pictures.
  3. If your dress has an open neckline, be sure to warm up your neck and chest with a dusting of bronzing powder.
  4. Use a water resistant liner that can withstand tears; try Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner applied with the Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush. If you prefer to line with shadow, make it long-lasting by applying it with a slightly damp Eye Liner Brush. Finish with water-resistant mascara like Lash Glamour or No Smudge.
  5. After applying make-up, finish with a highlighter shade on the brow bone to make eyes pop. Rub your finger in a light matte shade and pat lightly on the outer corner of the brow bone.
  6. For a pretty flush that lasts, use two shades of blush.  First, apply a neutral shade on the apples of cheeks, Blending up into the hairline, then downwards to soften. Then apply a brighter shade just on the apples of cheeks.
  7. Neutral and pale lip colours look washed out in photographs, so choose a lipstick that’s one to two shades brighter than what you normally wear. Pinks, roses, and plums are great choices for brides.
  8. To make lip colour last longer, line and fill in lips with a lip pencil before applying your lipstick.
  9. Carry a touch-up kit with concealer, pressed powder, lipstick or gloss, lip liner. Tissues, mints, and a mini sewing kit (for emergency clothing fixes like a dropped hem or popped button).
  10. Most importantly … have fun!
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