So today’s the day of the Royal Wedding. I’ve got myself a coconut and vanilla latte from Costa and some croissants for breakfast and I honestly could not be more excited. This day has made me so excited for my own wedding day and I can’t wait to see Meghan’s dress. Recently she has been glowing and so radiant.
Being a bride entitles you to be just a little high-maintenance. You’re approaching one of the most significant (and most photographed) days in your life, so its little wonder if you want to start beauty prepping like a Hollywood star ahead of your big day. The truth is, the stars don’t just turn up on Oscars night looking red-carpet ready, The real work begins well ahead of time, getting skin, hair, and nails in the best possible condition.
Prep Your Skin
Makeup may hide a multitude of sins, but it always looks a thousand times better on a canvas that’s in prime condition. So if you’ve never serious thought about a proper skin care regime before, now is definitely the time to introduce one. First things first, think SPF. You may not want to wear it on the actual day (sunscreen tends to cause white reflects that ghost you out in flash photography) but on every other day, a face cream with high factor sun care should be worn. Look for one that covers both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. You also need to factor in weekly exfoliation, with a gentle product containing glycolic acid that will brighten the skin and speed up cell turnover. Pixi Glow Tonic is a cult favourite for a reason. If you can afford to, book in for a series of facials in the month or so before your wedding day, and look for moisturisers and primers that contain super-hydrating hyaluronic acid to keep skin plumped on the day – Hylamide HA Blur Prismatic Skin Finisher is a wonder product that uses a unique powdered form of the chemical to melt away imperfections. Lastly, avoid stress like the plague as it will show up on your skin – follow stress-busting tips like delegating properly, and sorting finances with guarantor wedding loans.
Define Your Features
Photographs are all about contrast with light and shade, so play that to your advantage. Consider do-ahead treatments that can define your features and actually reduce the amount of makeup you need on the day. Having a brow shape and tint can really improve the look of your features and frame your face, while for your lashes, LVL Lashes can curl and tint your own lashes for natural definition that also makes mascara look better, while semi-permanent lash extensions can highlight your eyes in a range of finishes from subtle to dramatic, and leave you worry-free about running or smudging mascara on the day.
Get That Mani Going On
There’s never an occasion when people look at your hands more than during your engagement and wedding, so use that as an excuse to book in a series of manicures to do that new jewellery justice. Gel manicures can be beautiful and are long-lasting if you hate repainting. The shade range is huge from an ocean of neutrals to a red – whatever matches the vibe of your wedding. Ask your manicurist to reflect the shape of your nail bed in the tips for the most natural finish. And stock up on heavy-duty hand cream that you can pop on throughout the day to keep them hydrated.
Have you got any wedding day glow tips? I’d love to hear them!
lots of love,
The Beauty Analyst xo
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