Tips for brides doing their own facebeat on the big day

Credit: iStock
Credit: iStock


Prime, prime, prime.

Use a primer for the eyes, face and lips, your face will thank you for it. These will help you smooth those fine lines and prepare the skin for the steps to follow.


Use cream concealers

The build-up to the wedding is quiet stressful and those sleepless nights are bound to have an impact on your skin. Dabbing this on the undereyes will help cover those blemishes and leave you looking radiant.

Avoid products with SPF

Whilst we know how amazing SPF is for protecting the skin, it doesn’t look that pretty on wedding photos. The zinc in the sunscreen can make your face appear with a white layer when using flash to take photos.

Invest in a good foundation

Get an expert to advise on which foundation would suit you best. Powder foundations work well for mattifying the skin. You don’t want an oily face on your big day right?


Use waterproof mascara

With all the crying you’ll be doing, you’re going to need your eye make up to stay in place.

Have blotting papers handy

Layering your face with powder to reduce shine is harmful to the skin and will make you look cakey. A great alternative is to use blotting sheets for a shine free finish.

Practice makes perfect

You don’t want to be caught confused as to which eyeshadow combination to use on the actual day. Do as many trials as you wish until you feel you’ve perfected the look you’re going for.

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