Hiya, and welcome to my blog!!
My mission in life is to make you feel amazing….without breaking the bank!! In this blog I’ll divulge my secrets for an affordable, stay-put wedding make up.
One of the most important things on your wedding day is to look and feel fabulous.
Perhaps the trickiest part is to keep looking fresh all day. Brides frequently ask me how they can maintain their make-up so I thought I’d share my favourite products, tried and tested over the years.
Everybody has a unique skin type which reacts differently to make up, for those of you whose make-up just seems to slide off after a couple of hours, these are my go-to products:
- MOISTURISER – AVENE HYDRANCE OPTIMAL LIGHT MOISTURISER £14
For a great, affordable moisturiser and skin care range I go for Avene…a French skincare brand that specialises in products for sensitive skin and moisturisers
with SPFs ..how do you think those French women look so good?
2) FOUNDATION – ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION £30
This gives you an airbrush quality so it’s covering and will last until the early hours. Ask at the beauty counter for a sample to try out! Apply with a wide brush…for a
lighter finish add a couple of drops of moisturiser.
3) CONCEALER – YVES SAINT LAURENT TOUCHE ECLAT £25
Use to conceal dark circles, add definition and highlight your best features…lovely and sheer so doesn’t sit in any lines under your eyes.
4) MASCARA – MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH WATERPROOF £5.99
This classic mascara is buildable with a long-lasting and smudge-proof formula. America’s favourite for over 40 years!! Always use a waterproof mascara on your
Wedding day in case of tears!!!!
5) EYESHADOW – URBAN DECAY NAKED EYESHADOW PALETTE 3 £38
A chocolate box of eyeshadows which stay put with the URBAN DECAY EYESHADOW PRIMER £17.50
6) POWDER – LAURA MERCIER INVISIBLE LOOSE SETTING POWDER £29
One colour suits all. Gives a velvety smooth appearance and keeps shine at bay. Keep handy throughout the day for touchups.
7) LIPSTICK – CHARLOTTE TILBURY
Oh my..how I love this lipsticks..goes on amazingly and have a lovely cocoa butter. Smell and amazing colours..try PILLOW TALK, THE DUCHESS or SEXY SIENNA
Use with a lip colour pencil for long-lasting lips.
8) FIXING SPRAY – REVOLUTION PRO FIX FIXING SPRAY £5
For a final finish give yourself a spritz of this..Fixes your whole make up in place for the day!
If you do decide to do your own make-up, make sure you do a few run throughs beforehand. If in any doubt, a professional artist makes all the difference, we are there to pamper, ease your nerves and make you feel a million dollars (and serve you champagne!) …..every girl deserves that on her Wedding Day!
Claire Beever has over 20 years experience as a hair and make-up artist and has worked in the fashion industry doing shoots all over the world for magazines such as Elle, Red, You and Your Wedding.
She specialises in modern, vintage, alternative, same sex, natural and festival styles and provides a bespoke service throughout the south east.