The ultimate guide to bridal make-up – Telegraph.co.uk

When it comes to deciding what type of make-up to go for, Bobbi Brown Pro make-up artist Amy Conway strongly recommends staying true to yourself, ‘If you’ve never worn a red lipstick, your wedding day is not the right time to try it,’ she says. Enhancing your eyes and opting for a softer hue on your lips means you won’t need to worry about touching up your make-up after the meal and speeches.

To ensure your make-up lasts all day, use a hard-working primer – Laura Mercier and Becca have incredible illuminating formulas. It is worth organising at least one facial the week before the big day (if not a whole course) as make-up sits better on hydrated skin, plus it will boost your natural glow. Look to Clarins and Elemis for these.

Flash photography is a problem faced by most brides and while it might be tempting to apply more foundation to even out skin tone, this can result in a cakey look. ‘Focus on adding slightly more definition around the lip line, eyes and brow bone instead, as these areas can often get lost with a flash,’ explains Conway. ‘It’s also important to have enough colour in the cheeks, so you don’t look washed out against a white dress.’

So there you have it: now you’re all set to wow as you take your vows.

The bridal beauty essentials

The long-lasting primer

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, £27