Wedding Bells (East) - - BEAUTY EXPERT ADVICE -

Helder Diego You don’t nec­es­sar­ily need to hire a pro to primp you for your wed­ding day. To fine-tune your makeup skills, we asked Bobbi Brown to share her se­crets for cre­at­ing the ul­ti­mate (easy!) bridal look.

What is your makeup phi­los­o­phy for brides? “I be­lieve on your wed­ding day you should look like your­self at your most beau­ti­ful. Play up your favourite fea­tures rather than dis­tort or change how you look.”

What type of wed­ding makeup look is easy for a bride to cre­ate her­self? “Bridal makeup needs to have enough colour to com­pen­sate for the white­ness of the dress. There’s a dif­fer­ence be­tween ev­ery­day clothes and a wed­ding dress, so there should be a dif­fer­ence in the makeup, but it doesn’t have to be overly com­pli­cated.”

What should a bride stay away from when cre­at­ing her own look? “Steer clear of trends or any­thing dras­ti­cally dif­fer­ent from your nor­mal beauty rou­tine—ev­ery bride should love how she looks in her pho­tos 10 years from now. Stick to clas­sic neu­tral shades and fo­cus on tak­ing your nor­mal evening makeup up a notch.”

What key prod­ucts do you rec­om­mend for a bride on her wed­ding day? “Start with a great mois­tur­izer to prep skin—avoid sunblock for­mu­las, as they can re­flect light un­der flash pho­tog­ra­phy. Even out the skin with a yel­low-toned foun­da­tion stick to elim­i­nate

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