Lin­ger­ing looks

Lancashire Life - - ARMAND’S BEAUTY -

Ar­mand’s top tips on how to cre­ate a long-last­ing make-up for your spe­cial day

Over the years, I’ve done my fair share of bridal make-ups from ac­tress An­gela Grif­fin to Swarovski crys­tal CEO Nadja Swarovski and to share in some­one’s spe­cial day is in­deed, a priv­i­lege. But if you’re a bride to be or at­tend­ing a wedding, and want to do your own makeup then standby for my makeup must-haves!

Longevity is the key, so ex­fo­li­ate your skin the night be­fore and use a light­weight yet nour­ish­ing mois­turiser on the morn­ing of the wedding. Un­less some­one has ex­cep­tion­ally dry skin, I tend to avoid mois­tur­is­ing the t-zone as you will want to keep that area shine free for as long as pos­si­ble.

Smash­box Photofin­ish Primer (1), £26, smash­box.co.uk is great to ab­sorb ex­cess oil and act as a base for your foun­da­tion to help it last longer.

Get­ting the right foun­da­tion is so im­por­tant which is why for com­bi­na­tion skins I use Char­lotte Til­bury Magic Foun­da­tion, the vi­ta­min C helps to en­er­gise the skin and stay­ing power is im­pres­sive. Mas­cara, has to be re­li­able so I use ei­ther Urban De­cay Perver­sion Mas­cara , £21, www.ur­ban­de­cay.co.uk or if my brides want a water­proof one then Makeup Ate­lier Paris Water­proof Vol­ume & Length 3D Mas­cara, £13.50, www. make­u­pate­lier­paris.co.uk

Eye­brows should al­ways com­pli­ment the look and not dom­i­nate, so never start your makeup look do­ing your brows first al­ways do them once you have your eye­shadow on, so you know how in­tense they need to be.

For lips, avoid sticky lip glosses as your part­ner doesn’t want to end up wear­ing it when ‘kissing the bride’. Burt’s Bees have got a lovely range and NYX Lin­gerie Lip­gloss is great over your favourite lip­stick too.

It’s worth men­tion­ing to hy­drate the body es­pe­cially if it’s on show, so try Egyp­tian Magic, £29, boots.com,

which is packed full of olive oil, honey beeswax and Royal Jelly. It’s very glossy on the body so take care to avoid get­ting it on your dress.

Fi­nally, ap­ply your fra­grance. I think that it’s a lovely idea to buy each other a new fra­grance so it will be for­ever linked to your wedding day. Head down to see Peter and Mel at Pulse Of Per­fumery in Knutsford 01565 755650.

Those guys will sit you down for a fra­grance con­sul­ta­tion over a glass of fizz and make sure that you find your per­fect scent. My per­sonal favourites are Van Cleef & Ar­pels Pre­cious Oud and Parfum De Marly Oa­jan. Ar­mand’s work ranges from the Os­cars to ap­pear­ances on TV makeover shows. His clients in­clude ac­tress Goldie Hawn and the Queen of Malaysia... and he lives in Al­trin­cham. To book a one-to-one or ask Ar­mand a beauty query, email: [email protected] ar­mand­in­ter­na­tion­alltd.com, ar­mand­in­ter­na­tion­alltd.com.

Hair and make-up by Ar­mand Beasley © artiste.co.uk

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