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7 Steps to Flawless Wedding Makeup’s Bridal Makeup Artist of the Year, Aisling Eyre, shares her beauty wisdom in seven simple steps.

For many brides, their wedding day make-up, will be their first encounter with a professional make-up artist, so it’s important to do your homework in advance and find someone that you really trust. You’ll never look more beautiful than you will on your wedding day, and with all those cameras pointing in your direction, you’ll need a make-up that guarantees a full day of uninterrupted gorgeousness.”

Aisling’s Top Tips:

1. Keep it Natural: On your wedding day, you want to look and feel the most beautiful version of yourself.  It’s not the day to experiment with a new make-up look.  You don’t want see a stranger in the mirror or worse yet, look back at your wedding photos and say, ‘Oh my god, what was I thinking?!’  Keep it natural and gorgeous.

2. Brighten up Later: Remember you can always add more gloss/sparkle or a slightly brighter lipstick after the church and photos for the reception.

3. Stay in Your Budget: When it comes to bridal beauty, buying an entire set of new make-up specifically for the wedding is not practical. Buy a few new things that make you feel gorgeous, try choosing make-up that you will be able to wear again.

4. Maintain Good Habits: To prevent skin reactions, don’t change your skincare regime before your wedding and double up on water intake at least one month prior to the wedding to keep your skin clear and glowing. It really does make a difference.

5. Don’t Look Like the Tin Man: Make-up with sheen is pretty but don't get carried away. Reflective products look nice in person but when the flash goes off the shine is doubled or tripled.

6. Choose Long Lasting Products:Go for long lasting make-up products to ensure all day performance. Waterproof mascara is a good option. The last thing you want is to constantly reapply. 

7.  Touch-Up: Appoint a "spot checker". This could be one of your bridesmaids. Ask them to let you know if your make up needs touching up. .


Aisling 10 Make-Up Must-Haves for Brides to Be:

1.   Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

2.   Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation

3.   Yves St Laurent Touche Eclat concealer

4.   Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara

5.   Mac Kohl Power Eye Liner

6.   Mac Pro Long Wear Lip Colour

7.   Smashbox O Gloss

8.   Benefit Powderazzi Blusher

9.   Chanel Irreellee Highlighter Powder

10. Tesco Oil Absorbing tissues

Photography by Christina Brosnan of Brosnan Photographic.


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