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Wedding Makeup For A Perky Bride

& Why Bright Colours Are OK

Another day another play around with makeup. This time, it’s for a subtle yet long lasting wedding day makeup look. You may have seen my previous post where I created a neutral look in 10 minutes so here’s another quick ‘how to’ for a brighter, more lively wedding makeup look. Here I used lot’s of brightening products so you may want to start with a good base, especially a radiant primer like this one from Givenchy (£29).

The Base & Eye

To start, I’m using a primer, a foundation base and some lashes. For the day itself, I prefer mink individual lashes but strip lashes work well in trials. After moisturising, I use the Givenchy Mister Radiant Primer (£29, Harrods) to give my skin a blurred effect, prepped for foundation. I follow up with Perfectionist Serum Compact Makeup (£43) from Estée Lauder. It’s creamy, giving a dewy effect (great for a Spring wedding). There’s SPF 15 added so you can be confident that you’re safer in the sun. My choice of colour is Desert Beige – the same that I’d use if I were wearing Double Wear foundation.
Next, from Clinique, I line my eyes with High Impact Custom Kajal in Black (£16). I usually use liquid liner so the pencil was a change for me. I’m impressed at how easy it is to use, it just slides on. It gives a super dark colour and has ‘skip proof’ formula meaning it won’t budge in humidity, heat and water.

Cheeks & Lips

I wanted something that would offer a poppy cheek but rather than a deep stain, I wanted a bright pinch. Staying away from pinky reds, I opted for this Models Own Rock’n’Rosy Blusher Stick. At £6.99 it’s quickly become one of my favourites. You only need a tiny bit, just swipe on then use your fingers to blend.
For the lips, I wanted a soft nude with a hint of colour. Rather than matte I wanted something quite glossy and shimmery to make my lips look bigger. I chose the ‘La Amo Creamy Shimmer Lip Colour’ by Glo & Ray (£12). It leaves lips shiny creating a fuller lip effect and in colour ‘Tender’ it’s the perfect coral nude shade. The pointed tip allows for easy application. You do need to top this up throughout the day.


The Glo & Ray lipsticks are all you need for a softer popping colour and a liner just felt a bit too harsh with the rest of the makeup.

The Bronzer

Another favourite from Models Own, this Sculpt and Glow Liquid Highlighter  is just £9.99. It comes in a squeeze bottle with a handy pump at the bottom so you can control exactly how much you use. I apply this under the arches of my eyebrow and to my cheekbones for a tanned, flushed finish. It’s hard to see on camera but in real life this leaves my face shimmering on it’s high points with the ability to reflect the light for a highlighted effect. I use quite a bit of this for a more impacting look and it’s really light on very tanned skin – perfect for holidays and destination weddings.

What do you think about this peachy, perky wedding makeup look? What are you thinking for your wedding? Xx

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