Glowing Complexion

How to avoid looking washed out on camera!

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I don't normally wear make-up but I feel I may look a little washed-out in front of the camera on my big day. What should I do to avoid this?


The key to natural-looking bridal make-up is to keep it simple. Neutral colours will enhance your features for the camera and a professional make-up artist will be able to advise you on the best products to use and how to apply them.

Having great skin is paramount, so make sure you use a good all-round moisturiser doily and drink plenty of water in the run up to your wedding. If you don't hove a beauty regime, start one now. Your skin tone con be improved by using a water-based motte foundation; otherwise a tinted moisturiser will suffice. Make sure you buff the product into your skin with the help of a foundation brush for a flawless finish. Mix a small amount of MAC Strobe Cream with your foundation and apply to the cheekbones and temples to create a natural glow.

Neutral-toned motte eyeshodows ore very flattering. Try applying a light colour to your eyelids with a darker tone on the outer corner and blend up to the crease. To give subtle shape and definition, use a mid-tone brown eyeshodow - rather than on eye pencil- to line under the lower lashes. Finally, I would advise curling your lashes before applying one coot of waterproof mascara in block or brown, depending on your colouring.

Keep lips natural by choosing a pencil that matches your lip colour. Carefully line them by following their natural line and colour your whole lip with the pencil. Finish by applying a light peach semi-motte lipstick. Blusher applied to the apple of your cheeks in a peach or taupe shade will odd subtle colour to your complexion. Finish your look with a light dusting of translucent powder to set your make-up.