Summer Bridal: My Makeup Go To’s

The summer months are often my most busiest when it comes to wedding bookings, and this has meant I’ve had to really nail the art of making makeup not only last all day long, but to make sure it withstands the summer heat!

I’ve found the products that are the most important to me when doing a bridal makeup are base products.

For me they need to stand the test of time, but also aren’t heavy on the skin. I tend to chose products which give a natural look on the skin, and I only really add lots of coverage in areas where I feel its needed!

PRIMER: My top primer for flawless skin and longevity has to be the Becca First Light Priming Filter. This gives a gorgeous glow and brightens dull skin, its so lightweight that it doesn’t clog pores!

FOUNDATION: My absolute favourite foundations to use for bridal, especially in the summer heat has to be MAC Face and Body Foundations. They are super lightweight and give the most natural finish on the skin, which is perfect for me and the style of bridal makeup that I do! The finish of this foundation gives a natural finish, and it is so easy to build up concealer on top in areas where more coverage is needed.

CONCEALER/CORRECTOR: I’ve been starting to use less concealer for bridal makeup, particularly around the eye area. Instead of building up layers of concealer, I’ve been using the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector instead, which is by far my favourite product in this category! You barely need any product because a little goes such a long way! It instantly brightens the under eye area which means I barely have to use concealer!

POWDER: Of course it’s no surprise that my favourite powder to use on brides is the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Although this powder does have a matte finish, I find by just dusting a small amount, on a soft fluffy brush, just on areas where its needed, it helps to set the base without the makeup getting heavy and powdery.

Using all of the products mentioned above has really helped me in the art of bridal makeup, they give the most stunning natural finish which all of my brides love!

Professionally trained Makeup and Hair artist and Nail technician with a love for all things beauty and makeup.

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