As a bride-to-be, I’ve been prodding everyone for beauty advice: what works and more importantly, what doesn’t (like an updo that makes you taller than your groom - awkward), how to ensure your make-up will last from the “I Do” to the dancefloor and whether I should go Rapunzel for the reception (ie. let down my hair.) This section of the website is for beautiful brides - pros, pals and everyone in-between - who are happy to share their big day beauty secrets. Today, meet...
who married Marcus
at Maunsel House in Somerset
‘I think I look terrible in make-up,’ says textiles designer and interiors blogger Sam. ‘I did go for a trial but then cried all the way home to my cleansing wipes! I knew I’d feel happier and more confident if I just did my wedding make-up myself. A couple of days before leaving for Somerset I treated myself to a light fake tan, a neutral mani and a set of eyelash extensions.
Come the day itself, my make-up kit was miniscule. All I needed to do was apply a base, candy pink cheeks and lips. To guarantee an even ‘veil’ of colour I went for Dior’s amazing Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation. I’d recommend you practice first as the spray can be tricky to control and there will be a lot of white around you which could get a covering! Still, I loved how my skin looked even but not under a mask plus it didn’t need any blending in and looked good all day. My blusher was an old favourite and my wedding lipstick was a matt YSL one, which just needed topping up once.
My hair was a bit more high maintenance. My bridesmaid Belinda clipped in some extensions which I then loosely tonged and finished by pushing in a diamante and pearl comb from Glitzy Secrets. The comb looked gorgeous and was such good value. It really complimented my dress which was specially made for me by Henry Holland’s designer using French silk and lace. I felt amazing. And so happy…..’
YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mattes Lipstick, £26
The hair accessory:
The fake tan:
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