For luminous, youthful skin (like the fresh faced models at the Collette Dinnigan, Nicole Miller and Narcisco Rodriguez Autumn/Winter Ready to Wear Shows), vamp up your beauty regime prior to your wedding so that your skin is well hydrated, glowing and beautifully prepped for makeup application.
As this look is all about naturally beautiful skin and minimal makeup, we asked some of our favourite makeup artists to share their secret skin prep products (we added a few of our own gems to)…
My personal favourite... This luxurious oil helps minimise lines and increase luminosity. Use at night after cleansing (although it's an oil, it will not cause breakouts!) or mix with your moisturiser. This product is also perfect to apply overnight on long flights to hydrate the skin.
This is the perfect product to dislodge blocked pores, buff away loose or damaged skin cells and reduce daily surface damage creating a clean base for wedding makeup application. I recommend washing twice, leaving the second application to sit on the skin for 5 minutes, the lemon is refreshing and antibacterial! - Abbey Love, Professional Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist
Use this exfoliator after a good cleanser to remove dry skin and accelerate skin renewal in the lead up to you wedding. The gentle rice-based formula makes the skin smooth, refreshed and bright!
A beautiful face & body moisturiser that plumps and smooths the dermal layer of the skin. Apply it two weeks prior to the big day to give the skin enough time to adjust and replenish moisture levels. It leaves the skin feeling soft, revitalized and radiant - Jessica Whitelock, Professional Makeup Artist
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A lifesaver if you suffer from uneven pigment! The natural earth minerals blend away discoloration, even skin tone and enhance luminosity. Amazing on its own or as a makeup primer to give the skin a healthy glow!
This gem has been a beauty superstar for years. We love it for conditioning and hydrating the lips! Use it in the weeks leading up to your wedding and your lipstick will glide on perfectly without sitting in cracks. For shiny, luminous eyes ask your makeup artist to use the cream on your eyelids!
Yves Saint Laurent - Touch Éclat - Radiant Touch (complexion highlighter for dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue)
Apply this little angel after your primer under the eyes, on the highest point of the cheekbone, down the centre of the nose, along the cupids bow, down the lines from the nose to the outer corners of the mouth, the little indent just above the chin, as well as over the temples and you will look instantly rested, radiant and refreshed - Hayley Dutton, Professional Makeup Artist
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