4 Tricks A Professional Wedding Makeup Artist Swears By


Sealers: A secret weapon of make-up artists is the sealer, which is used to turn regular eyeliner & mascara into longer lasting, waterproof products - they also help to strengthen the colour of a product so that the finish is more intense. Make-up Forever Eye Sealer is one of the best available and requires only a tiny drop to liquidate a product. If you have a mascara that you love because of its ability to multiply, thicken and lengthen your lashes, but hate because it smudges throughout the day Clarins Double Fix will seal the colour in and turn your mascara waterproof avoiding panda eyes if you get a little teary eyed at any point! Blotting Papers:   Early starts are part and parcel of a wedding, which can mean that combination or oily skin can cause make-up can start to look a little shiny later in the day but there’s an easy way to combat that. Simply powdering over make-up can lead to patchiness appearing on your foundation so to keep your make-up looking fresh as a daisy all day use blotting papers. These are specifically designed to absorb excess oil without soaking up make-up and are a really easy way to ensure your make-up stays immaculate, whether you’re a bride dancing with your new husband or a guest toasting the happy couple.   Eyebrows: To frame your face and give a really polished look to make-up don’t forget about your eyebrows. For such a special occasion, instead of trying to tweeze and shape your own brows it’s best to opt for a professional shaping service a few days beforehand such as threading or HD Brows, which will make defining them on the day much easier. Well groomed brows can make all the difference to the over all look of your make-up, but keep the shade close to your natural tone - you can always add colour if needed with a little brow pencil or powder afterwards.  Light Reflective Body Lotion: Whether you’ve going for a tan on the day or keeping things natural, glowing skin is a must – and not just on your face! To ensure that you’re looking luminous and radiant in the wedding pictures don’t forget about your arms and décolletage, especially if you’ve opted for a strapless gown. A light reflective moisturizer such as Nivea Shimmering Body Lotion or Palmers Vitamin E Body Gloss will give your limbs a much more even, luminous appearance in both real life and in photos. Sarah Lanagan - make up artist www.sarahlanagan.com