With the summer wedding season now in full swing, it’s time to start planning dresses, shoes, hats and hairdos – as well as your make-up.
Here, celebrity make-up artist Krystal Dawn shares her nuptial tips.
When planning your wedding outfit, Krystal advises matching your make-up to your colour theme.
She said: “I tend to match make-up to the outfit choice. So, if it’s a grey or cool-toned outfit, I would opt for cool-toned colours on the eye.
“However, I do love to add a bit of sparkle, such as with Tom Ford’s Titanium Smoke Eye Colour Quad (£68). I love those colours for this kind of look.
“For gold or brown themes, I would mirror the look with a bronze goddess face. Again, Tom Ford is amazing for this, but in the Golden Mink colour selection!
“I tend to go big with the eyes, rather than the lips, as the look will last all day and night.”
Tame the tears
On such a happy occasion there may be a few tears of joy, so Krystal recommends choosing eye make-up that will stand the test of time – and tears!
“Sometimes I have to avoid heavy strip fake eyelashes, as they can cause issues if people cry at weddings,” she explained.
“If the strip gets wet it’s hard to stick back down, so semi-permanent, individual lashes are great if you want to guarantee a long-lasting finish. Cluster lashes are another good choice as they won’t move or lift like a strip-lash band would.”
Last the pace
Weddings often last until the wee small hours, so it’s important to ensure your cosmetics have staying power. And, according to Krystal, it all begins with your base and skincare.
She explained: “Skincare prep, such as exfoliation, helps make-up stay on for longer. If the base is perfect your make-up will last.
“A powder foundation should always be used, and kept with you to take away any shine, and setting spray such as Huda Beauty’s Resting Boss Face (£27) is amazing for keeping everything in place.”
Do your research
Krystal said: “For brides doing their own make-up, I always advise getting lessons.
“This can build up your confidence and get you familiar with the products you’ll need.
“I would also watch YouTube tutorials to brush up on your skills – and practise, practise, practise before the Big Day!”