By Lamya Tilmatine
Getting ready for your big day can take weeks if not months, not to mention all of the anxiety, anticipation and excitement that goes along with it. Getting your look sorted well in advance can be a little tricky so we’ve compiled a few beauty faves and cult classics that we know will have you looking radiant from AM to PM.
The Night Before
I’m a firm believer that night before beauty prep is everything and this is where Latticia Organics comes in. Her handcrafted and expertly curated body butters and oils are the perfect way to pamper and prepare yourself the evening before and in the morning. The Bridal set includes the Daily Bath Salt & Body Scrub to not only help you relax and enjoy a soak but buff away dead skin and reveal soft, supple skin. To complete the ritual, slather on the Bath, Body & Hair Oil all over your skin or even better, add to a warm relaxing bath for a deeper nourishing experience. Lastly, the Bridal Set includes the Solstice Pure Glow Balm, a dewy balm that can be used to highlight and accentuate your collar bone, the nape of your neck and shoulders if your gown is strapless.
Now let’s move on to the makeup, your base is everything and Embryolisse’s Lait-Creme Concentrate does just that. It’s loved by celebrities and makeup artists for its priming qualities and its multi-tasking abilities (can also be used to remove makeup). Follow this with Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation, a cult classic for a reason – its coverage is flawless and it’s perfect for taking photos with not to mention the range of shades is endless so you’ll be able to find your perfect match. Compliment this foundation with Suqqu’s Intense Cover Concealer for a beautiful, dewy finish to your base as well as amazing coverage without the cakey finish.
Now for that beautiful, bridal glow!
Illamasqua’s Beyond Powder Highlighter in OMG is a stunning, beautiful highlighter that leaves your skin with a flawless finish and gorgeous glow. The finely milled powder formula makes it perfect for building the perfect strobed look or a softer more natural radiance for your special day.
For contouring, OPV is an insanely popular and coveted brand amongst makeup artists for its versatile palettes and abundant shades and colours to help you nail pretty much any makeup look or trend. The Cream Base Soho Palette lets you highlight, contour and correct with ease, whether you’re looking for that sculpted look or effortless glamour, this palette has got your back! Work in the gorgeous Armani’s Neo Nude Melting Colour Balm blusher for a natural rosy flush of colour but with a matte finish. Perfect for photography.
Eyebrows have become the centre point for beauty trends everywhere. Eyeko have two go-to products that will instantly level up your bridal look. Firstly, using their waterproof Clear Brow Gel, brush your brows upwards to use the hairs you already have to add fullness, texture and structure. Wait for the gel to dry and hold the hairs in place, then follow this with their Define It Brow Pencil to fill in any sparse areas with fine, upwards strokes to create definition as well as symmetry.
For the lips, Perricone MD’s No Makeup Lipstick in Rose makes a beautiful option for a natural yet noticeable flushed pink lip. It’s a buildable shade of lipstick made with Hyaluronic Acid for deep hydration that lasts all day. It also contains SPF for sun protection, making it ideal for an outdoor affair!