Hello Magazine has recently reported an interview with Bobbi Brown, the makeup artist behind Kate Middleton's glamorous wedding look.
Here is what she had to say:
"Every bride should look like herself at her most beautiful."
"It is not a time to try a look that is very trendy or radically different from her usual style. Wedding make-up needs to be long lasting and to look amazing in photographs, and it should be timeless."
The beauty tips Bobbi Brown shared with Hello Magazine are:
• Start by making sure your skin looks even and smooth. Natural light is best, so if possible apply make up near a window.
• Prep your skin with a moisturizer, but avoid sunblock or sunscreens, as they can give a “flash off” to make-up and reflect too much light under flash photography.
• Play down any pink tones in your skin with a yellow toned foundation. Start around the nose and mouth, where there is redness, and blend outwards. Blend particularly well around the eyes, as the camera will pick up any visible make-up lines.
• Brighten up any under-eye darkness with corrector and concealer.
• Set your skin with a sheer loose powder. This will also reduce unwanted shine in the pictures.
• If your gown has an open neckline, warm up the neck and chest with a dusting of bronzing powder.
• Add color to your cheeks with two shades of blush. Start with a neutral shade, applied to the apples of your cheeks and blended up into the hairline, then downward to soften. Finish with a pop of brighter blush just on the apples.
• Add some color to your lips – neutral brown or pale lip color that is one or two shades brighter than those you would normally wear. Or apply a pink or rose color over your everyday lipstick.
• To make lip color last longer use a lip pencil in the same shade as your lips or lipstick, applying it all over before you add your lipstick.
• Define your brows with a soft, matt eye shadow in a matching shade.
• Emphasize your eyes but stick to matt shadows that won't reflect light or look too shiny in pictures. Apply a flat bone shade as a highlighter under the brows, and then define the crease with a darker shade.
• Use water-resistant liner and waterproof mascara. They last longer and withstand any tears.
• Pack a small make-up bag of essentials. If you can, fill a face palette with a corrector, concealer, foundation stick, rouge and lip color, and give this to a bridesmaid or friend to hold on to.