Getting your bridal make-up just right can be tricky – that’s why its always best to take advice from the professionals. We spoke to make-up artist Amanda Bell about acheiving a look thats both on-trend and suitable for the big day.
Amanda says: “I’m a believer that unless a bride has a particular look in mind, then a look that shows her at her absolute best is perfect for her wedding day. This is where a good makeup artist will be able to guide and advise brides on the colours and techniques that are best to enhance their natural features.”
“Look to the bridal catwalks – at Vera Wang effortless elegance graced the catwalk and defined brows gave strength to a cleanly radiant skin. At Jenny Packham brows were also well defined and the overall look was healthy and luminescent. Glowing skin with a flush of peachy pink blush and some well placed highlighter on the cheekbones are a common theme this year, the accent being on a natural, beautiful and totally captivating finish.”
“Another great place to find inspiration is celebrity events such as The Oscars, BAFTA’s and Golden Globes. Having been the head make-up artist at the BAFTA’s for a number of years, I can see a definite similarity in the styles of red carpet make-up and bridal make-up. The techniques I use are virtually the same, with all those lights and cameras every bride deserves to be star of the show on the wedding day!”
“For understated red lip glamour check out Angelina Jolie at The Oscars this year and Michelle Williams at The BAFTA’s. For a modern take on a smoky eye check out Charlize Theron at the Golden Globes and Rose Byrne at The Oscars. With smooth, glowing skin, full eyelashes and a palette of subtle gold and bronze, Octavia Spencer’s look at the BAFTA’s is perfect for darker skins.”
Whichever look you go for, make sure you feel completely comfortable and confident, ready for your big day ahead!”