Bridal beauty with Bobbi Brown

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“On your wedding day you should look like yourself at your most beautiful.” – Bobbi Brown

With my impending nuptials only 9 months away (well 9 months and 6 days to be precise if you’re counting, ahem…) my thoughts, time and Pinterest searches have turned to everything “English country wedding”‘. I am enjoying the whole process of organising our wedding so much and am immersing myself in as much inspiration and research as possible to make sure we have the perfect day to reflect both our hopes and dreams. From trying on dresses to deciding on my bouquet flowers, it has been a wonderful journey so far and after attending the Brides The Show on Friday night and being surrounded by vintage lace, flowers and macarons, it all got that little bit more exciting!

I was fortunate enough to be invited along to this gorgeous wedding show in London by Bobbi Brown who were the event’s beauty sponsors and were on hand to offer tutorials, makeovers, tips and tricks to help the bride and the bridal party achieve perfect makeup on the day. I have already decided that I will probably do my own makeup on the big day so I was particularly keen to soak up as much bridal-beauty information as possible to help me get photo-ready skin and long-lasting liner to carry me through from church aisle to dance floor. I had a lovely makeover from the Bobbi Brown team and was not only able to try out a host of their bridal-recommended products but was able to glean some specific advice from my MUA.

Bridal beauty tips from Bobbi Brown
1. Avoid facial oils before applying your makeup and stay away from foundations that contain SPF as these can cause flash-back in photographs.
2. To avoid looking shiny, ensure you set your concealer and foundation with a sheer pressed powder and don’t forget to buff the powder under your eyes too where the concealer can crease and move.
3. For the blushing bride, use two shades of blushers – a neutral shade and a brighter “pop” of colour on the apples of the cheeks.
4. To complete your brows, choose a shadow rather than a pencil for a more natural finish that won’t slip or smudge during the day.
5. Define your eyes with a gel liner rather than a kohl or a liquid liner – it will stay smudge-free during those tear-filled moments!
6. For your beauty-bridal touchups throughout the day keep your lipstick and gloss handy along with some blotting paper and pressed powder to keep shine-prone skin in check!
7. Resist the urge to do something that’s not true to you and who you are.

And on a person note – Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick will be your best friend for gorgeous, glowing skin, and is already on my wedding day makeup list!

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  1. 13th October 2013 / 7:50 pm

    I'm getting sooo addicted to your Instagram feed atm and I'm not even getting married! Such beautiful photos and great Bobbi Brown advice- you're going to look incredible on the big day! xxx

  2. 13th October 2013 / 7:57 pm

    Planning a wedding must be so exciting!! Great make-up tips too πŸ™‚

  3. 13th October 2013 / 8:01 pm

    I keep seeing this whimsical pics popping up on my Instagram feed I even said to my bestie today, I want to go to a wedding fair just because it looks so pretty (neither of us are getting married anytime soon). x

  4. 13th October 2013 / 8:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing all of the tips and tricks you picked up from Bobbi! She is such an amazing makeup artist. I really like the tip about using two blushes or blushers.

    xx Lauren
    Dirty Blonde Ambition

  5. 13th October 2013 / 9:12 pm

    Bobbi is just arriving to Croatia, and I'm so happy about it πŸ™‚ I heard about their perfect foundations, concealers and blushes, and I'm looking forward to try them πŸ™‚ My wedding day is not any soon, but I'm always curious about wedding stuff πŸ™‚

  6. 13th October 2013 / 9:33 pm

    Que preciosidad de vestidos, son como un sueΓ±o!!

  7. 14th October 2013 / 8:04 pm

    I get married in six months and I am completely unprepared, I think I'm hoping my make up artists will just be amazing!


    Inanity and the Girl

  8. 25th March 2014 / 7:48 am

    It is somewhat plain by its self, so I plan to glam it by adding crystals to the bodice, but it could work without any further additions if you accessorize well.
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